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The Institute for Public Health makes connections across Washington University in St. Louis, throughout the community and around the globe to improve public health.

The Institute brings together many disciplines and diverse partners to address complex health issues facing the St. Louis region and the world. We focus on stimulating innovation and achieving measurable change in population health by:

  • mobilizing transdisciplinary teams to speed implementation of research discoveries
  • training leaders in evidence-based public health
  • ensuring a coordinated public health educational approach across the university
  • eliminating health disparities and improving health outcomes through sustained community partnerships
  • influencing public health policy

At a Glance

  • Over 160 Institute Scholars are engaged in public health research, teaching and practice.
  • All seven schools at WUSTL and over 25 disciplines are represented in the Institute.
  • Multiple centers of public health research and expertise at the university connect through the Institute.
  • Numerous community partners participate in public health initiatives with the university.
  • Ten public health-oriented degree programs and concentrations are offered by WUSTL.

Key Initiatives

Center for Community Health and Partnerships
Building Bridges for Healthy Communities
Supporting beneficial community-academic partnerships that effectively address the health needs of the St. Louis community

Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging
Promoting Productive Aging
Maximizing opportunities for health, security and engagement among older adults

Center for Global Health
Improving Health across Borders
Improving global health through transdisciplinary programs and partnerships across Washington University and around the world

Public Health Data and Training Center
Putting Data into Action
Promoting effective use of public health data for decision-making on research, practice and policy

Center for Dissemination and Implementation
Translating Knowledge into Practice
Improving the quality of care in public health

Visit the Institute for Public Health website for more details.