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.
Meet Jean Perry: Covid-19 Case Investigator
Jean Perry, MPH ‘20, works for the state of Georgia as a Covid-19 Case Investigator at the Coastal Health District office in Savannah—the location where she previously completed an internship for her academic program. As a Case Investigator, Perry speaks with people who test positive for Covid-19 to gather more information (such as symptoms, preexisting conditions, and activity) and to obtain close contacts to share with contact tracers for follow up.
Virtual Event: “Left Behind: The Influence of Medicaid Policy Exclusions Towards Immigrants on Maternal Health”
Join us on Wednesday, September 22 from 2-3 p.m. for our first virtual MCH Brown Bag of the 2021-2022 academic year! Medicaid expansion has been associated with improvements in maternal health care utilization and health outcomes. However, immigrant birthing individuals face exclusions to Medicaid eligibility and therefore may not benefit equally. The objective of this talk is to present mixed methods research exploring this issue, using U.S. natality data from 2010-2019 and in-depth interviews with key policy informants.
Tomoko Udo: Keeping Our University Community Safe
Learn more about Associate Professor Tomoko Udo and her work to keep our university community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. This feature is pulled from our School's Summer 2021 magazine, focused on pandemic research and response, which is available to read online.
Dean Holtgrave Discusses Covid-19 on WNYT's Health Beat
Dean David Holtgrave recently joined Dr. Benita Zahn on WNYT's Health Beat to discuss recent Covid-19 research.
Center for Global Health Collaborates with Colombian Partner University to Deliver Remote Course on Global Health
Dr. Alvaro Carrascal, an affiliated faculty member at the UAlbany Center for Global Health, and Professor Jeancarlo Cordoba, a faculty member at the University of Costa Rica School of Public Health and a current DrPH student at UAlbany, recently collaborated with colleagues at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia to deliver an eight-hour synchronous online short-course on global health for Master of Public Health (MPH) students taking an international health class with a focus on COVID-19 pandemic and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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
Best Graduate School for Public Health
UAlbany's School of Public Health has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a best graduate school of public health, known for its one-of-a-kind relationship at the intersection of academia and government. Created in partnership with the New York State Department of Health, the School provides unmatched experiential learning opportunities-enabling students to gain the applied skills and academic work sought after by employers.
year partnership between UAlbany and the New York State Department of Health
expert public health faculty
fully online programs
dual degree programs