Rollins School of Public Health
|Rollins School of Public Health|
|Location||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is the public health school of Emory University. Founded in 1990, RSPH has more than 850 students pursuing master's degrees (MPH/MSPH) and over 100 students pursuing doctorate degrees (PhD). The school comprises six departments: Behavioral Sciences/Health Education (BSHE), Biostatistics (BIOS), Environmental and Occupational Health (EH), Epidemiology (EPI), Global Health (GH), and Health Policy and Management (HPM).
In addition to pursuing degrees from a single department, students may participate in joint programs, both within RSPH and in conjunction with other professional schools at Emory. Unique programs to Rollins are Global Environmental Health, Global Epidemiology, and the joint EH/EPI MSPH program.
One of the founding fathers of RSPH was Dr. David Sencer, M.D. and MPH, Director of the CDC from 1966 to 1977 and New York City Health Commissioner from 1981 to 1985. In 2008 in his honor, the David Sencer Scholarship Fund was established at RSPH.
In the most recent rankings (2011), RSPH was ranked the number 6 school of public health by U.S. News & World Report.
- James Curran, MD – current Dean, original leader of the CDC HIV Taskforce
- Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH – former Director of the National Center for Environmental Health, former EOH department chair
- Sandra Thurman – lecturer in the school, former Clinton "AIDS Czar"
The school is named for O. Wayne Rollins, a self-made business entrepreneur and innovator who participated in numerous ventures with his brother, John W. Rollins Several members of the Rollins family have served on the Emory University Board of Trustees. On July 9, 2007, the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and Grace Crum Rollins donated $50 million to the School. The donation will double the school's physical structure, adding 160,000 square feet (15,000 m2). It was one of the largest donations to a public health school in the history of higher education. The expansion was completed in May 2010 and the new building was dedicated on October 6, 2010.
- Epi Info software program
- OpenEpi software program
- Deep Springs International, sponsor of the Gadyen Dlo safe water program that was initially a joint program between Missions of Love and Rollins in Jolivert, Haiti. DSI's National Program Officer, Michael Ritter, a MPH graduate of Rollins.