The Public Health Certificate program provides an introduction to public health in an 11-credit program, which can be completed in two semesters (summer and fall).
The 11-credit Public Health Certificate program includes courses in foundations of public health, epidemiology, biostatistiscs, social and behavioral sciences, and global health. All courses are taken with MPH students. Eligible students who successfully complete the Certificate program can apply the credits toward the Master of Public Health program within two years of graduation.
The program is appropriate for any of the following:
- College graduates interested in public health
- Medical students
- Psychology doctoral students
- Law students
- Social work students
- Physicians in residency/fellowship training
- Health professionals (physicians, psychologists, dentists, or others)
- Research assistants
- Program administrators in the health field
Our mission is to train diverse health professionals in evidence-based and community-based public health research and practice in order to promote health communities locally and globally.
Reflecting this mission, Center for Public Health Sciences public health educational programs have the following goals:
- To prepare students to address local and global public health issues through applied community-based public health research grounded in the social and behavioral sciences
- To produce professionals trained in applied public health research who will contribute to improved population health and promote community well-being and health equity
- To promote the advancement of public health research across Albert Einstein College of Medicine and other Yeshiva University programs
- To partner with communities in responding to complex local and global public health challenges, particularly those presented by chronic conditions
- To foster diversity among students and faculty and to cultivated cultural awareness among students and faculty.
Statement of Values
- Our vision of public health is based on the values of collaboration, equity, and activism
- We value the role that interdisciplinary research can play in illuminating the multiple influences on health and in developing effective public health interventions that address social and behavioral factors
- We value the importance of addressing the connection between social conditions and health and promoting systems change in order to reduce health inequities
- We value partnership with community to strengthen research quality and impact, promote community ownership, and sustain community capacity building efforts
- We value the importance of addressing the link between local health and global health in order to develop healthy communities