Our goal as journalists is to provide a comprehensive understanding of public health from both interdisciplinary and community-based perspectives. We believe that it is essential for researchers, clinicians, and public health practitioners to have a deeper understanding of these aspects in order to effectively address the challenges facing public health.
Our approach is rooted in the concept of developmental epigenetics, which explores the interaction between biological susceptibility and resistance with social, physical, and cultural environments to shape the emergence and prevalence of disease across the lifespan. We believe that this holistic approach is critical to addressing public health challenges.
In addition to our focus on developmental epigenetics, we prioritize the integration of research, practice, and policy into our programs. By offering three different degree programs—Health and Social Behavior, Public Health Nutrition, and Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health—we aim to provide diverse perspectives on the origins of disease and health promotion. We believe that by spanning a wide range of disciplines, we can equip our students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively address complex public health issues.