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Public Health Modeling

The Yale School of Public Health is a leader in Yale University’s commitment to improve health across the globe through research, education and community engagement. The School uses science to foster health, promote innovation, train leaders and make a difference in the world. Faculty research spans a variety of fields including chronic and infectious diseases, implementation science, environmental health, behavioral determinants of health, and policy and administration. The Public Health Modeling Concentration builds on all these experiences and emphasizes a formal, integrative, systems-based approach to studying, managing and promoting the health of individuals and populations.

The uniqueness of Yale’s Public Health Modeling Concentration is that it is available to all Master of Public Health students. Because we believe that modeling offers a useful lens through which to understand and improve the public health, we encourage our students to broaden their public health education in various departments with the perspectives and experiences the Public Health Modeling Concentration offers. Students who complete this concentration will be well prepared to take positions in a variety of organizations—public and private, local, national, and international—dedicated to understanding and shaping the complex forces that drive population health. MPH students in our traditional two–year program may complete this concentration while they satisfy the requirements of their respective departments or programs.

What is Public Health Modeling?