CUNY School of Public Health

CUNY SPH Celebrates Winter Graduation

January 27, 2016 | CUNY School of Public Health

On January 22, students gathered with friends, family, professors, and deans to celebrate winter graduation at CUNY SPH’s first graduation celebration at the new SPH building. Dean El-Mohandes gave a wonderful speech, and there was a delicious buffet and a photographer to document all the smiles! Congratulations to the Class of 2015! We look forward to hosting our next celebration in honor […]

Get Covered with Healthy CUNY

January 21, 2016 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Healthy CUNY initiative, which promotes health among the CUNY community of students, faculty, and staff, is encouraging the CUNY community to sign up for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) during the month of January. January marks Healthy CUNY’s month of Health Insurance Coverage, and for many people the deadline to […]

Trustees Approve New Structure For CUNY School of Public Health

November 25, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

“This restructuring is an essential step forward in order to assure the well-being and enhancement of the school. It will allow the institution to flourish in the broader marketplace of public health graduate schools and to serve the people of the State and City with great distinction.” – Trustee Chair Benno Schmidt

Freudenberg Health Equity Webinar Available Here

September 23, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health, recently presented a webinar on Moving Public Health Upstream to Reduce Health Inequities. The presentation serves as a training for the Region 2 Public Health Training Center at the Columbia University School of Public Health. Public health professionals working for state […]

CUNY SPH Receives Grant to Study Community Health Workers in Harlem

September 17, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

The CUNY School of Public Health has received a $499,000 grant from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to lead a second year of an evaluation of a major community health worker initiative. The initiative seeks to improve health outcomes of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents in Harlem by linking people […]

CUNY SPH Introduces Non-degree Certificate in Population Health Informatics

September 2, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Collecting, processing and disseminating health data for individuals, families and policymakers is now an essential component of pubic health research and practice. The CUNY School of Public Health is dedicated to designing and deploying data-informed interventions to address our the most pressing public health challenges, and our non-degree certificate provides empirically-driven training to professionals working […]

United Hospital Fund Provides CUNY SPH with $100K to Address Depression Among CUNY Students

May 21, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

The grant will address untreated depression among CUNY students by developing and pilot testing a student awareness campaign and resources, and using student “health ambassadors” to provide outreach and information at three Bronx campuses. CUNY School of Public Health will also strengthen campus mental health services and review current linkages to community mental health providers. […]

CUNY School of Public Health Selected to Evaluate Community Impact by Food Industry-led Hunger and Obesity Effort

May 6, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

NEWS RELEASE   Contact:    P. Christopher Palmedo, MBA, PhD CUNY School of Public Health chris.palmedo@sph.cuny.edu 503-998-7360 Twitter @cpalmedo   Michael Arena University Director of Communications and Marketing The City University of New York 646-664-9300   CUNY School of Public Health Selected to Evaluate Community Impact by Food Industry-led Hunger and Obesity Effort   NEW YORK […]

APHA President to Keynote CUNY SPH Graduation Ceremony

May 4, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika will present the keynote address at the CUNY School of Public Health’s Graduation Recognition Ceremony on June 2, 2015. Dr.  Kumanyika, is a public health scholar and currently serves as president of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Kumanyika,emeritus professor of epidemiology at the University of […]

Jim Stimpson named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

April 16, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Jim Stimpson, PhD, founding director of the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), will begin his role at the CUNY School of Public Health on July 1.  The CUNY SPH Associate Dean for Academic Affairs serves as the school’s chief academic officer, providing the intellectual and administrative leadership for academic programs, […]

Morabia Begins Role as AJPH Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the Barry Commoner Center in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College, and at the CUNY School of Public Health, has begun his tenure as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health. A renowned researcher, author, professor of epidemiology, and fellow of the […]

Levi Waldron Selected 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar in Trento, Italy

April 12, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

CUNY SPH and Hunter College Assistant Professor Levi Waldron has been selected to be a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor for a six month period at the Center for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) at the University of Trento. Dr. Waldron’s work will seek to bridge gaps between high-throughput biology and public health, and bring together […]

Job Postings as of April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

1. Position: Research Internship Opportunity Organization: Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Posting date: April 8, 2015 Location: United States SUMMARY: CAPC is recruiting two (2) research interns with an interest in public health or health services research to work with our Research & Analytics department on our National Palliative Care Registry™ Redesign project. These […]

1st CUNY School of Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award

March 31, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

1st CUNY School of Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award DURING National Public Health Week April6th to April10th 2015 http://www.nphw.org/ INNOVATION is a new idea that reflects application of better solutions to address new/existing challenges. CUNY School of Public Health is conducting its 1st Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award to bring out Novel ideas […]

Bassett focuses policy on advancing health equity

March 30, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Mary Bassett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, talks about her efforts to transform public policy through the pursuit of health equity streategies. For more than 30 years,  Dr. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity, both domestically and across the globe. She spent 17 years […]

The 2015 CUNY Big Apple Job

March 19, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

The 2015 CUNY Big Apple Job and Internship Fair takes place Friday, April 17th at the Javits Center. The flyer (below and attached) is being sent to numerous offices throughout CUNY with the hope that copies will be printed for prominent display and wide distribution to degree program students, including current year graduates looking for […]

Deborah Lupton, “Critical Digital Health Studies: A Research Agenda”

February 25, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Deborah Lupton, Centenary Research Professor, University of Canberra, Australia, discusses the phenomenon of “digital health” . In contrast to popular and professional representations of digital health technologies in utopian terms, Lupton makes the case for a critical approach to digital health technologies. Lunch provided.

Public Health Grand Rounds Featuring NYC DOHMH Commissioner Mary Bassett, MD, MPH

January 10, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Please join us on Monday, February 2nd, 4:30-6:00pm  at The CUNY Graduate Center, 9100, Skylight Room for the DPH Program’s monthly Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series featuring NYC’s new Health Commissioner, Mary Bassett, MD, MPH. Dr. Bassett was named the NYC DOHMH Commissioner in January 2014. She has more than 30 years of public

Virtual Information Chat Sessions

January 5, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Do you have questions about the CUNY School of Public Health programs? How to apply through SOPHAS ? Virtual information chat sessions offer interested students a chance to chat with admission staff at the CUNY School of Public Health. Click here to join us for an information chat session on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from

Health In South Africa: 20 Years After Apartheid

December 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

On December 10, Dr. David Sanders spoke at the CUNY Graduate Center about the progress and challenges in improving health and reducing inequalities in health in South Africa in the two decades since the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela. Sanders is the founding director of the University of Western Cape School of Public Health and an