Director of Development
We develop innovative programs to identify optimal strategies toward healthy living, including aging in place, enhanced mental health, chronic disease control, cancer support, women’s health and stress reduction. Your gift will provide us opportunities to conduct community-based participatory research, share our knowledge and current best practices with community members and to develop certificates and degree programs to train community leaders, educators, counselors and chief wellness officers.
With over 1,200 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in public health, most of whom are first generation or underrepresented minorities, we have a unique opportunity to nurture a new generation of leaders of health that reflect the rich multicultural population of our community. As one of the first, largest, and most diverse public health undergraduate programs in the country, 58 percent of those enrolled are first-generation college students and the five-year average enrollment for underrepresented minority students is 36 percent. Your gifts will support our mission to provide scholarships that promote a pipeline for diversity and equity.
Your partnership will fund innovative research projects and training programs designed to stimulate research and nurture excellence in key health areas, including chronic disease prevention (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes), integrative nutritional science, human development (brain), environmental and occupational health, health equity, community engagement, and global health.