Defining experiences in public health
Improving public health through learning, discovery, and innovation.
Training public health leaders
Providing meaningful hands-on experiences to prepare students to make an impact.
Doctoral student works on large-scale study of the New York State Paid Family Leave Act
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 23, 2022) – A large observational study evaluating New York Paid Family Leave was recently published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. The study is the first to evaluate the utilization of the program, which allows most employed New Yorkers to take up to twelve weeks of paid, protected time off to bond with a newborn or care for a family member with a serious health condition.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Inspires Student to Pursue a Public Health Career
Meet undergraduate public health major Irene Kyei! Like many who end up in the public health field, Kyei initially wanted to practice medicine. Or at least, it seemed like the best possible option. She explains, “Growing up in an African home, my parents told me that I had to become a doctor, a nurse, a lawyer, or a failure. The latter wasn’t really a choice, so I decided to become a doctor.”
Study Shows That Natural Disasters can Impact the Mental Health of Older Adults Years Later
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 20, 2022) – A recent study from the School of Public Health examines the short and long-term mental health effects of Hurricane Sandy on adults 64 years and older. As climate change increases the occurrence of natural disasters, this type of research is crucial for ensuring that adequate public health resources are allocated to the populations most impacted.
September 2022 SPH Research Report
A collection of the University at Albany's School of Public Health research from September 2022.
COVID-19 School of Public Health Research Report
A collection of the University at Albany's School of Public Health COVID-19 related publications.
Areas of Research
- Cancer epidemiology and cancer genomics
- COVID-19 and emerging diseases
- Evidence-based healthcare
- Food systems and childhood obesity
- Health disparities and health equity
- Health effects of climate change and the environment
- HIV policy and prevention
- Infectious disease epidemiology
- Maternal and child health
- Social epidemiology and social determinants of health
- Violence and addiction