2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health

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Department of Public Health

Lutchmie Narine, Department Chair
444F White Hall
Maureen Thompson, Undergraduate Program Director
444B White Hall


Bernard Appiah, Dessa Bergen-Cico, Luvenia Cowart, Brooks B. Gump, Bryce Hruska, Ignatius Ijere, Brittany Kmush, Sandra D. Lane, David Larsen, Katherine McDonald, Miriam Mutambudzi, Lutchmie Narine, Lisa Olson-Gugerty, Maureen Thompson, Bhavneet Walia

Affiliated Faculty

Indu Gupta, Commissioner of Health, Onondaga County Health Department


Laura Sauta, Administrative Assistant
Megan Snow, Internship Coordinator
Melinda Stoffel, Administrative Assistant


We offer a Bachelor of Science in public health (BSPH) and minors in addiction studies, health care management, and public health. The BSPH program is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). 

Service learning and community engagement are cornerstones of public health education at Falk College. By purposefully integrating classroom instruction with hands-on opportunities, longstanding faculty-agency collaborations locally and globally allow us to customize student learning experiences while helping address some of today’s most pressing public health needs. Undergraduate students can work with faculty-led research projects on topics including control of infectious disease, mindfulness-based meditation for veterans with posttraumatic stress, the impacts of community-level violence, health communication, addressing health disparities among minority populations, and childhood lead exposure in Central New York.  The BSPH program prepares students to work in a variety of public health positions and newly emerging preventive health areas in corporate wellness centers, college health services, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies. Many students plan for graduate education in public health, health administration, health-related social sciences (medical anthropology, medical sociology, or health psychology), health policy and the law, and the health professions (medicine, nursing, physician assistance, pharmacy, or dentistry).


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