MPH 2015 Task Force Seeks Faculty and Staff Input

January 28th, 2013

Message from Lisa Sullivan, Associate Dean for Education

– The MPH 2015 Task Force was charged by the Governing Council to ensure that BUSPH has an innovative, competitive and successful MPH program within the evolving environment for public health. Specifically, the MPH program must have the following characteristics:

  • Effective: the degree program must effectively provide graduates with the knowledge and skill sets that they will need for successful employment
  • Marketable: the degree program must compete successfully in an increasingly competitive market for prospective students as well as communicate our graduates’ skills to employers
  • Efficient: the degree program must deploy faculty, physical and other resources in an efficient manner
  • Adaptable: the degree program must be sufficiently flexible to evolve regularly as employer/market needs evolve, while at the same time not constantly chasing trends, and must also allow for additional growth in enrollments beyond the current numbers
  • Strategic: the degree program should fit into the larger context of other educational programs currently offered or which might be offered

The Task Force and five working groups discussing various aspects of our program including the core, concentrations, the practicum, the culminating experience, and effective teaching and assessment have been meeting regularly to brainstorm and generate proposals for revisions, re-design, etc. The process is meant to be inclusive and we want to hear from you! The input from ALL faculty and staff is essential to the work of the MPH 2015 Task Force. There are two ways to communicate your ideas for how the new the MPH program should be designed:

  •  Open Faculty Fora. Join us for a town hall meeting on either:
  • Wednesday, February 6 at 10 am in the Founder’s Room, or
    Tuesday, February 12 at 1 pm in CT460A

  •  Submit proposals to the MPH 2015 Task Force by March 1. Creativity is encouraged!

Questions? Contact Lisa Sullivan ( or Vanessa Edouard (