Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) continues the University’s tradition of addressing health inequalities and serving the needs of underserved populations of South Los Angeles. Cultivating highly competent and committed public health professionals, CDU’s MPH program creates an academically rigorous environment uniquely focused on the urban socioenvironmental determinants of health. Within small evening classes, conducive for working adults, students work with CDU faculty and community-based organizations, participate in community-based research, acquire hands-on skills, and implement innovative public health solutions. Learning in South Los Angeles, students are exposed to public health from a health disparities framework, within a historic institution that has both geographically and spiritually linked itself with underserved communities of color. We also offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Health Concepts to those who wish to increase their expertise and competency to meet the demands of the public health workforce.