Milken Institute School of Public Health
|Motto||The Capital Connection to a Healthier World|
|George Washington University|
|Dean||Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MPH|
|Location||950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20052|
|Campus||Urban — Foggy Bottom|
|Nickname||SPHHS, Milken Institute SPH|
Established in July 1997 (with Dr. Richard K. Riegelman as the Founding Dean), and renamed in March 2014, the Milken Institute School of Public Health brought together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education that have since expanded substantially.
Today, 1,000 graduate students and 180 undergraduate students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 35 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health. Its student body is one of the most ethnically diverse among the nation's private schools of public health.
The School also offers an array of joint degree programs, allowing students to couple a law degree with the Master of Public Health (MPH), or to combine an MPH with a medical degree or an MA in International Affairs. An MPH/Physician Assistant program, the first in the world, is available at the Milken Institute SPH, as is the opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer while pursuing an MPH.
The public health programs of the Milken Institute SPH have full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. The program in health services administration is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. The Athletic Training Education Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Milken Institute SPH is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health.
On March 11, 2014, the Milken Institute, Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation and the Milken Family Foundation donated a combined total of $80 million in three gifts to the renamed Milken Institute School of Public Health. The gifts also established the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness.
Within the departments, sixteen specialist centers, institutes and special programs are sites for state-of-the-art research and training across the many disciplines of public health. The School's current research portfolio is approximately eighteen million dollars.
The School has seven academic departments:
- Environmental and Occupational Health
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
- Global Health
- Health Policy
- Health Services Management and Leadership
- Prevention and Community Health