Departments & Programs

Academics at the School of Global Public Health are distributed between several programs and departments that encompass the leading disciplines in the field of public health.

Biostatistics (MPH, MS, and PhD)

Applies statistical reasoning and methods to the analysis of public health, health care, biomedical, clinical and population-based data.

Rebecca Betensky, PhD  Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Professor of Biostatistics
[email protected]
212-992-3722
Vardia Duterville Administrative Aide [email protected]
212-992-6081
Evan Wardell Administrative Aide [email protected]
212-992-3718

 

Bioethics (MA)

Combines the study of medical and environmental ethics on topics ranging from the use of embryonic stem cells and cloning to species preservation and biodiversity loss.

Dr. S. Matthew Liao Director of Center for Bioethics
Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics
[email protected]
212-998-3672
Cassandra Coste Program Administrator [email protected]
212-992-6140

 

Epidemiology (MPH and PhD)

Analyzes the distribution, determinants, and control of human disease.

Raymond Niaura Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
[email protected]
212-992-3713
Lecia Ductan Administrative Aide [email protected]
212-992-5631
Laura Wallace Administrative Aide [email protected]
212-992-6333

 

Global and Environmental Public Health (MPH)

Emphasizes the development of strong leadership skills while planning and managing innovative global public health programs.  The program collaborates with international colleagues in multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe.

Chris P. Dickey, DrPH, MBA

Director of Global Health
Director of Global Professional Studies and Entrepreneurship
Clinical Associate Professor of Global Public Health

[email protected]
212-992-6136
Kiera Bloch, MPH Program Administrator [email protected]
212-992-6331
Patricio Almeida Administrative Aide, Global Health [email protected]
212-992-3719

 

Public Health Nutrition (MPH) 

Focuses on promoting health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases and obesity through educational and environmental approaches.

Dr. Joyce O'Connor

Director of Public Health Nutrition
Director of Advanced Certificate in Public Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition

[email protected]
212-992-6119
Erika George Administrative Aide [email protected]
212-992-6351

 

Public Health Policy and Management (MPH and PhD)

Dedicated to creating innovative policies and strategies to improve health care and population health.

José A. Pagán, PhD

 

Chair of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management
Professor of Global Public Health

[email protected]
212-992-3700
Kei Andersen Administrative Aide [email protected]
212-992-5630

 

Social And Behavioral Sciences (MPH and PhD)

Investigates the social, behavioral, and structural determinants of health.

Dr. Ralph DiClemente Chair and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences [email protected]
212-992-3709
Katrien Mattis, MA Program Administrator [email protected]
212-992-3725
Julianne Rocco, MPH Administrative Aide [email protected]
212-992-6330