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Population & Family Health

The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health explores the legal, policy, and human rights dimensions of health, particularly within communities in low-income, unstable, or inequitable environments around the globe.

Message from the Chair

 "My commitment to human rights and human dignity, along with a history of creating interdisciplinary approaches to solving pressing health threats, align with the department’s work and vision," says Terry McGovern, JD. Read more

What We Do

We are committed to improving health around the world. Students and faculty strive to eliminate health disparities through scientific and service leadership. Check out this video to see a few highlights of what we do.

Degree Programs

Through MPH, MS, and DrPH degree programs, students focus on the health needs and rights of diverse global populations.

Support Our Work

Help advance research on community health systems around the world. Donate Now

New GHJG Website

GHJG integrates public health, legal, and scientific scholarship and practice from across Columbia University to promote, protect, and fulfill the right to health. View the new website here