San Diego State University School of Public Health (SDSU SPH) is proud to be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year as it celebrates decades of accomplishments from faculty, staff, alumni students. The events from April 5-11 will help us to celebrate with virtual presentations on careers, project work, and community engagement. There will be a speech from our inaugural SPH Alumni Achievement honoree alumni, Dr. Wilma Wooten (Public Health Officer San Diego HHSA) and the 40th anniversary video world premiere!
SDSU SPH, which was founded in 1981, (please see SDSU SPH History page for more details) has been through immense changes in the 2020-2021 academic year. In the past year, life in the United States and the world have been transformed by the COVID-19 public health crisis. There have been immense challenges experienced within the university and the broader San Diego community, but SDSU SPH has risen to the forefront of the pandemic response and accomplished great things during the past year.
The depth and quality of work produced and education provided through SDSU SPH has made it recognized as one of the top 20% of the Public Health Schools and Programs in the nation and 4th in the Top 25 MPH Public Health Degrees in 2021. In addition, SDSU SPH was recognized as one of three finalists for the prestigious national ASPPH Harrison Spencer Service Award for outstanding community service.
Please see the flyer below and the website to register for all the exciting upcoming events.