School of Public Health

Administrative Officers

  • Interim Dean - John R. August
  • Associate Dean for Climate and Diversity -- Lisako McKyer, Ph.D, M.P.H.
  • Associate Dean for Public Health Practice - Jennifer Griffith, Dr.P.H.
  • Associate Dean for Research - Tiffany A. Radcliff, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration - John O'Neill, M.B.A.
  • Director of Student Affairs - Erin Schneider, M.P.H.

General Statement

Founded in 1998 as the first public health school in the nation with a focus on rural and underserved communities, the School of Public Health developed into a nationally ranked, fully accredited public health research, service and training program. After only nine years, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school as a Top 25 Graduate School in Public Health.

Offering classes at the College Station campus as well as other Texas locations through distance education, the school provides graduate level programs including two master's degrees  (Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration) in several public health disciplines: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health administration, policy and management, and health promotion and community health sciences.  The school also offers a Doctor of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology and environmental health, a Doctor of Public Health with a concentration in health promotion and community health sciences, and a Doctor of Philosophy in health services research.  

The school provides an excellent forum for tomorrow’s public health leaders to engage in a learning environment that builds on a wide array of research strengths and scholarly inquiry of a stellar faculty (seven of whom have received the prestigious designations of Regents Professors and two Distinguished Professors). Further, the research and practice links established by the faculty provide an extensive diversity of opportunities for students to work closely with professionals in applied public health settings.


The School of Public Health’s administration and faculty are located in a state-of-the-art, three-building complex in College Station, on the Texas A&M University west campus. The nearly 100,000-square-foot complex includes classrooms fully equipped with videoconferencing technology to support the school’s innovative distance education programs that reach across the breadth of the state. The laboratory building provides a venue for the school’s internationally regarded toxicology group to engage in exemplary public health work and provides a vehicle for training tomorrow’s researchers. The administration building houses the administration and faculty. In addition, the school operates on-going regional instructional and research programs in McAllen.