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Urban — Global Public Health

About Urban-Global Public Health

At the School of Public Health's Newark and New Brunswick 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 concentration within this department include Urban Public Health, Global Public Health, Public Health Nutrition, and LGBTQ Health.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Public Health 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 receiving 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.

The MPH in Public Health Nutrition prepares students to improve the nutrition and health of populations locally and globally. Dietary risk factors are the number one contributor to the global burden of disease, contributing to undernutrition, overweight and obesity, as well as diet-related, non-communicable diseases. Through innovative coursework and a practicum, the MPH in Public Health Nutrition will train diverse and skilled students and professionals who will be able to assess the nutritional and dietary needs of communities and design and evaluate programs and policies aimed at addressing those needs. This concentration is offered in partnership with the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences in the Rutgers School of Health Professionals.

** Accepting Students Now** The MPH in LGBTQ Health prepare students to conduct research and/or work in public health programs dedicated to improving the health of LGBTQ individuals and communities. This new LGBTQ Health concentration addresses the growing need for health and health-related practitioners who are trained in addressing the unique and often challenging health needs of LGBTQ individuals. Students will have innovative coursework and a practicum experiences with leading LGBTQ health researchers. This is the first MPH concentration in LGBTQ Health to be offered by an accredited School of Public Health.

The Department of Urban-Global Public Health also offers several global study opportunities, which have availability for the Summer 2019 semester.

Leslie M. Kantor, PhD, MPH

Leslie M. Kantor, PhD, MPH

Chair & Professor, Department of Urban-Global Public Health



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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.