CEP serves as an agent of the faculty to promote the quality of education at the school. Comprised of faculty representatives from all academic departments, senior education leaders, and including student representation, CEP meets throughout the academic year, roughly monthly. CEP is charged with developing and communicating policies that enhance the quality of education, including policies on advising and mentoring of students and fellows.
CEP is also charged with approving new courses and degree programs; coordinating the school’s accreditation related policies and review processes; overseeing the course evaluation system, the graduating student satisfaction and alumni curricular effectiveness surveys; and conducting periodic reviews of and making recommendations to the educational programs at the school. Implementation of educational policies adopted by CEP is accomplished via the appropriate departmental or administrative unit(s) within the school.
One faculty member from each department is appointed by the department chair, in consultation with the senior associate dean for professional education, for three-year terms. The dean appoints the chair and vice-chair. CEP meets monthly during the academic year.
Chair: Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology
Vice Chair: Erin Driver-Linn, Dean of Education
David Canning, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, and Professor of Economics and International Health, Department of Global Health and Population
Jorge Chavarro, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition and Department of Epidemiology
Francine Laden, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Epidemiology
Ankur Pandya, Assistant Professor of Health Decision Sciences, Department of Health Policy and Management
Vaughan Rees, Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Roger Shapiro, Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Jeffery Miller, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics
Student Association Representatives
Two student representatives serve on CEP. One member is nominated by HCSA, while the second is appointed by the Office of Education. Priority is given to appoint 1 master’s student and 1 doctoral student. Student representatives are active members of the student body at the School, ideally with other leadership experience and institutional knowledge.
AY 23-24 Student Representatives:
Idongesit Sampson, MPH-65 HSB
Second Member will be selected soon
Jennifer Betancourt, Director of Educational Policy, Office of Educational Programs
Maritza Hernandez, Associate Dean for Student Services
Anne Occhipinti, Assistant Dean for Professional Education, Office of Educational Programs
Nancy Turnbull, Senior Associate Dean for Educational Programs (ex officio and voting member)
Staff to the Committee
Michael Byrne, Educational Policy Coordinator, Office of Educational Programs
Voting members: Faculty members who represent a department, student representatives, the associate dean for student services, and the senior associate dean for professional education.
CEP Meetings for 2023-2024
Below are the meeting dates, times, and locations for CEP in the 2023-2024 academic year:
|Tuesday, September 19th||2:00-3:30pm||Zoom|
|Tuesday, November 28th||2:00-3:30pm||Zoom|
|Tuesday, February 16th||2:00-3:30pm||Zoom|
|Tuesday, April 23rd||2:00-3:30pm||Zoom|
|Tuesday, June 25th||2:00-3:30pm||Zoom|