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Increase your influence at an internationally renowned institution

Brown University’s 100% online Master of Public Health is housed within the School of Public Health (SPH). Established in 2013, SPH aims to improve the health of all populations, especially vulnerable and underserved groups, by:

Help Fulfill the Brown SPH Mission

Experience The Brown Difference

Become a sought-after leader

Besides fueling your intellectual curiosity, SPH provides the specialized, career-forward skills you need to advance professionally and become a change-agent in public health.

Push yourself to think in new ways

At Brown, learning online certainly doesn’t mean learning alone. You’ll progress through the MPH program as part of a close-knit, collaborative community that leverages each member’s unique perspective to think more critically and arrive at innovative solutions.

Connect with world-renowned faculty

By intentionally having students in smaller cohorts, you’ll have direct access to faculty members who are both prominent in their field and approachable in addressing your questions, including:

Karen Andes Ph.D.

Director of the Master of Public Health Program, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Karen Andes is a broadly trained social scientist with three decades of experience in public health research, training and practice. She has worked extensively on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, positive youth development, health disparities in African-American and Latinx communities, and the social determinants of health. She has worked on public health research and service projects in Paraguay since 2005. As a qualitative methodologist, she has provided qualitative analysis expertise for teams working on a variety of issues, including pediatric oncology, emergency preparedness, COVID vaccine hesitancy, HIV/AIDS, and menstrual hygiene management, among others. She is a certified trainer for MAXQDA qualitative data analysis software, and is the author of a three-course specialization on qualitative research methods for public health on the Coursera platform.

Jennifer Nazareno, PhD

Barrett Hazeltine Assistant Professor and Inaugural Associate Director of the Online MPH Program. Dr. Nazareno’s research and teaching interests include: Social Determinants of Health and Illness; Global Restructuring and Organization of Health and Long-Term Care; Filipino Women’s Migration, Labor and Entrepreneurship; Immigrant Health; Filipina/o/x Health; Intersectionality, Qualitative and Mixed Methods. Dr. Nazareno is also Co-Director of the Philippine Health Initiative for Research, Service, & Training (PHIRST).

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250+ years of improving health through education

1764
The Rhode Island legislature approves the charter of Rhode Island College, the third college in New England and the seventh in America.
1804
In recognition of the Brown family’s considerable support of the College, its name is changes to Brown University.
1995
Brown approves the creation of its Master of Public Health (MPH) program, which receives accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) in 2002.
2013
Brown launches the School of Public Health (SPH) to expand the university’s ability to train top-tier public health professionals for a wide variety of leadership roles.
2016
Brown SPH achieves full accreditation from CEPH, which is renewed in 2021.
Today
Brown’s 100% online MPH program makes world-class public health education available to more working professionals and international students.