News and Announcements - Winter/Spring 2023

Joyce E. Tapley, MHA, named 2022 Alumni Impact Award winner

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The University of Washington School of Public Health name Joyce Tapley (MHA, ’90) as the 2022 Alumni Impact Award winner, the highest recognition the School gives to alumni who have a demonstrated record of impactful service and achievement across public health disciplines and settings. Tapley is a 30+ year veteran in the health care industry and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Foremost Family Health Centers since 1998, which provides comprehensive health services to communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, regardless of their ability to pay. She hosts the monthly podcast, Healthcare Chat with Joyce Tapley, which covers the intersectionality of health care, social issues and public policy.

A new name for the Department of Health Services

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As of July 2021, the Department of Health Services has a new name: the Department of Health Systems and Population Health to better encapsulate the department’s research and teaching domains.

New leadership

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The University of Washington School of Public Health (SPH) is pleased to announce two new leadership appointments: Jerry Cangelosi as associate dean for research, and Elizabeth Kirk as interim associate dean for Education. Cangelosi will work with internal and external stakeholders in SPH to foster the research enterprise in SPH and Kirk will provide vision and oversight for educational activities across the School. 



The University of Washington School of Public Health (SPH) has joined the Schools of Public Health Application System (SOPHAS). Prospective students may use SOPHAS to apply to our unique MPH programs: Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Systems and Population Health, Nutritional Sciences, and Public Health Genetics.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Public Health-Global Health major 

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The Public Health-Global Health major (previously known as the Public Health major) celebrates its 10th anniversary! The PH-GH Major serves a diverse student body with approximately 73% of students identifying as BIPOC, and enrollment has grown from 140 students in 2011-2012 to 600 students per year.