Community Health

Our researchers and clinical care providers have a legacy of improving our understanding of issues that impact community health.

EpiCH studentsEpidemiology & Community Health students help run the Phillips’ Neighborhood Clinic in Minneapolis.

For more than 70 years, the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health within the School of Public Health has served as a leader in regional, national and international studies of the distribution, causes and prevention of major diseases.

Healthcare providers from the Medical School, School of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy are applying this public health research within University of Minnesota clinics.

Our researchers are also international leaders in zoonotic diseases, establishing a knowledge base around how some viruses make the jump from animals to humans. Understanding these issues is critical to the long-term health of humans across the globe.

Meet an expert

See a day in the life of Toben Nelson, an associate professor in Epidemiology & Community Health.