Dr. Gen Meredith, a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine (Occupational Therapy) and the University of Massachusetts’ School of Public Health (Master of Public Health), has come to Cornell to help design and lead the Master of Public Health program. Prior to this, Dr. Meredith spent eight years leading large international development projects with a focus on national public health systems development in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, and four years doing the same in the United States. Dr. Meredith’s work has centered primarily on institutional capacity development and growth specifically related to integrated disease surveillance and response systems, the routine collection and use of data, and effective public health leadership and management infrastructure to support population health access and accountability.
Understanding the history and role of public health and community health is an essential step to becoming an effective public health professional. In this course, you will explore the role of public health in people’s daily lives. You’ll examine several lenses or models through which to regard public health and potential interventions. Using those models, you will investigate the values that drive public health interventions and make connections between these values and how interventions are targeted and implemented.
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Community health leaders
- Emerging public health leaders
- Public health volunteers
- Volunteers working with high risk populations
- Outreach coordinators