Public Health Studies receives 7-year reaccreditation

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina Shelton 554-2586, 692-0897
Communications Director
Posted: Oct 15, 2007

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa‘s Office of Public Health Studies has received a seven-year accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health.

"This re-accreditation decision affirms the strength of our growing public health program and the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, students and alumni", said Dr. Jay Maddock, director of the Office of Public Health Studies.

The office is part of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at UH Manoa.

The program offers Masters‘ degrees in epidemiology and social and behavioral health sciences.

You are likely to see its graduates out on the front lines of community-based health. They‘re the ones staffing booths to offer blood pressure screenings, to promote immunizations, or, after 2005‘s floods, to independently measure contamination on Hawai‘i‘s beaches. (Pictures are attached).

The 7-year accreditation is the longest conferred by the Council of Education for Public Health, which only recognizes 108 schools and programs nationwide.

More information about the department can be found at Or by contacting Dr. Jay Maddock at 956-5779 or at


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