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We're Building the Bridge to Health Equity. Starting in our own neighborhood.
For generations, Brooklyn has been a magnet for people from across the world. We're not just a borough—we're a microcosm of cities everywhere. So when we focus on urban health here, we're giving researchers the tools to improve outcomes and reduce risk across the world.
40% Brooklynites born in a foreign country, or to immigrant parents.
Our newest neighbors confront a range of challenges in their new city. We influence good outcomes through research and community service.
70% World population expected to live in cities by 2050.
The Brooklyn experience is not unique. As you build your expertise working with urban populations, you'll be able to carry those lessons everywhere.
435 Students in our Global Health elective since 1980.
Every year, a select group of students does in-depth work in developing nations. You'll gain a better understanding of the disparities on the ground, and do work that makes a difference.
Located in the heart of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has a rich legacy of excellence in education, research, and community service.