Thomas Burroughs, Ph.D. Dean Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs Joseph A. Schafer, Ph.D., M.S. Associate Dean of Research Noelle E. Fearn, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Director of the School of Social Work Michael Elliott, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Public Health Rhonda BeLue, Ph.D. Chair, Health Management and Policy Zhengmin Qian, Ph.D., M.D. Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Ricardo J. Wray, Ph.D., M.S. Chair, Behavioral Science and Health Education
In 2013, the College for Public Health & Social Justice (CPHSJ) was established, unifying the School of Public Health, the School of Social Work, and the Criminology & Criminal Justice program. The social work program was established in 1930 and the M.S.W. program was first accredited that same year. It became an autonomous School of Social Service in 1964. The School of Public Health was established in 1991 and undergraduate degree programs in public health and health management date back to 2007.
The College is committed to a strong Jesuit tradition of caring and advocating for the underserved and marginalized. Each major requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation. Service learning, practicum, immersion trips, and the opportunity to study on the Madrid Campus are additional features of the undergraduate program.
The C.P.H.S.J. is composed of five departments and one school that administer the academic programs and conduct state-of-the-art research.
Based on a commitment of service to others, we improve health and well-being locally, nationally and internationally through unique interdisciplinary approaches that inspire students, generate knowledge and engage individuals and communities.
The College for Public Health and Social Justice is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).