Public Health & Public Policy

Increased funding for medical research, coupled with advancements in technology and treatment, has allowed the public health industry to experience significant strides on a global scale. Industry professionals have an increasing number of tools to combat complex health issues, but more support is needed. Here, the Northeastern community has compiled a list of tips, advice, and trends impacting public policy and health, so that you can be better equipped to make a difference.

January 16, 2020

4 Pressing Global Health Problems We Face Today

Holly Dygert, a lecturer in the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, describes the challenges she sees facing global health.


January 9, 2020

Military Disability Cases Offer New Perspective on Compensation for Discrimination

Read an exerpt from a Northeastern Doctor of Law and Policy student's thesis which examines discrimination in the military and current compensation models.


January 3, 2020

Global Health Careers: How Can I Make a Difference?

Are you interested in a global health career? Here's a guide to the industry, along with five careers to consider.  


December 31, 2019

Top Social Justice Careers in Public Health

Neil Maniar explores the connection between social justice and public health—and gives his advice on how to pursue a social justice career to address healthcare inequities.


July 25, 2019

Common Social Determinants of Health & How to Address Them

Explore the social determinants of health, and learn the ways healthcare professionals can address them in their daily work.


September 27, 2018

Three Emerging Trends Creating New Public Health Careers

The field of public health is expansive and the number of new opportunities is growing. Here’s a look at the three major trends spawning new careers.


September 20, 2018

Overcoming Cultural Barriers in Healthcare

Northeastern's experts discuss the role of race, culture, and ethnicity in healthcare, and how you can play a role in combating pervasive global health inequities.


September 11, 2018

The Role You Can Play in Addressing Global Health Inequalities

A master’s in public health can prepare you to address theses social inequalities that impact health.


February 1, 2017

How an MPH Clarified One Alumna’s Career Path

Adrianna Boulin, a research assistant at Brigham and Women's Hospital, describes how her graduate degree is "still manifesting itself."


August 16, 2016

Jackney Prioly Joseph on How Her MPA Helped Her Career

Jackney Prioly Joseph spent years working for the City of Boston, all while earning her Master of Public Administration. How did she balance the two, and how did her degree help in her career?