Brief Introduction of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health
I. Historical Background
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health is an important part of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Focusing on the strategic decision of "double first-class", Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine takes the overall improvement of discipline construction and quality connotation of talent cultivation as the starting point, and the cultivation of outstanding medical innovative talents as its goal, to promote the construction of world-class medical school and first-class medical discipline.
The predecessor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health was Shanghai Second Medical University School of Public Health, which was on April 22, 2002 merged by Department of Health Protection Management of the former Shanghai Second Medical University and Preventive Medicine Research Office of School of Basic Medicine. In 2005, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Second Medical University were officially merged and named as Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. After this, the former Shanghai Second Medical University School of Public Health officially was renamed as Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health. In order to further enhance the influence of public health disciplines, in June 2012, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention formally signed a contract jointly to build Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health.
II. Organizational Structure and Degree Program
There are 5 departments in School of Public Health, department of epidemiology and biostatistics, Department of Environment and Health, Department of Social Medicine and Health Management, Department of Community Health and Behavioral Medicine/ Child, Adolescent Health and Maternal-infant Health, and Department of Food Safety and Toxicology. School of Public Health consists of the Shanghai translational medicine collaborative innovation center -- the center for food safety and toxicology evaluation, the center for nutrition and health promotion, and the center for active health and evidence-based decision-making, etc. The School of Public Health has a well-equipped laboratory.
The school currently has one program for doctor's degree of the first level discipline of public health and preventive medicine, two programs for master's degree of the first level discipline of the public administration and preventive medicine, six majors for master's degree, including epidemiology and biostatistics, occupational and environmental health, nutrition and food hygiene, maternal and child healthcare, health toxicology, social medicine and health care management, which forms a multi-level school running structure that centralizes full-time undergraduate, master of science, professional master, doctor and post-doctor.
III. Talent and Development Status
School takes the good opportunity to vigorously develop the public health and preventive medicine discipline in School of Medicine, takes as a chance for co-construction by School of Medicine and the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, greatly facilitates the cooperation with various major hospitals and health promotion committees in each district (county). Based on the principle of “Shared resources, complemented advantages, close cooperation and joint development”, School of Public Health takes the main purpose of "reform, innovation and scientific development" and makes the great effort to revise the pattern of scientific research, teaching and talent training. It strengthens the introduction and cultivation of the high-quality innovative talents, constructs a “Special zone” for the collaborative innovation talents of the disciplines; It promotes the interdisciplinary, cultivate new growth points for the disciplines and strive for achievement of breakthroughs in a number of major areas. It builds up the excellent base to cultivate the new generation talent of public health with global vision, the research base for the scientific discovery and knowledge innovation, the scientific research base for the collaborative innovation of the preventive medicine and clinical medicine and the public health services base oriented to the world.