University of Illinois at Chicago



Centered in the nation's largest urban medical district, the academic programs and community engagement of the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health (UIC SPH), center on the advancement of health equity and social justice. The practice and research of UIC SPH faculty, staff, students and alumni start at home in Chicago neighborhoods and spans 65 countries to confront and mitigate social, economic and political determinants of health.

The following are examples of our proud achievements and ongoing discovery:

  • Advising city and state departments of public health during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Reciprocal community engagement through SPH’s Collaboratory for Health Justice
  • Building the data that documents and explains civilian injuries and fatalities in encounters with law enforcement
  • Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in African nations
  • Launching sustainable technologies for clean drinking water
  • Supporting pregnant and parenting women in carceral settings
  • Building state and federal policies that protect worker health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Established in 1970, UIC SPH offers a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Minor in Public Health at the undergraduate level; a Master of Public Health, Master of Science and Master of Healthcare Administration; and a Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Public Health Leadership. The School also offers certificate programs and non-degree continuing education for full and part-time students and professionals practicing in the field.