Featured Research Areas

While Mailman School research touches every corner of public health, our efforts are aligned on these strategic initiatives that maximize the interest and knowledge of faculty who work collaboratively across departments, disciplines, and methodologies. 

Urban Health

With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, healthy cities are a priority now more than ever before.

Climate and Health

One consequence of climate change that has obvious and lasting ramifications is the impact on human health.


Since 2013, the Global Research Analytics for Population Health has been uncovering new ways to quantify the effectiveness of prevention programs.

Global Health

With research and public health projects on six continents around the globe, the Global Health Initiative seeks to effectively mobilize the capacities of Columbia Mailman and the wider Columbia University community.