Department of
Urban-Global Public Health
At Newark and New Brunswick

About Urban-Global Public Health

At the School of Public Health's Newark (Urban Public Health) and
New Brunswick (Global Public Health) Locations

The Department of Urban-Global Public Health prepares students for leadership in the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of organizations and programs that address the public health needs of urban and disadvantaged populations locally and globally. Students in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health receive a solid foundation in public health, and also learn best practices in public administration, gaining knowledge about the creation and maintenance of effective, efficient, responsive, and ethical public health organizations and programs. Areas of focus within this department include Urban Public Health and Global Public Health.

The MPH in Urban Public Health concentration enables students to characterize health status and disparities in urban populations, analyze how diverse urban factors and environments influence health status, and apply theories and scientific evidence to develop and assess programs and strategies with urban populations. Students in the MPH in Urban Public Health are prepared to become the next generation of urban public health leaders and professionals who promote and protect the health of urban communities by understanding and applying the multiple, fluid, dynamic, intersectional identities of urban populations.

The MPH in Global Public Health prepares students to address public health needs of urban and disadvantaged populations around the globe, while considering major determinants of health and obstacles to attaining global health. Students in the MPH in Global Public Health receive leadership skills required for work in the development, implementation and maintenance of effective, culturally appropriate, and ethical public health programs and interventions.

Letter from Chair

Leslie M. Kantor, PhD, MPH

Leslie KantorWithin the Department of Urban-Global Public Health, students develop quantitative and qualitative research skills to characterize health status and disparities in urban and global populations, learn to analyze how diverse urban and global factors and environments influence health status, and apply theories and scientific evidence to develop and assess programs and strategies with urban and global populations -- all through innovative coursework and practicum. Read more >>



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  • The Department of Urban-Global Pubilc Health is characterized by a focus on the public health needs of urban and disadvantaged populations;
  • Instruction in best practices in program and organization management and administration;
  • Teaching students the skills and knowledge needed to be effective public health practitioners; and
  • Practicum placements that provide students with practical public health experience that benefits the urban and/or global community.