CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
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|Dean||Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes|
The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (commonly known as the CUNY School of Public Health, or CUNY SPH) is a public American research and professional college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system of colleges. The school is situated at 55 West 125th Street in Manhattan. CUNY SPH offers doctoral programs, master's programs, several certificates, and faculty memberships in many of CUNY's research centers and institutes. A core roster of over 50 full-time faculty is supplemented by additional faculty members drawn from throughout CUNY.
CUNY SPH offers a variety of accredited master's and doctorate degrees, specializations, and certificates.
CUNY SPH offers the following graduate degrees
- Master's Degree Programs
- MPH in Community Health
- MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
- MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- MPH in Health Policy and Management
- MPH in Public Health Nutrition
- MS in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
- MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy
- MS in Population Health Informatics
- MS in Health Communication for Social Change
- Doctoral Degree Programs
- PhD in Community Health and Health Policy
- PhD in Environmental and Planetary Health Sciences
- PhD in Epidemiology
CUNY SPH offers the following specializations
- Maternal, Child, Reproductive, and Sexual Health (This specialization is available to both master's and doctoral students.)
CUNY SPH offers the following certificates
- Advanced Certificate in Public Health
- Advanced Certificate in Industrial Hygiene
- Population Health Informatics Certificate
- Certificate in Social Marketing for Health
CUNY SPH faculty are affiliated with the following CUNY research centers and institutes:
- CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
- CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health
- Center for Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health
- Healthy CUNY Initiative
- Center for Innovation in Mental Health
- CUNY Center for Systems and Community Design
- NYU-CUNY Research Prevention Center
In September 2006, the chancellor of The City University of New York, Matthew Goldstein, announced that CUNY planned to create a collaborative School of Public Health to open within five years. The school would have an urban focus and bring together the University’s public health programs at Brooklyn, Lehman and Hunter Colleges and the Graduate Center, as well as other faculty with relevant expertise from around the University. The chancellor designated Hunter College as the lead institution because it had the largest and oldest public health program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, the national body that accredits public health programs and schools, since 1972.
In October 2009, the Council on Education for Public Health accepted CUNY’s application to be reviewed for transforming its accredited programs in public health into a single School of Public Health. That review process began 2010 and was completed in 2011.
In September 2013, Ayman El-Mohandes was named Dean.
In November 2015, the CUNY Trustees approved a new structure for the CUNY School of Public Health, setting in motion the transition from a consortial model comprising programs at four different CUNY schools, into the unified CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy.
- "Accredited Schools & Programs". Council on Education for Public Health. Archived from the original on 2013-03-17. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- "CUNY School of Public Health". Council on Education for Public Health. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes was named Dean of the CUNY School of Public Health