Sandro Galea


Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published more than 800 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 13 books, and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers.

Arianna Huffington has called his book Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health "a deeply affecting work from one of the important and innovative voices in American health and medicine."

Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

Galea was named one of TIME magazine's epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds." He is past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science and chair-elect of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society.

Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards, including the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is a regular contributor to, and his work is regularly featured in, a range of public media, including a standing column in Fortune magazine.