Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy

Welcome to the Institute of Public Health

Addressing Public Health Concerns Through Education and Public Service

Dr. Cynthia Harris

Greetings and Welcome to the FAMU Institute of Public Health!!

As Director and Professor of the Institute of Public Health (IPH), it is and has been my pleasure to administratively serve the public health training needs of our students - future public health professionals! The IPH "A-Team" is a cadre, a family of faculty, staff and students, who together, actualize our mission "to develop and produce culturally competent public health practitioners and leaders through graduate training, research and service."

Our IPH offers both the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees and has several notable distinctions as noted below:

  • Only accredited public health degree programs administratively housed in a college/school of pharmacy
  • First accredited (by the national Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)) public health program in North Florida
  • First public health program to offer the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree in Florida
  • Conferred the first DrPH degree in the state of Florida
  • Ranked #5 in the production of African Americans with a public health degree

Thus, we continue to contribute to the public health workforce needs and evidence-based research in addressing health disparities that disproportionately impact the poor and underserved. Through training, research and service, we are also consistent with the FAMU motto of "Excellence With Caring!"

Yours in Health,
Cynthia M. Harris, Ph.D., DABT

Upcoming Events

IPH Seminar, April 2, 2015
Place: Tallahassee, Florida

Last Day of Classes, April 24, 2015

Graduation, May 2, 2015
Place: Tallahassee, Florida

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Re-accreditation until 2020

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