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 past 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


Optimizing Efforts to Restore Psychiatric and Social Function After a Major Hurricane
04/10/2020 - 02/29/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5R01MH119193-02

The Rockefeller Commission on Health Determinants, Data and Decision-making (3-D Commission)
11/01/2019 - 10/31/2022 (PI)
The Rockefeller Foundation


Factors associated with non-fatal firearm injuries: a spatiotemporal approach
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Department of Justice/NIJ


The burden of mental health during COVID-19: CLIMB Wave 2
10/15/2020 - 10/29/2021 (PI)
de Beaumont Foundation


Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery
08/20/2015 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Medical University of South Carolina NIH NIMH
5R01MH107641-04

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


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
2021 Optimizing Efforts to Restore Psychiatric and Social Function After a Major Hurricane 5R01MH119193-02
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
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  1. Ettman CK, Cohen GH, Abdalla SM, Sampson L, Trinquart L, Castrucci BC, Bork RH, Clark MA, Wilson I, Vivier PM, Galea S. Persistent depressive symptoms during COVID-19: a national, population-representative, longitudinal study of U.S. adults. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2021 Oct 04; 100091.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34635882; PMCID: PMC8488314; DOI: 10.1016/j.lana.2021.100091;
     
  2. Galea S, Vaughan R. Extending the Scope of Health in All Policies Approaches. Am J Public Health. 2021 Oct; 111(10):1733-1735. PMID: 34554818
     
  3. Sampson L, Cohen GH, Fink DS, Conroy C, Calabrese JR, Wryobeck JM, Elhai JD, King AP, Liberzon I, Galea S. Cohort profile: the Ohio Army National Guard Mental Health Initiative (OHARNG-MHI). Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2021 Nov; 56(11):2107-2116.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34480595
     
  4. Mwoka M, Biermann O, Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Ambuko J, Pearson M, Rashid SF, Zeinali Z, Galea S, Valladares LM, Mberu B. Housing as a Social Determinant of Health: Evidence from Singapore, the UK, and Kenya: the 3-D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):15-30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34480327; PMCID: PMC8415197; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-021-00557-8;
     
  5. Martins DC, Babajide O, Maani N, Abdalla SM, Gómez EJ, Pongsiri MJ, Tlou S, Leung GM, Benjamin GC, Goosby E, Dain K, Vega J, Zeinali Z, Stoeva P, Galea S, Sturchio J, Twum-Danso NAY. Integrating Social Determinants in Decision-Making Processes for Health: Insights from Conceptual Frameworks-the 3-D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):51-59.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34480328; PMCID: PMC8415431; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-021-00560-z;
     
  6. Torres I, Thapa B, Robbins G, Koya SF, Abdalla SM, Arah OA, Weeks WB, Zhang L, Asma S, Morales JV, Galea S, Larson HJ, Rhee K. Data Sources for Understanding the Social Determinants of Health: Examples from Two Middle-Income Countries: the 3-D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):31-40.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34472014; PMCID: PMC8409472; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-021-00558-7;
     
  7. Galea S. Invited Commentary: Reckoning With Our Biases in Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 09 01; 190(9):1730-1732. PMID: 33831170
     
  8. Galea S, Vaughan R. Taking an Anti-Health Inequity Approach to Counter the Unfair Burden of Poor Health. Am J Public Health. 2021 09; 111(9):1584-1585. PMID: 34436920
     
  9. Babajide O, Martins DC, Maani N, Abdalla SM, Gómez EJ, Pongsiri MJ, Tlou S, Leung GM, Benjamin GC, Goosby E, Dain K, Vega J, Zeinali Z, Galea S, Sturchio J, Twum-Danso NAY. Improving Decision-Making for Population Health in Nonhealth Sectors in Urban Environments: the Example of the Transportation Sector in Three Megacities-the 3-D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):60-68.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34435262
     
  10. Biermann O, Koya SF, Corkish C, Abdalla SM, Galea S. Food, Big Data, and Decision-making: a Scoping Review-the 3-D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):69-78.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34414511
     
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