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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Kitaw Demissie, MD, PhD

Dean and Professor
School of Public Health

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Aimee Afable, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Associate Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences

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Wondimagegnehu (Wondi) Alemu, MD

Clincal Associate Professor

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Yaacov Anziska, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic

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Nicole Bagnarol, MPH

Director of Curricular Innovation
School of Public Health

David Berger

David Berger, M.D., MHCM, FACS

Chief Executive Officer
University Hospital at Downstate

Tim B. Bigdeli, PhD

Tim B. Bigdeli, PhD

Institute for Genomics in Health

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Tenya Blackwell, DrPH

Clinical Assistant Professor
Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

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Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MSc

Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Office of Diversity Education and Research
Associate Vice President For Institutional Equity

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Denise M. Bruno, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Global Engagement and Director of the Center for Global Health, Interim Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences

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Rose Calixte, PhD, PStat®

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Marlene Camacho-Rivera, SC.D, M.S. MPH

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Assistant Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences

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Sylvia Chow, MBA

Budget Director
School of Public Health

Camille A. Clare, MD, MPH, CPE, FACOG

Camille Clare, MD, MPH, CPE, FACOG

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Tenured Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine

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Francisco Colon, MSW

Assistant Director of Enrollment and Onboarding Management
School of Public Health

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Dorine P. Cooper, MA, MS

Associate Administrator

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Jenny Crouch, Ed.D., MS, MA

Assistant Dean for Administration & Finance and Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
Department of Community Health Sciences

Anika Daniels-Osaze, Ed.D., MPH

Anika Daniels-Osaze, Ed.D., MPH

Associate Dean for Education, School of Public Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management​

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Jack DeHovitz, MD

Distinguished Service Professor