The Department of Public Health & Epidemiology at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences is home to faculty with diverse background capable of meeting the challenges of the rapidly evolving medical school curriculum and educating and training future physician researchers and graduate students. The integrated approach used within the Department of Public Health & Epidemiology across other Departments at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences and other colleges within Khalifa University provides many opportunities for our faculty and students to advance their interdisciplinary, basic and translational, research. Researchers and future students within the department have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and the necessary space to perform innovative research using cutting edge analytical technologies that will undoubtedly lead to fundamental public health research output with clinical applicability.
The mission of the department is to provide world class education and research training to the future researchers of the United Arab Emirates and to contribute to research findings and discoveries that lead to significant improvement of human health.
Educating future researchers in public health and epidemiology can be most effective through a comprehensive teaching program using interactive, problem-based learning approaches embedded within an Integrated Curriculum Model and a strong research program. A strong interdisciplinary focus with clinical applicability research program using state-of-the art technologies is a major driver of research innovation.