Adopted as part of the 2018-2023 School of Public Health Strategic Plan

School of Public Health Vision

Physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all people throughout our local and global communities.

School of Public Health Mission

To promote and protect the health and well-being of the diverse communities throughout Maryland, the nation, and the world through leadership and collaboration in interdisciplinary education, research, practice, and public policy.


The School is committed to a set of core values that guide our work, our engagement with one another, and our service to communities and stakeholders.
A commitment to integrity, respect, and the ethical principles of public health practice
The pursuit of discovery
Innovation in our thinking and actions
An obligation to social justice
The achievement of health equity, elimination of health disparities, and attainment of health literacy
Honoring the principles of diversity and inclusion
Social responsibility as central in our actions
Sustainability as a core principle in our work
A celebration of lifelong learning


Goal 1: Provide outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs within a rigorous, active, and supportive learning environment.

Goal 2: Conduct high-quality research and scholarship on urgent and emerging issues in public health, and disseminate and apply products of scholarly activities to teaching, practice, and community engagement. 

Goal 3: Engage with and learn from communities in Maryland and beyond through research, education, service, outreach, and sustainable partnerships to advance the public’s health, and provide timely, high-quality workforce training and career development to support the public health workforce.

Goal 4: Strengthen and build upon the infrastructure and programs essential to continue to grow as a contemporary and competitive accredited School of Public Health.

Goal 5: Ensure excellence among and provide strong social and infrastructure support for a diverse and empowered student, staff, and faculty body.

Strategic Plan Document