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SUNY Downstate Medical Center


Public Health for a Global Community


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The School of Public Health receives full re-accreditation for seven years.

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Dr. Lori Hoepner finds significant associations between prenatal BPA concentrations and measures of childhood adiposity.


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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.
Empowering Communities
Involvement with our communities is fundamental to our mission of advancing the health of urban and immigrant populations.

"Building a Change" ©Groundswell 2012
Location: 88 Visitation Place Brooklyn, NY 11231
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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.
Advancing Urban and Immigrant Health

Our curriculum has a unique focus on the contemporary health challenges faced by urban and immigrant populations.

“Art Builds Community, Community Creates Change” © Groundswell 2007
Location: 330 18th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
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In Memory of Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH, DTM&H, CPH (1944-2016)


The School of Public Health is now accepting applications for the Summer and Fall 2017.

We invite all domestic and international prospective students to apply.

For more information about our school and programs please feel free to register for one of our information session:


Advanced Certificate in Public Health

Master of Public Health

MD / Master of Public Health

Doctor of Public Health

Non-Matriculated Application Procedures

The SUNY Downstate School of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health


Course Schedules

2016 - 2017 Academic Calendar »

Link to PRIME »

Career Services

Commencement Information »



The curricula for our MPH and DrPH programs are built around a framework of essential competencies for public health. For each degree, students demonstrate mastery of overarching competencies important for all public health graduates, as well as competencies specific to their concentration.

MPH and DrPH Competencies »