Dr. Miles-Richardson Makes History with CEPH Role


Morehouse School of Medicine’s Stephanie Miles-Richardson, D.V.M., Ph.D., is making history. She was elected president of The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health. Dr. Miles-Richardson is the first African-American president of and the first to hail from an HBCU institution.

Dr. Miles-Richardson currently serves as Associate Dean of Graduate Education in Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Morehouse School of Medicine.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to play a leadership role in the national conversation regarding public health education,” Dr. Miles-Richardson said. “My nomination and subsequent election are a testament to the impact of our small but mighty public health program. We are very intentional about our efforts to achieve our institutional vision—to lead the creation and advancement of health equity.”

The MPH Program at MSM was established in 1995 to address the increasing shortage of underrepresented minorities in leadership positions in the field of public health. In 1999, it became the first accredited MPH program at an HBCU.