Our talented students draw on their diverse backgrounds when developing the expertise needed to excel in the rapidly evolving social public health field. Their academic enrichment is a priority within SMS, with faculty and staff actively engaging, mentoring, and teaching students.

Centering Indigenous Voices in Pursuit of Health Equity

Kiara Tanta-Quidgeon

Thinking about your APEx? Read about the experience from our '24 MPH students

From left to right: Leslie Alvarez, Muhammad Khan, Colette Kirkpatrick, Rose Monet Little, Sophie Yagoda.

How Much Are Those Tampons?: My Research Experience in the Period Aisle

SMS MPH candidate Micaela Camozzi discusses her research experience in the period aisle

My Summer on the Frontlines of Remaking the New Zealand Health System

Tom Devine spent his summer practicum working in his native New Zealand as the nation’s public health system was completely overhauled on July 1.

One Student's Reflections on Pride

Riki Eijima reflects on recent heritage months, the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, and how her Columbia Mailman School experience intersects with it all.

Community and Puberty

A Columbia Public Health student examined how a Tanzanian community approaches conversations around puberty and menstruation and discovered new ways to remove the stigma around often taboo topics.