College of Health
The mission of Lehigh’s College of Health will be to understand, preserve and improve the health and well-being of populations and communities through excellence, innovation, research, education and service. The goals for the College of Health align with this mission and the university’s mission of truly interdisciplinary research and service.
The College of Health will incorporate cutting-edge and innovative coursework, distance learning and experiential learning, with educational programs in epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral health, and health innovation and technology—all of which will build on Lehigh’s existing strengths in bioengineering, health systems, health economics and early childhood health. The College will also leverage Lehigh’s robust experiential and international academic culture as it prepares students for the global workplace.
The spirit of innovation and technology will be woven into all aspects of the educational and research programs. Research results will be made accessible to the populations studied to facilitate deeper understanding and clear decision making through creative data visualization. These goals will seek to draw upon the humanities to better tell the stories of our communities and the health experiences of our population through narrative and visual arts. College of Health students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and expertise that they will need for leadership in health related organizations, including nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, the private sector and academia.