Dean's Corner

  • CUNY SPH releases 2019-2020 Annual Report

    September 23, 2020 | Dean's Corner, Press Releases & Announcements

    Dear Colleagues,   I am delighted to share with you the online version of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Annual Report for 2019-2020.   Despite the challenges that the past year brought, CUNY SPH faculty, students, and staff worked together to make it one of our most successful ever.   […]

  • Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester!

    September 10, 2020 | Dean's Corner, Press Releases & Announcements

    Dear CUNY SPH colleagues, It is my great privilege to welcome our students, faculty, and staff to the new Fall 2020 semester. We are once again functioning completely online in order to preserve the health and safety of every member of the SPH community and ensure that our learning environment remains stable, despite changing conditions […]

  • Update from the Dean: Fall 2020 courses will be online

    July 30, 2020 | Dean's Corner

    Dear SPH students, faculty, and staff, In the interest of protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, CUNY SPH will deliver all courses in distance learning format for the fall 2020 semester. Our transition last spring to fully online learning went remarkably smoothly, owing to the dedication and resiliency of our […]

  • A note from Dean El-Mohandes on the Fall 2020 semester

    July 13, 2020 | Dean's Corner

    Dear colleagues, I share with you the Chancellor’s most recent message regarding two issues of critical importance to us all: the resumption of classes in the fall and how best to respond to the federal government’s unjust policy regarding international students. The CUNY Board of Trustees voted last week to give the University broad leeway in choosing […]

  • 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. […]