About Us

The Department of Public Health Sciences is actively working internationally, nationally and locally to promote health and reduce the burden of disease. Our faculty maintains active research programs focusing on drug and alcohol abuse, HIV, cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and other illnesses that threaten the health of our city, our state, our nation, and the world.

Our mission is three-fold: research, education and service. We develop and apply cutting-edge research and theory, produce highly trained graduates, and disseminate our knowledge to the public, local, state, and federal agencies and governments in South Florida, and beyond.