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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Education in Health Sciences

Master of Public Health


Our Program

The Masters of Public Health (MPH) program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago trains students in a premiere, multidisciplinary educational environment for a variety of professional roles in public health, clinical care and health research. In our public health courses, students capitalize on close interaction with faculty leaders to advance their career goals.

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Michael Fagan, PhD, MPH

Director's Message

Hear from our program director, Michael Fagen, PhD, MPH, and learn about his goals for our MPH degree program.


Our Faculty

Get to know our program and public health course directors by browsing their faculty profiles to see their publication and contact information, research and clinical specialties and more.



Our faculty
Congratulations to The Latest Teaching Excellence Award Recipients (from Winter 2021):

Ed Vonesh, PhD (BIOSTAT 502 Advanced Biostatistics)
Darius Tandon, PhD (PUB_HLTH 318 Seminar in Community Health Research)
Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD (PUB_HLTH 391 Global Health Service Delivery)
Danny Block, PhD (PUB_HLTH 425 Geographic Information Systems)
Joe Feinglass, PhD (PUB_HLTH 435 Health Services Research)
Phil Fontanarosa, MD (PUB_HLTH 445 Writing and Peer Review for Publication)


Working in a busy urban ED, I encounter clinical issues pertinent to public health on a daily basis. It gives a broader perspective on the challenges facing my patients. My MPH has also been useful in my extracurricular research projects, and I plan to pursue more public health-related emergency medicine research throughout my career.

— MD/MPH graduate

NU's MPH allows you to see the big picture into which individual patient interactions fit. I feel extremely well-prepared to conduct clinical research and policy or advocacy work that will improve the health of my patients.

— MD/MPH graduate

The MPH program at Northwestern gave me a broader lens through which to approach my clinical practice and research career...I strengthened my analytic skills and was exposed to a different view of health.

— MSN/MPH graduate

A fantastic experience!

— MD/MPH graduate

Getting my MPH was one of the best career decisions I ever made!

— MD/MPH graduate

CEPH Accredited

Our program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency dedicated to assuring excellence in public health education. Visit the CEPH site to learn more about the accreditation process.

Learn more about the CEPH

Contact Us

We welcome your questions and comments. Connect with us via the information below.

Our central program office is located on Northwestern's downtown Chicago campus in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, 633 N. Saint Clair, 20th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611.

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