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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.
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
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.
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
Groundswell Mural web site »


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 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

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

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

2015 - 2016 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 »


2015 Commencement Ceremony Highlights

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 »


-- Animal-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus Appears Tied to Increasing Human Population Density in Forested Regions, Say SUNY Downstate Researchers