Instructional Faculty

In addition to our core and full-time faculty members, we have many outstanding members of our instructional faculty who are lead instructors for courses offered by the Program in Public Health.

Olga Aroniadis, MD, MSc, FACG
MS in Epidemiology and Clinical Research Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine & Director of Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine

Christopher Berner, Esq.
HPA 508 Human Resources Management in the Health Sector 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Vice President, Human Resources, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Bob Chaloner, MS, MBA, MPH, FACHE
HPA 564 Health Quality and Information Systems Management 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Health Technology and Management
Chief Administrative Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Ernest Conforti, MS, MBA, CPC, CPHQ, FACHE
HPA 510 Health Finance & Accounting 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Associate Director of Operations, The Heart Institute, Stony Brook Medicine 

Amitava Das, MIDS, MBA
HPH 534 Spatial Analysis: Health Applications
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Chief Technology Officer, VICOM Computer Services, Inc.

Darren H.P. Deoraj, MHA
HPA 599 Physician Practice Management 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Director of Urology Services, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Health System

Lawrence E. Eisenstein, MD, MPH, FACP
HPA 507 Health Systems Performance 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Commissioner of Health, Nassau County Department of Health

Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ
HPA 564 Health Quality and Information Systems Management 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Assistant Professor, School of Health Technology and Management
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Stony Brook Medicine

Jean Gordon, RN, DBA
HPH 529 Fundamentals of Healthcare Management
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Clinical Practice, Westcare LLC

Brenda Hoffman, PhD 
HPH 551 Health Communication 
Director, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
Assistant Professor of Practice, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University

Yuri T. Jadotte, MD, PhD, MPH 
HPH 562 Population Health Analytics
HPH 535 Clinical and Community Preventive Medicine

Generalist Concentration Head, Master of Public Health Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Associate Program Director of Preventive Medicine Residency

Marc Leff, Esq, MS 
HPA 508 Human Resources Management in the Health Sector 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Assistant Vice President, Employee and Labor Negotiations, Northwell Health

Catherine Messina, PhD
HPH 501 Introduction to the Research Process 
Research Associate Professor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Director, Institutional Research & Assessment, Salus University

Reuven Pasternak, MD, MPH, MBA
HPA 527: Health Economics and Policy
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Co-Founder and Principal, Vector 8 Consulting, LLC
Senior Advisor, National Risk Management Center/CISA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Tristan Philip, PhD 
HPA 585 Introduction to Biostatistics & Epidemiology 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Data Analyst, IPRO

Alyeah Ramjit, MS, MHA 
HPA 530 Health Operations Management
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Associate Director and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Transformation Office, Mount Sinai Health System 

A. Laurie W. Shroyer, PhD, MSHA
Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair for Research
Assistant Dean for Educational Research, Stony Brook Medicine

Maggie Sidarous, MHA, LNHA 
HPA 575 Long-Term Care in the Health Sector
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Administrator, St. Mary’s Health Care System for Children

Alexander Slade, MD, PhD, MHA
HPA 527: Health Economics and Policy
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Renaissance School of Medicine

Evelio Velis, MD, PhD, MS
HPA 585 Introduction to Biostatistics & Epidemiology 
PPH Subject Matter Expert
Instructor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Barry University