Public health informaticians provide the leadership needed to ensure that technology is successfully deployed to enable public health response, research, and programmatic goals and outcomes.
Applied Public Health Informatics
In addition to addressing the core competencies that are part of the Executive MPH (EMPH) program, the curriculum also addresses the competencies for public health informaticians.
The growing need for understanding the domains of both public health practice and technology enablement has spurred the emergence of this critical new discipline. Very different from that of a statistician, an IT specialist, or a practitioner, the Applied Public Health Informatician serves as the interface between public health practice and the application of technology, and provides the leadership needed to ensure that technology is successfully deployed to enable response, research, and programmatic goals and outcomes.
The Applied Public Health Informatics track was developed around the 2009 CDC competencies for Public Health Informaticians.
Applied Practice Experience
All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour Applied Practice Experience (APE). This experience is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and application of knowledge and research findings to public health settings by providing an opportunity to gain practical experience. Public health work environments include nonprofit organizations, hospitals, local health departments, and for-profit firms.