Meet With Us

There are many ways to connect with us and learn what life is like for a public health student at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Visit our campus and go on a tour, make a one-on-one appointment with an admissions representative, speak with a current student ambassador, or attend a virtual information session. Feel free to sign up for our mailing list so you don't miss an upcoming admissions event.

Information Sessions

We hold monthly On-Campus Information Sessions, which include a presentation of the program offerings and tips on how to navigate the application process. You will have an opportunity to meet and speak with Faculty and/or Administrative Staff from the Graduate Program in Public Health.

On-Campus Information Sessions

Register here for an On-Campus Public Health Education Programs Information Session

You can also connect with us online by attending a Virtual Information Session, which includes the same information presented in the On-Campus Information Sessions. Virtual Information Sessions are typically held every month excluding summer months (July and August). Sessions are scheduled to resume in September. 

Virtual Information Sessions

Register Here for a Virtual Public Health Education Programs Information Session 

Register Here for an MS in Epidemiology Information Session


Meet with an Admissions Representative

One-on-one meetings with an admissions representative are being held virtually at this time. Campus tours and on-campus class visits are not available due to current events. Email us at if you are intersted in visiting our virtual classes. We hope to resume campus tours at a later date. Please stay tuned for updates.

To request a virtual one-on-one meeting, please fill out this form

Getting Here

Our Administrative Offices are located on the 5th Floor of West Tower of 17 East 102nd Street, New York, New York 10029.


Driving: Our offices are located on the 5th Floor of West Tower of 17 East 102nd Street, New York, New York 10029. This is in between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue, on the Upper East Side of New York City. Parking availability is not guaranteed, however there is metered street parking available on the surrounding streets. In addition, there is a parking garage located across the street from our office on East 102nd Street and a garage located at the corner of East 97th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Public transportation:

  • Subway lines 4, 5, and 6
  • Bus lines M1, M2, M3, M4, M96, M98, M101, M102, M103, M106

For further insight into student life at ISMMS, here are current student ambassadors you may contact:


Name: Sahiti Yarakala 
Specialty Track: General Public Health
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate Institution & Major: The University of Texas at Dallas, Biology
Previous Public Health Work: Internship with victims of domestic violence, mentor for AVID program, currently research assistant focused in prenatal exposures and neurodevelopment 
Public Health Interests: Maternal health, mental health, global health
Hobbies: Portrait & food photography, weightlifting, hiking, badminton, exploring the city and traveling

Name: Wendy Barillas
Specialty Track: General Public Health with Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Concentration
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Undergraduate Institution & Major: California State University, Fullerton, B.S. in Public Health Global Health
Previous Public Health Work: I currently work at a non-profit community outreach organization as the program coordinator and internship supervisor in which I get to help organize and oversee various outreach efforts and try to bridge the gap between the community and the government or other health care agencies. I am also currently doing my applied practice experience, to help advocate for and educate on the importance of oral health in developing countries. As well as having previous experience doing various outreach efforts within the organizations I was involved in or the various internships I had held. 
Public Health Interests: Advocating for the community, bridging the gap between the community and public health, breaking down the barriers to access to care, and reforming the injustice within the health care system. 
Hobbies:  Pre-COVID I loved to go out with my friends, go to concerts, and go on random adventures around Los Angeles. Now, I mostly read, paint, do calligraphy or other crafty projects, binge various TV shows/movies, and plan some post-covid adventures.

Name: Tania Chen
Specialty Track: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Hometown: Gujarat (India)
Undergraduate Institution & Major: Maharaja Sayajirao University [Baroda Medical College, M.B.B.S.]
Public Health Interests: Targeting clinical medicine interventions using public health tools to improve people's awareness about disease prevention
Hobbies: Skating and Dancing

Name: Alex Albert
Specialty Track: Global Health with Epidemiology/Biostatistics Concentration
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate Institution & Major: Emory University, Biology and Spanish
Previous Public Health Work:
- GlobeMed – Thailand
- Sustainable Health Enterprises – Rwanda
- Planned Parenthood
- Doctors Without Borders
Public Health Interests: Maternal and child health as it pertains to the social determinants of health and racial health disparities
Hobbies: Yoga, true crime tv, thrifting, collecting plants, exploring NYC

Name: Tasnim Bhuiyan
Specialty Track: Health Care Management
Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
Undergraduate Instituition & Major: Mercy College; Health Science
Previous Public Health Work: No previous public health work but currently working as an intern at Mount Sinai's Health Education Department Public Health and Racial Justice Program for my Applied Practice Experience
Public Health Interests: Health care consulting and minority communities
Hobbies: outdoor activities, reading, baking


Name: Tessa Engel
Specialty Track: Global Health
Hometown: Hamden, CT
Undergraduate Instituition & Major: Connecticut College, majored in International Relations and Hispanic Studies
Previous Public Health Work: I lived in Guatemala prior to graduate school and worked on some projects promoting child and maternal health, as well as violence prevention and gender equity
Public Health Interests: As a public health social worker, I am interested in the nexus between mental health and reproductive health, and providing trauma-informed care to asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants
Hobbies: I enjoy going on long walks around Brooklyn, finding the best taco trucks, running, and doing hot yoga


Name: Michelle Diaz
Specialty Track: Health Care Management
Hometown: Mahwah, NJ
Undergraduate Institution & Major: Loyola University, Biology
Previous Public Health Work: Volunteering at community health fairs and offering free diabetic foot screenings
Public Health Interests: Health Literacy 

Recruitment events have gone virtual in 2020. Please check below to see which dates and platforms we will be present on this year!

Thursday, September 10, 1 pm-4:00 pm EST
GW STEM + Health Virtual Career Connection Fair

Wednesday, September 16, 9 am-7:00 pm EST
This is Public Health Virtual Fair

Tuesday, September 29, 1 pm- 4 pm EST
Idealist Northeast Virtual Fair 

Wednesday, September 30, 4 pm- 7 pm EST
Cornell Graduate and Professional School Day

Thursday, October 8, 1 pm- 4 pm EST
Idealist West Coast Virtual Fair 

Tuesday, October 13, 12 pm-3 pm EST
TIPH Virtual Graduate School Fair 

Saturday, October 17, 12 pm-8 pm EST
2020 UC Davis Pre-Health Conference 

Thursday, November 5, 11 am-2:30 pm EST
Binghamton University Virtual Graduate School Fair

Wednesday, November 18, 9 am-7:00 pm EST
This is Public Health Virtual Fair