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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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…

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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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Syracuse Lead Study continues recruitment

The Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition at Syracuse University’s Falk College continues to actively recruit for the Syracuse Lead Study. Eligible zip codes are 13202, 13203, 13204, 13205, 13206, 13207, 13208, 1321, 13211, 13212, 13214, 13215, 13219,…

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Associate Professor Bergen-Cico assigned to Rotary Peace Fellowship in Thailand

Dessa Bergen-Cico, Ph.D. The Rotary Foundation has selected associate professor of public health, Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico, to receive a 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship as part of the Rotary Peace Centers program. She has been assigned to the Rotary Peace Center at…

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Congratulations Class of 2017!

Dean Diane Lyden Murphy, along with the faculty and staff of Falk College, congratulates the Class of 2017! We are excited to see where your careers take you. Remember that you are “forever orange” and will always be a part…

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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…