School of Public Health

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Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside in grass on University of Nevada, Reno campus

Why does everyone want me to get vaccinated?

School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss why it’s important to get vaccinated

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside the Pennington Health Sciences Building

Is the vaccine riskier than getting COVID?

Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci compare the risks of getting the vaccine versus getting COVID-19

Four people in masks stand in front of a banner reading, "Get your COVID-19 vaccination here."

#COVIDCrew partners with City of Reno in response to the Board of Regents COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Great Basin Hall Annex located at the base of the Virginia Street pedestrian bridge from 4-7p.m.

Academic programs

The School of Public Health offers a variety of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Learn more about your options, such as:

Meet our faculty

We have a diverse faculty body, with more than 50 academic and adjunct clinical faculty members. Find out more about their work, research and areas of expertise

Student opportunities

Students are the heart of the School of Public Health, and we have an array of support available, including scholarships, research opportunities and internships. Come find out more about how we can help you.

Our centers

Our specialty centers are actively involved in research activities that span public & community health. Find out how we're making a difference in environmental health, biostatistics, addiction treatment and prevention, epidemiology & more.

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