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Why Public Health at Yale?

At Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), you'll find an unparalleled opportunity to shape the future of public health and make a real difference in global and community health outcomes. Founded over a century ago, YSPH stands as one of the oldest and most esteemed public health programs in the United States among the nation's top institutions.

Our commitment to public health extends beyond academic pursuits. We are a community driven by a shared passion for service to others and the greater good. At YSPH, we foster a culture of inclusive excellence. We believe in empowering communities for positive change, a philosophy deeply ingrained in our values and reflected in our commitment to advancing health equity and social justice.

Our interdisciplinary approach and flexible degree programs set us apart from our peers, enabling us to connect a wide array of people, disciplines, and ideas within our school and across Yale University. This interdisciplinary synergy fuels collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship, driving the creation of novel public health solutions to tackle the most pressing global health challenges of our time.

Our emphasis on communication and commitment to academic rigor ensures that our students understand public health concepts deeply and develop the critical skills needed to communicate scientific knowledge effectively to diverse audiences. We understand the importance of data-driven leadership in public health and are committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders equipped with these skills. Our vibrant and supportive alumni community and mentorship programs are widely praised for helping students prepare for impactful careers in public health policy, practice, and research.

In these videos, you'll hear our personal stories that highlight our community's passion for public health and showcase why so many choose the Yale School of Public Health to pursue their dream of doing good in the world. Together, we have the potential to redefine the future of public health and build a healthier, more equitable future for all.