To stand at the forefront of a changing world, you will need the passion and identity of a collaborator and innovator. At the Colorado School of Public Health we hold both. As an accredited, collaborative school of public health, we stand ready to create healthier futures, build stronger partnerships and steward shared resources for the betterment and health of communities in Colorado and around the world.
As a collaboration of the University of Colorado*, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado, we are redefining the identity of public health to be an identity of collaboration.
Across Colorado you’ll find our research teams in schools - working hand in hand with teachers to improve the health of local youth; our students in clinics - assisting healthcare providers with improvements to the health of diverse and changing populations; and our staff at local nonprofits – advancing our mission of health in the classroom and community.
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Founded: July 1, 2008
Dean: David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology
Student Enrollment (Spring 2012)
:: MPH | 231 students
:: MS | 24 students
:: DrPH | 9 students
:: PhD | 35 students
:: Certificates | 110 students
:: Non-degree | 61 students
Institutions and Campuses
:: University of Colorado Denver, with programs located on the Anschutz Medical Campus
:: Colorado State University
:: University of Northern Colorado
:: Biostatistics and Informatics
:: Community and Behavioral Health
:: Environmental and Occupational Health
:: Health Systems, Management and Policy
Points of Pride
:: The first accredited and only collaborative school of public health in the region
:: In partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, home to a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Promoting Family and Child Health
:: $4.1 Million Association of Public Health Laboratories collaboration on newborn screening
:: Home to the National Children's Study Douglas County study site
:: CDC, HRSA and NIOSH nationally funded research and training centers
Mission & Vision
To promote the physical, mental, social and environmental health of people
and communities in the Rocky Mountain Region and globally. The mission will
be accomplished through collaborations in education, population-based research,
and community service that bring together institutions, agencies and diverse populations.
The Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), a collaborative, multi-disciplinary,
multi-institutional, learning, research and service environment, will inspire academicians,
practitioners and students of public health to work collaboratively to assure that all
people and communities are healthy and their environment sustainable.
The school officially opened on July 1, 2008 following decades of dedicated development. Planning for the school was initiated by a partnership of public health practitioners, academics, and business leaders. The partnership formed an official taskforce in 2002 in order to develop a strategic plan and seek the funding necessary to open a school of public health. The task force was successful and instrumental in the decision to open the school as a collaboration. In August of 2007 each university president or chancellor signed a memorandum of understanding to open the school and the founding dean was appointed that December. Within months the school admitted its first class of students, setting the stage for growth and future development. Among those developments, the school received full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health October 2010.
Today the school enrolls more than 500 students, with over 100 full time faculty across the three university campuses. Each day the school finds new and innovative ways to expand its work, build partnerships and achieve the goal of a healthier region and world.
Key dates in history
Health Equity & Diversity
Our Commitment to Diversity and Health Equity:
The Inclusion, Diversity and Health Equity mission of the Colorado School of Public Health
is to build a diverse and representative academic community which recognizes the
importance of social and economic justice in relation to health. The CSPH will work to
build an inclusive, culturally competent institution which includes the environment, policies
and procedures, faculty, staff, leadership and student body.
*The Colorado School of Public Health is officially accredited as a collaboration of the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University (CSU) and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). The University of Colorado Denver is part of the University of Colorado System and operates on two campuses, the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition to facilities at CSU and UNC, Colorado School of Public Health classes and operations are located on the Anschutz Medical Campus.