Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, located at 722 West 168th Street on the Columbia University Medical Center campus in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a school of public health recognized by the Council on Education for Public Health. The beginnings of the school date to 1922 when the university created the Institute of Public Health. It became an official school within the university in 1945. In 1999 it was renamed the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health after Joseph L. Mailman, a benefactor.

Currently, the school enrolls nearly 1000 students and is one of the largest recipients for sponsored research pertaining to public health.

The building occupied by the school, the Allan Rosenfield Building, was constructed in 1930. It also carries the address 1050 Riverside Drive.


2011 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Commencement Speaker Dr. Linda Rae Murray - On May 17, 2011, 477 Mailman School students received a Master's Degree and another 35 earned their doctorate. Students heard a rousing, ovation-winning ...

Linda P. Fried is Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health. A researcher of healthy aging and longevity, her work helped define the syndrome of frailty. She designed Experience Corps, a program in 22 cities that puts older volunteers to work in public schools, yielding benefits to all generations. Fried has been recognized by Congress as “a living legend in medicine.”

477 faculty members work in over 100 countries, as well as in the Northern Manhattan community. Their research areas include climate and health, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, healthy aging, maternal health, mental health, environmental toxins, the history and ethics of public health, healthcare reform and how to strengthen healthcare systems, among many other critical issues.

Department Chairs

  • Biostatistics - F. DuBois Bowman, PhD
  • Epidemiology - Neil Schluger, MD
  • Environmental Health Sciences - Tomás R. Guilarte, PhD
  • Health Policy and Management - Michael S. Sparer, PhD, JD
  • Population and Family Health - John Santelli, MD, MPH
  • Sociomedical Sciences - Lisa Metsch, PhD


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  • 1,300 students
  • 84% Masters Students
  • 15% Doctoral Students
  • 42 States Represented
  • 44 Countries Represented
  • 22% Non-U.S. Citizens
  • 38% Ethnic/Racial Minorities

Notable alumni

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  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Joseph L. Fleiss
  • Tom Frieden
  • Robert Lewis Morgan
  • Ernest S. Tierkel
  • Brian Lehrer
  • Ilan Meyer
  • Christy Turlington

See also

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External links

  • Official website
  • Public Health Rankings

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