Who We Are

The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health addresses a wide range of challenges to health, focusing on child, adolescent, reproductive, and sexual health, both in established communities and those that have been displaced as a result of political or environmental emergencies.


We strive to improve health conditions in numerous locations in our Upper Manhattan neighborhood, throughout the nation, and around the world.

Our faculty members are recognized national and international leaders in the fields of:

  • Reproductive and sexual health and sexuality

  • Humanitarian assistance/forced migration

  • Child, adolescent, and family health

  • Global health

  • Human rights

  • Demography and population sciences

Graduates go on to leadership positions in government, hospitals, universities, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Alumni hold top posts at the CDC, WHO, the Rockefeller Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Pfizer, and many other organizations.