The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is a nonprofit agency authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. CEPH accreditation indicates that a school meets or exceeds criteria for the delivery of high-quality public health education as evaluated through a peer-review process.
Between September 2019 and March 2021, the Brown University School of Public Health engaged its stakeholders in a rigorous self-study process. This entailed the active participation of faculty, staff, students, senior administrators, alumni and community members in the assessment of all aspects of the school’s operations, including its resource sufficiency, academic effectiveness and mission accomplishment. The result was a 380+ page report bolstered by hundreds of pages of supporting evidence.