Any Questions or Concerns

Please know that that Office of Education is here to help! Use the information down below to determine who you should contact for your particular question or concern.

Virtual Office Hours

Academic Affairs, Student Life, Support & General Questions

Members of the Office of Student Affairs and Academic Records teams are currently taking appointment upon request. Please email us with a summary of what you'd like to discuss at msph-osa@cumc.columbia.edu and we will schedule an appointment..

Dean of Students Office Hours

Join the Dean of Students, Sandi Bernal-Garcia, for weekly (Thursdays) open office hours. She will answer questions, offer insights, and chat with any interested student! Register in advance.

Careers and Practice

Career Services

Career Services is offering Virtual Walk-in Hours every Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. Appointments can be scheduled on CareerLink.

Field Practice

Field Practice is offering Virtual Walk-in Hours every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. ET. Visit CourseWorks for Zoom information. Individual Appointments are always available for student convenience. Request an appointment by emailing availability to msph-ofp@cumc.columbia.edu.

 

Diversity, Culture and Inclusion

Dean Raygine DiAquoi and Diversity, Culture and Inclusion is offering Office Hours by appointment every Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. Appointments can be scheduled scheduled here.

Student Academic Records

If you have challenges with your course registration, the StARS (Student Academic Records & Standards) Team is here to assist. Many registration matters can be easily resolved via email. Please reach out to us and provide as much details as possible in your written correspondence. The StARS Team will triage these requests and resolve them directly via email or connect you with a team member to assist you one-on-one.

Student Support

If you need to address any personal or social-emotional concerns or want to arrange disability accommodations, schedule an appointment with Student Support Services by contacting:  

All student support questions/concerns: Sarah Tooley, Director of Student Support at st3146@cumc.columbia.edu.

Formal Accommodations & Programming questions/concerns: Meredith Ryer, Assistant Director of Student Support/ODS Liaison at mr4075@cumc.columbia.edu.

MPH Core Curriculum

If you have trouble with MPH Core curriculum or another PUBH course, please contact the Office of Educational Initiatives

Financial Aid

If you have questions about your financial aid package, budgeting, etc., please schedule an appointment with our Financial Aid Team or you can reach out to them via email at sphfinaid@columbia.edu

Scrolled down and not sure where to start?

If you're not sure where to begin, always feel free to start with the Office of Student Affairs at msph-osa@cumc.columbia.edu.

Contact List

Academic Records and Standards

ERIC RATNER

Director of Student Academic Affairs

Questions about: Degree completion, Degree requirements, 4+1 Program, University and School Policies (student handbook) Email: emr2211@cumc.columbia.edu
LILLIAN MORALES

Associate Director of Academic Records and Standards

Questions about: Course registration (add/drops, change in grading option), academic calendar, graduation and degree clearance Email: lm31@cumc.columbia.edu
PAUL MCCULLOUGH

Coordinator of Educational Programs

Questions about: Course schedule, Course registration (add/drops, change in grading option) Email: pm2692@cumc.columbua.edu

Student Support and Student Life

SARAH TOOLEY

Director of Student Support

Questions about: All student support questions or concerns Email: st3146@cumc.columbia.edu
MEREDITH RYDER

Assistant Director of Student Support

Questions about: Formal Accommodations & Support Programming Email: mr4075@cumc.columbia.edu
CHRISTINA FERRARI

Assistant Director of Student Life

Questions about: Student life, Student groups, RISE program, co-curricular programming, Engage Email: cmf2198@cumc.columbia.edu
SANDI BERNAL GARCIA

Dean of Students

Questions about: Any student concern Email: sb64@cumc.columbia.edu

Financial Aid

Charles Liriano

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Questions about: Financial Aid, Scholarships, Budgeting Email: cl2281@cumc.columbia.edu
Eric halperin

Financial Aid Officer II

Questions about: Financial Aid, Outside payments, Veterans Benefits Email: eh2549@cumc.columbia.edu

MPH Curriculum

Lauren Westley

Director of Education

Questions about: Core Schedule, Core Faculty and TAs, Core Curriculum Email: law2171@cumc.columbia.edu
Troy Hoffman

Assistant Director of Education

Questions about: Core Schedule, Certificates, Examsoft Email: th2654@cumc.columbia.edu