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

Falk College honored with 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement & Scholarship

The Falk College is pleased to announce that its students representing 21 courses, student organizations, field placements/internships and community efforts, and their faculty-staff advisors, were recognized with 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) during a ceremony April…

Gump to continue leading Undergraduate Program for Trauma Research with Veterans with newly awarded NSF grant

Collaboration between SU’s Falk College, Upstate Medical University and SUNY Oswego focuses on meaningful research experiences, mentoring for students Falk Family Professor of Public Health, Brooks Gump, Ph.D., M.P.H., will continue leading a program this summer for undergraduate veterans and…

Study Public Health Abroad During Summer 2014 programs

Openings are still available for the following Falk College study abroad programs this summer: HTW 400/600—Comparative Health Policy May 24-June 14, 2014 This six-credit undergraduate and graduate course will use a variety of modalities for students to learn about comparative…

Global Public Health Policy: Spring Break 2014 in Cambridge, England

Students interested in the short-term Global Public Health Policy Course being held at Anglia Ruskin Univ. in Cambridge, England over Spring Break 2014 should visit the SU Abroad website for complete information, including dates, costs, and lecture topics. If you…

Larsen focuses research on Malaria elimination in Zambia

In the Amazon port city of Belem, Brazil, David Larsen came to understand the luxury of a few pennies. Larsen, an assistant professor of public health in the Falk College, worked among the people living in extreme poverty in the…

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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…