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Public Health and Professional Degree Programs

Tom Stopka, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of public health & community medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, uses an innovative analysis combining geographic information systems, spatial epidemiology, and statistical modeling to identify Hepatitis C hotspots in Massachusetts.

Almost 1.4 billion people worldwide have high blood pressure and hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke across the globe. But occasional cuff readings at the doctor’s office aren’t enough when it comes to effective maintenance and early intervention. That’s why Mohan Thanikachalam, assistant professor of public health and community medicine, is working on a wearable device that will allow patients to manage their high blood pressure at home.

Tufts University School of Medicine Department of Public Health and Community Medicine’s new field course “Introduction to Building Healthy Neighborhoods and Communities” immerses students in Boston’s vibrant Chinatown neighborhood.

Featured Graduate Programs

  • The Tufts University Master of Public Health Program arms you with the academic foundation and practical skills you need to make a difference in the community and around the globe.
  • The Master of Science in Health Communication provides a solid foundation in the science, theory, and practice of effective health communication in a population-based environment, as well as medicine, epidemiology, and more.
  • The Tufts University Pain Research, Education and Policy program is a first-of-its-kind graduate program that takes an interprofessional approach to pain in research, clinical, psychosocial and population-based contexts.

Tufts University School of Medicine’s Public Health Programs bring together groundbreaking academics and research, diverse fieldwork, and a collaborative, intimate learning approach that fosters new ideas and critical thinking. Our graduates are working locally and around the world to address a range of critical health and public health challenges.