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Phoenix Campus

Why Study at The University of Arizona?

Our Work

Our vision is to seamlessly work within the MEZCOPH infrastructure.

The mission of the Phoenix Campus of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is to support the College’s mission and expand its reach throughout the state through collaborative educational programs.


Faculty within the Phoenix programs engage in vibrant research projects and have varied expertise in the college and research centers across the university. Examples of research interests and expertise include program development and implementation, telemedicine, business, finance, cultural competency, nutrition, epidemiology, border/bi-national health, health disparities, immunizations, public administration, community based participatory research, and preventive medicine.

View our list of Affiliate Faculty.

Community Outreach

Faculty and students have provided public health services to the community via service learning courses, grant collaboration, community education, and volunteer donation drives. Outreach and service not only aids the community, but both students and faculty gain increased awareness of issues of concern to the public and how they best can apply their knowledge to address these challenges.

Visit our Service Learning page to learn more about our Phoenix-based activities.

MEZCOPH Phoenix partners to offer free flu clinics.

Dr. Emma Viera Scholarship

Emma VieraThank you to the Wesley Community Center, Wesley Health Center, and the Golden Gate Community Center for their generous donation in the amount of $3500 in honor of Dr. Emma Viera, one of their most valued former members of the Wesley Health Center's leadership team. This donation will recognize student(s) from the MEZCOPH Phoenix Campus who exemplifies the personal and professional qualities and passion that Dr. Viera has shared over the years with the Wesley Health Center and its patient population.

Dr. Viera is a public health professional who has served in various capacities as an epidemiologist, health planner, and research analyst for the Arizona Department of Health Services as well as a consultant with the CDC/WHO working toward the eradication of polio in Zambia in 2004. From 2007 to 2014, she provided leadership as the Wesley Health Center's Chief Operations Officer and was instrumental in the Health Center receiving the designation of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2009. Dr. Viera is now serving as the Vice President of Clinical Integration for Southwest Network where her contributions and passion for community health continue to serve the Phoenix community

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