Office of Special Programs & Global Health

The Office of Special Programs & Global Health (OSP&GH) was established in 2000 as a unit of the Office of the Dean.  OSP&GH supports the mission of Texas A&M School of Public Health through the following primary focus areas:

  • Emergency Preparedness,
  • Public Health Practice,
  • Rural Community Public Health Capacity Building, and
  • Public Health Workforce Competencies.

In 2014, OSP&GH created a cross-cutting, school-wide team of faculty, staff, and students to work together to develop an SPH Global Health Initiative. The goals of the Initiative are to identify educational, research, and practice opportunities; establish long-term partnerships to foster local capacity building; and prepare faculty and graduates to assume leadership roles within an international setting. 

OSP&GH is also home to the Regent’s approved USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness.  USA Center activities focus on three core areas:  training and education; community outreach and engagement; and evaluation/research.