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Leading the way for public health education, research, and service

At the School of Public Health, we aim to advance the science of public health, improve quality of life, and eliminate health disparities for our communities, the nation, and the world.

Celebrating More Than 15 Years

The UNLV School of Public Health was established in 2004 with the goal of improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. More than fifteen years later, its departments, programs, and research units are growing and still working to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of Public Health.

1st
Accredited School of Public Health in Nevada
1 of 68
Accredited Schools of Public Health in the world – Council on Education for Public Health
Top 100
Ranked Master of Healthcare Administration and Policy Program - US News & World Report
1st
Most diverse campus in the nation - US News & World Report

Departments

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Centers, Laboratories, and Initiatives

COVID-19 Information

UNLV is committed to safely providing education and promoting a healthy environment that supports the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Take a look at the latest updates and resources available that may be useful during this important time. Also take a look at the School of Public Health's recent seminar focused on the topic, led by our expert epidemiologists.

UNLV School of Public Health seminar: Responding to Coronavirus (COVID - 19)

Faculty Experts on COVID-19

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Jan. 13, 2022

Infectious disease expert Brian Labus' hopes and concerns as UNLV's spring semester starts.

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Nov. 19, 2021

Research by UNLV communications expert Natalie Pennington finds that texts, video calls burdened the mental health of working moms during pandemic.

More News

What's Happening

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Aug. 15, 2022

University-wide policy, approved by institution's policy committee last fall, takes effect on Aug. 15, 2022. 

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Aug. 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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Jul. 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

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Jun. 23, 2022

The medical school's Kristin Steffen lives life large in both her professional and personal lives.

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Jun. 8, 2022

Nicotine impacts bone health — upping chance of wrist, spine, other breaks by nearly 40%.

Announcements

There are currently no announcements available. Please check back soon.

In the News

Accomplishments

 

Experts

  • Professor of Social Behavioral Health
  • Interim Executive Director, Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy
  • Professor & Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Health
 

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Accreditation

The School of Public Health at UNLV is the first accredited School of Public Health in Nevada, and it is one of less than 80 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

Bachelor's Master's Doctoral CEPH Accredited

Location

UNLV School of Public Health
University Gateway Building
4700 S. Maryland Pkwy. Ste. 335
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Mail Stop: 3063