Degree Outcomes Doctor of Public Health

Doctor of Public Health

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field. By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Integrating social and behavioral theories and concepts into research and practice in public health and health services to promote and sustain healthy environment and lives for individuals and populations
  • Communicating and interacting with people across life spans diverse groups and cultures to empower communities and enhance public health
  • Ensuring the foundations of public health are applied in the delivery of services and activities
  • Strategizing methods to impact the social, behavioral, governmental, and environmental determinants of global health
  • Analyzing and interpreting scientific and research concepts, methods, and tools of data collection, to develop evidence-and practice-based strategies in public health
  • Solving public health problems using biostatistical methods and concepts
  • Solving public health problems using epidemiological approaches
  • Inform, influence, and organize stakeholders using communication strategies
  • Positively impact the determinants of community health by critically analyzing evidence and theory from a broad range of disciplines and sources
  • Assessing and analyzing environmental agents that impact population health in order to protect the health of communities
  • Influencing and implementing the ethical concepts of social justice and human rights in public health
  • Using science and scientific concepts to influence public health
  • Applying management concepts to resolve operational, fiscal, and human resource dilemmas within public and private health organizations
  • Evaluating program plans and applying team building, negotiation, and conflict management to influence and motivate others to solve public health problems
  • Advocating for policies and practices that advance public health at the local, regional, national, and international levels
  • Utilizing systems thinking concepts to achieve public health goals at the local, regional, national, and international levels
  • Collaborating across the health professions to optimize health outcomes, including emergency preparedness

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