Master of Public Health

Faculty & Board

Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Martine Hackett

Martine Hackett, PhD, MPH, CHES Program Director, Department Chair, and Associate Professor

Areas of expertise: maternal and child health, infant mortality, health equity, suburban health, community-based participatory research methods


Full-Time Faculty

Meshack Achore

Meshack Achore, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, Hofstra University

Areas of expertise: water and food (in)security, maternal and child health, health behavior research, communicable and non-communicable disease prevention and management, and community-based participatory research

Corinne Kyriacou

Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, MPH
Interim Vice Dean, School of Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, Hofstra University

Areas of expertise: health policy, integrated care, aging, chronic illness, time banking/service exchange

Chanapong Rojanaworarit

Chanapong Rojanaworarit, DDS, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, Hofstra University

Areas of expertise: epidemiology, dental public health, statistical methods in epidemiology


Executive-In-Residence

Isma Chaudhry
Isma Chaudhry, MD, MPH
Executive in Residence and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, Hofstra University


Adjunct Faculty and Program Advisors

Ronald Burkoff Ronald Burakoff, DMD, MPH
Founding Chair and Professor, Department of Dental Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Chairman, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Spring Cooperman Spring C. Cooper, PhD
Associate Professor, Community Health and Social Sciences, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Janet Dolgin Janet Dolgin, JD, PhD
Professor of Law and Director, Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University; Professor, Science Education, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Lawrence Eisenstein Lawrence Eisenstein, MD, FACP
Commissioner of Health, Nassau County Department of Health

Martin L. Lesser Martin Lesser, PhD, EMT-CC
Assistant Vice President, Director and Investigator, Biostatistics Unit, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine and Department of Population Health, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Jacqueline M. Moline Jacqueline M. Moline, MD, MS, FACP, FACOEM
Chair, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Vice President, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention, Northwell Health

Christine L. Sardo Molmenti Christine L. Sardo Molmenti, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor and Epidemiology Researcher, Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Joshua Moskovitz Joshua Moskovitz, MD, MPH, MBA, FACEP
Associate Director of Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

Sarah Novak Sarah Novak, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology, Hofstra University

Renee Pekmezaris Renee Pekmezaris, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Vice President, Community Health and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Rehana Rasul, MA Rehana Rasul, MA
Biostatistician, Northwell Health

Kenneth SpaethKenneth Spaeth, MD, MPH
Division Chief, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Northwell Health; Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Omolara Uwemedimo Omolara Uwemedimo, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Director, Global Health Training Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, Division of Pediatrics, Northwell Health

Meng Zhang, PhD, MS, MA Meng Zhang, PhD, MS, MA
Associate Research Statistician, Northwell Health

MPH Community Advisory Board

  • Vanessa Baird-Streeter: President & CEO, Health & Welfare Council of LI
  • Georgette Beal: Senior Vice President, United Way of Long Island
  • Claudia Boyle: CEO, Hispanic Counseling Center
  • Tavora Buchman: Director, Epidemiology & Planning/Analytics, TB, STD/HIV Control, Nassau County Department of Health
  • Mitchell Cornett: VP Public Health, Community Vaccines, and Strategic Partnerships, Northwell Health
  • Laura Harding: President, Erase Racism NY
  • Kemp Hannon: Former NYS Senator/ Health Law Consultant
  • Jean Kelly: CEO, The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)
  • David Nemiroff: President/ CEO, Harmony Healthcare Long Island
  • Rosemary Olsen: Executive Director, Town of North Hempstead Community Development Agency
  • Gregson Pigott: Commissioner of Health Services, Suffolk County Department of Health
  • Irwin Redlener: Founder and President, Children’s Health Fund
  • Kathy Rosenthal: Sr. VP of Programs, Family Service League