As a school of medicine and public health, the Public Health thread is integral to and tightly woven throughout the 3 phases of the curriculum, culminating in a required Phase 3 Public Health Selective. The Public Health thread includes content related to determinants of health and natural history of disease, population health data and evidence-based public health, community engagement and cultural humility, health in all policy and advocacy, public health and health systems.

Thread director: Parvathy Pallai, MD, MPH

Phase 1

  • Epidemiology
  • Determinants of health
  • Natural history of disease
  • Population health data
  • Community engagement
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Evidence-based public health
  • Health care systems

Phase 2

  • Community engagement and cultural humility
  • Health in all policy and advocacy
  • Appraising evidence for clinical and population health
  • Health equity
  • Care of vulnerable populations
  • Community health prevention
  • Environmental health