The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine MPH program offers a strong foundation to meet the challenging needs of today’s public health scientists and professionals. Students' mentored research projects include evaluating the impact of the H1N1 flu epidemic and establishing a Tuberculosis Center for Pakistan flood victims. MPH alumni are also making an impact in state public health, using evidence-based practice to direct programs in pregnancy prevention and foster parenting.
Since its establishment in 1996, the Vanderbilt MPH program has played an important role in the career development of many clinical research fellows and faculty. Graduates of the program have continued on to obtain career development and investigator-initiated awards that foster scientific discovery and translate their public health research into improved population health care.