Accredited in 1981, Saint Louis University School Public Health is internationally recognized for its teaching, research and service. Its educational programs produce leaders in public health. Its research improves health policy, health programs and the delivery of services. The school lives its mission through service that engages the community, other academics and students as collaborators.
The School of Public Health is fighting to eliminate health disparities in St. Louis, reduce the incidence of obesity-related diseases in the Missouri bootheel, improve the health of children in the United States and partner with Peruvian leaders to thwart the health effects of massive environmental contamination. It seeks justice in health and health care locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
Reinforcing the school's commitment to child health and global health issues, Edwin Trevathan, M.D., MPH, joined Saint Louis University School of Public Health as dean in September. Trevathan is a national leader in public health programming and policy-making, having most recently directed the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
Saint Louis University is the only accredited school of public health in Missouri. It is one of 44 fully accredited public health schools in the U.S. and the nation's only school of public health in a Jesuit or Catholic university. In addition to its long-standing commitment to child health and global health, the school's research focuses on health policy, chronic diseases, bioterrorism and preparedness, infectious diseases and environmental health.