Saint Louis University SPH  

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Welcome!  The College for Public Health and Social Justice offers internationally recognized programs in:  behavioral science and health education, biosecurity and disaster preparedness, biostatistics,epidemiology, global health, health administration, health management and policy, and maternal and child health. 

Attending a live session with our public health professionals will enter you into a drawing for one of two $25 Amazon Gift Cards!

Zoom LIVE with our Director of Admissions, Staff, and Students:

Sunday, October 24th: 12:30-2:00PM (Mountain Time)

  • Sign-in and then JOIN ZOOM HERE.
  • (12:30-2:00 PM) Applied Practice Experience and Professional Development Manager, Laura Schrubb

Monday, October 25th: 11:00AM – 2:00PM (Mountain Time)

  • Sign-in and then JOIN ZOOM HERE.
  • (11:00 AM- 12:30 PM) Public Health Admissions Director, Bernie Backer
  • (12:30-2:00 PM) Public Health Studies Ph.D. Program Manager, Amber Donlan

Tuesday, October 26th: 10:00AM – 1:00PM (Mountain Time)

  • Sign-in and then JOIN ZOOM HERE.
  • (10:00 AM- 1:00 PM) Master of Public Health and Master of Science Program Manager, Allese McVay

Looking to take your skill set to the next level?  Explore some of our program and post-baccalaureate certificate options in the Products section!


Public Health at Saint Louis University

 Press Releases

  • As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world, researchers pondered the spread of the disease and what the risks of individual and community transmission rates were in various locations. 

    To address this, SLU researchers Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., a professor of behavioral science and health education and associate director of the SLU Geospatial Institute (GeoSLU); Flavio Esposito, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science; and Roberto Coral, a research assistant in computer science, developed an app to monitor real-time symptoms and the location of symptomatic individuals.

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    The Global Health certificate addresses the worldwide health needs of people living in developing countries and resource-poor immigrant communities here in the United States....

  • The certificate is perfect for working professionals seeking public health competencies for the changing landscape of health care; and graduate students from a
    variety of health and social science disciplines who want to develop public health skills for use in their future careers as physicians, nurses, health administrators,
    program directors and more, including students taking “gap” years before starting their clinical programs.
    The geospatial health certificate provides students an opportunity to gain skills in mapping, analyzing data, and answering some of public health’s most challenging problems....

  • Those completing this certificate will be able to collate data geospatially, analyze and understand health behaviors and outcomes including infectious and chronic conditions.Your classes will provide a highly collaborative, practice-oriented experience where your new competencies in geospatial health science can be applied right away in your current position or in your future role as a health professional.
    The field of biosecurity is expanding rapidly worldwide, driven by globalization, emerging infectious diseases, the threat of terrorism and many other challenges....

  • There are also a variety of private sector or nonprofit employers that require emergency management specialists for situations where emergencies are prone to happen or could be potentially devastating. Examples of these employers include hospitals, colleges, industry, universities and community relief organizations. 
    Saint Louis University’s Ph.D. in Public Health Studies provides expertise in research design, methods and dissemination in an interdisciplinary setting....

  • Students gain a solid understanding of public health science, including the distribution and determinants of health and disease across populations. Our Ph.D. program prepares students to become researchers both independently and within a team. We use an apprenticeship model that links a student with a mentor as they enter the program to leverage their training opportunities immediately.
    The 15-credit hour certificate uses courses from Saint Louis University’s globally recognized Master of Public Health (MPH) program, ranked among the top 25% in the nation by US News & World Report....

  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is identified as a public health specialty with a “severe shortage of health professionals (page ii, USDHHS, 2012).” As a nation, our women of childbearing age are not healthy enough prior to conception. Because of this severe shortage of a skilled MCH workforce and the growing population health need for mothers, children and families, there is a strong need to enhance the training of those preparing to enter the workforce and those within the workforce. Saint Louis University is designated by the US Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) as one of just seven Centers of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education.
    Rapid changes in how health care is organized and financed will incentivize hospitals and health systems, health departments and clinicians to place much greater emphasis on population health....

  • SLU’s Certificate in Public Health is designed for, but not limited to working professionals seeking public health competencies for the changing landscape of health care; and graduate students from a variety of health and social science disciplines who want to develop public health skills for use in their future careers as physicians, nurses, health administrators, program directors and more, including students taking “gap” years before starting their clinical programs.
    The Saint Louis University Master of Health Administration, Executive Track (EMHA) is designed for
    working health care professionals and clinicians interested in career advancement across a broad range of industry subsectors....

  • Saint Louis University is a nationally and globally recognized leader in health care administration education, with an MHA program that is ranked No. 13 nationwide among graduate programs for health care management by U.S. News & World Report.
    The Master’s in Health Care Management program prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems....

  • Saint Louis University, a nationally and globally recognized leader in health care administration education, is offering the new Master’s in Health Care Management
    (M.H.C.M.) that can be completed entirely online to help take careers to the next level.
    The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice is the only academic unit of its kind, studying social, environmental and physical influences that together determine the health and well-being of people and communities....

  • We are a mission-driven academic community where teaching, research and service foster the growth of a more just and equitable society at home and around the world.

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