The University of Washington School of Public Health’s popular public health major has been renamed the “Public Health—Global Health Major” to better reflect its domestic and global competencies. The change, approved recently by UW President Ana Mari Cauce, takes effect immediately.
“The name change better reflects the emphasis on global health that exists within the major, as well as the multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to population health that the program has had since its inception,” said Sara Mackenzie, director of the undergraduate program and senior lecturer in health services.
The rebrand also aligns with the School’s vision of creating “healthy people in sustainable communities – locally, nationally and globally,” Mackenzie said, as well as the University’s global Population Health Initiative, which seeks to advance the health of people around the world. The new name for the major also indicates the faculty’s vast domestic and overseas experience.