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School of Public Health

Interim Dean
Mary S. Applegate, M.D.
The John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health,

Associate Dean

Nancy Alfred Persily

Health Policy, Management & Behavior Faculty

Distinguished Professor & Department Chair

Edward Hannan, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts


Edward Hannan, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Health Policy
University of Massachusetts

Laurence Karminsky, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Environmental Health Services
Cape Town University

Howard Stratton, Ph.D.
University of California Riverside

Igor Zurbenko, Ph.D.
University of Moscow

Associate Professor

Donna Armstrong, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Diane Dewar, Ph.D.
University at Albany, SUNY

James Dias, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Washington State University

Edward Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Yale University

Mary Gallant, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Timothy Hoff, Ph.D.
University at Albany, SUNY

Louise-Anne McNutt, Ph.D.
University of Iowa

David S. Strogatz, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Clinical Associate Professors

Robert Westphal, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University

Dwight Williams, M.S.W.
Rutgers University

Assistant Professors

Erin Bell, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Irina Birman, Ph.D.
Moscow Agricultural University

Kristen Davison, Ph.D.
Penn State University

Janine Jurkowski, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Haider Khwaja, Ph.D.
University of New Brunswick

Jennifer Manganello, Ph.D.
John Hopkins

Kristi McClamroch, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Priya Nambisan, Ph.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Shadi Saleh, Ph.D.
University of Iowa

Benjamin Shaw, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Scott Tenenbaum, Ph.D.
Tulane University

Wendy Weller, Ph.D.
John Hopkins University

Yuchi Young, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Michael Zdeb, M.S.
University at Albany, SUNY

Research Assistant Professor

Lawrence Lessner, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical health through organized community efforts. It is focused on protecting populations from disease and injuries.

The University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health have entered into a formal arrangement to administer cooperatively the School of Public Health and to offer graduate and professional programs in Health Policy, Management & Behavior, Biomedical Sciences, Biometry, Environmental Health & Toxicology, and Epidemiology. Undergraduate students interested in graduate study should contact our Office of Student Sucess at (518) 402-0283.

The Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior at the School of Public Health has developed exciting joint study opportunities for undergraduate economics, sociology, and psychology majors. Students majoring in these areas can earn an undergraduate degree along with a masters degree in 5 years of full-time study, including the summer prior to the fifth year. Interested undergraduates are encouraged to contact Health Policy, Management & Behavior at (see above for list of key faculty) (518) 402-0333 for more information.

The School of Public Health also offers an undergraduate Public Health minor and is in the process of proposing a faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major at the undergraduate level. Students interested in these options are encouraged to contact the school.

In the School of Public Health, all undergraduate H Sph courses, H Epi 460, H Hpm310, and H Hpm 381 offered by the School of Public Health are considered “liberal arts and sciences” courses for the purposes of meeting B.A. and B.S. degree requirements.

Courses in the School of Public Health are preceded by the school’s letter H.