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Program in Public Health Staff

Christine Ziman
Office Administrator


Catherine Polster
Staff Assistant


JoanMarie Maniaci, M.A.
Senior Academic Coordinator

JoanMarie Maniaci earned two degrees at Stony Brook University (B.A. in English and an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). While an undergraduate she participated in the Academic Peer Advisor Program and has worked professionally at Stony Brook for ten years. She enjoyed serving in several capacities in the Academic & Pre-Professional Advising Center, most especially, her position as an Assistant Director for Pre-Professional Advising, where she coordinated the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program. She joined the Program in Public Health as the Senior Academic Coordinator in fall 2012 and hopes to provide students with the same friendly encouragement she has always received from the Stony Brook community.

What does Joanie do in PPH?
Her primary role is to serve as a source of support for the Public Health students before they are admitted, through their time in the program, and even after they graduate. This includes registration, advising, event planning, and practicum coordination.