MPH Faculty

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Christine Podolak, MS

Associate Director of Experiential Education

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