Community Healh & Preventive Medicine



Community Health and Preventive Medicine diagnoses health problems at the community level and works with the community to develop a treatment plan.

Health Promotion Resource Center

Affiliated Institutions

The HRPC  works independently and collaboratively to develop a comprehensive network of culturally competent programs and services to empower and promote the development of healthy families and communities.

Area Health Education Center

The AHEC plans, develops, operates and maintains health education centers that link the university health science center with local planning, educational and clinical resources.

Prevention Research Center

The PRC is part of a network of academic research centers across the United States funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The PRC conducts interdisciplinary, community-based, applied public health prevention research focused on African Americans, other minority groups and anyone facing persistent health inequities; train underrepresented community-based research and public health practitioners; and demonstrate the value of community coalitions in conducting research.

2023 Daniel S. Blumenthal Virtual Public Health Symposium

2021 Daniel S. Blumenthal Virtual Public Health Symposium

Legacy of Community Engagement and Public Health Practice: Advancing Health Equity Through Academic Excellence

Hosted by the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Wednesday, April 5, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Residency Program

Residency Programs

The Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency trains qualified physicians to promote healthy behavior and prevent disease, injury and premature death.

Cancer Health Equity Institute

The CHEI is dedicated to conducting laboratory, clinical, and population-based cancer research toward the advancement of cancer health equity and training future cancer researchers.

Undergraduate Medical Education

Undergraduate Medical Education promotes excellence in the training and development of medical students into community-oriented physician leaders that contribute to the health of the public.

Faculty & Staff

MSM employs more than 250 full- and part-time faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized in their field.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, please contact us. 

Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: (404) 752-1620

Community Health & Preventive Medicine