Health Education Building - Coming Soon!

Dean’s Message

Greetings and welcome to the University of Kentucky's College of Public Health where health champions are made!

The current pandemic has made public health much more visible.

We have a mission to improve population health across the nation and around the world through our world-class teaching, research and service. Our entire community are committed to making a difference in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. We take seriously our responsibility to prepare the next cadre of public health leaders.

With an emphasis on inclusive excellence, we are committed to making our work and learning community positive, fair, and diverse. One of our many strengths is the supportive, collegial environment provided for students to study and grow professionally. Our faculty are some of the best in the nation, the staff is supportive and caring, we have inspiring alumni, and many collaborative partners to help us full our mission.

Public health holds partnerships and collaboration across UK’s campus as a core value.  We believe that the solutions to the health issues facing Kentucky require creative and innovative approaches, what we refer to as “transdisciplinary” solutions.

Working across many disciplines and fields allows us to tackle complex problems. It often isn’t easy, however, its in that effort that new ideas are born.

If you would like to know more about our College, and what a future in public health may hold for you, I encourage you to reach out to us. 

Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH
Dean