Mollie Mulvanity, MPH, CAE


Mollie joined CEPH in 2005 and served as an accreditation specialist and director of accreditation services before assuming her current role. During her years at CEPH, Mollie has visited more than 100 public health schools and programs while providing consultation or staffing accreditation reviews, including universities throughout the US and in Europe, Asia and Australia. Mollie has managed multiple CEPH criteria and procedures revision processes, including the three-year process that resulted in the adoption of the 2016 Accreditation Criteria.

Mollie served as a member of the MPH Taskforce of the Framing the Future Initiative and is a frequent presenter at professional meetings on the evolution of quality assurance in public health higher education, particularly in relation to MPH curricula.

Mollie serves as the co-chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). In this capacity, she has planned conference programming for accreditation professionals and has served as a moderator and presenter on a variety of topics related to best practices in accreditation. Mollie is also an active member of the DC area accreditation community and has facilitated and provided programming leadership for local professional development initiatives and roundtables.

Mollie serves as a public member on the Commission for Approval of Teams (CAT) at the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA). This commission reviews interdisciplinary teams providing care for cleft palate and craniofacial conditions and determines whether teams meet the defined standards for listing as an ACPA-approved team. In this role, Mollie has provided technical assistance to the CAT on standards revision processes and has developed guidance material to assist stakeholders in understanding how approval processes compare to accreditation processes.

Mollie received her Master of Public Health degree in health behavior and health promotion from Ohio State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Delaware. Her prior career experience, primarily in civil rights, includes positions in the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and DC Prisoners’ Legal Services Project. In addition to her professional roles, Mollie serves as a volunteer court-appointed special advocate with CASA for Children of DC.