Our Mission

Our Department of Public Health is committed to educating professionals and conducting research to improve the health of communities in our region and beyond. We practice a combination of science and social approaches to reduce disease and systematically address the multiple determinants of health. Our work is rooted in strong partnerships with the community, health and social services, industry and business, academia, and the media.

News & Announcements

News & Announcements
S Pitts
Nutrition Study Update

Dr. Stephanie Pitts is featured on WNCT News as an ECU researcher testing healthy food options in local convenience stores.

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Suzanne Lazorick
Lazorick appointed to Environmental Management Commission

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Lazorick. She was appointed to the open MD seat on the Environmental Management Commission to serve a three year term.

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RWJ County Health Rankings 2017
County Health Rankings

2017 NC County Health Rankings

Click here to see the 2017 County Health Rankings for North Carolina.

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Greg Kearney
In the News

Click the link below to see Dr. Greg Kearney's interview from last week's Climate Change and Health Symposium.

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Mari Hawkins

Morehead City-native Mari Hawkins is expanding her scope from rehabilitating individual athletes to considering the health of whole populations.

Research In The Region

A private funding source for research at ECU's Brody School of Medicine is supporting pediatric asthma research by Dr. Greg Kearney.

MPH Program at ECU

Learn more about whether our master's of public health program is the right graduate degree for you.

Council on Education for Public Health

The ECU MPH Program is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). A copy of our final self-study report (2012) and a subsequent interim report (2013) on compliance with all accreditation criteria are available here. To request a copy of our official accreditation reports, please contact Wanda Strickland at or by calling (252) 744-4037.