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Preventative Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

The Preventive Medicine Program teaches the essentials of epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, clinical prevention, population-oriented prevention, health systems, health policy and evidence-based medicine throughout the four-year curriculum in the medical school.

The program has a presence in all four years of medical education, building a sound longitudinal foundation in population medicine skills and attitudes for all future physicians.

Our programs' multi-disciplinary faculty & staff:

  • Engage in educational endeavors in preventive medicine and public health
  • Enhance preventive medicine education for medical students and professionals
  • Conduct research and publish scholarly writing programs


The Preventive Medicine curriculum follows the guidelines of the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, and uses, as particular inspiration, the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force recommendations.


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Pre-Clinical Curriculum (Medical School)

The Health Systems Science Curriculum is run as a joint endeavor with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. HSS2, HSS3, and HSS4 are primarily run by faculty from the PHPM Department.

  • HSS1 – Ethics, Equity, and Professionalism
  • HSS2 – Population Health and Preventive Medicine
  • HSS3 – Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Study Design
  • HSS4 – Health Policy 1: Finance and Delivery
  • HSS5 – Health Policy 2: Law and Advocacy
  • HSS6 – Health Humanities


Clinical Years

Population Health for Physicians

  • Economic Analysis and Cost Effectiveness
  • Communicable Disease Reporting and Control
  • Food Systems, Nutrition Policy, and the Built Environment
  • Social Determinants of Health —All students write a brief reflection and participate in a discussion board via Brightspace.
  • Emergency Preparedness Exercise — tabletop exercise, including FEMA certification.

Faculty & Staff

Travis Hobart, MD, MPH

Travis Hobart

Director, Preventive Medicine Program
Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Zoreslava Osiv

Clinical Instructor
Education Coordinator
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Participating Faculty

The Preventive Medicine curriculum is a joint effort taught by all the faculty in the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department.

For More Information

Travis Hobart

Director, Preventive Medicine Program
Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Weiskotten Hall Rm. 2264
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-464-2642
Fax: 315-464-1701