The department of Preventive Medicine either houses or has a significant influence on the following educational initiatives:
The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited, two-year combined academic and practicum residency training program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Residents in the program are taught the components of specialty training in preventive medicine, including a core curriculum in epidemiology and biostatistics, health services administration, environmental and occupational health, cultural and behavioral factors in health and disease, and clinical applications of preventive medicine. The program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the preventive medicine core and specialty area competencies. (Program Director: Dorothy Lane, MD, MPH, Division of Communiy and Behavoiral Sciences)
The Stony Brook University Clinical Research Training Program (also known as the K30 Program) provides residents, fellows and junior faculty (MD and PhD) with a multidisciplinary didactic training experience that may be combined with individual mentoring.
Individuals may enroll in the Clinical Research Training Program for either one or two years. Upon successful completion of one year of coursework, an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Research will be awarded. Utilizing the knowledge gained through completion of the K30 curriculum, those persons wishing to pursue a second year will work closely with a mentor to develop and complete a research project, culminating in publication of the results in a scientific peer-reviewed publication, a presentation at a national meeting, or submission of a grant application. (Curriculum Director: Leslie Hyman, PhD, Division of Epidemiology)
Students in the CPEH Accredited Master's of Public Health program receive training in the five basic competency areas of public health: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management, and the social and behavioral sciences. Students also receive core competency education in informatics and communication, professionalism, systems thinking, and problem solving. The program has a choice of three concentrations: Evaluative Sciences (Concentration Head Dr Jaymie Maliker), Public Health Practice (Concentration Head Dr Norman Edelmen) and Community Health (Concentration Head Amy Hammock). The program is 45 credits. (Program Director: Lisa Benz Scott, PhD)
The Ph.D. program in Population Health and Clinical Outcomes Research is multidisciplinary with a rigorous quantitative and analytical methods core. The purpose of the program is to graduate population health and clinical science researchers who are proficient in the design and conduct of studies that evaluate the access, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of public health and medical care. Substantive problems in population health and clinical science are the primary focuses of the program with the intent of affecting population health, health policy, population health, clinical practice, and patient-based health care decisions. The program is 89 credits, and accepted the first class of students in the Fall of 2009. Program Director: Norman Edelman, MD, Division of Evaluative Sciences