About Us

Message from the Dean


Prof. Simon Karanja

Prof. Simon Karanja


The school was established in September 2013. It was set-up as a constituent school of the College of Health Sciences (COHES). The school focuses on community outreach, multidisciplinary research, health education and practice. This is to create the much needed solutions to present and emerging public health challenges. The focus is not limited to Kenya but also covers other countries around the world.

The School collaborates with a number of regional and international institutions in Teaching, Research, and Extensions Services. The current collaborators include Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya Red Cross and Cardiff Metropolitan University – Wales United Kingdom. The School has highly qualified and motivated academic and administrative staff working towards the school mission.

Our staff are experienced experts in a range of areas. This include: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Pollution, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Health Economics Disease Surveillance, Family and Reproductive Health and Social and Behavioral Science.


To be a lead school in developing, disseminating and applying knowledge to prevent disease, promote health and protect the well-being of the public through education, multidisciplinary research and service to communities.


To provide quality education, research, service, and leadership to improve public health

Strategic Objectives 

  • To educate and prepare the next generation of researchers, teachers, and practitioners to effectively meet the public health-related needs of individuals and communities.
  • To conduct, disseminate, and translate research to advance knowledge and health in Kenya and worldwide.
  • To improve the health of Kenyans and beyond through community-focused and participatory initiatives.
  • To enhance the performance of public health managers and their organizations through application of the principles of public health law, health policy development.
  • To engage in collaborations and partnerships to identify health issues and advocate for, disseminate and implement public health policies and practices based on evidence.