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.

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


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Course Schedule

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Latest News

  • A UAMS-community partnership has garnered two grants for community and backyard gardens and energy efficiency projects. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a one-year $100,000 grant for developing a network of gardens to improve access to local foods for low-income communities of color in central Arkansas. The grant will also fund education programs and initiatives…

  • Building bridges and partnerships to eliminate rural health disparities was the focus Sept. 25 of the 2020 Community-Campus Partnership Conference. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together virtually over 200 community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to…

    UAMS College of Public Health Gives Update on COVID-19 Forecasts for Arkansas

    UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson and College of Public Health Dean Mark Williams give an update on the latest COVID-19 forecasts for Arkansas. Watch the video for the week ending Jan. 3. Read the full report: https://publichealth.uams.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/01/COPH-COVID-REPORT-8jan2021-4.pdf For questions, contact Ashley McNatt, Communications Specialist for COPH, or the UAMS Office of Communications and Marketing.

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    Public Health Seminar: The Road to Approval of a COVID-19 Vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration

    The Department of Biostatistics will host a Public Health Seminar on Tuesday, January 12th 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Presented by Jeannette Lee, PhD. Professor, Biostatistics - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Temporary Voting Member of the FDA Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Please join us via ZOOM (invitation sent via email to…

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    SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: Current Stats in the United States

    Public Health Grand Rounds Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Dr. Joseph H. Bates Professional Education Auditorium Arkansas Department of Health Seating is limited to first 30 attendees Virtual Attendance Join Zoom Meeting by Computer (New Way to Connect) https://arkansas-gov.zoom.us/j/82578347415?pwd=NFVHRzBLRHRKMkU3eThSaEdGZDZ1dz09 PRESENTED BY: José Romero, MD Secretary of Health Arkansas Department of Health

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    COPH Dean Mark Williams on the importance of the COVID-19 Vaccine

    On Dec. 21, Dean Mark Williams, Ph.D., was vaccinated against COVID-19 by Hannah Hollenberg, a UAMS nursing student. His vaccination followed on the first vaccinations given during the preceding week to the university’s frontline staff in patient care. “As more vaccine becomes available, UAMS plans to offer it to all employees, students and patients,” Williams…

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    UAMS College of Public Health Provides Update on COVID-19 Modeling

    UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson and College of Public Health Dean Mark Williams give an update on the latest COVID-19 forecasts for Arkansas. Watch the video for the week ending Dec. 13th. Read the full report: https://publichealth.uams.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/12/COPH-COVID-Report-Dec-18-2020.pdf This is our last report of 2020. Our next report will be Jan. 15. Have an enjoyable and safe…

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