Jessica B. Steier
Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant
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Degrees: M PH, 2010, SUNY Univ at Stony Brook; BS, 2008, SUNY Univ at Stony Brook
Jessica Steier is a public health researcher, currently pursuing her doctorate in public health at CUNY Graduate Center. She has a background in preclinical lab research, but her primary interests are in health policy and health services research. Prior to joining the faculty at Hofstra, she worked at the NYC Department of Health's Bureau of Tobacco Control in the division of research and evaluation, and has also consulted for the Nassau County Department of Health. Her primary research interests pertain to tobacco policy research, specifically social smoking and non-daily smokers, public smoking bans, youth smoking predictors, tobacco taxation, barriers to cessation, and graphic cigarette warning labels. She currently teaches epidemiology, research design and analysis, and preventive medicine to physician assistant students, and coordinates their Master's thesis projects.
Education: B.S. in Health Science (Healthcare Administration), Biology minor from Stony Brook University; MPH (Evaluative Sciences) from Stony Brook University; DrPH (in progress) at CUNY Graduate Center.