The mission of the Center for Public Health Sciences is to enhance research, scholarship, and practice in public health in order to train tomorrow's leaders. The Center focuses on behavioral and social sciences, chronic diseases, health disparities, and global health, and provides research training opportunities for researchers, faculty, practitioners, and students interested in public health and preventive medicine. The Center enables interaction among diverse professionals, experts and students/trainees from throughout the Einstein community, including its community partners, Montefiore Medical Center, and other affiliated academic health centers, and the other schools of Yeshiva University.
The Center's activities include:
- Novel education programs, including a Public Health Certificate program and a Master of Public Health program that emphasizes community-based research
- "Public Health Think Tanks" that bring together diverse faculty and trainees in interdisciplinary and interprofessional public health scholarship
- Seminars and symposia of interest to the public health and preventive medicine
- Global partnerships to promote the mission of the Center
- Synergy with other Centers, Departments, and Institutes at Einstein
- Research within practice-based and service-oriented settings
The Center for Public Health Sciences is co-sponsored by Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University.