Goals and Objectives

Goals and Objectives

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Health Disparities

Educational Goal: To provide an exemplary education to public health graduate students from under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups, particularly those from underserved communities, for careers in underserved urban health settings.
Objectives to achieve Educational Goal:

  1. Recruit and graduate qualified students from under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups whose career intentions include serving the health needs of medically underserved populations.
  2. Develop, implement, and evaluate an exemplary competency-based public health curriculum Ensure graduates demonstrate excellence as public health practitioners.
  3. Ensure graduates demonstrate excellence as public health practitioners.
  4. Recruit and retain qualified and ethnically diverse MPH faculty whose research and pedagogical experience is in addressing the health needs of urban medically underserved populations.

Research Goal: To promote the participation of MPH students and MPH faculty in urban health disparities research.
Objectives to achieve Research Goal:

  1. Promote MPH students’ submissions of scholarly work for oral or posters presentations in PH conferences.
  2. Promote scholarly activities (peer-reviewed publications, research grants, professional reports, abstracts, poster presentations, guest lectures) of urban-relevant health disparities research conducted by MPH faculty complement each year.

Service Goal: To promote the participation of MPH students and MPH faculty in community health services that address health disparities in urban underserved populations, and to support the development of a well-trained and professional public health workforce.
Objectives to achieve Service Goal:

  1. Support and facilitate MPH students to participate in community health settings that promote health to underserved populations.
  2. Support and facilitate MPH faculty to participate in and collaborate with community health setting/services that promote health to underserved populations.
  3. Plan and implement activities for the development of a well-trained and professional public health workforce.