The Center's MPH program has an innovative focus on community-based research. The program's interdisciplinary character emphasizes integration of concepts and methods from the social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology and population health, global health, and ethics in order to prepare students to address the complex challenges of contemporary public health.
Promoting healthy people in healthy communities is a major goal of public health. To help fulfill this aim, the Center for Public Health Sciences offers an innovative Master of Public Health degree focusing on community-based research. The 42-credit interdisciplinary program provides applied public health research training to medical students, medical residents, doctoral students, clinicians, and professionals from various fields. The overall goal is to produce leaders in applied public health research who will contribute to improved population health and help promote community well-being and health equity.
The MPH program offers a unique educational experience:
- The emphasis is on practice-based and community based research in the areas of prevention, chronic conditions, health disparities, and global health, with a focus on behavioral and social determinants of health;
- The focus is on training advanced professionals from a variety of disciplines;
- The program is designed to accommodate full-time and part-time students. Full time students can obtain their degrees over a 13-month period. Part-time students can complete the program in a minimum of two years.
Our mission is to train diverse public health professionals in evidence-based and community-based public health research and practice in order to promote healthy communities locally and globally.
Reflecting this mission, Center for Public Health Sciences public health educational programs have the following goals:
- To prepare students to address local and global public health issues through applied community-based public health research grounded in the social and behavioral sciences
- To produce professionals trained in applied public health research who will contribute to improved population health and promote community well-being and health equity
- To promote the advancement of public health research across Albert Einstein College of Medicine and other Yeshiva University programs
- To partner with communities in responding to complex local and global public health challenges
- To foster diversity among students and faculty and to cultivate cultural awareness among students and faculty.
Statement of Values
- Our vision of public health is based on the values of collaboration, equity, and activism
- We value the role that interdisciplinary research can play in illuminating the multiple influences on health and in developing effective public health interventions that address social and behavioral factors
- We value the importance of addressing the connection between social conditions and health and promoting systems change in order to reduce health inequities
- We value partnership with community to strengthen research quality and impact, promote community ownership, and sustain community capacity building efforts
- We value the importance of addressing the link between local health and global health in order to develop healthy communities