David Hoffman

David Hoffman
Clinical Professor
Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Maria College 700 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY 12208

D.P.S. Doctorate in Bioethics: Concentration in Health Ethics and Policy
C.C.E Clinical Bioethics Albany Medical College 2010
M.Ed College Student Personnel Administration Springfield College 1981

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Dr. David Hoffman of Delmar, New York serves as an Associate Professor at Maria College in Albany, New York. Additionally, he is also a Clinical Professor, State University at Albany School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Management and Behavior and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Albany Medical College Alden March Bioethics Institute. For many years Dr. Hoffman directed the Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimer's Disease in the Office of Health Insurance Programs at the New York State Department of Health. In this position he managed all dementia programming; traumatic brain injury education efforts, Money Follows the Person – a home and community rebalancing initiative, Medicaid Long Term Care Home and Community Based Waiver Programs, the Partnership for Long Term Care insurance program and represented the Health Department on the Geriatric Mental Health Planning Council. Prior to that service Dr. Hoffman directed the Bureau of Chronic Disease Services where he supervised Cancer Screening and Education, Diabetes Control & Prevention, Healthy Community Programs and other activities. Dr. Hoffman Chairs the Policy Committee of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, a national membership organization. He has served on a number of State and Federal Advisory groups including the National Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Care and Services where he Chaired the Committee on Long Term Services and Supports and served on the Committee on Ethics; he also serves on: Board of Directors of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, Advisory Council, Board of ProVention Health Foundation, the National Campaign for Public Health, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Speakers Bureau, and National Leadership Group for the Healthy Brain Initiative. In addition to his other credentials Dr. Hoffman holds a Doctorate in Bioethics from Albany Medical College Alden March Bioethics Institute. Related experiences include his role as Senior Advisor at Cornerstone Government Affairs; service as a consultant to National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC, and the UCONN Health Center, Farmington Ct., and Faculty to the National Governor’s Association Health Policy Academies. Mr. Hoffman has recent publications in the Journal Health Affairs and Preventing Chronic Disease, the latest article on caregiver health. Mr. Hoffman’s work has been recognized by numerous organizations and he is the recipient of several honors including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the “Partners in Public Health Improvement Honor Award,” the NACDD “Award for Outstanding Leadership,” and the Alzheimer's Association of NENY “Outstanding Community Advocate.”


Research Interests

Management of programs regarding chronic disease prevention and control; public health policy; policy and environmental change; healthy aging; long term care insurance; long term care policy; diseases and risk factors including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, arthritis, dementia, obesity, and various other chronic diseases, conditions and risk factors.


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