James P Grant School of Public Health

VISION
To be the leading global public health institute for the world’s critical health challenges affecting disadvantaged communities.

MISSION
To create innovative public health leaders and solutions through cutting-edge, experiential Education, Training, Research and Advocacy.

The James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) aims to transform the current system of health delivery through its commitment to contribute to high-quality education and research. Founded in 2004 as the public health wing under BRAC University, the School draws on the inspirational leadership of James P Grant, former executive director of UNICEF, after whom the institution is named. The focus of JPGSPH is to provide access to education, research, training and advocacy though integration and innovation. The School uses a multidisciplinary and cutting-edge approach which places experts in the service of society, and train the next generation of global and national health leaders. This practical conversion of knowledge at JPGSPH is applicable in both local and global contexts.

Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, JPGSPH aspires to become a worldwide leader in interdisciplinary global health education by promoting and providing public health, nutrition, midwifery and nursing education and training to harness knowledge and expertise in pursuit of health equity. At the same time, the School catalyses and conducts groundbreaking research based on contemporary global health issues, responding to the changing nature of infectious and viral diseases as well as influencing policy at both the national and global platform through advocacy and evidence sharing.

Since its inception, more than three hundred students representing 26 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 organisations have also employed a large number of our Masters of Public Health graduates.

JPGSPH has warranted its capacity to undertake research and advocacy activities on an array of development issues. The School’s research endeavours are significantly aided by partnerships with over 70 national and international institutions and organisations, including BRAC University, BRAC and icddr,b. Presently, the JPGSPH team is conducting 23 research studies, including research on health systems, equity, gender, service delivery, nutrition, and human rights.