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.

2018-2023 Strategic Plan Document













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
  • A dedication 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: Develop and mentor the next generation of public health leaders.

Goal 2: Lead and translate innovative research into real world public health solutions. 

Goal 3: Create and grow sustainable partnerships that engage communities. 

Goal 4: Accelerate and transform the school's role as an innovative leader.

Goal 5: Foster and invest in a culture of excellence.