Department of community medicine


Our vision is to be part of the  globalefforts  in public health and preventive medicine.


The mission of the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine is to improve the health of the communities we serve, including rural, underserved, and global populations through education, research, outreach, service, and creative partnerships.

It will achieve this mission through:

Collaborating with colleagues, communities, organizations, academic institutions, professionals and citizens

Strengthening the capacity of health professionals to enhance the health of the public through consultation, skill development and education

Pursuing high-quality research to strengthen public health knowledge and interventions

Supporting the provision of public health and health services


The mission of the department will be realized only by attainment of the following goals through well-planned and coordinated programs:

To recruit and train a diverse student body in public health and preventive medicine

To recruit and retain a diverse faculty in public health, preventive medicine, and outcomes research to meet institutional and departmental mission and goals

To develop and implement a curriculum that emphasizes competencies for working with diverse, underserved, and rural populations

To strengthen students' interest in and commitment to serving diverse, underserved, and rural populations

To provide continuing educational opportunities for public health and health services professionals to meet the needs of underserved, rural and global populations

To foster research activities that are consistent with the mission and vision of the institution and department and represent interdisciplinary and multi-method approaches

To provide methodological expertise, collaboration and education in the design, implementation, understanding, analysis, and application of basic, clinical, and translational research.



Academic title



Dilshadsabir Mohammed

Assistant professor

Internal Medicine

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Zahraa Hassan Ahmed


Community Medicine