Generalist concentration

A great emphasis of the Brown MPH Program is to empower students to engage in the design and implementation of their educational experience. Students in the Generalist Concentration work with advisors to develop their individual path within public health. Students in the Generalist Concentration will develop an individualized educational plan to gain the competencies required for their path in public health. This will include identifying the focus of the generalist studies for that student, be that a content area (for example Maternal and Children Health, Aging, Mental Health, HIV, etc.) or methodologic focus (advanced methods in public health research/evaluation, etc.).

Generalist Concentration Competencies

Students work closely with advisors to identify at least 5 specific competencies, beyond the core MPH competencies, and identify how they will meet those competencies through activities such as formal coursework, independent studies, internships and thesis work.

Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2018 should click here.

Generalist Concentration Courses

Students in the Generalist concentration must identify 5 courses that are appropriate for their individualized plan. 

Approval of Concentration Plan

The initial plan should be submitted to the MPH Program Associate Director in the fall of the first year for approval.  Students can continue to refine the plan in the second year, with substantive changes approved by the MPH Program Associate Director.


Generalist Concentration Lead

Deborah Pearlman, PhD
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