New York University College of Global Public Health


At the College of Global Public Health at New York University , we are preparing the next generation of public health pioneers with the critical thinking skills, acumen and entrepreneurial approaches necessary to reinvent the public health paradigm.

Reinvent the Public Health Paradigm

Our students acquire the critical thinking skills, technical acumen and entrepreneurial opportunities needed to make ground-breaking impacts in the public health world.

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Dean's Welcome, Who We Are, Public Health in Action

A Message from Dean Cheryl Healton

It has been said that New York City is “where the future comes to audition.” Unbound by tradition, and much like the innovative and enterprising city in which our home campus resides, our college seeks to reinvent the public health paradigm by applying entrepreneurial approaches to public health crises.

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Who We Are

We employ a nontraditional, inter-disciplinary model to improve health worldwide through a unique blend of global public health studies, research and practice. Innovation is at the core of our ambitious approach, thinking and teaching.

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Public Health Alumni in Action

Our alumni are working all over the world with local health departments, not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations, ministries of health, and multilateral agencies like the United Nations.

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Listen Now to the I AM GPH Podcast

Community conversations from the New York University College of Global Public Health, from student internships to cutting edge faculty research and from alumni insights to the insider scoop on campus life. Subscribe now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or Stitcher Radio.

I AM GPH Podcast
I AM GPH Podcast EP35 Urban Health and Governance with Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford

With extensive experience in medicine, international affairs, health policy, and public administration, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford is an expert in urban health, healthy aging, disease prevention, health promotion and health disparities. Since college, Dr. Boufford has integrated activism and social justice in her education and practice by advocating for patient-driven care and more engagement with the community and the underserved. In this episode she will tell us more about Urban Health and Governance as well as advice to MPH students.

Agent-based Modeling Spans Disciplines and Schools at NYU

Faculty are working with doctoral and MPH students to connect biology, higher math, disaster preparedness and behavior change in agent-based models at scales ranging from the playground to the planet.

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Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes a Safer Option Than Smoking

“Studies show that if most current American smokers switched to vaping e-cigarettes over the next 10 years, there could be as many as 6.6 million fewer premature deaths and 86.7 million fewer life years would be lost,” said David Abrams, PhD, professor of social and behavioral sciences at NYU College of Global Public Health and the article’s lead author.

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Upcoming Events

December 11

All Staff Meeting

726 Broadway, 7th Floor Student Lounge

NYU GPH staff gather on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss important topics regarding the College.

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December 11

CDUHR AIDS Seminar: New York State of Drug User Health

715 Broadway, 12th Floor, Room 1221

Allan Clear will present a history of efforts in New York State to address the health and safety of people who use drugs and discuss the present and future state of such efforts. 

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December 12

Explaining Change and Stasis in Alcohol Use Behaviors Using Systems-Based Modeling

Kimmel Center, Rooms 905/907

This symposium will showcase new interdisciplinary research that uses a systems-based perspective to examine the dynamics of alcohol use behaviors in communities.

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Public Health Comes to 708 Broadway

Built in 1896 in the Northern Renaissance style, 708 Broadway has long been at the center of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in New York City. Now part of the NoHo Historic District, it has undergone numerous transformations over the decades, the last of which will be the construction of the new home for the NYU College of Global Public Health.

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An Introduction to Public Health Nutrition

Students in the Public Health Nutrition concentration focus on community nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, food policy and clinical nutrition research.
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