Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health - Health Policy and Management

  • New York


600 W. 168th St.
6th Floor
New York
United States

About Us

A vital part of one of the world's greatest universities and medical centers, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health pursues an agenda of education, research, and service to address the critical and complex public health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation, and the world.

A global presence built on local excellence, the School has faculty members pursuing research and service projects in more than 100 countries. The Mailman School is the third largest recipient of NIH grants among schools of public health. Whether promoting the health and well-being of America’s impoverished families and children, working in resource-limited communities to improve reproductive health for women, or developing models of care and treatment for HIV-infected people in northern Manhattan or Africa, the School is committed to meeting the health needs of underserved populations in all corners of the world.

We take seriously our role to educate and train the next generation of public health leaders. The School educates over 1,200 graduate students a year, who typically represent more than 40 nations. They benefit from an internationally recognized faculty devoted to the art of superb teaching. The student experience is further enriched by the School's many world-renowned research centers, including The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment, the Center for Infection and Immunity, and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness.

The Mailman School addresses today’s health challenges through a broad lens, creating public health programs that can serve as models and be replicated across the country and around the world in order to reach large numbers of people with life-saving interventions.

Located in Washington Heights in Northern Manhattan, the Mailman School has been a partner in the community for decades. We have embraced our location as an opportunity to plunge into every aspect of urban healthcare. The School works with diverse populations throughout the City’s five boroughs on HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and care; smoking cessation initiatives; school-based clinics; and programs to stem the growing asthma epidemic in our urban environment.

The School’s curriculum combined with its internationally renowned research and training programs enables students to gain frontline knowledge, both inside and outside the classroom. Our talented, diverse students are immersed in all facets of today’s critical health issues and are gaining the tools necessary to forge new paths and effect change in communities both near and far.