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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Falk College honors faculty for excellence in service, research, teaching

Bruce Carter, Katherine McDonald, Gina Pauline named 2017 Falk College Faculty of the Year Faculty members from the Departments of Human Development & Family Science, Public Health, Food Studies & Nutrition, and Sport Management were honored for excellence in service,…

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New Public Health BS/MS, Public Health BS/Global Health MS programs at Falk

Falk College announced today that the New York State Department of Education has approved two new programs: the new 150-credit Public Health B.S./M.S. and 144-credit Public Health B.S./M.S. Global Health programs, each designed to provide high-caliber students at Syracuse University with…

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Research training program for veterans now 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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Falk College alum teaches children self-worth at public health internship

Willis Sanders ‘16 came to snowy Syracuse University from Houston, Texas and declared a major in public health his sophomore year. “I knew that I wanted to help people and potentially save lives,” says Sanders. Recognizing physical health as one…

Tour the Susan R. Klenk Learning Café and Kitchens

Take a virtual tour of the Susan R. Klenk Learning Café and Kitchens, a new hands-on learning laboratory to prepare students with traditional and emerging professional competencies for careers in food, nutrition, dietetics, and public health. The facility includes an…

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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…