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Steven Jonas, M.D.


 

Steven Jonas, M.D.

Speaker Year: 2014

Commencement Speech

Dr. Steven Jonas is Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine, SBU SOM and the PPH, with a B.A., Columbia College (1958), M.D., Harvard (1962), M.P.H., Yale (1967), and M.S, NYU (1997), and board certification in Preventive Medicine. 

He is a Fellow of the NYAS, ACPM, APHA, NYAM, and the RSM (UK) and a Past President of the ATPM.  Among his awards are the Faculty Recognition Award of the GPPH, SBU (2008), and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Yale School of Public Health (2010).

He has published 16 books of his own and collaborated/is collaborating on 19 others, from Quality Control of Ambulatory Care (New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1977) through The 15% Solution: How the Republican Religious Right Took Control of the U.S., 1981-2022 – A Futuristic Novel (Punto Press, 2013).  He is Founding Editor of Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, (Springer Publishing, 1st ed., 1977), and an Associate Editor of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (1996, 2008), each the first of its kind.  Among his other “firsts” were: Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals® (1986), Take Control of Your Weight (1993), Regular Exercise: A Handbook for Clinical Practice (1995), and ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine tm: A Clinician’s Guide to Exercise Prescription (co-authored, 2009)

He has published over 135 professional articles, book chapters, and book reviews, and has delivered well over 100 papers at conferences and seminars, has been Editor-in-Chief of the American Medical Athletics Association Journal since 2002, and has published numerous articles in the lay press, primarily on exercise and sports.  He is a regular monthly contributor to the USA-Triathlon Blog, under the heading “Talking Triathlon/Duathlon for Ordinary Mortals®, by Steve Jonas.” 

He is the Editorial Director for the website of The Political Junkies for Progressive Democracy, and a regular columnist for BuzzFlash, The Greanville Press, OpEd News, and The Planetary Movement.

Dr. Jonas has two children of his own, a stepson, and three grandchildren.  He is married to Mrs. Chezna Newman of New York City.  He has been a triathlete/duathlete for 32 seasons and also is a certified ski instructor (retired).