- Ranked one of top 5 schools of public health by U.S. News & World Reports
- 3rd highest NIH-funding recipient among schools of public health (based on most recent data, 2012)
- Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH
Dean, Mailman School of Public Health
An internationally renowned scientist, Dr. Fried is a leader in the fields of epidemiology and geriatrics. She has dedicated her career to the science of healthy aging and creating the basis for a transition to a world in which longer lifespans benefit people of all ages and society as a whole. Dean Fried has led the scientific understanding of frailty and disability with aging and opportunities for prevention. She is the co-founder of Experience Corps, a community-based senior volunteer program that has been shown to improve theacademic success of elementary school children while simultaneously promoting the health of the older volunteers. Dr. Fried is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Public Health Association’s Archstone Award and the American Federation for Aging Research’s Irving Wright Award. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and was named a “Living Legend in Medicine” by the U.S. Congress.
- Total faculty: 477
- Nearly 40% of our full-time faculty hold joint or interdisciplinary appointments in 34 Columbia University departments, schools, and centers.
Student Body (2012-2013)
|Average Age at Entry||28|
|Non- U.S. Citizens||21%|
|1922||Columbia University creates the Institute of Public Health with a mandate to study and teach the cause of human disease.|
|1945||The Institute becomes known as Columbia University’s School of Public Health.|
|1998-99||The Mailman Foundation makes an extraordinary $33 million gift to the School in honor of Joseph L. Mailman, businessman and philanthropist. The School is renamed the Mailman School of Public Health.|
- Degrees offered: MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH
- Total doctoral degrees offered: 2 in 5 areas of specialization
- Dual degree programs offered in conjunction with other schools at the University: 10
- Classes offered at the Mailman School for the academic year 2011-2012: 300
- Graduate level courses offered at Columbia University: over 1,000
- Median class size at the Mailman School: 20
Numbering nearly 12,000 worldwide, Mailman School alumni can be found in leadership positions in government, hospitals, universities, non-governmental institutions, and the private sector.