Brown School of Public Health earns Council on Education for Public Health accreditation

PROVIDENCE – The Brown University School of Public Health has earned accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for the next seven years.

In a letter announcing the news, Dr. Ashish K. Jha, the school’s dean, thanked stakeholders for their efforts during the more-than-yearlong process.

“CEPH accreditation attests to the quality of our school and will continue to enhance our national reputation as we attract the next generation of leaders who will take on the public health challenges of our time,” Jha wrote. “I so appreciate your hard work and support of our School of Public Health throughout this journey. You should be proud of your contributions, not only to the accreditation process, but also to the continuing growth, evolution and excellence of the Brown University School of Public Health.”

Seven years is the maximum length of time that the council awards accreditation, Jha noted.

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Earning the approval required significant effort from administrators and faculty, who attended meetings, gathered data and prepared for the council to visit the school.

A self-study, conducted between September 2019 and March 2021, assessed all of the school’s operations, resulting in a nearly 400-page report.

“Resource sufficiency, academic effectiveness and mission accomplishment” were among the aspects analyzed, Jha said.

Elizabeth Graham is a PBN contributing writer.

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