After an internship at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in New Jersey opened her eyes to heart-wrenching stories of lost childhoods and broken lives, Margie Skeer devoted her life to a career in public health. Now an associate professor of public health and community medicine, she works to prevent substance abuse and risky sexual behavior in adolescents. Sometimes the solution to these kinds of big issues can be elegantly simple, family mealtimes, for example.
With the support of a new professorship at Tufts University School of Medicine, Signe Flieger, the first appointee to the Tufts Health Plan Professorship in Health Care Policy Research, will be able to continue her research about health-care policies and their impact on patients in this changing landscape.
A new program founded by Lisa Gualtieri, an assistant professor of public health and community medicine at Tufts, will test if donated, recycled fitness trackers--Jawbone, Withings, Fitbit, and Garmin--can help underserved populations get healthier.
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.