Saint Louis University School of Public Health

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Saint Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice
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Established 2013 (2013)
Type Private
Parent institution
Saint Louis University
Affiliation Roman Catholic - Jesuit
Dean Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH
Students 1,098[1]
Location St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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/publichealth.xml

Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice,[2] is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable.[3]

As the United States’ only accredited school of public health at a Jesuit/Catholic university,[4] 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.[5]

History[edit]

The College for Public Health and Social Justice came to fruition in July 2013,[6] combining the School of Social Work, founded in 1930, the School of Public Health, established 1991, and the program in Criminology and Criminal Justice,[7] 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 just 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 consistently ranks SLU’s Master of Health Administration among the top graduate programs in the country.[8]

Academic Degrees and Departments[edit]

The public health degrees offered include:[9]

  • Undergraduate degrees
  1. Bachelor of Science in public health
  2. Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics
  3. Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
  4. Bachelor of Science in Health Management
  • Four Master’s degrees
  1. Master of Health Administration - MHA
  2. Master of Public Health - MPH
  3. Master of Science in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness
  4. Master of Science in Public Health - MSPH

The undergraduate Public Health-Pre-Med track helps students to complete the courses required for application to medical schools.

Departments[edit]

There are five departments:[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)

Location[edit]

The College for Public Health and Social Justice is located in St. Louis, Missouri, with most public health classes taking place at the Salus Center.

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.[12]

Notable Faculty[edit]

  • Carole Baskin, DVM, MSc, CPIA (influenza expert and collaborator on the next-generation smallpox vaccine)
  • Hon. Alexander Garza, MD, MPH (formerly Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security)[13]
  • Mario Schootman, PhD (pioneer in the development of risk estimates for disability and disease at the neighborhood level)
  • Alan Zelicoff, MD (infectious disease expert, author and media contributor)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Louis University 2015 Profile" (PDF). slu.edu. slu.edu. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  2. ^ College for Public Health and Social Justice http://www.slu.edu/college-for-public-health-and-social-justice. Retrieved 28 May 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ About the College http://www.slu.edu/college-for-public-health-and-social-justice/about-the-college. Retrieved 28 May 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ About the College http://www.slu.edu/college-for-public-health-and-social-justice/about-the-college. Retrieved 28 May 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Academics". College for Public Health and Social Justice. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "History of the College and its Programs". http://www.slu.edu/college-for-public-health-and-social-justice. Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  7. ^ slu.edu http://www.slu.edu/school-of-social-work/degrees/criminology-and-criminal-justice-%28ba-minor%29. Retrieved 9 March 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Best Grad Schools, Health Care Management". http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Public Health at Saint Louis University http://www.slu.edu/college-for-public-health-and-social-justice/academics/public-health-degrees. Retrieved 28 May 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Departments of Public Health". Departments of Public Health. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "SLU’s First Endowed Chair in Public Health Honors James Kimmey". slu.edu. Saint Louis University. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "SLU in Madrid". http://spain.slu.edu/. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues". Wikipedia. Wikipedia. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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