Dr. Audrey R. Gotsch Elected President of National Organization
NEW BRUNSWICK — Dr. Audrey R. Gotsch, dean of the UMDNJ-School of Public Health, has been elected president of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Established in 1974, CEPH is an independent agency authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and programs of public health throughout the country.
Dr. Gotsch is the founding dean of the UMDNJ-School of Public Health. She resides in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In addition to serving as dean and a professor at UMDNJ, Dr. Gotsch is director of the Public Education and Risk Communication Division of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, a joint institute of the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University. She earned her doctorate in Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
The UMDNJ-School of Public Health (http://sph.umdnj.edu/) is the nation’s first collaborative school of public health and is sponsored by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in cooperation with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.