Your department is your academic hub: the place to build professional expertise, connect with your faculty adviser, focus your capstone project or thesis, and tap into your community as a student and long after you graduate.
Every department (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy & Management, Population & Family Health, Sociomedical Sciences) at the Mailman School strongly emphasizes teaching and mentorship—in and out of the classroom. Accessible, engaged faculty mentors guide your academic path, open doors to research opportunities, and nurture your career goals.
The Mailman School faculty is remarkably varied: from epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and other public health experts to anthropologists, toxicologists, psychologists, economists, lawyers, political scientists, and historians. They are leaders in their fields, expanding the boundaries of knowledge in the laboratory, shaping health policy, and creating ground-breaking initiatives to protect and promote health. Many have joint appointments at other Columbia graduate schools who offer students both a cross-disciplinary perspective and expansive professional network.