Social Behavior and Community Health Faculty

Christine T. Bozlak, (Ph.D., Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, M.P.H., University of Massachusetts)
Assistant Professor. Co-Director, University at Albany Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program.
Maternal and child health, childhood obesity prevention, wellness promotion, and positive youth development.

Mary P. Gallant, (Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Michigan)
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 
Self-care and health behaviors among older adults, psychosocial influences on chronic illness management, physical activity, falls prevention, dissemination of evidence-based interventions into public health practice, and caregiving.

Julia F. Hastings, (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, M.S.W., University of Washington)
Assistant Professor
Health and mental health disparities among ethnic minority populations, mental health and welfare participation dynamics, African American mental health, ethnic minority women’s health issues and program evaluation.

Janine Jurkowski, (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, M.P.H., Boston University)

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice

Health disparities, social and cultural determinants of health care utilization and screening practices, community based participatory research, Latino/Hispanic health, health promotion among people with disabilities, and factors that influence chronic disease prevention and control. Methods focus on telephone and in person survey methods as well as qualitative methods including focus group and Photovoice research methods.

Jennifer Manganello(Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, M.P.H., Boston University) 
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Health communication, health literacy, child and adolescent health, media effects on policy and health behavior, injury and violence prevention.

Benjamin Shaw, (Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Michigan)
Associate Professor
Social support and health among the elderly; the influence of early life social environments on adult health; stress, coping and health.

Tomoko Udo, (Ph.D., Rutgers University)
Assistant Professor
Addiction, Gender-specific intervention strategies for addictive behaviors.


Other Faculty with full-time appointments at the UAlbany School of Public Health

Mary Applegate, (MD, Johns Hopkins; MPH, UMASS)
Clinical Professor
Public health workforce development. Prevention of unintended pregnancy, infant mortality, and sexual assault. Breastfeeding promotion.

Barry Sherman, (Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Associate Professor. Director Dr.PH. program, School of Public Health
Psychosocial aspects of health; coping, stress, and social supports, families of children with special needs, substance abuse and pregnant and postpartum women and their children.

Carol Whittaker, (M.A., M.P.A., Ph.D. in progress, University at Albany)
Clinical Associate Professor. Assistant Dean for Global Health.
International health, principles of public health, public health leadership. Dissertation research: popular culture and pandemic influenza.  

Adjunct and Research Appointments 

Lindsay Cogan, (Ph.D., SUNY Albany)
Research Associate Professor

Edward C. Waltz, (Ph.D., SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse)
Research Associate Professor. Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director, Prevention Resource Center, School of Public Health.
Community health, social/behavioral topics, and AIDS health service programs.

Clinical Appointments (Assistant, Associate, Full) 

Rachel deLong, (M.D., University of Wisconsin, M.P.H., SUNY Albany)
Clinical Associate Professor. Director, Division of Family Health, NYSDOH. Co-Director for the MCH Catalyst Program. Maternal and child health policy, public health program development, implementation and evaluation.

Barbara Dennison, (M.D., University of Wisconsin)
Clinical Professor

Barbara Frankel, (M.P.H., University of Michigan)
Clinical Associate Professor.

Karen Greendale, (M.A., University of Colorado), CGC (Certified Genetic Counselor)
Clinical Associate Professor. Private Consultant; Retired from NYS Department of Health where she was Director, Public Health Genomics and Director, Cancer Survivorship Initiatives, Bureau of Chronic Disease Services. Research interests include public health genomics, cancer genetics, familial hypercholesterolemia, public health approaches to ovarian cancer, and quality assurance in genetic services delivery.

Carolyn H. Grosvenor, (MD, Cornell University Medical College; MPH, SUNY Albany)
Clinical Associate Professor; Assistant Director of Clinical Preventive Medicine, NYS Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Social and behavioral determinants of health; health care needs of homeless individuals (with a focus on health literacy).

Annette Johnson, (Ed.D., M.S., Columbia University)
Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director, Bureau of Women’s Health, NYSDOH Osteoporosis Prevention and education, infertility, maternal mortality

Patricia Lillquist, (Ph.D., M.S.W, University at Albany, SUNY)
Clinical Associate Professor

Brenda Kirkwood, (Ph.D. George Washington University)
Clinical Associate Professor

Dayna Maniccia, (DrPH, University at Albany, SUNY)
Clinical Assistant Professor

Patricia McGeown, (M.H.S.A., University of Michigan)
Clinical Associate Professor. Former CEO, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. Reproductive health issues, community-based health planning, and medical ethics.

Wilma Waithe, (Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, M.A., New York University)
Clinical Associate Professor