Northeastern launches JD/MPH in Urban Health

Northeastern University School of Law has launched an dual-degree JD/MPH in Urban Health to meet the need for professionals trained to respond to public health challenges and opportunities facing urban populations

Such challenges include racial and ethnic health disparities, illnesses associated with the built environment, substance abuse and community violence.  

“The complexity of solving urban health challenges calls for a new breed of lawyer/public health expert, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of training those who are committed to this critical field,” said Professor Wendy Parmet, director of the new program and a member of the law school’s faculty.

The MPH Program in Urban Health brings together interdisciplinary faculty from the School of Law, School of Business, College of Social Sciences and the Humanities, College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Health Sciences with expertise in collaborating with diverse urban populations to provide students with practice-based knowledge, skills and experience needed to address urban public health problems. 

The School of Law already offers a JD/MPH program with Tufts University School of Medicine.

“Our faculty and students in the MPH Program in Urban Health are committed to working collaboratively to achieve greater health equity locally, nationally and internationally,” said Shan Mohammed MD, MPH, director of the MPH Program in Urban Health in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. “This dual-degree program is an exciting opportunity for law students to develop additional skills to help reduce health disparities among at-risk urban families and communities.”