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Population & Family Health

The Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health focuses on the health needs and rights of diverse populations in communities across the globe. Concentrating on underserved populations, the department prepares students to work in public health, advocacy, and policy.

Message from the Chair

 "My commitment to human rights and human dignity, along with a history of creating interdisciplinary approaches to solving pressing health threats, align with the department’s work and vision," says Terry McGovern, JD. Read more

What We Do


We are committed to improving health around the world. Students and faculty strive to eliminate health disparities through scientific and service leadership. Check out this video to see a few highlights of what we do.

Degree Programs

Through MPH, MS, and DrPH degree programs, students focus on the health needs and rights of diverse global populations.

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Join the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health as we launch an evidence-based campaign for reproductive health justice. Read more