School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Welcome to the Wayne State University Public Health Program Website

MPH Program Office
3939 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Tel: 1-313-577-1051
E mail:

Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, PhD, MSN
Director, MPH Program

Victoria Neale, PhD, MPH
Vice Chair of Public Health Sciences




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Public Heath Student Organization

Our application deadline is March 31

Our mission
is to educate and engage students in public health theory, practice and research to understand and improve the health of urban and diverse populations.Competencies, learning outcomes and meeting the changing needs of society drive our public health curriculum. Our students receive hands-on training and obtain real world experiences during their practicum and research project. These mentored experiences match students to public health organizations in the metro Detroit area.

Our graduates work for health departments, insurance companies, non-profits, universities and other employers as health educators, policy analysts and researchers. The MPH also offers new career opportunities for professionals currently working in the health sector.


Public Health Biostatistics Program Accepting applications for Fall, 2015

Public Health biostatisticians are concerned with disease prevention, health practice, and clinical intervention   They work as part of interdisciplinary teams to design studies and make sense of the resulting data,including work that has the potential to influence health policy.  MPH in Biostatistics students gain hands-on training, working with health departments, insurance companies, non-profits, businesses and universities as statistical analysts, policy analysts and biomedical researchers.

Mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, and biology graduates who are interested in using mathematical skills to have real world impact in many health related areas should consider this program. Interested in applying?  Please contact for more information. 


Our Public Health Degrees


“The faculty of the MPH program at WSU literally empowered and encouraged me to ‘do something' about the health issues affecting my (our) community. Their passion for this work is contagious!

As a Postdoctoral Fellow, back in the department where my determination to do this work began, my research is tangible and extremely gratifying because I ‘do something’ about a significant problem facing our community. "

Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, PhD in epidemiology (2012), MPH (2008).










“Wayne State University’s is the best place to train for public health because of its location in an urban community with access to population and public health research. Hence, I am glad I pursued a major shift in my career from basic scientific research to public health with an MPH from WSU. The program not only has an extensive and well thought out core and elective courses but also very well trained faculty who are themselves involved in some of the best public health research. To me, the most memorable part was the ease with which I could interact with the faculty, seek advice from time to time and get much-needed guidance.  

I also had many rewarding “in-the-field” public health training by taking part in the activities of the Public Health Student Organization. At the end of the program, I have made a lifetime of friends, colleagues and memories that I will forever cherish. I highly recommend the MPH program in the WSU School of Medicine for anyone who is eager to start or continue a career in Public Health.”

Sudha Sadasivan, PhD (2004),  MPH (2013)