The CUNY School of Public Health is committed to teaching, research and service that creates a healthier New York City and helps promote equitable, efficient and evidence-based solutions to pressing health problems facing cities around the world.


Promoting health and social justice in New York City and across the globe through innovation and leadership.


The mission of The CUNY School of Public Health is to provide a collaborative and accessible environment for excellence in education, research, and service in public health, to promote and sustain healthier populations in New York City and around the world, and to shape policy and practice in public health for all.


In May 2013, Dr. Ayman A.E. El-Mohandes, an internationally recognized leader in the field of public health, was named dean of the CUNY School of Public Health, effective Sept. 2, 2013. El-Mohandes is a pediatrician, epidemiologist and academician with a deep commitment to public service. He served as dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 2009. He is an established researcher in the field of infant mortality reduction in minority populations and he was supported by the NIH between 1994 and 2009 to conduct community-based interventions with pregnant women and new mothers in underserved communities.