Rachel de Long

Rachel de Long

Clinical Professor
School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior

MPH, University at Albany School of Public Health

MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

BS, Rural Sociology, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dr. de Long smiles at the camera.

Dr. de Long is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management of Behavior in the Social Behavior and Community Health track. She is the Co-Director of the SPH Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program and Director of the Fellowship in Applied Public Health, a specialized training program for licensed health care professionals transitioning from clinical practice to public health leadership roles. Her work centers on public health policy and practice and professional development, with a focus on MCH. Her special interests include social support, families, sexual and reproductive health, health equity and justice, the role of mentoring in professional development, and translating MCH Life Course principles to policy and practice. Prior to her current roles at SPH she worked as a public health physician at the NYS Department of Health for 16 years, serving in a series of leadership roles including the NYS Title V/MCH Director.


Areas of Interest:

  • Maternal, child and family health
  • Developing & implementing public health interventions
  • Public health workforce development


Committee or Policy Work:

  • SBCH ILE Committee
  • SPH-NYSDOH Advisory Committee
  • MOU with NYSDOH Title V Program to support annual NYS Title V Needs Assessment and Action Plan


Frequently Teaches:

  • SPH 603
  • SPH 604
  • SPH 711
  • SPH 712
  • SPH 713
  • HPM 627