Train, Innovate, and Translate at the UM School of Public and Community Health Sciences
We aim to graduate exceptional practitioners and researchers equipped with the skills and expertise to improve public health in your community and around the world.
Make a Difference Now!
Public health is critically important. The diverse and growing field of public health provides a comprehensive understanding of exposures and behaviors that confer risk and resilience to disease to ultimately improve health, reduce the burden of disease, and address health disparities.”
The following Indigenous land acknowledgement statement was developed in collaboration with Indigenous scholars and students at the University of Montana:
The University of Montana resides on the traditional lands of many Indigenous peoples including the Selis (Salish), Ksanka (Kootenai), and Qlispe (Kalispel). Many other Indigenous peoples including the Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet), Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), Shoshone, Bannock, and Schitsu’umsh (Coeur D’Alene) also relied upon their traditional knowledge and relationships with this land and this space for survival in the past and today.
We acknowledge that education, health, and legal systems have led to the direct removal, oppression, and marginalization of Indigenous people throughout Montana and the nation. The University of Montana strives to improve education, service, and scholarship for all Indigenous peoples through actions aimed at respecting tribal sovereignty, empowering indigenous scholars, and creating safe learning environments for all students to live, work, and learn together in equitable and positive ways.
Opportunities, Research and Training
Congratulations to the School of Public and Community Health Sciences graduates! This year's Commencement Ceremony awarded 34 diplomas from Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022.
Additional student recognitions included:
"Ellen Leahy Public Health Leadership Award" - D'Shane Barnett
Valene TalksDifferent received a Student Leadership Diversity Award at the annual UM Student Recognition Award Ceremony on May 4th. Valene is a junior in the SPCHS Public Health B.S. degree program and is also minoring in Native American Studies. Valene is a Native American, first generation...
Students in PUBH 540 Environmental and Rural Health took their annual trip to the Missoula wastewater treatment facility on March 31 and April 15, 2022. Thanks to Gene Connell for the excellent tour!
Congratulations to Juthika Thaker, PhD candidate in Public Health Studies, on receiving the prestigious Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) fellowship. CEESP, a research training program funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health,...