Public Health Practice at YSPH

alt textBenjamin Simms takes a break from his internship in Ghana to display his Yale School of Public Health pride. Simms studied the role of nutritional status in children who are infected with hookworm.

The Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) was created to enhance practice, education, applied research and community–university health partnerships by building bridges between academia and the “real” world of public health. The OPHP serves as the nexus for practice-based learning, summer internships and continuing education programs at YSPH. 

Practice is a critical part of the educational experience and is the principal way that students apply classroom knowledge to genuine public health issues during their course of study. It also opens the door to careers within the various MPH specialty areas of environmental health, biostatistics, health management and policy, social and behavioral health, global health, and microbial or chronic disease epidemiology.