Public Health Programs
Hofstra's Public Health programs – including a Master of Public Health (MPH), an advanced certificate in Foundations of Public Health, and a dual-degree JD/MPH - offer an innovative curriculum and advanced training for the next generation of public health professionals. Drawing on the expertise and resources of Hofstra's programs in the Department of Health Professions, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Northwell Health, the program's interdisciplinary approach recognizes the contributions of other disciplines, including business, economics, education, law, political science, psychology, public administration and sociology. In addition, program faculty emphasize the interconnectedness of public health and clinical medicine and provide a solid foundation in core skills, such as assessment and research, program planning, evaluation and policy development.
In particular, the Master of Public Health program seeks to:
- Prepare diverse cohorts of students to conduct core public health functions such as assessment and research, program planning, evaluation and policy development for the purposes of improving community and population health
- Educate students to understand the scientific, community, political, and social dimensions of public health research and practice
- Provide an interdisciplinary academic environment that fosters collaborative inquiry to address public health problems in Long Island communities and beyond
- Support faculty and students to research pressing public health issues
- Collaborate widely with community institutions and groups on Long Island, in the region, and across the country to improve the public's health
- Contribute to local, state, and national efforts aimed at public health improvement.
Director, Public Health Programs
Anthony Santella, DrPH, MPH, MCHES
Associate Professor, Department of Health Professions, Hofstra University