John Santelli, MD, MPH

Co-Director, HIV Center Postdoctoral Training Program: Behavioral Sciences Training in HIV Infection
Member, HIV Center Strategic Planning Group
Professor, Clinical Population and Family Health & Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Phone: 212-304-5634

John Santelli, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist who joined the School of Public Health at Columbia University in 2004. Prior to coming to New York, he was the Chief of the Applied Sciences Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has conducted research on HIV/STD risk behaviors, programs to prevent STD/HIV/unintended pregnancy among adolescents and women, school-based health centers, clinical preventive services, and research ethics. He has been a national leader in insuring that adolescents are appropriately included in health research. Dr. Santelli is Co-Director of the HIV Center's Training Program and also a member of its Strategic Planning Group.



Buffalo School of Medicine (SUNYAB), Buffalo, New York
MD - 1982 - Medicine

John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
MPH- 1986 - Public Health



1987-1991: Director, School and Adolescent Health Services, Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD

1991-1992: Medical Epidemiologist, Behavior and Prevention Research Branch, Division of STD/HIV Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, GA

1992-1995:     Medical Epidemiologist, Baltimore City Health Department, assignee from DSTD/HIV Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, GA

1995-1999: Medical Epidemiologist, Surveillance & Evaluation Research Branch, DASH, CDC, Atlanta, GA

1999-2001: Assistant Director for Science, Division of Reproductive Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA

2001-2004: Chief, Applied Sciences Branch, Division of Reproductive Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA

2004-present: Professor, Clinical Population and Family Health and Clinical Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY

2005-Present: Chair, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University, New York, NY