Columbia Public Health Magazine

A Century of Impact

1922–2022

Letter from the Dean

A Century of Leadership

"It is humbling to think that what began with a single student has grown to be one of the world’s most highly regarded and impactful schools of public health. Along the way, we have educated generations of scientists and leaders, advanced groundbreaking discoveries, and developed solutions to protect and improve the health of diverse communities across cities, countries, and continents."

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Features

Leading the Global Fight Against Infectious Diseases

Across continents and through outbreaks of HIV, SARS, MERS, and more, researchers in the lab and public health workers on the ground have helped the world understand and combat transmissible diseases.

BY JIM MORRISON

PLUS: COVID-19 By the Numbers

BY ALEJANDRA VILLANUEVA ’20

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A Century of Impact - Celebrating 100 Years of Public Health Leadership

For 100 years, the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health has set the pace for public health education and led by example in the quest for better health for everyone, everywhere.

BY JESSE ADAMS

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Building a Healthy and Just World From the Inside Out

The School’s FORWARD initiative, launched last year, is just one in a series of efforts to promote inclusive and equitable education in the field of public health.

BY PAULA DERROW

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The School and the City

Columbia Mailman School has had a long and productive relationship with the city it calls home. And over the years, students, faculty, and the community have all benefited.

BY CAROLINE HOPKINS

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Every Gift Has a Story

Philanthropy makes it possible for the School to launch new programs, recruit talented faculty, and educate the next generation of leaders.

BY NANCY AVERETT

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A World of Good

With a commitment to human rights, the School’s faculty have a long history of working to battle pressing health threats across the globe—and are poised for progress in the future.

BY JILL LANGLOIS

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The True Measure

Research here is helping to ensure longer and more robust lives for the most vulnerable populations.

BY JOCELYN C. ZUCKERMAN

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Climate in Crisis

Public health challenges posed by climate change are already threatening populations worldwide. The School’s programs are training the next generation of leaders to fight back.

BY JIM MORRISON

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From Paper to Policy

Science-based advocacy is a guiding principle at Columbia Mailman School.

BY ALLA KATSNELSON

PLUS: One Study, Decades of Discoveries

A trailblazing study has influenced two generations of scientists and still generates findings today.

BY TIM PAUL

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At the Core

The School’s MPH Core Curriculum has evolved with the profession and continues to be the standard for public health education.

BY TIM PAUL

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In Our Words

Members of the School community reflect on its memorable qualities and the difference it has made in their lives.

INTERVIEWS BY RUTHIE FIERBERG

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Our History

Browse key moments in the history of our school.


DEAN

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Vanita Gowda, MPA


EDITOR IN CHIEF

Dana Points

ART DIRECTOR

Diana Gazzia

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Tim Paul

COPY EDITOR

Emmalee C. Torisk

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Talia Nadel
 

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