Columbia public health core curriculum: Short-term impact

Melissa D. Begg, Linda P Fried, Jim W. Glover, Marlyn Delva, Maggie Wiggin, Leah Hooper, Roheeni Saxena, Helen De Pinho, Emily Slomin, Julia R. Walker, Sandro Galea

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We evaluated a transformed core curriculum for the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health (New York, New York) master of public health (MPH) degree. The curriculum, launched in 2012, aims to teach public health as it is practiced: in interdisciplinary teams, drawing on expertise from multiple domains to address complex health challenges. We collected evaluation data starting when the first class of students entered the program and ending with their graduation in May 2014. Students reported being very satisfied with and challenged by the rigorous curriculum and felt prepared to integrate concepts across varied domains and disciplines to solve public health problems. This novel interdisciplinary program could serve as a prototype for other schools that wish to reinvigorate MPH training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e7-e13
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume105
Issue number12
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StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Begg, M. D., Fried, L. P., Glover, J. W., Delva, M., Wiggin, M., Hooper, L., ... Galea, S. (2015). Columbia public health core curriculum: Short-term impact. American Journal of Public Health, 105(12), e7-e13. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302879

Columbia public health core curriculum : Short-term impact. / Begg, Melissa D.; Fried, Linda P; Glover, Jim W.; Delva, Marlyn; Wiggin, Maggie; Hooper, Leah; Saxena, Roheeni; De Pinho, Helen; Slomin, Emily; Walker, Julia R.; Galea, Sandro.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 105, No. 12, 01.12.2015, p. e7-e13.

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Begg, MD, Fried, LP, Glover, JW, Delva, M, Wiggin, M, Hooper, L, Saxena, R, De Pinho, H, Slomin, E, Walker, JR & Galea, S 2015, 'Columbia public health core curriculum: Short-term impact', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 105, no. 12, pp. e7-e13. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302879
Begg, Melissa D. ; Fried, Linda P ; Glover, Jim W. ; Delva, Marlyn ; Wiggin, Maggie ; Hooper, Leah ; Saxena, Roheeni ; De Pinho, Helen ; Slomin, Emily ; Walker, Julia R. ; Galea, Sandro. / Columbia public health core curriculum : Short-term impact. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2015 ; Vol. 105, No. 12. pp. e7-e13.
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