Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor

Sandro Galea
(617) 638-4644
715 Albany St Talbot Building

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • University of Toronto, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, DPH

Publications

  • Published on 2/1/2018

    Galea S, Vaughan RD. On Creating Positive Spillovers to Improve the Health of Populations: A Public Health of Consequence, February 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 Feb; 108(2):171-172. PMID: 29320281.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Ursano RJ, Wang J, Fullerton CS, Ramsawh H, Gifford RK, Russell D, Cohen GH, Sampson L, Galea S. Post-deployment Mental Health in Reserve and National Guard Service Members: Deploying With or Without One's Unit and Deployment Preparedness. Mil Med. 2018 Jan 01; 183(1-2):e51-e58. PMID: 29401326.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Galea S, Vaughan RD. Can Public Health Narrow the Health Gap Between the United States and Its Peer Nations? A Public Health of Consequence, January 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jan; 108(1):25-26. PMID: 29211529.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/20/2017

    Vin-Raviv N, Akinyemiju TF, Galea S, Bovbjerg DH. Sleep disorder diagnoses and clinical outcomes among hospitalized breast cancer patients: a nationwide inpatient sample study. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Dec 20. PMID: 29264658.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/7/2017

    Cerdá M, Sarvet AL, Wall M, Feng T, Keyes KM, Galea S, Hasin DS. Medical marijuana laws and adolescent use of marijuana and other substances: Alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs, and other illicit drugs. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Feb 01; 183:62-68. PMID: 29227839.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Galea S, Vaughan RD. Out of Our Comfort Zone to Improve Population Health: A Public Health of Consequence, December 2017. Am J Public Health. 2017 Dec; 107(12):1867-1868. PMID: 29116857.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Cohen GH, Tamrakar S, Lowe S, Sampson L, Ettman C, Linas B, Ruggiero K, Galea S. Comparison of Simulated Treatment and Cost-effectiveness of a Stepped Care Case-Finding Intervention vs Usual Care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After a Natural Disaster. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Dec 01; 74(12):1251-1258. PMID: 28979968.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/20/2017

    Ramaswami R, Bayer R, Galea S. Precision Medicine from a Public Health Perspective. Annu Rev Public Health. 2017 Nov 20. PMID: 29166244.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/14/2017

    Shultz JM, Thoresen S, Galea S. The Las Vegas Shootings-Underscoring Key Features of the Firearm Epidemic. JAMA. 2017 11 14; 318(18):1753-1754. PMID: 29052716.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Worthen M, Rathod SD, Cohen G, Sampson L, Ursano R, Gifford R, Fullerton C, Galea S, Ahern J. Risk and Protective Factors for Difficulty Controlling Violent Behavior in National Guard and Reserve Service Members. J Interpers Violence. 2017 Nov 01; 886260517737552. PMID: 29294977.

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