Rollins Ranked No. 4

March 29, 2022

By Kelly Jordan

The Rollins School of Public Health received a No. 4 ranking* for the second year in a row in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools, released today.

U.S. News & World Report’s public health school and program rankings are determined based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, faculty, and/or administrators of the nation’s Council on Education for Public Health-accredited programs and schools of public health. Rollins has consistently placed in the top 10 for more than 15 years. 

“This recognition among our peers can be attributed, once again, to the outstanding caliber of our students, faculty, and staff, who continue to drive the Rollins mission forward by pursuing excellence in all that they do,” says James W. Curran, MD, MPH, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health.

Established as a graduate program in 1975 and as a school in 1990, Rollins has long been a leader in the public health sphere, where its research and academic offerings are synonymous with excellence. With six academic departments and an Executive MPH program for working professionals, students can earn master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, dual degrees, and/or certificates while simultaneously gaining real-world experience through applied practice experiences, global field experiences, or public health work opportunities through the school’s signature Rollins Earn and Learn program.

Home to more than 22 research centers, Rollins received $52.8 million in NIH funding in 2021 to support the school’s robust research agenda, with students and faculty collaborating on preventing diseases, advising the public, advocating for public health equity and social justice, and discovering treatments and cures that impact populations around the globe. Areas of research eminence include: HIV/AIDS prevention and care; COVID-19; prison health; maternal health; tuberculosis; health policy; water, sanitation, and hygiene; mental health awareness, support, and advocacy; climate health; social determinants of health; diabetes prevention and care; and more. 

Recent developments for the school include the appointment of Dr. M. Daniele Fallin as the new James W. Curran Dean of Public Health. She will join the school July 1, 2022, at which point Curran will join the faculty in epidemiology and global health. Fall of 2022 also marks the anticipated opening of the state-of-the-art R. Randall Rollins Building, which will add an additional 185,000 square feet of research, teaching, training, and collaboration space to the Rollins campus.

*Rollins is tied fourth with Columbia University.