Department of Population Health Education | NYU Langone Health

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Department of Population Health Education

We prepare the next generation of leaders in efforts to improve population health.

NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health equips students with the knowledge and experience they need to practice in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment. We also provide future investigators and scholars with the necessary skills to become leaders in the interdisciplinary science of population health. As a student in one of our educational programs, you learn ways to improve the health of populations through scientific discovery and translate that knowledge into policy and practice.

Population health training is offered through medical education, PhD and master’s degree programs, fellowships and other postgraduate training programs, and internships and career training for students and professionals at various career stages.

Our students focus on the many facets of population health:

  • applying population-level strategies in clinical care, research, teaching, and health policy efforts
  • conducting research that serves the needs and values of diverse populations while adhering to the highest ethical standards
  • critically evaluating scientific evidence and incorporating evidence-based research into efforts to improve population health
  • using population-level thinking to aid in understanding and addressing issues related to health and disease

As a student, you are part of a dynamic academic community of medical and graduate students, residents, postdoctoral trainees, and fellows from a variety of disciplines studying population health. You learn through conducting research at a top academic medical center and working directly in communities in New York City.

We offer mentoring opportunities with individual faculty and through mentorship and professional development programs at NYU Grossman School of Medicine to help you successfully transition into a career in population health.

Contact Us

If you have questions about population health education, please contact Mark D. Schwartz, MD, departmental vice chair for education and faculty affairs, at, or Kathryn Nyland, coordinator of faculty affairs and education, at

Population Health in Medical Education

We train future physicians to make meaningful contributions to improving population health.

Population Health Degree Programs

We offer a variety of PhD and master’s degree programs in population health and related fields.

Population Health Medical Student Fellowship

We offer a research fellowship in population health during the summer after the first year of medical school.

Population Health Science Scholars Program

We train scholars to improve healthcare delivery for individuals and to advance population health science.

Population Health Internships and Career Training

We provide internships and training programs to students and professionals at various career stages.