Wayne State University

Aim Higher

School of Medicine

Our mission is to educate and engage students in theory, practice and interdisciplinary research focused on understanding and improving the public health of urban and underserved communities on a local, national, and global scale. Our location in the Wayne State University Medical Center in the City of Detroit could not be better for achieving our mission and reducing health disparities.  Our public health Practicum provides students with hands-on experiences at local programs engaged in addressing health disparities and population health.

Our faculty inspire students to excel in academics and the culminating Master's Project, and our recent graduates are now employed in areas of health program evaluation, toxicology, epidemiology, policy analysis, biostatistics and research.

We are one of only two programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in the State of Michigan and our program, faculty, students and graduates are prepared to make a difference in our community!  We invite you to explore our website to learn about our degrees and our public health initiatives.

Please contact us at mphprogram@med.wayne.edu if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Commitment

Wayne State University is a nationally recognized comprehensive, urban research university with a strong tradition in equal opportunity, non-discrimination and affirmative action. Diversity among our faculty, students, and staff is a major source of our intellectual vitality and innovative spirit. The faculty and staff of the MPH program in the School of Medicine are dedicated to preparing a diverse group of students within a culture of inclusion to serve our communities as leaders in public health.

WSU Strategic Plan

School of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion

Statement from the President


Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, Ph.D., M.S.N.
Director, MPH Program

Victoria Neale, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chair of Public Health Sciences