College of Health

Data Science, Insights & Impact

Lehigh’s College of Health is the first institution in the world to offer undergraduate, graduate and executive degrees and certificates in population health with a focus on health innovation and technology.

Impacting Health from Cell to Society

The college is pioneering population health as a convergence science, pushing the field forward with the intentional integration of substantive, methodological and technical expertise.

With a focus on population health, the College of Health will make important contributions to the world of health, play a key role in helping meet the fast-growing employment needs of the health sector and work to improve the lives of millions of people the world over.

Saving Lives Through Data Science

Population health, part of the broader field of public health, is the science of understanding the multiple determinants of health, from cell to society. It is a data science that provides critical insights that stand to make a positive impact on lives worldwide.

Improving Outcomes for Millions

Population health scientists leverage data to explore potential ways to improve the health of individuals, communities and entire populations—all to optimize health outcomes and create a healthier world.

Innovating & Leading in Health

The College of Health will prepare the next generation of diverse scientists and leaders in population health through innovative course work, distance learning and experiential learning opportunities.

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Saving Lives Through Data Science

Population health, part of the broader field of public health, is the science of understanding the multiple determinants of health, from cell to society. It is a data science that provides critical insights that stand to make a positive impact on lives worldwide.

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Improving Outcomes for Millions

Population health scientists leverage data to explore potential ways to improve the health of individuals, communities and entire populations—all to optimize health outcomes and create a healthier world.

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Innovating & Leading in Health

The College of Health will prepare the next generation of diverse scientists and leaders in population health through innovative course work, distance learning and experiential learning opportunities.

At a Glance

1st

Undergraduate, graduate and executive education population health programs to focus on Health Innovation and Technology

1st

Undergrad certificate in LGBTQ+ health, population health and global population health in the U.S.

2021

Launch of graduate and executive certificate and degree programs

60+

Faculty members by 2024

190K

Total square footage of the HST building scheduled to open in 2021. Will include 36K square feet of lab and lab support space, with 231 bench positions for research.

750

Students by 2024

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Academics & Programs

Leveraging the university’s interdisciplinary strengths and global perspectives, the College offers a rigorous classroom and online curriculum, as well as out-of-the-classroom experiences, to equip students with the skills they need to take advantage of myriad opportunities after graduation.

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Leadership, Faculty & Staff

As Lehigh builds and launches its College of Health, it is drawing on the knowledge and expertise of faculty and professional staff from throughout the university.

Working alongside Inaugural Dean Whitney P. Witt, the College of Health Leadership Team will push the College toward important milestones in academics and research, admissions, development, infrastructure, communications and administration.

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Lehigh University Dean Whitney P. Witt

“Our College is committed to advancing understanding of the multiple determinants of health, from cell to society, and how they affect outcomes for individuals, communities and generations.”

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The innovative teaching and groundbreaking research of the College of Health will be supported by modern, cutting-edge facilities, from the new Health, Science & Technology building to an array of data resources.

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Lehigh University Health, Science and Technology building rendering

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Research & Partners

With world class faculty and strong external partnerships, Lehigh is poised to have a major impact through research and innovation. Lehigh is competitive in external research funding, a crucial and reliable partner in contracts, and a source for innovative private ventures.

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