The Future of Retirement

Dean Linda P. Fried writes in The Wall Street Journal about a future that fully integrates older adults into every facet of American Life.

Double Jeopardy

A new ICAP strategy is helping prevent deadly co-infection of HIV and tuberculosis in Lesotho, a nation with one of the highest rates of the diseases in the world.

NYC Soda Ban

Dean Linda P. Fried looks at the implications for city health departments following the soda portion size ruling in New York City.  

Education Behind Bars

Prof. Bob Fullilove has been teaching in the Bard Prison Initiative, helping to develop a public health concentration for incarcerated individuals. 

Unmeasured PTSD Treatment

A report out today by the Institute of Medicine calls into question millions of dollars spent to improve service members’ mental health, according to Prof. Sandro Galea.

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Summer Programs

BEST Diversity Program

The Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training (BEST) Diversity Program introduces undergraduates from under-represented populations to research in the areas of biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.


The Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia (EPIC) offers more than 25 intensive week-long courses for healthcare professionals seeking advanced skills for population health research and program evaluation.

Columbia Summer Research Institute

The Columbia Summer Research Institute offers an intensive five-week program of full-time study where participants gain fundamental skills in research methods, as well as additional training in comparative effectiveness research and grant writing.