Public Health

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A searchable, free database developed by Columbia University and CUNY provides insight into companies that made and sold toxic products.
Michael Sparer

Access to healthcare is at stake on Nov. 6, says Michael Sparer, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

the 2018 diverse graduating class from the Community Healthcare Workers program at Columbia University
The Institute for Training Outreach and Community Health (InTOuCH) based at Columbia's Community Wellness Center celebrated its inaugural class of 38 graduates.
Jamal Lewis
If he hadn’t nearly died, Jamal Lewis likely never would have found his way to the Mailman School of Public Health, and a life devoted to the field of environmental health.

The new Wellness Center on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus offers a host of communityfocused programs for improved health.

Charles Branas in a suit crossing his arms

At first glance, abandoned spaces in cities and gun violence would appear to have little in common.

Columbia University researchers have developed an extremely low-cost, low-maintenance, on-site dipstick test they hope will aid in the surveillance and early detection of fungal pathogens responsible for major human disease, agricultural damage and food spoilage worldwide.
Richard Gamarra

When Richard Gamarra was 16, a gun fell out of his backpack during class at a Catholic high school in Queens and he was arrested.

Linda P. Fried

Linda P. Fried, dean and DeLamar Professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, was honored for her leadership in scientific research on aging with the 2016 Inserm International Prize, given each year by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.

Olajide Williams and Sidney Hankerson

From left: Olajide Williams and Sidney Hankerson will lead expanded stroke awareness and community mental health programs in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.

Neurologist Olajide Williams and psychiatrist Sidney Hankerson are known for their pioneering approaches to improving public health in Harlem and Washington Heights. The Wellness Center will operate with support from Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute.

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