Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 6 (June)

Jindal School of Public Health & Human Development, JGU’s 12th School, established

JGU has established its 12th school, the Jindal School of Public Health & Human Development (JSPH). The School has been established in the context of the urgent need to radically improve the capacity of our nation and the world at large to meet their health needs and to contribute to global health, and to do so as part of a conscious commitment to advance human development. Combining traditional study areas of public health with relevant research and teaching that address health as a human right and sustainable development goals for all, JSPH will further the university’s focus on humanities and social sciences while preparing the next generation of professionals in the field of public health.  These objectives will be pursued through undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

Professor (Dr.) Stephen P. Marks, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights in the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been appointed as the Founding Dean of JSPH. He will take up the appointment in Fall 2022 and will provide advice as Dean Designate.  His leadership and unique experience will be vital to the establishment of the new school.

JSPH will begin its academic session in August 2022.