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SUNY Downstate Medical Center


Public Health for a Global Community

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New School of Public Health Building
Construction of our state-of-the-art School of Public Health building is currently under way.

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Academic Departments
The School of Public Health is made up of four academic departments: Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Health Policy and Management.
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Meet Our Students
Learn and collaborate with a dynamic student body. Our dedicated students come from diverse professions, cultural backgrounds and life experiences.
Community Services & Research
Involvement with our communities is fundamental to our mission of advancing the health of urban and immigrant populations.

“Art Builds Community, Community Creates Change” © Groundswell 2007
Location: 330 18th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
Groundswell Mural web site »

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Living and working in Brooklyn
Explore the rich culture of one of the most vibrant and diverse places in the world.
Focus on Urban and Immigrant Health
Our curriculum has a unique focus on the contemporary health challenges faced by urban and immigrant populations.

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Re-Accreditation of the School of Public Health
Self-Study Process and Timeline - click here.


For more information about our school and programs or to schedule an individualized information session, please call the School of Public Health Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs: 718.270.1065 or send us an e-mail:


Advanced Certificate in Public Health

Master of Public Health

MD / Master of Public Health

Peace Corps Master's International Program / Master of Public Health - NEW

Doctor of Public Health

Non-Matriculated Application Procedures


Public Health In Action: Fall 2014/Winter 2015
School of Public Health Newsletter (PDF)


Dean Pascal James Imperato, MD, MPH & TM, has joined over 400 physicians, health professionals, and technical experts from 80 countries to address the critically important issue of polio eradication. The Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication launched on 11 April 2013. This declaration supports the Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan, which is a plan by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to address this challenging issue and disease and to promote education and eradication throughout the world. You can access additional information by clicking here »