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



Sandro Galea, a physician and an epidemiologist, 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. Galea’s scholarship has been at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology, with a focus on the behavioral health consequences of trauma, including firearms. He has published more than 700 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 13 books, and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers. His latest book, "Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health," was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. Galea 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.” He is past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards for his research, including the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S. Laufer, PhD, Memorial Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is a regular contributor to "Fortune" magazine and has published widely in the lay press, including the "Wall Street Journal," "Harvard Business Review," the "Boston Globe," and "The New York Times." His research has been cited by these publications as well as BBC, Slate, WBUR, and NPR, among others.

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


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 (PI)
Medical University of South Carolina Dept of Justice

Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery
08/20/2015 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Medical University of South Carolina NIH NIMH
5R01MH107641-02

The CVB-A WI Brain Health Initiative
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Cohen Veterans Bioscience

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 - 05/31/2018 (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. Moving Beyond the Cause Constraint: A Public Health of Consequence, May 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 May; 108(5):602-603. PMID: 29617607.
     
  2. Galea S. A Typology of Nonfinancial Conflict in Population Health Research. Am J Public Health. 2018 May; 108(5):631-632. PMID: 29617617.
     
  3. Shultz JM, Ettman C, Galea S. Insights from population health science to inform research on firearms. Lancet Public Health. 2018 Apr 10. PMID: 29653896.
     
  4. Shultz JM, Kossin JP, Shepherd JM, Ransdell JM, Walshe R, Kelman I, Galea S. Risks, Health Consequences, and Response Challenges for Small-Island-Based Populations: Observations From the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2018 Apr 06; 1-13. PMID: 29622053.
     
  5. McGuire AP, Gauthier JM, Anderson LM, Hollingsworth DW, Tracy M, Galea S, Coffey SF. Social Support Moderates Effects of Natural Disaster Exposure on Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: Effects for Displaced and Nondisplaced Residents. J Trauma Stress. 2018 Apr 05. PMID: 29623684.
     
  6. Galea S, Vaughan RD. The Invisible Forces That Create the Health of Populations: A Public Health of Consequence, April 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 Apr; 108(4):445-446. PMID: 29513579.
     
  7. Byllesby BM, Elhai JD, Tamburrino M, Fine TH, Cohen G, Sampson L, Shirley E, Chan PK, Liberzon I, Galea S, Calabrese JR. Corrigendum to "General distress is more important than PTSD''s cognitions and mood alterations factor in accounting for PTSD and depression''s comorbidity" [J. Affect. Disord. 211 (2017) 118-123]. J Affect Disord. 2018 Jul; 234:289. PMID: 29554618.
     
  8. Shultz JM, Shepherd JM, Kelman I, Rechkemmer A, Galea S. Mitigating tropical cyclone risks and health consequences: urgencies and innovations. Lancet Planet Health. 2018 Mar; 2(3):e103-e104. PMID: 29615220.
     
  9. Galea S, Vaughan RD. Causes and Causes of Causes of Population Health: A Public Health of Consequence, March 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 Mar; 108(3):304-305. PMID: 29412717.
     
  10. Sarvet AL, Wall MM, Fink DS, Greene E, Le A, Boustead AE, Pacula RL, Keyes KM, Cerdá M, Galea S, Hasin DS. Medical marijuana laws and adolescent marijuana use in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction. 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29468763.
     
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