We work to improve health, reduce health disparities, and prevent injuries and illnesses in Georgia through research, service, leadership and training.

Over time, the research and service initiatives of the Institute will cover all five core competency areas of public health and preventive health: health management and administration, epidemiology, behavioral health and health education, environmental and occupational health, and biostatistics.

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Health Sciences Campus

Pavilion III


1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912




Healthy Georgia: Our State of Public Health Report

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The Healthy Georgia: Our State of Public Health report is designed to be a single consolidated resource with the latest available data on the state of public health in Georgia for use by legislators, public health professionals, and other key stakeholders. IPPH faculty analyze data from various sources to highlight differences, both positive and negative, between Georgia, its neighboring states in the Southeast region, and the United States as a whole. Disparities within our state based on race/ethnicity, income, and place of residence (rural/urban) are also featured.

We welcome your feedback on the Healthy Georgia: Our State of Public Health report. Take our survey to share your thoughts.

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Improving Public Health

Our Mission

We strive to research behavioral and lifestyle interventions for health promotion. Our faculty has many expertise which include: injury prevention studies, obesity prevention, statistical modeling and many more. Our mission in whole is to improve health and prevent illnesses.


Our Vision

As the Institute of Public and Preventative Health we achieve our mission through research, service, leadership and training. Our vision includes: health behavior screening and education, community health update for public and private stackholders, public and preventative health seminar series and development of new public health research projects.

Mentoring Program

Learn more about our Public Health Grants Mentoring Program.

Graduate Certificate

Learn more about our graduate certificate in Bioethics.

Summer Scholars

Learn more about our summer public health scholars program.


Learn more about one of our faculty labs.

 Recent News

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Striving to Serve and Train

IPPH strives to improve health and has many programs to help researchers striving to do the same.


Grants Mentoring Summer Scholars Graduate Certificate in Bioethics