Rollins School of Public Health

James W. Curran, MD/MPH, Dean
(founded 1990) 

The Rollins School of Public Health has 1,172 master's degree students and 183 PhD students who choose from degree options in behavioral sciences and health education, biostatistics and bioinformatics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy and management, and global health.

A leader in interdisciplinary studies, the school offers dual-degree programs with medicine, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, business, theology, law, and the graduate school. A distance-based master's program, the Executive MPH, allows professionals to pursue a degree while they are employed.

In fiscal year 2017, the school received $131.7 million in research funding, supporting efforts in cancer prevention, cardiovascular epidemiology, nutrition, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, safe water, tobacco control, mental health, addictive behaviors, injury and violence, antibiotic resistance, diabetes and obesity, and health services. The school ranks fifth nationally in NIH funding.

Many of the 296 full- and part-time faculty and 410 adjunct faculty in six academic departments are linked by appointments, shared programs, or research grants with the CDC, Carter Center, American Cancer Society, CARE, Arthritis Foundation, Task Force for Global Health, and state and local public health agencies. Through these partnerships and in its role as a center for international health research and training, the school helps make Atlanta a worldwide destination for public health. The school is ranked seventh among peer institutions by U.S. News & World Report. It has 8,560 alumni.