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

Katherine McDonald to receive Early Career Award from American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has selected Katherine McDonald, assistant professor of public health in the Falk College and faculty fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), as the recipient of the 2012 Early Career Award….

Luvenia Cowart, Genesis Health Project Co-Founder, to Receive 2012 Daniel and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award

Event celebrating National Professional Social Work Month includes keynote address by Barbara Shaiman, founder and president of Champions of Caring In honor of her tireless work advocating for the health needs of underserved populations, Luvenia Cowart, Ed.D., R.N., executive director…

Gump research links PFC exposure, children’s impulsivity

Perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, have been used in the manufacture and processing of many household items since the mid-1950s. Daily human exposure to PFCs may result from non-stick cookware, food packaging, paints and coatings, and waterproof fabrics. Today, PFCs are associated…

A Life-Changing Decision That Will Change Lives

Syracuse University junior Tim Bryant had been working as a massage therapist for ten years until he decided to make a huge life change – he enrolled in the bachelor’s of public health program in the Falk College. “It seemed…

Cowart Receives 2011 Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award

In recognition of her outstanding contributions and significant achievements addressing the health promotion needs of underserved populations, Luvenia Cowart, E.D., R.N., has been named the 2011 Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Through Empowerment) Award. A professor…

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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…