Public health is a discipline devoted to preventing disease and promoting health in the human population. The threats challenging the health of the public include a variety of acute and chronic diseases and conditions including AIDS, addiction, obesity, and aging and some pervasive conditions based on gender, race, socioeconomics, and level of education. Graduate study in public health at Brown has a singular purpose: to train leaders in public health who are armed with the skills to conduct research, bring about policy change, and positively affect the health of populations.   

The Brown University School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. More information can be found on our Accreditation page.