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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Graduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Urban Public Health

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About the School

Hunter College’s School of Urban Public Health  is a consortial partner and the lead institution in the CUNY School of Public Health (SPH). The CUNY SPH comprises public health degree programs at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College and the Graduate School and University Center (Graduate Center) of CUNY.  Within the CUNY SPH, teaching, research and service are focused on four broad inter-related goals that reflect major health challenges in the current era:

1) creating healthier cities

2) promoting healthy aging through the lifespan

3) preventing chronic diseases and improving their management

4) promoting health equity

The programs in public health at the CUNY SPH educate public health professionals to promote health and prevent disease among urban populations. These programs prepare students to work with the diverse populations living in cities, and to serve in a variety of settings in government, non-profit organizations, businesses and communities.

With the Graduate Center, the CUNY SPH at Hunter College offers a doctor of public health (DPH) degree, with specializations in community, society and health, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health and public health policy and management. The DPH degree program is described in the Graduate Center website www.gc.cuny.edu/Doctoral students in some CUNY Graduate Center PhD programs, including sociology and psychology, can also earn an MPH while pursuing their doctorate. (For more information on undergraduate programs within the School of Urban Public Health see the undergraduate catalog catalog.hunter.cuny.edu/content.php)

Hunter Campus Centers

School of Public Health faculty are affiliated with several Hunter Campus Centers . These provide opportunities for faculty and student research.

Administration and Faculty

Office of the Dean:

Dean CUNY School of Public Health
Ayman El-Mohandes, MBBCh, MD, MPH

Room 502, (212) 396 7729

Neal L. Cohen, MD
Acting Associate Provost for Health and Social Welfare
Room 607, (212) 396-7561

Marilyn Auerbach, DrPH
Acting Senior Associate Dean
Room 509, (212) 396-7727

Susan Klitzman, DrPH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Room 508, (212) 396-7727

Zora Flores-Kitongo, MA
Executive Assistant to the Dean

Room 503, (212) 396-7730


Nzinga Ajani
Secretary to the Dean

Room 503, (212) 396-7729

Mike Dunham, MA
Facilities Coordinator

Room 501, (212) 396-7898

Martina Lynch, MPH
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator

Room, 550, (212) 396-7757

Jerome Richardson, MA
Director of Business Services

Room 505, (212) 396-7732

Erica Sigmon, MA
Grants Coordinator

Room 507, (212) 396-7733

Chaquon Polanco, MA
Business Office Coordinator

Room 504, (212) 396-7731

Academic and Student Services

Meg Krudysz
Director of Academic and Student Services

Room 309, (212) 396-7720

Diane Brows, MA
Academic Program Coordinator

Room 308, (212) 396-7721

Velvet Brown, BA
Program Assistant

3rd Floor, (212) 396-7722

Kenneth Lyttle, MBA, MPA
Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator

3rd Floor, (212) 396-7778

Attiqa Mirza, BA
Data, Student & Alumni Coordinator

3rd Floor, (212) 396-7734

Larisa Naftaliyev, BS
IT Specialist/Database Manager

3rd Floor, (212) 396-7631

Campus and Program Directors

Barbara Berney, PhD
Program Director, Public Health Policy and Management
Room 522, (212) 396-7756

Elizabeth Glass Geltman, JD
Program Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Room 524, (212) 396-7762

Martha Crum, PhD
Program Director, Community Health Education

Room 538, (212) 396-7747

Ann Gaba, EdD
Program Director, Dietetic Internship
Room 611, (212) 396-7769

Lydia Isaac, PhD
Program Director, Community Health BS

Room 532, (212) 396-7769

Khursheed Navder, PhD
Program Director, Nutrition
Room 609, (212) 396-7772

Stacey Plichta, ScD
Campus Director, School of Urban Public Health
Room 520, (212) 396-7755

Lorna Thorpe, PhD
Program Director, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Room 546, (212) 396-7746

Faculty of Hunter College School of Urban Public Health 


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