Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Academic Appointments

  • Anna Cheskis Felman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor of Epidemiology

Current Administrative Positions

  • Chair, Epidemiology
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dr Galea is a physician and an epidemiologist. He is the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr Galea's primary research has been on the causes of mental disorders, particularly common mood-anxiety disorders and substance abuse, and on the role of traumatic events in shaping population health. His research program seeks to uncover how determinants at multiple levels of influence-including policies, features of the social environment, molecular, and genetic factors-jointly produce the health of urban populations. Dr Galea has conducted large population-based studies in several countries worldwide including the US, Spain, Israel, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Liberia, primarily funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr Galea's interest in the complex etiology of health and disease has led him to work that explores innovative methodological approaches to population health questions primarily funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Investigator Award. Dr Galea has published more than 250 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters and commentaries, and 5 books. Dr Galea did his graduate training at the University of Toronto Medical School, at the Harvard University School of Public Health, and at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to his arrival at Columbia Dr Galea was on faculty at the University of Michigan. Several media outlets including The New York Times, NPR, and NBC have featured Dr Galea's work. He was named one of TIME magazine's epidemiology innovators in 2006.

Departments and Divisions

  • Department of Epidemiology

NIH Grants

  • MULTI-PLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2019

    REGIONAL NETWORK FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH IN LATIN AMERICA (SUSSER/GALEA/ALVARADO/ROJAS) (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2011 - Aug 31 2018

    MULTI-PLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2018

    MULTI-PLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2018

    MULTI-PLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2018

    THE INFLUENCE OF DISASTER RECOVERY PARTNERSHIPS ON MENTAL HEALTH IN NEW YORK CITY COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 15 2014 - Sep 14 2016

    A UNIVERSAL PRIMARY PREVENTION IMPERATIVE (Private)

    Apr 1 2014 - Dec 31 2015

    UNITS FOR HIV/AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS NETWORK (Federal Gov)

    Dec 10 2013 - Nov 30 2015

    COMMUNITY FACTORS THAT PROMOTED RESILIENCE IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE SANDY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2013 - Sep 29 2015

    GULF LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP STUDY (:GOLF STUDY ) (Federal Gov)

    Jan 13 2014 - Aug 31 2015

    CATEGORY I: TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACHES TO IMPROVE HEALTH IN HARLEM (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2009 - Jun 29 2015

    THE CROSS-NATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TRAUMA EXPOSURE AND PTSD (Federal Gov)

    May 20 2011 - Apr 30 2015

    EPIGENETIC LINKS IN PTSD AND RESPIRATORY DISEASE IN WTC RESPONDERS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2012 - Aug 31 2014

    STATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS AND MTF TEEN MARIJUANA USE AND ATTITUDES SINCE 1991 (Federal Gov)

    Dec 1 2013 - Jul 31 2014

    COMMUNITY VULNERABILITY AND RESPONSES TO DRUG-USER-RELATED H IV/AIDS (Federal Gov)

    Jan 1 2010 - Apr 30 2014

    APPLICATION OF SYSTEMS APPROACHES TO HEALTH DISPARITIES & POPULATION HEALTH (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2013 - Mar 31 2014

    MENTAL HEALTH AND SERVICE UTILIZATION AMONG RESERVE AND NATIONAL GUARD FORCES (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2008 - Mar 31 2014

    PTSDTRAJECTORY, CO-MORBIDITY AND UTILIZATION OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AMONG NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS (Federal Gov)

    Oct 15 2010 - Nov 30 2013

    SAVING MOTHERS GIVING LIFE EXTERNAL EVALUATION (Private)

    Oct 1 2012 - Sep 30 2013

    OHIO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE: RISK AND RESILIENCE FACTORS FOR COMBAT-RELATED POSTTRAUMATIC PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND POST COMBAT ADJUSTMENT (Federal Gov)

    Oct 1 2011 - Sep 27 2013

    NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH DATA CENTER (Federal Gov)

    Jan 1 2010 - Aug 31 2013

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS AND MTF TEEN MARIJUANA USE AND ATTITUDES SINCE 1991 (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2012 - Jul 31 2013

    INITIALASSESSMENT OF READJUSTMENT NEEDS OF MILITARY PERSONN EL, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES, PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2 - COMM (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2011 - Dec 31 2012

    PTSDTRAJECTORY, COMORBIDITY, AND UTILIZATION OF MENTAL HEAL TH SERVICES AMONG RESERVES (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2010 - Oct 14 2012

    THE INFLUENCE OF POST-INDUSTRIAL ECONOMIC DECAY ON PRETERM B IRTH AND LOW BIRTH WEIGHT: AN ECOLOGIC STUDY IN DETROIT (Private)

    Jun 12 2012 - Aug 22 2012

    RISK AND RESILIENCE FACTORS FOR COMBAT-RELATED POSTTRAUMATIC PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND POST COMBAT ADJUSTMENT (Federal Gov)

    Jan 1 2010 - May 6 2012

    GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF PTSD IN WOMEN (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2011 - Apr 30 2012