Public Health is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice with three primary goals: address pressing and emerging threats to health and well-being; prevent illness, disease and injury; and promote and protect human health.

In achieving these goals, public health emphasizes social justice, supports human rights and respects the dignity of individuals and the integrity of communities.

The Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, which is nationally accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Students develop competencies in several key public health areas: health behavior and social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, policy and advocacy, program planning, implementation and evaluation, and others. The interdisciplinary curriculum stresses leadership skills, systems thinking, health communication, global health, and cultural humility and competency.

Learn more about the program here.


Submissions from 2009


The Impact of Prenatal Care and Its Relationship to Birth Outcomes at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Samiyeh J. Price


The Association of Lifestyle Choices on the Risk of Impairment in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: An Analysis of Aerobic Exercise, Alcohol Consumption and Cigarette Smoking, Azmat J. Shah