Join the nation's only 100% online program in public health informatics!

Public health organizations are facing increasing challenges of collecting and analyzing data related to the health of a population and managing this data to maximize efficiency and efficacy.  Particularly with advances from the Affordable Care Act, expertise in the management and utilization of health information, including electronic medical records, has become critical to the success of accountable care organizations and the health system in general in ensuring better health outcomes with increased cost efficiency.

The online MPH in Public Health Informatics program develop experts in the systematic application of information technology to public health practice, research and learning.  Our program is the oldest online program in public health informatics in the country.  Courses are taught by inter-professional faculty with expertise in multiple fields:

  • Project Management
  • Web and Mobile PHI Applications Developments
  • Spatial Visualization Techniques
  • Surveillance Development
  • Data Mining
  • Networking
  • Communication Systems Management

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Join an Epidemics of Injustice class
Epidemics of Injustice is a public health course, free and open to the public, building tools to bring about social change and address structural determinants of health. Our Spring 2021 theme is resistance, rebellion and revolution through public health.
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Learn about our efforts addressing COVID-19
Our approach centers on equity and justice, focusing on addressing social vulnerabilities, addressing the needs of essential workers, promoting policies and building data highlighting community needs.
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Learn about global health opportunities
Our global health concentration prepares MPH students to address emerging global health problems, with an applied practice experience building global health solutions in nations around the world.
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