Public Health at Syracuse—Where Community = Classroom

Service learning and community engagement are cornerstones of public health education at Falk College. By purposefully integrating classroom instruction with hands-on opportunities, longstanding faculty-agency collaborations locally and globally allow us to customize student learning experiences while helping address some of today’s most pressing public health needs.

Falk’s Public Health programs include:


Opportunities for research working side-by-side with faculty abound, with topics including community and work disparities for people with disabilities, malaria elimination, mindfulness-based meditation for Veterans with posttraumatic stress and the Syracuse Lead Study, among many others.

Our undergraduate program prepares students to work in a variety of public health positions and newly emerging preventive health areas in corporate wellness centers, college health services, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies. Many students plan for graduate education in public health, health administration, health-related social sciences (medical anthropology, medical sociology, or health psychology), health policy and the law, and the health professions (medicine, nursing, physician assistance, pharmacy, or dentistry).

Graduates of Falk College’s public health program have unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.

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Recent News


Research training program for veterans accepting applications

To improve access to undergraduate research experiences in the area of trauma for groups typically underrepresented in this research, including veterans, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University’s Falk College, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is now recruiting students…


Healthy You Fall 2017 now available

View the Healthy You fall 2017 magazine (PDF) From the important impact breakfast has on your day to how less screen time can really impact your life, Healthy You Fall 2017-a health news magazine written by students for students-explores these…


REU program prepares students for trauma research in veteran populations

SUNY College at Oswego professor Karen Wolford and former student Arthur Delsing are developing a mobile phone application to help people with anxiety disorders, particularly veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Photo Credit: Jeffrey ReaHonoring veterans’ military service and attending…


Remembrance Scholar’s passion for medicine leads her to public health at Falk

Kelsey Montondo ’18 There are few things more difficult than walking a loved one through illness. For the caregiver, the challenges can magnify their strength to love, to advocate, and to serve. In the process, some discover a new calling…


Non-traditional paths part of special Syracuse tradition

Nearly 100 years ago, Syracuse University became one of the first universities in the nation to open its doors wide to “non-traditional” students. That night, 18 evening courses met in downtown Syracuse, which marked the beginning of University College. These…

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Upcoming Events

Mar 27 – Mar 30 all-day Falk College, Second Floor
Falk Students are invited to submit posters for completed or in-progress empirical research projects using qualitative or quantitative methods for display, judging, and awards for the Falk Student Research Celebration March 27-30. The multi-day event…
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Falk College, MacNaughton Hall, Room 411
Please join us for a Research Center Colloquium featuring Fulbright Scholars Nancy Mudrick, School of Social Work and Dessa Bergen-Cico, Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition. Dr. Mudrick will present “Autonomy and Community Inclusion Under…