Saint Louis University School of Public Health

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Saint Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice
Motto We are dedicated to helping communities achieve health and wellbeing
Type Private
Established 2013 (2013)
Parent institution
Saint Louis University
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic - Jesuit
Dean Thomas Burroughs[1]
Students 1,098[2]
Location St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
38°37′20″N 90°14′15″W / 38.62225°N 90.23753°W / 38.62225; -90.23753Coordinates: 38°37′20″N 90°14′15″W / 38.62225°N 90.23753°W / 38.62225; -90.23753
Campus Urban
Website www.slu.edu/public-health-social-justice

The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice[3] is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable.[4]

As the United States’ only accredited school of public health at a Jesuit/Catholic university,[5] social justice and sustained service that benefits humanity is the moral foundation of the college’s disciplines.

The College for Public Health and Social Justice is part of Saint Louis University, founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg. The College for Public Health and Social Justice offers 6 undergraduate degrees, 3 accelerated degrees, 7 masters, 13 dual-degree masters, 1 executive master's, 2 PhDs, and 3 certificates.[6]

History[edit]

The College for Public Health and Social Justice came to fruition in July 2013,[7] combining the School of Social Work, founded in 1930, the School of Public Health, established 1991, and the program in Criminology and Criminal Justice,[8] under the auspice of then-sitting dean Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, and Donald Linhorst, PhD, Director of the School of Social Work.

They charged the college to "boldly lead in teaching, researching, and providing services to those most affected by the complex factors that undermine health and welfare."

Reputation and rankings[edit]

The College is one of 39 schools of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) – the field’s highest accreditation; it is the only accredited school of public health in Missouri and the only school of public health at a Jesuit/Catholic university in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report ranked SLU’s Master of Health Administration among the top graduate programs in the country.[9]

Departments[edit]

There are four departments and one school of social work:[10]


Deans of the School[edit]

Since the school's founding:

  1. James Kimmey (1991-1993)[11]
  2. Richard Kurz (1993-2001)
  3. William True, interim (2001-2002)
  4. Andrew Balas (2001-2004)
  5. Homer Schmitz, interim (2004-2006)
  6. Connie Evashwick (2006-2007)
  7. Homer Schmitz, interim (2007-2010)
  8. Edwin Trevathan (2010-2015)
  9. Collins O. Airhihenbuwa (2016-2017)[12]
  10. Thomas Burroughs (July 1, 2017-present)

Location[edit]

The College for Public Health and Social Justice is located in St. Louis, Missouri

An urban campus, students are a short walk or shuttle ride to the Medical Campus, housing the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, and the Frost Campus, the main hub for undergraduate education, the Busch Student Center, the St. Francis Xavier College Church, and the state-of-the-art Simon Recreation Center.

Public health students can also complete first-year and sophomore level coursework at SLU’s campus in Madrid, Spain.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [ttps://www.slu.edu/news/2017/july/burroughs-interim-appointment.php "Saint Louis University 2015 Profile"]. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Saint Louis University 2015 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "SLU College for Public Health and Social Justice". College for Public Health and Social Justice. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "About the College". Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "About the College". Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Academics". College for Public Health and Social Justice. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "History of the College and its Programs". Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Degree Programs and Certificates". Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Best Grad Schools, Health Care Management". U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Departments of Public Health". Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "SLU’s First Endowed Chair in Public Health Honors James Kimmey". slu.edu. Saint Louis University. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "A Message from the Dean". slu.edu. St Louis University. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "SLU in Madrid". Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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