Message from the Dean

January 2018

Happy New Year!

The Office of External Affairs is asking members of the SPHIS community to share their PASSIONS & PLANS for the coming year. We will share these statements on social media throughout the year to highlight our amazing public health educators, researchers, and leaders. 

Dr. Craig Blakely, Dean, is kicking things off by sharing his goals for 2018:

I want to set the vision for the School of Public Health and Information Sciences and ensure the school receives the proper recognition for the exceptional work of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners.

As a school, we will continue our outstanding partnerships with Louisville Metro government and the thriving healthcare industry.

We will launch new instructional programs that directly build on our research and service engines, expand our partnerships, meet critical needs in our community—be they individual or organizational—and directly impact relevant metrics tied to health policy, systems operations, and data analytics.

We will lead by example demonstrating how to form collaborations and conduct research that leads to meaningful changes in health systems and policy, and contribute to a better climate for change.

We will remain committed to our ultimate goal, which is common across all those who work in public health.

Ultimately, we set our targets on improving life expectancy and the conditions under which people can be healthy. And, we will continue to lead the university in our efforts to recognize and foster a climate that is inclusive to all segments of our community.  

How will you advance public health in 2018? Tell us about your goals for the coming year!  E-mail Paige Wills, , or leave us a comment on Facebook

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