Message from the Chair


Welcome to Mercer University's Department of Public Health webpage! This is an exciting time in the field of Public Health. We are delighted to transform students into competent, passionate professionals ready to tackle the complex and dynamic challenges of public health in neighborhoods and the populations in the United States and the world.

The Mercer Department of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CePH) in programs offered in both Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, and combined degree programs. We also provide our faculty, students, and partners access to cutting edge research opportunities through our Center for Evaluation and Applied Research and Center for Urban Research, Development, Sustainability, and Evaluation.

The Department of Public Health offers innovative programs that we believe will help achieve health equity and improve the quality of life for families and communities.  We have dedicated faculty and staff who are excited about public health and our potential to impact the world in a positive way.

We appreciate your interest in our programs!


Nannette Turner, PhD, MPH
Chair and Professor
Department of Public Health