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Public health empowers future physicians to promote health equity.

Public health senior Mohamed Khan (pictured far right) at the First-Generation Celebration at the Intercultural Collective office in Schine Student Center celebrating the success of first-generation college students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Mohamed Khan ’22 is preparing for medical school by integrating natural and social sciences as a double major in public health and history. “As a first-generation college student and student of color, the most important thing I want to do with my public health knowledge is increase the health quality for people from all walks of life in my long career in medicine,” says Khan. He first enrolled at Syracuse University as a biomedical engineering major, but after taking a Falk College course on health disparities, he switched his major to public health. “I wanted to learn more about the social determinants of health.”

One of Khan’s public health professors, Luvenia Cowart, Ed.D., RN is an expert in minority health, and directs initiatives to develop academic and community partnerships to reduce health disparities and promote health and healthy lifestyles among minority communities. “Many people from raci


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