ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University was established in 2004 as an international educational and research institution focusing on the integral areas of teaching, research, and services. The goal of the School is not only to impart knowledge but also to act as a centre of excellence in knowledge creation through research and training that connects with practice.
The School’s guiding vision - “knowledge and know-how for health equity” - draws on the inspirational leadership of James P. Grant, former executive director of UNICEF, after whom the School is named. The three primary areas of activity in the School are related to education, research and advocacy.
Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, JPGSPH offers an unparalleled learning environment. Students are exposed to a diversity of health challenges – from malnutrition, non-communicable diseases to climate related threats – and learn from the rich array of innovative, pro-equity efforts that have driven Bangladesh’s remarkable progress in public health.
Since its inception, more than three hundred students representing 24 countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South Americas, and Europe have graduated from JPGSPH. Graduating students have moved on to work for their respective governments, national and international NGOs and with various donor and UN agencies. Additionally, universities and research organizations have also employed a large number of our MPH graduates.
Aside from the flagship educational programmes, i.e. Master of Public Health (MPH), JPGSPH also provides public health short courses for health professionals through the Professional Skills Training Centre (PSTC). Additionally, JPGSPH possesses a burgeoning research portfolio conducting innovative and pioneering studies on public health issues funded by multiple international donors. JPGSPH also provides services in the form of trainings, advocacy workshops, and seminars with a special focus on the rights of the marginalized and vulnerable population of Bangladesh.