Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health

Graduate degree candidates work with multidisciplinary faculty advisors who maintain active research programs that keep them abreast of new developments in the field—one of the advantages of getting a degree from a premier research institution like the University of Illinois. As a result, alumni are highly sought for positions of leadership within clinical, academic, corporate, and government settings.

Doctoral students develop and pursue independent research programs in:

  • Health Behavior
  • Health Education
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability Studies.
  • PhD in Community Health combined with MD through the Medical Scholars Program―a seven-year program.



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For more information contact:

Julie Jenkins
Graduate Program Support Specialist
Phone: (217) 333-1083


Dr. Steven Petruzzello
Associate Head for Graduate Studies