One of the hallmarks of our program is that we create a learning environment that emphasizes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to the root causes of public health problems, while instilling the skills necessary to develop innovative and practical solutions for positive impact. Our exceptional faculty are public health scholars in clinical, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. Current areas of research include racial disparities in healthcare access; sleep health; cognitive functioning and aging; environmental epidemiology; resilience and adaptation in the context of disability and illness. Our program attracts a competitive pool of outstanding students with diverse backgrounds, unified by a shared passion to improve quality of life locally and globally. Our students have earned competitive practicum placements and have gone on to obtain full-time employment offers at State and County Departments of Health, non-profit organizations, and university medical centers such as NYU, Stony Brook, and Mt. Sinai.