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Welcome to the department of
Public Health

Kyrgyzstan’s first and only provider of Master degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (MPH and PhD).

The discipline of public health is based on the idea of enabling everyone to enjoy his birthright of health and longevity.

We are delighted to share with you our exciting program offerings and to introduce you to our team of dedicated faculty members: researchers, teachers, experts and students with one common goal of promoting public health.


Our Department is multidisciplinary: we educate and train undergraduate and graduate students in the core competencies of public health, including epidemiology and biostatistics, health promotion and health communication, environmental and occupational health, health economics and bioethics, social medicine and history of medicine, and microbiology

The faculty also conduct research in their areas of environmental and occupational health in fragile mountainous area, epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases, in understanding inequalities in health. Their research and service activities are often accomplished through multi-disciplinary collaborations within and outside the ISM and Kyrgyzstan. This broad approach enables us to tackle difficult issues in order to improve the health of our communities, provide information and expertise to citizens, both in Kyrgyzstan and around the world. Several of our experts in environmental and occupational health are already consulted by the community on issues in these areas of research.

A career in public health is a rewarding path to helping individuals and populations live their healthiest lives. The work public health specialists do is fundamental to the practice of evidence-based public health and medicine and affects the lives of millions of people globally.

We invite you to join in these activities. We welcome any inquiry from community members and applications from prospective students.


Kenesh O. Dzhusupov, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Public Health