CUNY School of Public Health
|Dean||Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes|
|Location||New York City, New York, United States|
The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (commonly known as the CUNY School of Public Health, or CUNY SPH) is a public American research and professional college within the CUNY system based in New York City. The school is situated in its new building at 55 West 125th Street in Manhattan. The CUNY School of Public Health offers 4 doctoral programs, 7 master's programs, an advanced certificate and faculty memberships in at least 7 of CUNY's research centers and institutes. A core faculty of over 45 full-time faculty is supplemented by additional faculty members drawn from throughout CUNY.
The CUNY School of Public Health offers a variety of accredited master's and doctorate degrees, specializations, and certificates.
The CUNY School of Public Health offers the following graduate degrees
- Master’s in Public Health Degree Programs
- MPH in Community Health Education
- MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health Science
- MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics
- MPH in Health Policy & Management
- MPH in Public Health Nutrition
- MPH in Public Health Geographic Information Science
- Master’s in Science Degree Programs
- MS in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
- Doctoral Degree Programs
- DPH in Community, Society & Health
- DPH in Environmental & Occupational Health
- DPH in Epidemiology
- DPH in Health Policy & Management
The CUNY School of Public Health offers the following specializations
- Maternal, Child, Reproductive, and Sexual Health (This specialization is available to both master's and doctoral students.)
- Public Health Nutrition (This specialization is available to doctoral students only.)
The CUNY School of Public Health offers the following certificates
- Public Health Advanced Certificate
- Population Health Informatics Certificate
Research Center Affiliations
As of 2015, CUNY School of Public Health faculty are affiliated with the following CUNY research centers and institutes:
- CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
- CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health
- Healthy CUNY Initiative
- In 2015 the CUNY School of Public Health in coordination with seven other health organizations sponsored the creation of the Intersectoral Forum on Advancing Health and Equity in New York City.
- Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR) for Addressing Health Disparities and Improving Health Outcomes at Hunter College
- Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Queens College
- Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training at Hunter College
- Center for Human Environments at the Graduate Center
- CUNY Institute for Demographic Research at Baruch College
- CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College
- Institute on Health Equity at Lehman College
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 of 2013, Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes was named Dean of the CUNY School of Public Health.
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 and Health Policy.