Pono living, locally and globally.
The mission of the Office of Public Health Studies is to advance the health of the peoples of Hawai‘i, the nation, and the Asia-Pacific region through knowledge, discovery, innovation, engagement, inclusion, and leadership.
- Academic excellence and rigor
- Ho'olohe (listening and responding to) the needs of our community
- To recruit and retain a diverse and qualified student body.
- To offer required and electives courses and practicum experiences that facilitate student mastery of public health competencies.
- To assure graduates master the core competencies of their degree.
- To offer a broad variety of public health practicum opportunities, with a focus on Hawai‘i, the Pacific, Asia, and Indigenous peoples.
- To discover and create new knowledge, evaluate health service needs, and apply research with an emphasis on Hawai‘i, the Pacific, and Indigenous peoples.
- To disseminate research findings through publications and participation in local, national and professional societies.
- To involve students as active participants in research and evaluation projects.
- To be an active partner in providing continuing education to the public health workforce in Hawai‘i.
- To provide consultative and direct services to community, state, federal, and international organizations in support of the program’s mission.
- To ensure academic excellence by systematically evaluating the program and incorporating findings in program development.
- To ensure academic excellence by garnering adequate resources for delivery of a quality public health program.
- To improve the abilities of faculty, staff, and students to work with diverse populations.