School of Global Public Health

The School of Global Public Health (GPH) has a bold vision - to significantly improve the health of populations by pioneering solutions that advance health equity around the world, today and tomorrow. That vision reflects a core belief that global health is not merely a field of study, area of research, or a career, but a goal that will change the world. Achieving grand goals requires both seriousness of purpose and willingness to take action, and at NYU, we believe that investing in committed people and essential resources will bring us closer to addressing the global health problems of today and tomorrow.

Who We Are

The NYU School of Global Public Health crosses disciplinary boundaries to address the world’s most pressing health problems. Drawing on our interdisciplinary faculty and staff, GPH delivers truly interdisciplinary public health education at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level.

NYU GPH builds on NYU’s expansive reach as a globally-networked university; draws strength from the entrepreneurial spirit of our many talented faculty, students, staff, and alumni; and serves as a conduit for groundbreaking research and education that advances and promotes equitable health for all.

Our Vision

We envision a world where all people experience health and well-being as a human right rather than a geographic, economic, social, or political privilege. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare public health professionals and communities to solve global public health challenges through cutting-edge research, transformative education, partnership, and collaboration.

Our Guiding Principles

We think big. We see challenges as opportunities. We conduct research that is responsive to the needs of our world, even if unpopular. We broaden intellectual boundaries through innovative inquiry and actions.
We go far. We work in partnership with communities around the world. We are committed to increasing local public health capacity and sustainability. Our research, education, practice, and service have no boundaries. 
We learn together. We value all lived experiences and our ability to learn from each other.
We inspire change. We challenge the status quo and unite toward an inclusive society where all voices are sought, heard, and valued. 

Our Values

Equity: Our highest value is ensuring optimal health for all people.
Diversity: We honor individual differences as sources of strength
Discovery:  We generate breakthroughs to solve global public health challenges. 
Collaboration: We create the future we envision by working together.

The History of Public Health at NYU

In the years since the NYU Board of Trustees established the School of Global Public Health, we’ve expanded our programs, successfully earned accreditation, and graduated over 3,000 public health professionals at the Master's and Doctoral level. With innovation in public health urgently needed around the world, the creation of our school could not have been more timely. Thanks to each one of you for your contributions to our school; our collective efforts are needed now more than ever.

The story of the study of public health at New York University began over 90 years ago when, in 1931, health courses were first offered in the School of Education. Course by course, degree by degree, the public health program gathered multi-disciplinary strength as it evolved across colleges from one end of our campus to the other.