The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia was established in 2005 in response to the compelling need to address important health concerns in Georgia.

During its first decade, the College has experienced the establishment of a highly productive research culture with total active research funding in excess of $30 million and continuous creation of new academic programs that now serve 900 students. Originally housed in seven different locations on the UGA campus, the College is the largest program located at the UGA Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in terms of enrollment, funding for research and actual space occupied by its faculty and students.

In addition to the Dean’s Office at Rhodes Hall, the units that call the HSC home include the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education in Miller Hall; the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, Department of Health Policy and Management, and Center for Global Health in Wright Hall; the Institute of Gerontology in Hudson Hall; and the Institute for Disaster Management in the former Commissary. A new facility planned for the future at the HSC will house the laboratory-based programs of the Department of Environmental Health Science.