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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Employee Assistance Program

Our Mission

The goals of the Downstate Employee Assistance Program are to improve the health and well-being of our employee, reduce the impact of personal and job-related problems on employee productivity, offer supervisory and administrative staff workshops and information on assisting employees with problems, to support Downstate policies for maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and, to work closely with the EAP Advisory Committee, and the New York State Employee Assistance Program to serve our employees and maintain good relations with labor and management.


EAP Program Coordinator

photo of Magda AlliancinDr. Magda Alliancin began her career at SUNY Downstate Health Science University in 2006 in the office of Diversity Education and Research (formerly know as Minority Affairs). In 2017, she accepted the role of Coordinator and Wellness Ambassador for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Currently, Dr. Alliancin provides staff with individual assessments, information, and referrals pertaining to work-related as well as personal problems. Dr. Alliancin's outreach include resources on Mental Health, Stress Management, Workplace Adjustments, Financial Wellness, Substance Abuse treatment, Grief Counseling and a host of other topics. Dr. Alliancin is an alum of Long Island University in Brooklyn, where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees.  She completed her second Masters and Doctorate degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Health Education and Behavior Studies.

Magda Alliancin, EdD
EAP Coordinator

(718) 270-1489