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Preventive Medicine and Public Health

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Preventive Medicine and Public Health

We are passionate about healthy communities and are committed to improving the health of people through our teaching, research and service. Our research is conducted in the community, with community participation, working to harness public health and scientific discoveries for the benefit of all of our citizens. We invite you to learn more about our department and the critical role that public health science plays in our communities.

Our students and future doctors and researchers learn to navigate complex health-care systems and advance the health of our communities. Learn more about our:

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• Public Health Medical Education
• Masters in Public Health program
• Masters in Clinical Research program


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• Obesity, Physical Activity and Nutrition
• Tobacco Control
• Cancer Screening and Prevention
• Health Services Research
• Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance


Doctor holding toddlerOur faculty are dedicated to lifelong careers in public service, including collaborative work with our public health partners at the local, state, and national level. Learn more >

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
From the Chair

Dr. Ellerbeck

We are proud of our program, and we are continuously striving to make it better. As you learn more about the KU Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, we think you'll appreciate the critical role that public health science plays in our communities. More

Edward F. Ellerbeck, M.D., MPH, and Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health

Check the KU Medical Center events calendar for upcoming Public Health Grand Rounds and CTSA/CTSR Seminars.