Our History

Timeline 

1917 The Brown Corporation recommends Public Health Program  
1971 Department of Community Health created          
1982 First Public Health Research Center founded          
1995 Brown Corporation approves Program in Public Health
2002 Master of Public Health program receives CEPH accreditation
2004 School of Public Health expansion plan approved
2005 Public Health building purchased by University  
2011 Academic Departments developed  
2013 School of Public Health launched  
2016 CEPH Accreditation

Founding Dean

Terrie Fox Wetle arrived at Brown in 2000 and worked over the following decade and a half to create and lead the School of Public Health. Learn more about our founding dean and the development of the School of Public Health.