Health Impact Winter 2024

The official publication of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, connecting alumni, colleagues, students, friends and the community.

In this issue:

From the Dean

Trending at SPHHP

  • SPHHP Reaccredited for Another Seven Years
    The School of Public Health and Health Professions has been reaccredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for the next seven years, the longest term possible.
  • Two First-of-Their-Kind Programs Launch at SPHHP

    The School of Public Health and Health Professions has added a Master of Science degree program in rehabilitation science and Master of Science in international development and global health, which jointly hosted by SPHHP and the School of Architecture and Planning.

Inquiry and Scholarship

  • Hiring Initiative Growing SPHHP Research Capabilities
    The last issue of Health Impact highlighted the historic hiring initiative that the University at Buffalo is undertaking, part of its effort to reinforce and further elevate its mission of groundbreaking research. The faculty and staff listed below are each contributing to that mission in all five SPHHP departments.

SPHHP in Depth


Faculty and Staff Updates

Student Connections

  • Meet Sirawar Matin, Sparkplug
    Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student Sirawar Matin is a sparkplug. Born to Bangladeshi immigrants and a New Jersey native, he moved to Buffalo in 2019 and has a bubbling enthusiasm for building his physical therapy career here, especially in his community.
  • Student Star Continues to Shine

    Srikrithi Krishnan, a second-year student in the Master of Public Health program, has been serving as 2023-24 This Is Public Health (TIPH) Graduate Student Ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). 

Alumni in Focus

  • Biostatistics Alumnus Writing His Own Story

    Adam Cunningham, BA ’13, MA ’15, MA ’20, considers his career and life to be not a “single novel with one plot but a series of connected short stories.” The fact that Cunningham has lived and worked on four continents and has degrees in political science, artificial intelligence, math and biostatistics pretty much confirms his notion.