Combining the strengths of two renowned public health institutions, the unique collaboration between Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and France’s École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique is designed to foster leadership and excellence in public health education, research, and practice and create a joint vision of public health on both sides of the Atlantic.

Initiated in November 2009, this global collaboration facilitates the involvement of faculty and students on issues of importance to public health in the 21st century through joint research projects and teaching, and practica opportunities in the U.S. and France. The exchange of faculty and graduate students promotes mutual cooperation on education and scientific research.

Mailman School of Public Health

Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health is recognized worldwide for its path-breaking work in addressing critical and complex global health issues. Led by Dean Linda P. Fried, the Mailman School is one of the top recipients of grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health among schools of public health. Its faculty members work in more than 100 countries around the world, providing leadership in addressing the population health challenges of the 21st century. They are at the forefront of such issues as infectious and chronic diseases, environmental health, maternal and child health, healthy aging, health policy and systems, the health impacts of climate change, disaster preparedness and recovery, and a life course approach to prevention. The Mailman School is a leader and innovator in public health education with over 1,000 graduate students from more than 40 nations pursuing a variety of master’s and doctoral degree programs.

École des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP)

EHESP School of Public Health has a distinguished history of training public health executives who have gone on to run the major health services in France and around the world. Its alumni network comprises virtually all public hospital administrators, health inspectors, pharmacological inspectors, long term-care facility administrators and public health servants throughout the French state. Among the diplomas it offers (master’s, engineering, and doctoral degrees), its MPH degree, taught in English, is particularly attractive to students from many nations, in part because the French health system is a model system, and also because public health issues are now global and demand for skilled human resources in this sector is ever increasing.