Full Time Faculty
Barbara Delano, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences
Tel: (718) 270-2425 • Fax: (718) 270-2533
- MD: SUNY-Downstate Medical Center
- MPH: University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Rutgers
Background and Expertise:
Dr. Delano comes to the Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences after a long career at Downstate. Dr. Delano graduated from SUNY Downstate School of Medicine and did her residency training and fellowship in nephrology at DMC-Kings County Hospital. She founded and directed the SUNY-Downstate Home Dialysis Program, and was the Deputy Director of the Renal Division, Department of Medicine. After receiving her MPH, Dr. Delano gave lectures in the Department of Public Health in the medical school, and was significantly involved in the formation of the Program in Public Health and subsequent School of Public Health.
In nephrology, Dr. Delano was particularly interested in the epidemiology and treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease and disparities in care, particularly in access to renal transplantation and outcomes of patients on home dialysis.