Sandro Galea
Profiles

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Family Medicine - Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • University of Toronto, MD Field of Study: Medicine
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, DPH Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH Field of Study: Quantitative Methods

Publications

  • Published on 6/1/2021

    Galea S, Vaughan R. Improving American Health, One State at a Time. Am J Public Health. 2021 Jun; 111(6):1007-1008. PMID: 33950737.

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  • Published on 5/16/2021

    Wami W, Walsh D, Hennig BD, McCartney G, Dorling D, Galea S, Sampson L, Dundas R. Spatial and temporal inequalities in mortality in the USA, 1968-2016. Health Place. 2021 May 16; 70:102586. PMID: 34010784.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 5/6/2021

    Duff JH, Liu A, Saavedra J, Batycki JN, Morancy K, Stocking B, Gostin LO, Galea S, Bertozzi S, Zuniga JM, Alberto-Banatin C, Dansua AS, Del Rio C, Kulzhanov M, Lee K, Scaglia G, Shahpar C, Ullmann AJ, Hoffman SJ, Weinstein M, Szapocznik J. A global public health convention for the 21st century. Lancet Public Health. 2021 06; 6(6):e428-e433. PMID: 33964227.

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  • Published on 5/4/2021

    Galea S. Understanding why we do what we do during a global pandemic. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 May 04; 118(18). PMID: 33850052.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Galea S, Vaughan R. The Role of Natural Experiments in Advancing Public Health Science and Practice. Am J Public Health. 2021 05; 111(5):787-788. PMID: 33826389.

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  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Galea S. The Arts and Public Health: Changing the Conversation on Health. Health Promot Pract. 2021 05; 22(1_suppl):8S-11S. PMID: 33942637.

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  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Mari J, Galea S. Editorial: Cities and population mental health: present and future. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2021 May 01; 34(3):275-276. PMID: 33605622.

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  • Published on 4/15/2021

    Cherry KE, De Vito AN, Calamia MR, Elliott EM, Yu S, Sampson L, Galea S, Mansoor M, McKneely KJ, Nguyen QP. Disaster stressors and psychological well-being in older adults after a flood. Psychol Aging. 2021 Apr 15. PMID: 33856820.

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  • Published on 4/15/2021

    Abuelezam NN, El-Sayed AM, Galea S, Gordon NP. Health Risks and Chronic Health Conditions among Arab American and White Adults in Northern California. Ethn Dis. 2021; 31(2):235-242. PMID: 33883864.

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  • Published on 4/8/2021

    Galea S. Reckoning with our biases in epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Apr 08. PMID: 33831170.

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