Carol Whittaker, M.A., M.P.A., Ph.D. (in progress, University at Albany)

   Center for Global Health  

   Associate Clinical Professor
   Health Policy Management & Behavior

   University at Albany, School of Public Health
   One University Place, Room 169
   Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456
   Phone Number: (518) 402-0325
   Fax Number: (518) 402-0414
   Email Address:


M.A. University at Albany, 1973
M.P.A. University at Albany, 1982
M.A., Ph.D (ABD) Public Policy History University at Albany, 2008

Personal Statement

Our “flat” globalized world requires all public health students to be aware of the implications of global health and disease patterns and to have opportunities for serving those in resource-restricted countries.   As Director of the Center for Global Health, one of my primary responsibilities is to open doors for students and faculty interested in collaborations with partner schools and institutions worldwide for research, internships, and study abroad opportunities.  I am interested in expanding our diversity by recruiting international students and finding opportunities for our students to serve abroad through short study tours as well as programs such as the Masters International /Peace Corps Program.  As we add global health courses, students will be able to obtain a Certificate in Global Health as a complement to the MPH degree. 

Courses Frequently Taught

HPM 503 Principles of Public Health
HPM 645 International Health

Research Interests

Comparative Health Systems; practice based teaching and research

Selected Publications

Demonstrating Excellence in Practice-Based Teaching for Public Health, October 2004

Demonstrating Excellence in Practice-Based Teaching for Public Health, October 2006