2023-24 Edition

Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention


Lisa Grant Ludwig, Department Chair



The mission of the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention (DPHDP) is to create, integrate, and translate population-based knowledge into preventive strategies to reduce the societal burden of human disease and disability through excellence in interdisciplinary research, education, and service. The DPHDP is a focus of excellence in cross-disciplinary public health research, education, and practice at UCI. 

This forward-thinking mission acknowledges and complements, but does not compete with, traditional subject-based research and training in public health. Departmental activities advance the mission by the adoption of the principles, “Research, Reveal, Reflect, Reform,” to explain this commitment to research, education, service, and strategic growth. 

The faculty provide guidance on curricular and programmatic activities for the M.P.H., and the Ph.D. in Public Health, with its two concentrations: 1) Global Health and 2) Disease Prevention. Both concentrations are administered jointly by the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention, and the Department of Health, Society, and Behavior.