MPH Faculty

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Christine Podolak, MS

Instructor/Field Placement Coordinator

Master of Public Health (MPH) Program


Christine Podolak is the field placement coordinator for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program and instructor for the program's experiential-learning courses. She grew up in central New York and has observed the health issues and disparities that exist in local communities. She has a vested interest in the health and well-being of local populations.

Podolak has a professional background in healthcare reimbursement and research coordination, as well as a passion for teaching and mentoring students in pursuit of professional opportunities that align with their career interests and goals.


  • MS, SUNY Cortland
  • BS, SUNY Cortland

Teaching Interests

  • Population health
  • Reproductive health
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Health equity


  • Completed the Community-Engaged Teaching Fellowship through Binghamton University's Center for Civic Engagement, 2019-20

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Professional activities

  • Member, New York State Public Health Association
  • Member, American Public Health Association