IU School of Public Health-Bloomington earns accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health.

June 18, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, IN -- The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has received full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for five years, the maximum for an initial accreditation by the accrediting body.

Accreditation is the culmination of a rigorous multi-year peer-review process involving an extensive self-study and a site visit by an accreditation team. The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington joins a prestigious cadre of schools of public health, both nationally and internally, to have earned accreditation.

Dean Mohammad Torabi

Dean Mohammad Torabi

“We are proud and delighted that our accreditation has been awarded. While it is true that the School of Public Health has boasted the oldest and longest accredited public health program in the state of Indiana, school-wide accreditation is a true milestone. Many thanks go to Indiana University leadership whose vision made the founding of our school possible in 2012. Likewise, the dedicated team that helped shepherd us through this accreditation process did an amazing job. And of course we wouldn’t be here without the many dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, whose hard work and loyalty have supported our effort every step of the way,” noted Mohammad Torabi, founding dean and chancellor's professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington.

"Accreditation will open the doors to additional funding and will greatly assist in our recruitment of the very best students, faculty, and staff as we continue to provide an outstanding education and conduct vital public health research. In addition, graduating from an accredited school will better position our students to compete successfully for the best career opportunities,” he added.

Accreditation is an important process of peer review to assess and verify the quality of schools and programs and to ensure continuous improvement. Schools in public health are reviewed and accredited by CEPH, the independent accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to ensure the quality of education and training in public health.

Provost Lauren Robel

Provost Lauren Robel

“The Bloomington campus has a long tradition of innovative teaching and research in the health sciences,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel. “The accreditation of our School of Public Health is an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to strengthen public health in Indiana and serve the people of our state by graduating the best health care providers and tackling the most pressing public health issues of today. I am deeply grateful to the school’s leadership, faculty, and staff for their dedication and hard work in reaching this point.”

"Being accredited means we can boldly continue our mission to reimagine public health with a passionate approach that enhances and expands disease prevention. Unique in the nation, our multidisciplinary programs, history of engagement, and emerging strengths bring new energy to the traditional concept of a school of public health," noted Torabi. "With nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 130 faculty in five departments, our faculty and students conduct research, learn, teach, and engage across the spectrum of health and quality of life."