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

Pronouns: he/him/his



Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
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


The Rockefeller Commission on Health Determinants, Data and Decision-making (3-D Commission)
11/01/2019 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
The Rockefeller Foundation


Factors associated with non-fatal firearm injuries: a spatiotemporal approach
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020 (Co-PI)
PI: Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH
Department of Justice/NIJ


Mass Violence Resource Center
10/01/2017 - 09/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Medical University of South Carolina Dept of Justice


Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery
08/20/2015 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Medical University of South Carolina NIH NIMH
5R01MH107641-04

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 - 05/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University Hospitals of Cleveland DOD Army Med Resrch


A Conversation about Cities and Health
05/15/2019 - 06/05/2019 (PI)
de Beaumont Foundation


The CVB-A WI Brain Health Initiative
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
Cohen Veterans Bioscience


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



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Optimizing Efforts to Restore Psychiatric and Social Function After a Major Hurricane 1R01MH119193-01A1
2020 Optimizing Efforts to Restore Psychiatric and Social Function After a Major Hurricane 1R01MH119193-01A1
2018 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 5R01MH107641-04 9
2017 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 5R01MH107641-03 9
2016 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 5R01MH107641-02 9
2016 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 3R01MH107641-02S1 9
2015 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 1R01MH107641-01 9
2015 Regional Network for Mental Health Research in Latin America 5U19MH095718-05 22
2015 Regional Network for Mental Health Research in Latin America 3U19MH095718-05S1 22
2015 Administrative Core 5U19MH095718-05-5288 22
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  1. Vlahov D, Coady MH, Galea S, Ompad DC, Barondess JA. Pandemic preparedness and hard to reach populations. Am J Disaster Med. 2020 Fall; 14(4):308-310. PMID: 32803750
     
  2. Sullivan LM, Velez AA, Galea S. Graduate public health education in the post-COVID-19 era. Lancet Public Health. 2020 09; 5(9):e473.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32888441
     
  3. Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Cohen GH, Sampson L, Vivier PM, Galea S. Prevalence of Depression Symptoms in US Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 09 01; 3(9):e2019686.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32876685
     
  4. Odone A, Signorelli C, Stuckler D, Galea S. The first 10,000 COVID-19 papers in perspective: Are we publishing what we should be publishing? Eur J Public Health. 2020 Aug 20. PMID: 32818266
     
  5. Abuelezam NN, Cuevas AG, Galea S, Hawkins SS. Maternal Health Behaviors and Infant Health Outcomes Among Arab American and Non-Hispanic White Mothers in Massachusetts, 2012-2016. Public Health Rep. 2020 Sep/Oct; 135(5):658-667. PMID: 32805192
     
  6. Shultz JM, Fugate C, Galea S. Cascading Risks of COVID-19 Resurgence During an Active 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. JAMA. 2020 Aug 12. PMID: 32805006
     
  7. Lai FTT, Hall BJ, Liang L, Galea S, Hou WK. Socioeconomic determinants of depression amid the anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong: the mediating role of daily routine disruptions. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2020 Aug 11. PMID: 32788304
     
  8. Maani N, Abdalla SM, Galea S. The Firearm Industry as a Commercial Determinant of Health. Am J Public Health. 2020 08; 110(8):1182-1183.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32639903
     
  9. Ettman CK, Gradus JL, Galea S. Reckoning With the Relation Between Stressors and Suicide Attempts in a Time of Covid-19. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Jul 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32696066
     
  10. Raifman J, Larson E, Barry CL, Siegel M, Ulrich M, Knopov A, Galea S. State handgun purchase age minimums in the US and adolescent suicide rates: regression discontinuity and difference-in-differences analyses. BMJ. 2020 07 22; 370:m2436.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32699008
     
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