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Minor: Public Health

Public Health is and exciting and interdisciplinary field which aims to protect and improve health on an individual, community, national and global level.

MMC’s Public Health minor is designed to provide an understanding of the multiple determinants of health and disease, while promoting social and personal responsibility in health promotion and disease prevention. The program is appropriate for students with a wide variety of interests including but not limited to, psychology or social work, communications, social justice, and politics and human rights. The minor may prepare you for graduate study in a variety of areas including health education and communication, maternal child health, epidemiology, health policy and management, environmental health and justice and migrant health.

Students who minor in Public Heath will…
  • Understand and explain the multiple deciding factors of human well-being from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Describe risk factors and modes of transmission for infectious and chronic diseases and how these diseases affect both personal and population health.
  • Analyze factors affecting population health including: gender, race, ethnicity, social class and age.
  • Interpret and apply primary research aimed at health promotion and improvement.
  • Participate in the promotion of community health.
  • Analyze ethical concerns and conflicts of interest that arise in the field of public health.

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Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3433-amira-makhlouf-78"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/151,59,743,650/23744_Amira_Makhlouf.rev.1579797943.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p class="p1"><em>“I chose MMC because it felt like home from the first day and opened endless possibilities. My classes and instructors helped me to become a lifelong learner. They gave me the confidence to ask questions, think out of the box, and be creative.” </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3433-amira-makhlouf-78">Amira Makhlouf ’78</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 1978, Major in <a href="/departments/psychology/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Psychology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2796-lauren-ashbrook-19"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/2,3,243,244/19020_download.rev.1539198718.jpg" alt="Lauren Ashbrook ('19)" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I became a psychology major during my second year at Marymount and I was so amazed by all of the opportunities and support that is given by both professors and fellow students.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2796-lauren-ashbrook-19">Lauren Ashbrook ’19</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Double Major in <a href="/departments/psychology/">Psychology</a> and <a href="/departments/business/concentration-fashion-marketing.php">Fashion Marketing</a> </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/827-petra-stofkova-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/283,195,520,433/7421_1069250_634078306611958_1419204671_n.rev.1453903061.jpg" alt="Petra and the MMC Psychology Club, with members of the Psychology department's faculty" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The Psychology Department at MMC is not a regular college department; it becomes your home. The department provides you with support, enthusiasm, encouragement, and above all, the most amazing opportunities to grow and gain a deeper understanding of your passions, as well as yourself.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/827-petra-stofkova-13">Petra Stofkova ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/psychology/requirements.php">Psychology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3210-lisa-sicurelli-84"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/0,39,1200,1238/22137_Lisa_Sicurelli.rev.1563210092.jpg" alt="Lisa Sicurelli" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>After obtaining a degree in Psychology and quickly advancing in the real estate industry, today Sicurelli is the President, CEO, and Cofounder of Ambassador Abstract LLC, a full-service title abstract company in Roslyn, New York. </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3210-lisa-sicurelli-84">Lisa Sicurelli ’84</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 1984, <a href="/departments/psychology/">Psychology</a> major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3415-martine-faustin-19"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/23689_Martine_Faustin.rev.1578692161.jpg" alt="Martine Faustin '19" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>With the help of MMC’s Dr. <a href="/live/profiles/283-deirtra-ann-hunter-romagnoli">Hunter-Romagnoli</a>, Faustin secured an internship at the Nestler Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a rigorous program that helped Faustin develop critical study habits and presentation skills. Her hard work paid off, as the internship turned into a neuroscience research associate position, in which Faustin now aids in research on the molecular mechanisms of addiction and depression.</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3415-martine-faustin-19">Martine Faustin ’19</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Major in <a href="/departments/psychology/">Behavioral Neuroscience</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2795-patrick-riley-20"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/13,251,222,460/19013_38872288_2096364567049984_6553944807490715648_n.rev.1539174382.jpg" alt="Patrick Riley ('20)" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p class="p1"><em>“The Psychology Department at Marymount is an encouraging network of professors and students that allows you to develop a strong foundation and sense of exploration in the field of Psychology. The Psychology Department fosters an environment that allows students to engage in opportunities of research and internships in the setting of New York City and beyond!”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2795-patrick-riley-20">Patrick Riley ’20</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2020, Major(s): Psychology and Public Health </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/828-amanda-anzovino-19"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/0,0,350,350/18938_Unknown.rev.1537993699.jpg" alt=" Amanda Anzovino" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The Psychology Department at MMC is incredible! The professors are extremely encouraging and supportive. Conducting research with my professors and becoming a student leader through the Psychology Club has given me the experience needed to be successful for graduate school and my future career.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/828-amanda-anzovino-19">Amanda Anzovino ’19</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Major in <a href="/departments/psychology/requirements.php">Psychology</a> ; Minor in Forensic Psychology, Social Work, Sociology</p></div>