The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) is a university-wide center which was founded in 2007 by the Provost’s Office. We promote interdisciplinary research, education and practice in public health.
The CPHI acts as the organizational home and academic base for Penn’s multi-disciplinary, inter-school Master in Public Health (MPH) degree program, which is one of the first multi-school accredited MPH Programs in the U.S.
The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives' mission is to educate and train new and emerging public health leaders, foster multi-disciplinary collaborations, and promote excellence in public health research and community partnerships. To achieve this mission, we:
-- Enhance public health visibility and focus, and provide an institutional home for public health in the University
-- Support and foster growth of our world-class, multidisciplinary Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program
-- Provide high quality learning opportunities, seminars and institutes for students, faculty, alumni, and practitioners
-- Foster the application of evidence-based approaches and experiences in public health, emphasizing translation of science into sustainable health improvements in communities
-- Facilitate collaboration for public health related research, involving faculty in multiple existing centers, institutes, and departments across the university