Academic Departments

U-M SPH offers a variety of masters, doctoral, joint, and dual-degree programs within our six departments and through our cutting-edge joint Health Informatics program:

Biostatistics offers training in the development and application of statistical and mathematical methods to the design and analysis of public health problems and biomedical research.

Environmental Health Sciences aims to protect human health from adverse environmental conditions — in particular from harmful practices and harmful exposures in air, water, and food in the workplace, home, and ambient environment. The field utilizes multiple approaches in specialty areas of study: Environmental Quality, Sustainability and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, and Toxicology.

Epidemiology is concerned with analyzing and describing patterns of occurrence and determinants of diseases in human populations. This department includes programs in Epidemiology Methods and Applications, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, and International Health.

Health Behavior and Health Education is concerned with the factors associated with health-related behavior and health status, and develops and evaluates educational activities designed to improve individual and community health and quality of life.

Health Informatics joins the expertise of the U-M School of Public Health in population health, health policy, and individual health behaviors with that of the School of Information in human-centered design and the development, implementation and evaluation of leading-edge information resources.

Health Management and Policy offers a number of degree programs, all of which provide excellent training in both health management and health policy.

Nutritional Sciences includes the interdisciplinary study of topics such as obesity, chronic disease risks, food safety and security, global hunger and undernutrition, human interaction with the built environment, and the environmental and health impacts of agriculture.