Improving the health and well-being of people worldwide

Our mission is to advance the science of public health, improve the health and quality of life of people in our communities, and work to eliminate health disparities in Nevada, the nation, and the world by providing leadership in quality education, research, and service. 

Bachelor's Master's Doctoral CEPH Accredited

The School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV is the first and only accredited School of Public Health in Nevada, and it is one of only 66 in the world with this distinction by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

For more information and to view a copy of the CEPH report, please contact Vivian Surwill: vivian.surwill@unlv.edu

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Academic Programs

Our programs prepare students to become well-equipped in the public health and health care administration fields, with opportunities for research, mentorship and career advancement.

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Advising

The Advising Center provides guidance for all undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, the School of Community Health Sciences and the School of Allied Health Sciences.

What's Happening

Student John Olawepo stands in front of the UNLV bus station.
Feb. 12, 2019

What do Nigeria, England, and the United States have in common? They were key marks in Ph.D. student John Olawepo’s journey to improving public health.

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Dec. 26, 2018

In 2018, faculty and students collaborated with one another and international colleagues on scientific exploration that sought to help people make sense of themselves and the world around them.

Bigelow Health Sciences
Nov. 26, 2018

UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences now one of just 66 schools in the world recognized by the Council of Education for Public Health and the first in Nevada.

Charles Bernick
Oct. 11, 2018

Dr. Charles Bernick, School of Community Health Alumnus of the Year, has gotten Nevada into the thick of the fight against Alzheimer's.

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Oct. 2, 2018

UNLV researchers explore how plant genes, food rescue, and financial savvy could help feed humankind.

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Experts

  • Founding Dean, School of Community Health Sciences
  • Executive Director, Office of Community Partnerships, School of Community Health Sciences
  • Director of Health Programs, The Lincy Institute
 

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