Chronology of the Department

Chronology of the Department

 Department of Public Health Sciences: From the Beginning


.... Drs. Siegfried (Faculty Associate) & Patterson (Interim Graduate School Dean) generate health-related memo to Provost Dubois


.... White paper, “New Health-Related Programs at UNC Charlotte,” prepared by Provost  Dubois


.... Master of Health Administration (MHA) established

.... Master of Science in Health Promotion (MS) established


.... Report of the Health Commission submitted to Provost Trauth


.... Report of the Task Force on Behavioral Health submitted to Provost Trauth

.... Proposal to Establish the College of Health and Human Services submitted to the Board of Trustees


.... Board of Trustees approves establishment of College of Health and Human Services, including the Department of Health Behavior and Administration effective July 1, 2002

.... Inaugural Strategic Planning Retreat for the new Department


.... Community Health Roundtable: Forging Partnerships

.... Public Health Advisory Board established


.... Interdisciplinary Health Services Research doctoral program established


.... Master of Science in Health Promotion transformed to Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)


.... Department renamed, Department of Public Health Sciences

.... Community Roundtable: Response to the CAHME Site Team Visit

.... Health Care Management Advisory Board established

.... MHA receives initial three-year accreditation by CAHME

.... Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree program launched

.... School of Public Health Planning and Steering Committee established

…National Public Health Week


.... Public Health Roundtable: Planning for a School of Public Health - At the Midpoint

…National Public Health Week


.... Public Health Programs receive initial five-year accreditation by CEPH

.... Proposal to offer PhD in Public Health Sciences submitted

.... Health Information Technology Retreat

.... Thompson, M. E., Harver, A., & Eure, M. (2009). A model for integrating strategic planning and competency-based curriculum design in the establishment of a public health program: The UNC Charlotte experience. Human Resources for Health, 7:71 (11 August 2009)

 .... The Interdisciplinary Health Studies Minor was renamed to Minor in Public Health

…National Public Health Week


....School of Public Health Strategic Planning Session: Models That Work

....Board of Governors approves request for authorization to plan a PhD program in Public Health Sciences

....The Master of Health Administration program was re-accredited for 6 years (2016) by The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

....School of Public Health Planning Committee established, made up of faculty and administrators from each of the university's seven academic colleges, Academic Affairs, and Metropolitan Studies & Extended Academic Programs

....School of Public Health Steering Board established comprised of colleagues, partners, and collaborators from area health departments, hospitals, and industry, as well as local, state, and national academic and research institutions.

…National Public Health Week


…Master of Health Administration ranked among the top 50 in the nation in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools

...National Public Health Week


….PhD in Public Health Sciences proposal to establish was submitted to General Administration

…UNC Charlotte among 15 institutions in the country selected to develop case studies based upon their successful undergraduate public health programs

…Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society in Health Care Administration established

…Department of Public Health Sciences recognized with the 17th Annual UNC Charlotte Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2011-2012

…National Public Health Week