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Public Policy Major

Public Policy Major

Public Policy is a multidisciplinary major that focuses on policy analysis and public affairs, ranging from the processes of making, implementing, and evaluating government policies to the ethical evaluation of contemporary social problems.

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Health Care Policy Major

Health Care Policy Major

Health Care Policy is a multidisciplinary social science-based major that offers students in-depth understanding of the health care sector in the U.S. and globally, and training in health care policy and leadership.

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Brooks School Minors

Brooks School Minors

Augment your Cornell major with one of our three public policy minors. We offer a Policy Analysis and Management minor, Health Care Policy minor, and a Demography minor.

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I’m excited to see health care change in America, and I think it will. It can be done if people have hope, and also the drive to get it done.

– Komala Anupindi, HCP ’23


Komala Anupindi, Class of 2023, is a Health Care Policy major from Boulder, Colorado. During the fall 2021 semester, she participated in the Cornell in Washington program and interned at the Centers for Disease Control. She participated in public affairs research at the CDC, following bills and monitoring congressional hearings related to the CDC’s work. She has served on the Brooks School Ambassadors and is conducting independent research on the history of Black midwives and the policy implications of maternal morbidity. through the Brooks School Honors Program.  In addition, Anupindi has been active in the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board and the Society for India at Cornell. She is currently enrolled in an MPH graduate degree and hopes to pursue a MD, degree.

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