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Public Health Grad Earns Certification

Madgene Moise, who earned her master’s in public health (MPH) in 2012, was notified by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NPPHE), November 20, 2015, that she has merited a Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential. She is the first graduate of the program to pass this national exam and earn a certificate.

The credential program is just a few years old. Alan Rowan, associate teaching professor in the program, traveled to San Francisco to take the exam himself a few years ago to help him prepare to teach a new public health capstone course that was added to the MPH curriculum to help prepare students to sit for this exam.

”Kudos to Alan Rowan for putting out a great capstone course that assures our students are prepared at the highest level,” said MPH Program Director William Weissert. "Along with our other capstone course, it integrates everything the students have learned in their 42 credits of MPH courses.”

The CPH program demonstrates that students and graduates from schools and programs of public health accredited by the Council for Education on Public Health have mastered required core and cross-cutting competencies. It also addresses the need for greater recognition of public health as a health profession. Florida State University’s program became accredited in June 2014 after a lengthy and rigorous process.

The CPH certificate signifies that Moise demonstrates not only a mastery of the core sciences of public health but also a strong commitment to staying on the cutting-edge of public health issues by continuing her professional development through the NBPHE’s maintenance of certification process.

Moise is currently employed at Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, HIV/AIDS Section, Surveillance Program where she works as an HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Analyst.