The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University was established in 2011 with a gift from Sid and Helaine Lerner. 

Our mission is to improve population health through applied research and evaluation, education, engaged service, and advocating for evidence-based policy and practice change. We work in partnership with students, researchers, community organizations, and the public to identify needs, develop programming, and deploy collaborative initiatives.

Call for Applications – Lerner Graduate Fellowship, 2019-2020

Lerner Graduate Fellows provide research and project support to the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at SU. Fellows work with the Lerner Chair/Center Director and Center staff to design and implement program initiatives and interventions that have the potential to improve local community and population health; design and conduct research and evaluation projects; and disseminate research findings. Fellows also receive training in various research methods, community engagement, and professional skills.

Call for Applications: Lerner Center Postdoctoral Scholar

The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at SU is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar in the area of population health to begin in Fall 2019. The postdoc will work with Dr. Shannon Monnat and other Lerner Center faculty affiliates, staff, and graduate students on research related to social and spatial determinants of health, health disparities, and/or premature mortality. Desirable applicants will have research agendas that align with one or more of the Center’s key strategic priority areas of substance abuse, mental health, tobacco use, diet and nutrition, or physical activity. Candidates with interests in rural health and/or rural demography are especially encouraged to apply. Follow this link for more information: