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The Mailman School is a leader in innovative public health curricula. Pioneering a redesign to reflect the complexities of careers and emerging research, our MPH core transcends disciplines, sectors, and approaches to improving public health.

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Faculty in Public Health Education

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Anne Paxton
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Burton Edelstein
Professor Emeritus
Dental Medicine (Pediatric Dentistry) and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Codruta Chiuzan
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernández
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
David Bell
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Guohua Li
Professor
Epidemiology
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Katharina Janus
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Linda Fried
Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health and DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice, Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine
Linda Cushman
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lisa Rosen-Metsch
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lynn Tepper
Clinical Professor
Behavioral Science (In Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry)
Luisa Borrell
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
Melanie Gold
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Melissa Begg
Dean, Columbia School of Social Work, and Professor,
Social Work and Biostatistics
Mary Northridge
Professor
Clinical Sociomedical Sciences (in Dental Medicine)
Marita Murrman
Professor in Sociomedical Sciences at CUIMC
Sociomedical Sciences
Matthew Perzanowski
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Mary Beth Terry
Professor
Epidemiology (In Environmental Health Sciences)
Norman Kleiman
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Parisa Tehranifar
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Richard Parker
Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology, Special Research Scientist and Special Lecturer in Sociomedical Sciences
Rita Kukafka
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences and Biomedical Informatics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Robert Klitzman
Professor
Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Rachel Moresky
Associate Professor
Heilbrunn Population and Family Health
Theodorus Sandfort
Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry)
Therese McGinn
Professor Emerita
Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
Vegard Skirbekk
Professor
Population and Family Health (In the Columbia Aging Center)
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Raygine DiAquoi
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Latanya Mapp Frett
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Daniel Giovenco
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Peter Taback
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Nina Schwalbe
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Sandra Albrecht
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Carole Hutchinson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Rebecca Sale
Associate
Health Policy and Management

News & Features

This fall, public health students are thinking ahead. Kelyn Zhang, an MPH candidate in Sociomedical Sciences, is planning to apply for jobs in health communications, education, marketing, or health strategy. Her long-term goal is to work in the area of health education for marginalized co
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