Whether you live and work in our beautiful city of Indianapolis or join us from afar, we are connected through powerful forces and networks of relationships that transcend boundaries of land and sea. At the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, we know that the health and wellbeing of people locally is affected by what’s happening globally. It’s a fact that energizes us and underscores our commitment to delivering a world-class education with a global perspective.
Our commitment to internationalization is described in our vision:
The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is a recognized leader in public health teaching, research and practice in Indiana and around the world. Graduates excel in multicultural settings at home and abroad where they apply their education and experience to improve the public’s health.
Our global strategic plan is our roadmap, and everything we do is informed by the framework and our commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We join with efforts across IUPUI where our strong international reputation and good work unite to create a global campus in a global city. In Indianapolis, our goal is that by 2020, every student who comes to the IUPUI campus and the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health will have an international experience.
IUPUI's international engagement and partnerships have received national recognition, including the Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization (2011) and the Andrew Heiskell Award for International Partnerships (2009).
We build on that success through our international partnerships and internship exchanges, study abroad courses, dual degree international programming, and global degree programs using cutting edge technologies to bring together diverse learners across the globe. Our school is an Associate Member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) and a member of the Consortium of Universities of Global Health (CUGH). In addition to our North American accreditation by CEPH, we are also the first school of public health in the US to be accredited by the international Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), an accomplishment that underscores our commitment to international peer review and collaboration.
Our students, faculty, staff and graduates are going places. We welcome you and hope you’ll join our quest to improve health and wellbeing around the world.
Suzanne M. Babich, DrPH, MS
Associate Dean of Global Health
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Director, Doctoral Program in Global Health Leadership (DrPH)