Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

MD, University of Toronto
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
DPH, Columbia University School of Public Health



Dr Galea is a physician and an epidemiologist. He is the Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean at the Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, Dr Galea served as the Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at the University of Michigan and at the New York Academy of Medicine.

In his scholarship, Dr Galea is centrally interested in the social production of health of urban populations, with a focus on the causes of brain disorders, particularly common mood-anxiety disorders and substance abuse. He has long had a particular interest in the consequences of mass trauma and conflict worldwide, including as a result of the September 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa, and the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This work has been principally funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several foundations. He has published over 650 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 12 books and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers. His latest book, co-authored with Dr Katherine Keyes, is Population Health Science, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

Dr Galea has a medical degree from the University of Toronto, and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University; he has an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. He was named one of TIME magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for the Social Sciences. He is past-president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Epidemiological Society. Dr Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards for this research, including the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S Laufer Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress. He is a regular contributor to Fortune magazine and has published widely in lay press including in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, the Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His research has been cited in these journals and in BBC, Slate, WBUR, and NPR, among others.

Dr Galea serves frequently on advisory groups to national and international organizations. He currently serves on the Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities and has formerly served as chair of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Community Services Board and as member of its Health Board.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine



2014-2019 University of Glasgow: Visiting Professor
2012 Institute of Medicine: Elected Member
2011 Weill Medical College of Cornell University: David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium
2011 Society for Epidemiologic Research: President
2011 Colombia University Mailman School of Public Health: Dean's Excellence in Leadership Award
2010 Society for Epidemiologic Research: Annual Meeting Second Prize
2010 University of Michigan: Leonard M. Schulman Lecture
2009 Society for Epidemiologic Research: John C. Cassel Memorial Lecture
2009 Celebrating the Diversity of Contemporary Integrative Biology Symposium: Poster Prize
2009 University of Michigan School of Dentistry: Convocation Address
2008 Society for Epidemiologic Research: Annual Meeting Second Prize
2008 Population Association of America: Annual Meeting Poster Session Winner
2008 American Epidemiologic Society: Elected Member
2007 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Policy Investigator Award
2005 Society for Epidemiologic Research: Annual Meeting First Prize
2004 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: William Farr Award in Epidemiology
2004 American College of Epidemiology: Annual Meeting Third Prize
2004 National Institutes of Health: Investigator Travel Award
2004 New York Academy of Medicine: Elected Fellow
2003 Weill Medical College of Cornell University: David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium
2003 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: Doctorate in Public Health with Distinction
2003 McMaster University: Peter J Neelands Invitational Lectureship
2002 American College of Epidemiology: Elected Member
2002 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: John and Kathleen Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award
2002 Society for Epidemiologic Research: Annual Meeting First Prize
2002 American College of Epidemiology: Annual Meeting Third Prize
2001 Columbia University: Presidential Teaching Award Finalist
1996 CFPC/PAIRO Trust Fund: National Resident Research Award
1994 University of Toronto: Medical Society Honor Award
1993 University of Toronto: Gladwin-Ridings Memorial Scholarship
1993-1994 University of Toronto: Faculty of Medicine Robert M. Sklar Memorial Scholarship
1992 University of Toronto: Mary L. Cassidy Award
1991 University of Toronto: George and Nora Elwin Book Award
1991 University of Toronto: Armando and Nicolina Pavone Outstanding Achievement Award
1991 Medical Research Council of Canada: Scholarship
1991 University of Toronto: Mosby Book Award
1988-1992 University of Toronto: Open Scholarship


Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery
08/20/2015 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
Medical University of South Carolina NIH NIMH
5R01MH107641-02

Predeployment, Perideployment, and Postdeployment Trajectories and Mechanisms of Psychopathology, Psychological Health and Resilience Over 9 years of Prospective Follow-Up in the Reserves
06/01/2015 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
University Hospitals of Cleveland DOD Army Med Resrch

The influence of disaster recovery partnerships on mental health in New York City communities affected by Hurricane Sandy
01/01/2015 - 09/14/2016 (PI)
HHS/Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
6HITEP150031-01-03




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 5R01MH107641-02
2016 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 3R01MH107641-02S1
2015 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 1R01MH107641-01
2015 Regional Network for Mental Health Research in Latin America 5U19MH095718-05 7
2015 Regional Network for Mental Health Research in Latin America 3U19MH095718-05S1 7
2015 Administrative Core 5U19MH095718-05-5288 7
2015 Research Component 5U19MH095718-05-5289 7
2015 Building Capacity 5U19MH095718-05-5290 7
2015 Shared Research 5U19MH095718-05-5291 7
2014 Multi-platform educational program in innovative methods for the behavioral and s 1R25GM111757-01
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  1. Galea S, Vaughan RD. A Public Health of Consequence: Review of the June 2017 Issue of AJPH. Am J Public Health. 2017 Jun; 107(6):841-842. PMID: 28498756.
  2. Ying J, Rosenthal JE, Park A, Madanat HN, Liller KD, Hennig N, Galea S, Formica MK, Flescher A, Branas CC. Ying et al. Respond. Am J Public Health. 2017 Jun; 107(6):e7-e8. PMID: 28498769.
  3. Siegel M, Pahn M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Firearm-Related Laws in All 50 US States, 1991-2016. Am J Public Health. 2017 May 18; e1-e8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28520491; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303701;.
  4. Fink DS, Keyes KM, Calabrese JR, Liberzon I, Tamburrino MB, Cohen GH, Sampson L, Galea S. Deployment and Alcohol Use in a Military Cohort: Use of Combined Methods to Account for Exposure-Related Covariates and Heterogeneous Response to Exposure. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 May 06. PMID: 28482012.
  5. Keyes KM, Galea S. Re: Some Thoughts on Consequential Epidemiology and Causal Architecture. Epidemiology. 2017 May; 28(3):e31-e32. PMID: 28212139; DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000643;.
  6. Abuelezam NN, El-Sayed AM, Galea S. Arab American Health in a Racially Charged U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jun; 52(6):810-812. PMID: 28413143; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.02.021;.
  7. Lowe SR, Sampson L, Young MN, Galea S. Alcohol and Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use to Cope With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: An Analysis of Hurricane Sandy Survivors. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Apr 10; 1-9. PMID: 28394737; DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1280832;.
  8. Kalesan B, Adhikarla C, Pressley JC, Fagan JA, Xuan Z, Siegel MB, Galea S. The Hidden Epidemic of Firearm Injury: Increasing Firearm Injury Rates During 2001-2013. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 01; 185(7):546-553.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28338922; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kww147;.
  9. Galea S, Vaughan RD. A Public Health of Consequence: Review of the April 2017 Issue of AJPH. Am J Public Health. 2017 Apr; 107(4):500-501. PMID: 28272940; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303675;.
  10. Hermosilla SC, Kujawski SA, Richards CA, Muennig PA, Galea S, El-Sayed AM. An Ounce of Prevention: Deaths Averted From Primary Prevention Interventions. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jun; 52(6):778-787. PMID: 28363409; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.01.002;.
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Bar chart showing 670 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 67 publications in 2016

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200219
200316
200426
200542
200641
200736
200852
200944
201033
201149
201244
201352
201451
201566
201667
201724
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