Orientation for the Graduate Program in Public Health

Graduate Program in Public Health Orientation- September 2

All incoming MPH students are strongly encouraged to attend this program-specific orientation.

Please click here to RSVP! Please RSVP by August 15.

Date: Tuesday September 2

Location: Hess Center for Science & Medicine (CSM)   1470 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor- Davis Auditorium


11:00am-12:30pm Check In, Introduction to the Graduate Program in Public Health, Introduction of Specialty Track Advisors
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch in Central Park with current students, specialty track advisors, MPH faculty and staff (lunch will be provided!)
2:00pm-3:00pm Academic advising sessions
3:00pm-3:30pm How to Choose Your Specialty Track (optional) Location: CAM Building, 17 East 102 St., 5th  West Tower Fl Rm D5-122


School-wide General Orientation –  Monday, August 11- Friday, August 15

**Please note: While we welcome you to attend as many of the events as possible, we understand that many of our students are not yet in town this week. Therefore, there are no MPH specific events held during the general orientation. Our program-specific  orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 2 and will orient you to all enrollment and student services, course advisement, and introductions to the program and faculty.


Monday, August 11th    
9:00am – 5:00pm MPH Check-in (17 E 102nd Street, West Tower, 5th floor, cubicle in front of D5-111
10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm Medical Insurance Sign-up or Waiver (See Lee Dasu in Annenberg 12-70)
By email Message One Sign-Up
10:00am-5:00pm Profile Picture (Annenberg 13th Floor)
3:00-5:00pm International Student Registration Meeting – Zakariyyah Selph  (Annenberg 13-30)
Tuesday, August 12th    (Be sure to wear Icahn ID tag)
8:00-9:00am Breakfast (Annenberg West Lobby)
9:00-10:00am Welcome Ceremony (Annenberg- Stern Auditorium)
George Schriener, Assistant Director of Admissions for Non-Traditional Programs
Dr. Dennis Charney, Dean for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School
Dr. John Morrison,  Dean for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr. David Muller, Dean for Medical Education
Zachary Lorsch, Student Council President
Jesse Gelles-Hurwitz, PhD Student Council Rep
Phyllis Schnepf, Chief Operations Officer for Education
10:00-10:15am Student Health and Wellness
Lori Zbar, MD, Director of Student Health Services
Wellness Committee
10:15-10:25am Disability Services
Mary Olsen, Disability Officer
10:25-10:55am HIPAA
Heather Chamides, Director HIPAA Education and Security Data Integrity
10:55-11:00am 5 minute break
11:00-11:30am Campus Safety
Tim Burgunder, Director of Security
11:30am-12:30pm Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety
Bob Shaffer, Fire Safety Director
Dr. Kevin Chason, Co-director of the Disaster Response and Planning Program
12:30-1:00pm Sexual Assault
Caryn Tiger-Paillex, Director, Human Resources
1:00-2:00pm Lunch (Annenberg West Lobby)

There will also be several social events during the school-wide orientation week. These events are open to all incoming graduate students, MPH students, and medical students. Incoming MPH students may attend the Student Council Mixer, Trivia Night, and the Friday Night social event, which will be held at The Attic. (Note: the Aaron Hall Mixer does not apply to MPH students)

Wednesday, August 13th   

5:00pm – 7:00pm Student Council Mixer (Annenberg Student Lounge) Annenberg, Student Lounge
7:30pm Trivia Night – Manny’s on Second (1770 2nd Avenue) 1770 2nd Avenue


RSVP is required to attend the event at The Attic. Please click on the following link to view a description of activities, and to RSVP for The Attic: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ISMMSAttic  *Students must RSVP by August 10, and bring a valid drivers license or passport to attend this event.*

Academic Advising

For those of you in town during the week of August 11, some of the track advisors will be holding open office hours. A schedule of office hours will be posted on the enrollment website in the coming weeks.

Additionally, academic advisement will also be offered during the MPH Program-specific orientation on September 2.



John Doucette, PhD General Public Health CAM Building – 17 E. 102 St., West Tower2nd Floor, Room  D2-145 Tuesday, August 12: 3pm-4pmWednesday, August 13: 10:30am-12pmTuesday, September 2: 2pm-3pm
Jonathan Ripp, MD Global Health CAM Building – 17 E. 102 St., West Tower6th Floor, Room D6-126 Tuesday, August 12: 1pm-3pmWednesday, August 13: 1pm-3pmTuesday, September 2: 2pm-3pm
Elizabeth Garland, MD, MS Health Promotion & Disease Prevention CAM Building – 17 E. 102 St., West Tower2nd Floor, Room D2-148 Tuesday, August 12: 3pm-5pmThursday, August 14: 10am-12pmTuesday, September 2: 2pm-3pm
Stephanie Factor, MD Epidemiology Icahn Building – 1425 Madison Avenue3rd Floor, Room 3-052 Tuesday, September 2: 2pm-3pmWednesday, September 3: 1pm-4pmFriday, September 5: 11am-1pm
Emma Benn, DrPH Biostatistics Icahn Building – 1425 Madison Avenue2nd Floor, Room L2-70J Tuesday, August 12: 2pm-4pmWednesday, August 13: 1pm-2:30pmTuesday, September 2: 2pm-3pm
Gary Rosenberg, PhD Health Care Management 19 East 98 Street, 11th floor Tuesday, September 2: 2pm-4pmWednesday, September 3: 4pm-5pm
Jenny Lin, MD Outcomes Research CAM Building – 17 E. 102 St., West Tower6th Floor, Room D6-157 Wednesday, September 3: 2pm-4pmFriday, September 5: 11am-1pm
Stephanie Barnhart, MD, MPH Occupational & Environmental Medicine CAM Building – 17 E. 102 St., West Tower2nd Floor, Room D2-131 Monday, August 11: 12:30pm-2pmWednesday, August 13: 12:30pm-2pmTuesday, September 2: 2pm-2:30pm