Interdisciplinary Concentrations

Degree candidates have the option of pursuing a variety of interdisciplinary concentrations. These concentrations are non-degree programs designed to deepen students’ experience in academic or professional areas aligned with their career goals. Please see the links below for more information on these concentrations. Please review each concentration carefully, as some are restricted to students in certain programs. Students who complete a concentration will receive the output (certificate, etc.) from the department the concentration belongs to. The concentration will not be listed on your Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health transcript, nor will it be included on your DrPH Degree.

  • Women, Gender and Health: This interdisciplinary concentration is geared toward students who desire careers in research, teaching, and programs related to women, gender, and health. For more information, please click here.
  • Epidemiology and Infectious Disease: This interdisciplinary concentration has a well-established multidisciplinary approach, with a transdepartmental foundation for education and research that includes the Departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Global Health and Population, Health Policy and Management, and Immunology and Infectious Diseases. For more information, please click here.
  • Maternal and Child Health/Children, Youth and Families: The goal of this concentration is to improve the health of children and their families through educating leaders in maternal and child health/children, youth, and families (MCH/CYF). For more information, please click here.
  • Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention: This interdisciplinary concentration is designed for students interested in training in the theoretical, methodological, and applied knowledge and skills necessary to conduct obesity-related epidemiologic and prevention research. For more information, please click here.
  • Public Health Leadership: This interdisciplinary concentration was developed to improve the leadership skills of students to meet the public health challenges facing society in the 21st century. For more information, please click here.
  • Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights: Humanitarian emergencies, natural and man-made, have cataclysmic public health implications for communities and especially for the most vulnerable populations. For more information, please click here.
  • Nutrition and Global Health: The Nutrition and Global Health concentration is designed to build upon a strong base of ongoing research, teaching, collaborative work, and training in nutrition and global health at the Harvard Chan School. For more information, please click here.
  • Population Mental Health: The Population Mental Health concentration is designed to increase expertise in mental disorders among public health professionals. Students who complete this interdisciplinary concentration will be prepared to articulate the U.S. and global public health impact of mental disorders and obtain critical skills that will enable them to conduct important work, in both research and practice, aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of mental disorders as well as reducing their public health burden. For more information, please click here.