Health Professions

About Us

From the Chair

Over the last few years the Department of Health Professions has seen extraordinary transition and growth. Today we are home to many dynamic programs that prepare students to make a positive and lasting impact on the health of populations. Led by experienced educators, researchers and practitioners, each program maintains a curriculum that is challenging, rigorous, and applied in nature.

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Corinne Kyriacou


Department Administration

Chairs and Program Directors

Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, MPH
Department Chair
Health Professions
Graduate Director
Gerontology: Healthy Aging Programs
Dome 101B

Jamie Ghigiarelli, PhD, CSCS, ISSN
Assistant Chair
Health Professions
Graduate Director
MS in Sports Science
Dome 115

Gioia Ciani, OTD, OTR/L
Graduate Director
MS in Occupational Therapy
Dome 101A

Isma Chaudhry, MD, MPH
Graduate Director
Public Health Programs

Edward Coffield, PhD
Graduate Director
Master of Health Administration
SWC 262D

Jayne Ellinger, PhD, ATC
Undergraduate Director
BS in Athletic Training
Dome 125

Alice Fornari, EdD, RD
Graduate Director
Health Professions Education Programs

Nicholas Mercado, DrPH, MPH
Graduate Director
MS in Health Informatics
SWC 263B

Israel Schwartz, PhD
Undergraduate Director
BS in Community Health and BS in Health Science
Dome 127

Katie Sell, PhD, CSCS, ACSM-HFS
Undergraduate Director
BS in Exercise Science
Dome 113


Administration

Eytan Behiri, MD, MBA
Co-Executive-in-Residence
MS in Health Informatics
Dome 101

Isma Chaudhry, MD, MPH
Executive-in-Residence
Public Health Programs
Dome 108

Barbara Guzowski
Special Assistant to the Master of Health Administration Program
SWC 262, Phone: 516-463-4550

Diane McPartland
Senior Executive Secretary
Dome 101, Phone: 516-463-7356

Marissa Pihl
Senior Executive Secretary
Dome 101, Phone: 516-463-5809

Michele Romano
Senior Assistant to the MS in Occupational Therapy Program
Dome 101, Phone: 516-463-5887

Irina Sepulveda
Senior Executive Secretary
Dome 101, Phone: 516-463-2897

April Siderine
Coordinator of Internship, Accreditation, and Outreach
Dome 128, Phone: 516-463-5307