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Our Mission and Values

We encourage our faculty, staff, and students to live out our highest ideals every day. 


Advancing public health for more than a century, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the world.

Mission Statement

Advance global public health and decrease health disparities through excellence in education, research, and collaborative partnerships

Goal Statements

  • Prepare culturally competent graduates who address and prevent global public health problems, decrease health disparities, and manage health-related programs
  • Advance public health knowledge through rigorous evidence-based scientific investigation and the dissemination and application of results
  • Improve the health of communities globally, through culturally competent leadership and collaborative partnerships across health sectors

Values Statements

  • Nurture our students
  • Maintain a collegial and collaborative atmosphere
  • Advance diversity within our student body, faculty, and staff
  • Foster excellence in teaching, research, and the practice of public health
  • Promote collaboration and interactions with the community
  • Promote high ethical standards