9 Awesome Reasons to Select Dartmouth for your Master’s in Public Health

The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, which operates as part of the top rated Geisel School of Medicine, comprises one of the best public health programs in the US. The MPH and PhD programs at the university are renowned around the world for their small size, outstanding faculty, and multidisciplinary approach. If you are considering earning your MPH, there are nine reasons that you should choose TDI to complete your public health education:

#1 TDI and the Geisel School of Medicine Are a Leading Comprehensive Research Institution

In the last 10 years, annual research grants and contracts awarded to Dartmouth more than doubled. Today the total research funding for these institutions is $137 million. At TDI,  one of the major research efforts has been in a key public health areas: population health. The school regularly participates in research to analyze, benchmark and report on levels of population health to keep national stakeholders informed. Also, TDI was granted over $64 million in sponsored research in the last year. Learn more

#2 The Dartmouth Faculty Is Recognized for Its Excellence and Expertise.

At TDI, the faculty are on the cutting edge of analyzing the performance of the US health and public health systems. The faculty includes esteemed physicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, economists, sociologists and medical geographers. At the Geisel School of Medicine, the faculty is noted for its research excellence, including its stellar leadership in genetics, population health, bioinformatics, health care delivery science research, and many other specialties. Learn more

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#3 The MPH Degree at Dartmouth Provides You With Cutting Edge Analytic Tools

This program will provide you with a unique understanding of both the medical care and public health systems. You will learn the most cutting edge analytical tools of biostatistics, epidemiology and research. These you will learn to apply to many types of quality improvement to initiate change, translate your research into concrete actions, improve access to care, and formulate new strategies to advance population health. Learn more

#4 The New Academy of Faculty Master Educators at the Geisel School of Medicine

Dartmouth recently celebrated the 16 inaugural members of this elite group of medical and public health educators. The members of this highly distinguished group were nominated by other faculty because of their dedication to teaching excellence in public health and medical education. As a public health student at Dartmouth, you will have access to the exemplary teaching of these highly acclaimed experts. Learn more.

#5 Leading Public Health and Health Care Research Papers By Faculty

For example, this paper was published in October 2012 in Health Affairs Magazine: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Should Focus on High-Impact Problems That Can Be Solved Quickly, by Harold Sox, MD, and professor at Dartmouth. Learn more.

#6 TDI Has Extensive Outreach Around the World

The Institute has partnerships around the globe to both advance research, and to speed the implementation of public health programs that will best suit certain cultures, locations and populations. Some of the most active international partners include medical groups in Uganda, Tanzania, Kosovo and Sweden. Learn more.

#7 The Leadership of Dean of the Geisel School of Medicine Chip Souba, M.D.

Dr. Souba serves as both the vice president and dean of the medical school, and also is a professor in the Department of Surgery. Souba is highly regarded in the medical and public health fields for is innovative approaches for developing leaders and leadership. Under his stewardship, Dartmouth produces doctors and public health professionals of the highest standard, who become leaders of change. Souba’s clinical work in surgical oncology has been the subject of more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals around the world. Dean Souba is also listed #59 on our 2012 Awesome Deans of Public Health list.Learn more.

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#8 Groundbreaking Research of Dartmouth Public Health and Medical Students

The students in both the medical and public health programs are engaging in research that could change the world. For example, postdoctoral fellow Devin Koestler is a biostatistician at the Geisel Medical School, who is conducting research on the potential use of white blood cell variation as a diagnostic and predictive research tool in the study of non-blood cancers. Koestler is doing his research in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Program at Dartmouth. Learn more.

#9 The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Celebrated Its 10 Year Anniversary

TDI has become in just 10 years one of the leading public health programs in the US, and an MPH from this program is highly prized by employers. TDI has focused strongly on training public health leaders who are able to analyze, organize and effect major changes in the public health and health care delivery channels. The program has done outstanding work on how to boost the health of populations, which makes this public health school highly desirable for new students. Learn more.

These many outstanding aspects of the public health program at Dartmouth College make it one of your top choices to earn the highest public health credential – the MPH.

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