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
5R01MH107641-03

THE CVB-A WI BRAIN HEALTH INITIATIVE
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2019 (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 - 05/31/2019 (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
2018 Bounce Back Now: A Low-Cost Intervention to Facilitate Post-Disaster Recovery 5R01MH107641-04
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
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  1. Kalesan B, Vyliparambil MA, Zuo Y, Siracuse JJ, Fagan JA, Branas CC, Galea S. Cross-sectional study of loss of life expectancy at different ages related to firearm deaths among black and white Americans. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2018 Dec 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30514715.
     
  2. Galea S, Vaughan RD. The Public Conversation and the Public's Health: A Public Health of Consequence, December 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 Dec; 108(12):1590-1591. PMID: 30403502.
     
  3. Shultz JM, Zakrison TL, Galea S. Hate and the Health of Populations. Milbank Q. 2018 Nov 28. PMID: 30484899.
     
  4. Uddin M, Ratanatharathorn A, Armstrong D, Kuan PF, Aiello AE, Bromet EJ, Galea S, Koenen KC, Luft B, Ressler KJ, Wildman DE, Nievergelt CM, Smith A. Epigenetic meta-analysis across three civilian cohorts identifies NRG1 and HGS as blood-based biomarkers for post-traumatic stress disorder. Epigenomics. 2018 Nov 20. PMID: 30456986.
     
  5. Sampson L, Galea S. An Argument for the Foundations of Population Mental Health. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:600. PMID: 30510524.
     
  6. McClure E, Feinstein L, Cordoba E, Douglas C, Emch M, Robinson W, Galea S, Aiello AE. The legacy of redlining in the effect of foreclosures on Detroit residents' self-rated health. Health Place. 2018 Nov 15. PMID: 30448354.
     
  7. Weinberger AH, Pacek LR, Giovenco D, Galea S, Zvolensky MJ, Gbedemah M, Goodwin RD. Cigarette use among individuals with alcohol use disorders in the United States, 2002-2016: Trends overall and by race/ethnicity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Nov 08. PMID: 30408209.
     
  8. Galea S, Vaughan RD. Multilevel Thinking and Life Course Perspectives Inform Public Health Practice: A Public Health of Consequence, November 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 Nov; 108(11):1444-1445. PMID: 30303718.
     
  9. Shultz JM, Kossin JP, Galea S. The Need to Integrate Climate Science Into Public Health Preparedness for Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones. JAMA. 2018 Oct 23; 320(16):1637-1638. PMID: 30304455.
     
  10. Gruebner O, Lowe SR, Sykora M, Shankardass K, Subramanian SV, Galea S. Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Negative Emotions in New York City After a Natural Disaster as Seen in Social Media. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 10 17; 15(10). PMID: 30336558.
     
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