Welcome to the Master of Public Health Program
at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
MSM is one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). MSM is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities; increasing the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce; and addressing primary health care needs through programs in education, research and service, with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at MSM provides the public health theory that supports the social mission of MSM. The mission of the MSM MPH Program is to develop, through graduate education, public health leaders who are fluent in community-focused public health practice, particularly in underserved communities.
The MPH Program was established in 1995, and in 1999 became the first program at an HBCU to be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Recently, the program was modified from a track-based curriculum to a generalist curriculum focused on community health to better support the social mission of MSM. The first generalist curriculum cohort will graduate in 2014.
We are very excited about our community focused generalist program. In keeping with our strategic focus, we have partners within the Atlanta Promise Neighborhood (1.7 mile radius of MSM’s main campus)whom we serve. Specifically, we are focusing our community service efforts on organizations located in neighborhood planning units K, L, M, S, T and V. Our goal is to provide community health assessments, community service and ultimately measurable improvement. We are excited about our enhanced Fundamentals of Public Health course. This two week model immersion course requires students to roll up their sleeves and get out into the communities we serve! We are excited about our program’s enhanced focus on leadership; we intend to create public health practitioners and researchers who are change agents and who will contribute to the elimination of health disparities. We are excited about our commitment to diversity. We are particularly focused on minority males who may be best able to address the needs of other minority males, a critical component to the optimal health and well-being of minority children and families.
I invite you to contact us to learn more about our MPH Program. If you want to impact underserved populations, don’t mind working hard and are serious about public health practice, academic rigor and leadership, our MPH program is for you! I thank you for your interest and look forward to meeting you personally.
WE EXIST, BECAUSE WE MUST
…Honor the mission, Serve the community, Do the work
Stephanie Miles-Richardson, DVM, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Assistant Dean for Graduate Education in Public Health
Director,Master of Public Health Program