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. In 2015, he became the youngest public health dean in the country, assuming leadership of Boston University School of Public Health.

One of the most widely-cited scholars in the social sciences, Galea has published more than 950 scientific journal articles, 70 chapters, and 19 books. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature about the social causes of health, mental health, and trauma. He has documented 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. His research has been principally funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and philanthropic foundations.

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 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. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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 media, including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, The Boston Globe, TEDMED, and The New York Times.

Galea was born in Malta and emigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 14. After receiving his medical degree, Galea worked in Somalia with Doctors Without Borders before attending graduate school in the United States.

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. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, 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.

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Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Developing recommendations for aligning RWJF's grantmaking with the goal of unraveling the impact of structural racism on health
09/15/2021 - 02/14/2023 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


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


The burden of mental health during COVID-19: CLIMB Wave 2
10/15/2020 - 10/29/2022 (PI)
de Beaumont Foundation


Factors associated with non-fatal firearm injuries: a spatiotemporal approach
01/01/2018 - 06/30/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Department of Justice/NIJ


Advancing Health Equity: International lessons for unique US challenges
06/01/2021 - 01/31/2022 (PI)
The Commonwealth Fund


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


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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
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. Abuelezam NN, Greenwood KL, Al-Ani M, Galea S, Al-Naser R. Risk Factors for COVID-19 Positivity and Hospital Admission Among Arab American Adults in Southern California. Public Health Rep. 2022 Apr 25; 333549221083740. PMID: 35466811; PMCID: PMC9066230; DOI: 10.1177/00333549221083740;
     
  2. Abuelezam NN, Greenwood KL, Galea S, Al-Naser R. Differential COVID-19 testing, admissions, and mortality for Arab Americans in Southern California. PLoS One. 2022; 17(4):e0267116. PMID: 35421208; PMCID: PMC9009685; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267116;
     
  3. Rudenstine S, Schulder T, Bhatt KJ, Ettman CK, Galea S. Risk factors for increased alcohol consumption among young adults during COVID-19. J Am Coll Health. 2022 Apr 05; 1-6. PMID: 35380924
     
  4. Nori-Sarma A, Sun S, Sun Y, Spangler KR, Oblath R, Galea S, Gradus JL, Wellenius GA. Association Between Ambient Heat and Risk of Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Among US Adults, 2010 to 2019. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 01; 79(4):341-349.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35195664; PMCID: PMC8867392; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.4369;
     
  5. Cherry KE, Calamia MR, Elliott EM, McKneely KJ, Nguyen QP, Loader CA, Miller LR, Sampson L, Galea S. Religiosity and Social Support Predict Resilience in Older Adults After a Flood. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2022 Mar 29; 914150221088543. PMID: 35350912
     
  6. Gilman SE, Aiello A, Galea S, Howe CJ, Kawachi I, Lovasi GS, Dean LT, Oakes JM, Siddiqi A, Glymour MM. Advancing the Social Epidemiology Mission of the American Journal of Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Mar 24; 191(4):557-560. PMID: 34791025
     
  7. Occean JR, Wani AH, Donglasan J, Aiello AE, Galea S, Koenen KC, Qu A, Wildman DE, Uddin M. DNA methylation of Nuclear Factor of Activated T Cells 1 mediates the prospective relation between exposure to different traumatic event types and post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2022 May; 311:114510. PMID: 35349860
     
  8. Abdalla SM, Galea S. Towards a better understanding of disparities in overdose mortality. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Mar 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35301520
     
  9. Shultz JM, Peek L, Galea S. Advances in Estimating Mortality Associated With Tropical Cyclones in the US. JAMA. 2022 03 08; 327(10):929-931. PMID: 35258545
     
  10. Schulder T, Rudenstine S, Bhatt KJ, McNeal K, Ettman CK, Galea S. A multilevel approach to social support as a determinant of mental health during COVID-19. J Community Psychol. 2022 Mar 06. PMID: 35253918; PMCID: PMC9088273; DOI: 10.1002/jcop.22832;
     
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