Our Mission and Culture

Our Mission

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is pursuing a healthier world with compassion, innovation and inclusion to create meaningful, lasting impact.

  • We believe in compassion. Our work is born from compassion, leading to knowledge, research, and action.
  • We believe in innovation. We've seen a better future, it's why we are driven to help. Through creative problem-solving and innovative thinking we lay the groundwork for a healthier world.
  • We believe in inclusion. We work with diverse talents across campus and across the world to bring more than ideas; we partner to create lasting solutions.
  • We pursue impact. The ultimate goal of our work is to create positive change and have a lasting effect on the health of the world.

Our Guiding Principles

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is committed to:

  • Improved health for populations and individuals worldwide;
  • Health equity for all people;
  • Diversity and inclusion in education, research and service;
  • Ethical principles of teaching, learning, research and practice;
  • Excellence and innovation;
  • Equitable partnerships with individuals, communities, and practitioners.

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