Year of establishment: 1963
The department awarded 101 MD and 43 Ph.D. degrees so far. Publications in last 5 years from the department include 5 papers in International and 77 papers in National Journals and 5 Chapters in Books. The Research areas include Clinical epidemiology, Human Nutrition, Biostatistics. Health Management. Maternal and Child Health, Primary Health Care, Environmental sanitation and Occupational Health. The department has completed 38 National and 4 International Projects. The department organized five International and15 National Conferences/Symposia/Workshops. The faculty members have served as president, vice-president of IPHA and IAPSM and chief editor and associate editor of IJPH and IJPSM. Guests from UK, USA, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, Netherlands have visited the department. The department runs rural, urban and community health centers and serves nearly 8000 OPD patients in a year. The laboratory services of the department include public health laboratory for water analysis, Entomological studies. Iodine testing and routine investigations for the beneficiaries of UHC Sunderpur and RHTC Chiraigaon.