Office of Communications

The CUNY SPH Office of Communications (Comms) is essential to positioning the School as a premier institute of graduate education and research, utilizing a variety of communications channels and social media.

Comms is responsible for crafting all official communications from the School, as well as delivering news-worthy information to both our internal and external audiences. Comms ensures that all official communications by the School are consistent in content, tone, and style, and adhere to the overall mission and vision of the School.

The Comms team also helps promote official CUNY SPH events, including events hosted by our affiliated Centers and Institutes, through our various communications channels and through our social media accounts.

Contact Us

General inquiries:

Barbara Aaron
Director of Communications
(646) 364-9772

Sumana Chandra
Digital Communications Manager
(646) 364-0260

Ariana Costakes
Communications and Marketing Manager
(646) 364-9649

The CUNY SPH Style Guide provides guidelines for the proper use and abbreviation of the school’s name and adherence to the school’s brand.

The Visual Identity Guide provides guidelines for the proper use of the school’s logo, colors, and fonts.

Logos – please see the CUNY SPH Brand Guideline document for guidance on the use of our logos and colors. The logo files are on SharePoint and you will be asked to log in to your SharePoint account in order to access them:

Logo in color:

Logo in white:

CUNY SPH has branded templates available to download from SharePoint for use by students, faculty, CUNY SPH-affiliated researchers, and staff:

If you are off campus and cannot log in to SharePoint, please email to request the files that you need.

The content of the current CUNY SPH website ( is maintained by Communications. All page updates, questions, or concerns can be sent to Sumana Chandra (

We are currently in the process of developing a new website which will bring new functionality and incorporate our brand and style into a more modern, appealing, and navigable central communications hub. The project kicked off in September 2018 and is projected to launch in 2019.

The City Health magazine, to be published bi-annually beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year, showcases our scholarly achievements through feature articles, profiles, and research briefs.

2018 City Health

2019 City Health

The Update, a weekly e-newsletter published every Tuesday, is an essential tool for fostering a sense of community among our faculty, students, and staff, and promoting awareness of the achievements of our colleagues.

CUNY SPH Events Roundup
The Events Roundup, a weekly e-newsletter published every Friday, provides a comprehensive listing of all SPH sponsored events as well as external public health related events of potential interest.

We use various social media platforms to keep our friends and community members up-to-the-minute on our research, awards, and events.

Twitter: @CUNYSPH



Instagram: @cunysph


Communications can assist in promoting official CUNY SPH events, including those hosted by our affiliated Centers and Institutes.

To submit an event for promotion, please email Sumana Chandra ( with the following information:

  • Event title
  • Date, time, and location
  • RSVP link
  • Description of event (e.g. flyer, link to a website, etc.)
  • Information about the speaker(s) (bio and headshot; if applicable)