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Our Mission

Improve health and promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Arkansas through education, research and service.

We believe that, at its core, public health is about social justice – what’s best for all of us, not just a few. We define “health” broadly, to include all those things which allow individuals, families, and communities to become healthier.
UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is Accredited by CEPH, CAHME (for MHA program) and is a member of ASPPH.

COPH Preliminary Self Study Draft is Available for Review and Third-party Comment

Contact the College of Public Health from our Contact Us Page or by calling (501) 526-6700.


Course Schedule

Fall 2021 Class Schedule


Latest News

  • Funds Will Train 550 Employers and Workers in Pandemic Preparedness LITTLE ROCK — The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a one-year grant for $156,800 to provide infectious disease pandemic preparedness training to 550 employers and workers across the state. The U.S. Department of…

  • Three researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – two in the College of Medicine and one in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health –  recently received seed grants from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology to increase Arkansas students’ knowledge about data science. The DART (Data…

    PrincipIe Investigator's Corner

    Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH I started wearing my N95 mask on airplanes in January of 2020.  I was watching the news daily and reading about the fast spread of COVID-19 in China and in other countries.  Several scientists had predicted that  COVID-19 was not going away and that millions of people would die worldwide.  It…

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    COVID-19 Forecasts, Projections, and Impact Assessments – October 2021

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) faculty conducted five types of assessments for this monthly report: 1) a look at the pandemic in Arkansas from a longer-term perspective; 2) forecasts and projections of cases and maps of community spread; 3) forecast models of hospitalizations; 4)…

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    COVID-19 Issue Brief

    The College of Public Health will publish periodic briefings designed to update the 15- and 30-day projections of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths between UAMS COPH COVID-19 Reports. Briefings will be published when cases, hospitalizations, or deaths are rapidly changing in times between the monthly reports. Issue Brief #2  Oct. 1, 2021  

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    Healthy Habits - Hot summer is not an excuse!

    While summer in Arkansas may often restrict options for physical activity, our department strives to achieve our goals even in these conditions. For example, Education II (ED II) building’s 9th floor walking route offers a unique opportunity to decompress and walk a mile or two during our lunch break while visiting with colleagues. Department of…

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    Healthy Habits - Children see – children do

    It is an open secret that we are programming our children for their future habits, as children often inherit behavioral patterns from their parents. Therefore, priming our children for healthy choices since childhood is an ultimate goal of our department. Ping-Ching Hsu with her son Lucas (9) playing tennis at Little Rock Reservoir Park (Little…

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