College for Public Health and Social Justice

Working for Our Communities

Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice tackles the greatest challenges to the health and well-being of our communities.

We are a mission-driven academic community where teaching, research and service foster the growth of a more just and equitable society at home and around the world.

We help health care organizations deliver compassionate care more efficiently; map risks of lead exposure in the City of St. Louis; intervene with at-risk students; study the causes of infant mortality; and prepare communities for what to expect in case of a infectious disease outbreak.

Guided by a higher purpose in public health and social justice, we are boldly leading the way in investigating and finding solutions to the complex factors that undermine our health and well-being.

By the Numbers

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Alumni worldwide


Dr. Kirby comes to SLU from the University of South Florida, where he is the Marrell Endowed Chair (and purveyor...