OverviewCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine diagnoses health problems at the community level and works with the community to develop a treatment plan.

Health Promotion Resource Center

Affiliated InstitutionsThe HRPC  works independently and collaboratively to develop a comprehensive network of culturally competent programs and services to empower and promote the development of healthy families and communities.

Area Health Education Center

The AHEC plans, develops, operates and maintains health education centers that link the university health science center with local planning, educational and clinical resources.

Prevention Research Center

The  PRC is part of a network of academic research centers across the United States funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The PRC conducts interdisciplinary, community-based, applied public health prevention research focused on African Americans, other minority groups and anyone facing persistent health inequities; train underrepresented community-based research and public health practitioners; and demonstrate the value of community coalitions in conducting research.


MSM employs more than 250 full- and part-time faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized in their field.


Residency Program

Residency ProgramsThe Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency trains qualified physicians to promote healthy behavior and prevent disease, injury and premature death.

Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Contact UsThe SHLI develops a diverse group of public health leaders, fosters and supports leadership strategies, and influences policies and practices designed to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities around the world.

National Center for Primary Care

The NCPC is an academic research, training and resource center focused on promoting excellence in community oriented primary care and optimal health outcomes for all Americans.

Center for Community Health & Service-Learning

The CCHSL engages health profession students, faculty, community-based organizations and academic affiliates in service-learning, community service and civic engagement.

Cancer Health Equity Institute

The CHEI is dedicated to conducting laboratory, clinical, and population-based cancer research toward the advancement of cancer health equity and training future cancer researchers.

Contact Us

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Community Health