Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor

Sandro Galea
617.358.1840
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 8/1/2018

    Galea S, Vaughan RD. Making the Invisible Causes of Population Health Visible: A Public Health of Consequence, August 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 Aug; 108(8):985-986. PMID: 29995473.

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  • Published on 7/17/2018

    Galea S. Guns, Obesity, and Opioids: A Population Health Science Perspective on 3 Contemporary Epidemics. Milbank Q. 2018 Jul 17. PMID: 30019350.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Raifman J, Moscoe E, Austin SB, Hatzenbuehler ML, Galea S. Association of State Laws Permitting Denial of Services to Same-Sex Couples With Mental Distress in Sexual Minority Adults: A Difference-in-Difference-in-Differences Analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 01; 75(7):671-677. PMID: 29799924.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Galea S, Vaughan RD. Learning From the Evolving Conversation on Firearms: A Public Health of Consequence, July 2018. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jul; 108(7):856-857. PMID: 29874510.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Raifman J, Galea S. The New US "Conscience and Religious Freedom Division": Imposing Religious Beliefs on Others. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jul; 108(7):889-890. PMID: 29874507.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Galea S, Branas CC, Flescher A, Formica MK, Hennig N, Liller KD, Madanat HN, Park A, Rosenthal JE, Ying J. Priorities in Recovering From a Lost Generation of Firearms Research. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jul; 108(7):858-860. PMID: 29874487.

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  • Published on 6/29/2018

    Frings M, Lakes T, Müller D, Khan MMH, Epprecht M, Kipruto S, Galea S, Gruebner O. Modeling and mapping the burden of disease in Kenya. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 29; 8(1):9826. PMID: 29959405.

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  • Published on 6/18/2018

    Wang J, Ursano RJ, Gonzalez OI, Russell DW, Dinh H, Hernandez L, Gifford RK, Cohen GH, Sampson L, Galea S, Fullerton CS. Association of suicidal ideation with trajectories of deployment-related PTSD symptoms. Psychiatry Res. 2018 Jun 18; 267:455-460. PMID: 29980124.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Sullivan L, Magaña L, Galea S. Peering into the future of public health teaching. Lancet Public Health. 2018 Jun; 3(6):e268. PMID: 29884431.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Galea S. The Complicity of the Population Health Scientist. Milbank Q. 2018 06; 96(2):227-230. PMID: 29870115.

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