The College of Public Health and Health Informatics (CPHHI) was established in 2005 in order to cater to the needs of future professionals in the field of Public Health. CPHHI is one of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is under the patronage of the King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Science (KSAU-HS), with affiliation with both the King Abdul-Aziz Medical City (KAMC) in the Central, Western and Eastern regions of KSA and the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC). These umbrellas of affiliations and associations enrich further the learning, research and practice field experiences for both students and faculty.
Notwithstanding CPHHI’s relative young age, it is now being recognized as a leading academic institution in its fields both nationally and regionally. CPHHI offers four higher master’s degree programs in Public Health and Health Informatics (Master’s Program of Public Health in Community and Environmental Health, Master’s Program of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Master’s Program of Public Health in Health Systems Management and the Master’s Program in Health Informatics), in addition to its Bachelor Program in Health Information Systems. All programs obtained its accreditation by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS)
CPHHI students receive state-of-the-art learning activities, which are delivered by distinguished academic faculty staff, in an academic-catered environment with outcomes-based curricula. Most CPHHI alumni are leaders in their respective fields in organizations such as the Ministry of Health, Military and National Guard Hospitals, Universities, Saudi Health Council and other organizations
Currently, CPHHI enters its second decade with many achievements, including the recruitment of around 20 full time faculty members who obtained their Masters and PhDs from USA, Canada, UK and rest of Europe, and with around 40 administrative supportive staff and number of scholars abroad. CPHHI accepts an appreciable enrolled number of registered students on a yearly basis.