Dean's Corner

  • Black lives matter

    June 1, 2020 | Dean's Corner

    Anti-Racism at CUNYSPH Please see our Anti-Racism at CUNY SPH page for resources.   From the CUNY Board of Trustees: “We can no longer accept the deep and unconscionable inequalities that exist in our nation. The CUNY Board of Trustees stands with our city and country in denouncing hate and demanding change.” The CUNY Board […]

  • Message from the Dean: Identifying tasks, allocating resources, establishing accountability

    April 27, 2020 | Dean's Corner

    Message from the Dean: Dear CUNY SPH Community, This week I will address the third and most essential component in responding to an emergency and mounting a successful response: identifying tasks, allocating resources, and establishing accountability. As the epidemic unfolded within our community in the midst of the spring semester, we quickly learned we were […]

  • Kairos: a call for collective action by Dean Ayman El-Mohandes

    April 13, 2020 | Dean's Corner

    We as public health professionals know that when the pandemic abates, hospital admissions wane, and intubations in intensive care units across New York and the country return to their normal frequencies and patterns, our responsibilities as public health educators and practitioners will continue. Rarely have I heard public health—a domain and mission to which I […]

  • Message from the Dean: Building on what we already have

    April 9, 2020 | Dean's Corner

    Message from the Dean: Dear CUNY SPH Community, In this week’s message I am continuing to focus on how our school has been applying the basic principles of emergency preparedness. This week, I will focus on the principle of building on what we already have. Organizations that show the greatest degree of success in confronting […]

  • Message from the Dean: Using a whole community approach

    March 22, 2020 | Dean's Corner

    Message from the Dean: As the COVID-19 epidemic unfolds in our city and the world around us, we know that while we do what we can as individuals, we also rely on the community at large to make responsible choices influencing the shape, extent, and duration of this pandemic. As a public health community, we […]

  • Dean’s Message: We approach health from a trans-disciplinary approach, with a focus on health in all policies

    April 11, 2015 | Dean's Corner

    The past few months witnessed new public health concerns that peaked over an unrelenting plateau of challenges burdening the health of our nation. Ebola, a rare tropical illness, became a household topic and a source of bullying for children of African descent in local schools, and panic amongst national and international travellers through our airports. […]

  • Fulfilling Our Mission

    March 18, 2014 | Dean's Corner

    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

  • Dean’s Message

    March 11, 2014 | Dean's Corner

    The CUNY School of Public Health was established as a consortium, bringing together the best resources and talents available at the university to educate the next generation of public health leaders who will be tasked with