New York City is a global city that confronts many of the worlds most serious health problems, yet it also serves as a cradle of public health innovation. At four campuses located in Brooklyn, East Harlem, the Bronx and mid-town Manhattan, the CUNY School of Public Health works to improve the health of the people of New York City and the world.

The School of Public Health is part of the City University of New York (CUNY), which is made up of twenty-four campuses across the five boroughs. Employing the resources of the nation’s largest and most diverse urban university, the school seeks to create new models of public health innovation.

The four consortial campuses – Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College and The Graduate Center – bring together students and faculty from throughout to engage with practitioners, researchers, activists, community residents and policymakers. While several of the campus programs date back to the 1970s, the consortial School of Public Health was announced in 2006 and accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2011.


The CUNY School of Public Health stands committed to carrying out its mission of innovative teaching, research and service to create and sustain a healthier New York City and to promote equitable, efficient, evidence-based solutions…

Jesus Barrios

Jesus Barrio’s work is meant to plug the field of public health into the immigration detention conversation, and create solutions to promote the health of LGBTQ detained immigrants.. >


Dr. Andrew Maroko was central in the development of the Public Health Geographic Information Science specialization and is the Associate Director of the Urban GISc Lab at Lehman College.. >


Growing up in Hampton, Va., Danielle Lewis’s decision to pursue public health was crystalized at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she graduated five years ago. >