Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is a leader in the creation of new knowledge and a pioneer in the translation of science for maximum impact on the public’s health.
The Mailman School is a global presence built on local excellence. Our faculty members have research and service projects in over 100 countries around the globe. Whether promoting the health and well-being of America’s impoverished families and children, working in resource-limited communities to improve reproductive health for women, or developing models of care and treatment for HIV-infected people in northern Manhattan or Africa, the School is committed to meeting the health needs of underserved populations in all corners of the world.
The Mailman School addresses today’s health challenges through a broad lens, creating public health programs that can serve as models and be replicated across the country and around the world in order to reach large numbers of people with life-saving interventions.
Located in Washington Heights in Northern Manhattan, the Mailman School has been a partner in the community for decades. We have embraced our location in New York City as an opportunity to plunge into every aspect of urban healthcare. The School works with diverse populations throughout the City’s five boroughs on HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and care; smoking cessation initiatives; school-based clinics; and programs to stem the growing asthma epidemic in our urban environment.
We take seriously our role to educate and train the next generation of public health leaders. The Mailman School’s rich resources, including its internationally recognized faculty, superb student body, affiliation to a world-renowned university, and New York City locale, enable the School to create knowledge and graduate leaders who inform and shape healthcare policy and decision-making.
The School’s interdisciplinary faculty members are top scholars and teachers whose work in the community, laboratory, and classroom leads to the creation of knowledge that impacts public health theory and practice. The School’s curriculum combined with its internationally renowned research and training programs enables students to gain frontline knowledge, both inside and outside the classroom. Our talented, diverse students are immersed in all facets of today’s critical health issues and are gaining the tools necessary to forge new paths and effect change in communities both near and far.