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

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Discussion Series for PTSD Awareness Month this June

U.S. Air Force veteran Scott Aubin with his dog Dash. Scott will present “Dealing with Unrecognized PTSD” on Wednesday, June 13th.To educate the local community about issues related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Syracuse University’s Falk College is offering a…

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Fanta Drame named 2018 Syracuse University Scholar

Falk College public health major Fanta Drame ’18 is one of twelve Syracuse University seniors named as a 2018 Syracuse University Scholar, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows. University Scholars represent the entire graduating class at the May 13…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Upcoming Events

Jun 4 @ 1:30 pm Falk College, Room 335
Join us on Monday, June 4, 1:30pm in Falk College, Room 335, for the first PTSD Awareness Month, REU Program Host Discussion with Douglas Scaturo, retired clinical psychologist, Syracuse Vet Center, titled “Combat Trauma: An…
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Falk College, Room 335
Join us on Wednesday, June 13, 1:30pm to 3:30pm in Falk College, Room 335, for the second PTSD Awareness Month, REU Program Host Discussion with Scott Aubin, U.S. Air Force veteran, and Dash titled “Dealing…
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm Falk College, Room 335
Join us on Monday, June 18, 1:30pm in Falk College, Room 335, for the third PTSD Awareness Month, REU Program Host Discussion with Emily Bovier, assistant professor of psychology, SUNY Oswego, titled “Secondary Symptoms of…
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm Falk College, Room 335
Join us on Monday, June 25, 1:30pm in Falk College, Room 335, for the forth PTSD Awareness Month, REU Program Host Discussion with Kyle Possemato, clinical research psychologist, Syracuse VA Center for Integrated Healthcare, titled…