About the College for Public Health and Social Justice

Guided by a social justice mission, Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice offers top-ranked programs in applied behavior analysis, criminology and criminal justice, health administration, public health and social work.

A Message from the Dean

In the more than three decades that I have been privileged to partner with many colleagues and institutions, I have discovered that the driving force of our collective effort is the humanity of the persons we are called to serve. Indeed, it was the great social work pioneer Jane Addams who taught us that the good we do for ourselves has no enduring value until it benefits all of us.

Saint Louis University, with its rich Jesuit heritage, has an unparalleled and enduring tradition of education, research and service for the greater good.

Collins Airhihenbuwa, Ph.D., M.P.H., Dean of Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, Ph.D., M.P.H., became dean of Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice in January 2016.


Our College is poised to lead in redefining a higher purpose in social justice. I believe we will be in a position to do so by continuing to build and strengthen partnerships and by celebrating our shared vision as we collectively face the greatest challenges to the health and well-being of our communities.

It is in this context that I believe the possibilities open to us as College are endless. While ours is a young College, the shared values upon which it was founded form the bedrock of our collective strength and the promise of our vision to be leaders.

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa
Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice
Saint Louis University