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The School of Public Health
The School of Public Health developed out of our Master of Public Health Program that began in 2001 with a focus on urban and immigrant health. It offers a Master of Public Health degree in which students may concentrate in one of five areas: biostatistics, community health sciences, environmental and occupational health sciences, epidemiology, and health policy and management. It also offers a Doctor of Public Health degree in which students may concentrate in one of the following three areas: community health sciences, environmental and occupational health sciences, and epidemiology. All of the SPH degree programs are nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Collectively, these diverse degree programs have a special focus on urban and immigrant health and address health disparities and the leading public health issues that affect the populations we serve. Our new Center for Global Health links preventive interventions here in Brooklyn among immigrant populations and among the communities from which they have emigrated overseas.
The School of Public Health has an enrollment of 130 students and offers 53 courses extended over three semesters in the academic year. The faculty of the program includes nationally respected leaders in public health who have distinguished themselves in their respective specialties through teaching, research and service. Our school's faculty is also enriched by professionals from other departments of the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the School of Health Professions, the School of Graduate Studies, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, affiliated hospitals and institutions, and community based organizations. This provides our students with easy access to the rich diversity of faculty expertise found in the only academic medical center in Brooklyn.