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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.
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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
Please click the photo above to read the recent article published in The Washington Post, featuring input from our own Dr. Erin Landguth.
About 75 percent of asthma cases and deaths from smoke pollutants occurred east of the Rocky Mountains in recent years.
Two University of Montana public health graduate students have been named Student Leaders in Public Health by the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. Abbie Phillip and Alexandria Albers have both been awarded $3500 stipends to assist with their public health field work.
The study is led by Sophia Newcomer, the Assistant Professor of Epidemiology of UM's Public Health and Community Health Sciences. She said she hopes after its complete, they'll be able to increase vaccine rates through what they've learned.
"The end goal here is to identify strategies that work,...
Congratulations to the newest graduate of the UM PhD in Public Health program, Dr. Helen Russette. Helen successfully defended her dissertation yesterday. Helen will begin a postdoc in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health next month. Well done on your remarkable...