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>Message from the Dean

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sarawut Thepanondh

Dean, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Welcome to the website of the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand's first public health institute established May 25, 1948

Our institute enjoys a long history of working together with commitment to the development of teaching and continuously conducting research, consistent and timely with the dynamics of change. This makes the Faculty of Public Health a leader in public health education at national and international levels. By integrating the body of knowledge in both science and social sciences in the processes of teaching and learning, we encourage our students to excel in theory and to develop and apply knowledge into practice. Our main priority is to maximize benefits by protecting society, preventing disease and promoting public health. Our international public health practices are directly aligned to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being).


The Faculty serves as the home of national and international public health leaders.


The Faculty is engaged in developing public health professionals through innovative and real-world learning processes for recognition of excellence at national and global levels.

Education management aims to produce both Thai and international graduates of all levels, in various fields of public health and provide training for personnel and interested parties from both Thai and international government and private agencies with the potential of 13 departments working together in 3 academic groups. These main areas comprise health promotion, environmental health and safety and disease control.

Quality research and social response research goals of the Faculty aim to develop knowledge and innovation for health and environment with cross-disciplinary integration research strategies among faculties, universities and agencies both in the country and abroad. The Faculty publishes research results referenced in international databases as well as creates innovations that are protected by intellectual property rights for social and economic use.

The Faculty has developed a strategy to respond to government and Mahidol University policies by focusing on teaching and learning so that graduates earn the potential to create knowledge for Thai people and Thai society. Teaching activities in and outside the classroom incorporate teaching and learning strategies to provide opportunities for interested parties to gain access, understand, share, learn, create and publish works with appropriate digital technology. The knowledge gained from research and experiences of the Faculty students and staff are used to promote health and prevent disease. The Faculty uses the PIRAB strategy in accordance with the Bangkok Charter. The Faculty continues to promote health in the globalized era, as promulgated in 2005, emphasizing working with network partners, both in the public the private sectors, and among various organizations to become the Faculty of Public Health for Social Sciences

Faculty Development Goals enable the wisdom of the land to come true with the power of cooperation from various existing sectors, such as the Ministry of Health Ministry of Labor, etc., international organizations and network partners such as SEAMEO-Trop Med, WHO, WHO-SEARO, UNICEF, the World Bank, South East Asian Public Health Education Institutes Network (SEAPHEIN), showcasing a network of 15 institutions and the Asia. Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), etc., as well as alumni and current students forming a new network of initiatives.
As an organization leader, I invite everyone to participate in developing public health education and using the Faculty as a reference to provide opportunities for the Faculty to participate in social development. The Faculty can help develop your organization for the improved health of the Thai people and the citizens of the world you love by caring together according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.