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School of Public Health Faculty & Staff

The School of Public Health at Downstate is home to talented academic and administrative professionals dedicated to serving students and promoting health equity for all. 

Departmental faculty have been extensively involved in a broad range of scholarly and research activities. These include clinical outcomes and health care quality improvement, risk management in health care institutions, home health care, hospice care, cost containment and prospective payment, Medicaid, community mental health, strategic health planning, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, cancer epidemiology, prostate cancer, and comparative mortalities in surgical procedures. Current plans for future research directions include disparities in health and health care among minority populations, urban health issues, cancer epidemiology, health care evaluation, women's health, prevention issues for urban minority populations, and HIV prevention and treatment.

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Jia Sun, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

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Michael Szarek, PhD, MS

Executive Director of the Center for Clinical and Outcomes Research, Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Azure Thompson, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences

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Jennifer Thompson

Department Coordinator
School of Public Health

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Wendy Williams, PhD

Director of Pedagogical Advancement and Evaluation, Clinical Assistant Professor
Community Health Sciences

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Tracey E. Wilson, PhD

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research, Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences

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Jameela J. Yusuff, MD, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases