Call for Proposals

  1. Welcome to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) 2023 Annual Meeting call for proposals. Submissions are sought for innovative ideas, promising and emerging practices, practical solutions, and experiences in addressing challenges and opportunities in academic public health.

    The 2023 ASPPH Annual Meeting is March 15-17 in Arlington, VA. For more information visit

  2. Submission Information

    Submissions for oral and poster presentations are sought in the following seven programmatic areas and topics:
    1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
      1. Addressing Anti-Asian Racism, Sentiment, and Violence
      2. Dismantling Structural Racism in Academic Public Health: Case Examples
      3. Environmental Justice
      4. Expanding DEI Training Opportunities for the Public Health Workforce
      5. Fostering Belonging on Campus (Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Staff & Faculty)
      6. Increasing Access to Education in Public Health
      7. Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Public Health Workforce
    2. External Relations and Advocacy
      1. Effective Communications Campaigns in Public Health Among Academia
      2. How Schools and Programs of Public Health are Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation
      3. Leveraging Social Media in Public Health Communications
    3. Finance, Administration, and Operations
      1. Finance Considerations for Undergraduate Education, Online Education, Consolidated Core Curriculums
      2. Financing Global/International Initiatives (i.e. study abroad, field experiences, and other non-grant funded experiences)
      3. Funding and Scholarships Tied to Diversity in Admissions and Recruitment
      4. Incentivizing Research - Financial Models to Build and Grow Research with Non-Grant Funds
      5. Innovative Solutions with Remote Work: Faculty and Staff
      6. Innovative Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty and Staff
      7. Managing Academic Public Health: Cross-functional Collaborations with Finance and Administration
      8. Maximizing Enrollment and Establishing Student Recruitment Budgets
      9. PhD Funding Models – Cross-collaboration between Finance and Student Services
    4. Global Engagement
      1. Global Health Equity
      2. Global Health Is Local Health
      3. Global Student Experiences in a Hybrid World
      4. Migration, Climate Change, and Global Health
      5. Sustainable Models for Global Academic Partnerships
    5. Supporting the Student & Alumni Journey
      1. Attracting Students to Your School or Program
      2. Building a Culture of Philanthropy
      3. Building the Bridge from Student to Alumni
      4. Creating and Expanding Pathways to Public Health
      5. Data-Informed Enrollment Management
      6. Donor Identification, Cultivation, and Stewardship
      7. Engaging Your Students and Alumni
      8. New or Non-Traditional Ideas for Fundraising
      9. Supporting Students from Enrollment through Graduation
      10. Wellbeing and Physical and Mental Health of Students, Faculty, and Staff
    6. Teaching, Learning, and Accreditation
      1. Academic Affairs and Student Life Leadership Collaborations
      2. Active, Holistic, and Transformational Academic Experiences for Our Learners
      3. Designing and Assessing APEs and ILEs
      4. Educating Undergraduates
      5. Elevating Pedagogy: Promising Practices in Assessment, Publishing, and Mentoring
      6. Incentivizing and Rewarding Teaching Excellence
      7. Innovations in Health Equity Teaching and Learning
      8. Integrating Intersectoral and Interprofessional Perspectives for Advancing Population Health
      9. Lessons Learned from Integrating the Traditional Core MPH Requirements
      10. Promising Practices for Developing Competencies in Innovation, Data Analytics, and Forecasting
      11. Resourcing Accreditation Teams and Gaining Buy In
    7. Workforce, Practice, and Continuing Professional Education
      1. Creating and Sustaining Innovative Partnerships with Public Health Practice
      2. Cultivating Lifelong Learners in Academic Public Health
      3. Implementing and Evaluating Practice-Based Teaching
      4. Preparing "Workforce Ready" Graduates Through Academic and Practice Partnerships
      5. Supporting Continuing Professional Education and Professional Development for the Public Health Workforce
      6. Supporting Wellbeing and Physical and Mental Health in the Workforce
    Session formats:
    1. Oral (15-20 minutes paired with complementary submissions)
    2. Poster
    NOTE: If a submitter wishes to submit a proposal for an entire session, please email

    Submission Deadline

    Submissions are due Monday, November 14, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

    Proposal Notification

    All submitters will be notified via email of their proposal status in early January 2023. To receive notification, please make sure your email address is correct and up-to-date.

    Registration and Membership

    NOTE: Membership is not required to submit a proposal or register for the meeting. If your proposal is accepted for presentation, the presenting author(s) MUST register for and attend the 2023 ASPPH Annual Meeting.

    Proposal Requirements

    • Submitters must select a program and topic.
    • Individuals may submit more than one proposal but may NOT submit the same proposal to more than one topic area.
    • The proposal text may contain up to, but not more than, 500 words. No images, charts, or tables are allowed.
    • All proposals must be free of commercial intent.
    • No fees are required to submit a proposal; however, if your proposal is accepted the presenting author(s) MUST register for and attend the meeting.
    • Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed/accepted.
    • ASPPH ssuggests that submitters draft proposals offline before accessing the online submission form. Use the spell check and word count features of your word processor to check the text of the proposal before submitting it.
    • To begin, click the begin a submission button under the program area of choice at the bottom of the page.

    Review Criteria

    • The proposal title is clear, timely, and relevant to the target audience (academic public health leaders, faculty, staff, students, and partners).
    • The proposal has clear, achievable, and desirable learning objectives.
    • The proposal text is clearly written, has conclusions supported by evidence reported.
    • The overall strength of the proposal.
    • Final Recommendation.

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