About Us

Since the Yale School of Public Health was founded a century ago, its exceptional and multidisciplinary faculty have conducted innovative and important research and policy analysis and have trained researchers, practitioners, administrators and educators who have had a positive impact on the health of populations.

In recent years, there have been exciting developments in the scientific and academic activities at the School. Our faculty are acclaimed leaders in a wide range of areas, including the effects of air pollution on respiratory health, parasitic and vector-borne diseases, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, cancer prevention, global health governance, genomic and proteomic research on multiple diseases, health behavior and health care policy and management. In addition to being eminent researchers, our faculty is committed to providing the best possible education to the next generations of public health professionals.

The School offers an exciting range of programs in addition to our two-year MPH program. These include an an 11-month MPH program for individuals with a doctoral-level (or equivalent) degree and US medical students, a joint accelerated MBA/MPH degree with the Yale School of Management, a joint MD/MPH program for Yale medical students, a BA-BS/MPH program for Yale College undergraduates and joint degree programs with many other professional schools at Yale. Through the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, we grant Ph.D. degrees in Biostatistics, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Health Policy and Management. We also offer an MS in Epidemiology and Public Health with an emphasis in either Biostatistics or Chronic Disease Epidemiology.

The School of Public Health houses numerous interdisciplinary centers and programs that give our students the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s foremost experts in their area and apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom. Many research, education and public health practice activities are conducted in collaboration with other faculty and students throughout the Yale community, as well as with other U.S. and international institutions. Faculty, students and alumni also participate in a wide array of important community activities in New Haven, Connecticut, other parts of the country and the world.

Although the past achievements of our faculty and students are impressive, we consistently assess our progress towards our goals to build on our recent growth and development. During this milestone of our Centennial year, our focus shifts to the future of public health in the 21st Century. Through innovation and unique collaborations at Yale and beyond, the School is poised to lead change. 

If you are interested in being on the forefront of addressing the health challenges facing the global community, I encourage you to carefully consider Yale. It is one of the most exciting places in the country to study the factors affecting health and to develop the expertise necessary to improve the health of populations, whether in your neighborhood or around the globe.

Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D.
Dean of Public Health