Posted: April 2, 2020

Innovative Ways of Integrating Public Health Into the Medical School Curriculum


This article explores the multiple methods by which the Center for Community Health and Service Learning at the Morehouse School of Medicine supports the integration of public health through the medical student curriculum. This article is part of the October, 2011 Supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, "Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education." The supplement is based on the September 2010 conference of the same name that drew more than 190 medical and public health educators and public health practitioners from the U.S. and Canada. This article is one of six "short papers" in the supplement. Although evaluation data were not available, the activities and resources described in the short papers were thought to be of value to medical educators. Publication of the Supplement was supported by the cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).


Meryl S. McNeal, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine
Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)



Public Health, Population Health, Preventive Medicine, Journal Supplement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention