Dr. Marilyn Aguirre-Molina

Professor of Public Health; Director, Institute for Health Equity, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus Areas

Higher Education
Public Health & Safety
Finance / Fundraising / Administration


Marilyn Aguirre-Molina is currently a Professor of Public Health within the City University of New York, Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy - MPH and PhD Programs. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is the Founding Director of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity, and Director of the Office of Experiential Education. She joined CUNY after several years as Professor of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York City. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty she served as the Executive Vice President of the California Endowment, and as a Senior Program Officer at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Preceding her work within philanthropy she was an Associate Professor in the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Environmental and Community Medicine. In this capacity she taught within the MD/MPH program and engaged in applied community-based public health research that focused on ethnic/racial communities. Marilyn is a native New Yorker where she received a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Health Sciences from Hunter College - City University of New York. In addition, she received an academic tuition scholarship to attend Columbia University where she received a Master of Science degree in Community Public Health and a Doctorate in Health Education and Administration.