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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Public Health for a Global Community

Departments

 

 


New Publications from CHSC Faculty, Drs Afable-Munsuz and Bruno

  • Afable-Munsuz A, Mayeda ER, Pérez-Stable EJ, Haan MN. Immigrant generation and diabetes risk among Mexican Americans: the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging. Am J Public Health. 2013 May;103(5):e45-52. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300969. Epub 2013 Mar 14.
  • Aragones A, Bruno D, Gany F. Attitudes Surrounding Implementation of the HPV Vaccine for Males among Primary Care Providers Serving Large Minority Populations. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2013;24(2):768-776.





Department of Community Health Sciences (CHSC)

Welcome

The Department of Community Health Sciences is committed to the mission of educating and training public health practitioners in the health of urban and immigrant communities around the world. We accomplish this through state-of-the-field graduate curricula, distinguished by several unique features.



Unique Features of CHSC:

In the Field

All of our MPH and DrPH core courses include time spent in communities: contributing to, observing and learning about the health of local neighborhoods.

Global Emphasis

When we study immigrant communities we simultaneously study the countries of origin for those immigrants. In a CHSC course you will find assigned readings focusing on urban communities around the world.

Community Research with Faculty

Graduate students have the opportunity to work with CHSC faculty on innovative research studies serving the health goals of local communities as well as those across the country and in other parts of the world.

Here in Brooklyn we collaborate with community-based organizations, such as the Arthur Ashe Institute and CAMBA, in developing and evaluating interventions for pressing health issues.

The community interventions we research cover a wide range of channels, from in-person outreach in barber shops, beauty salons and restaurants to supportive outreach through cell-phone counseling.

South Africa Field Experience

Our department sponsors a field experience in Limpopo province of South Africa, where our students work side by side with South African health practitioners in disseminating health services to impoverished communities.

We actively engage with communities through all aspects of our work: coursework, service and research.

Our CHSC faculty particularly enjoy spending time with their students and are happy to meet with prospective students to discuss our program.

Please feel free to contact me at barbara.delano@downstate.edu to set up a time to talk or meet in person.

Best Wishes,

Barbara Delano, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences


Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty