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Faculty and Staff

The department consists of 14 full- and part-time faculty, over 55 adjunct faculty with clinical or teaching appointments, and over 25 dedicated research, administrative, and professional staff members.

Department Administration

Chair Person

Did You Know?

  • During 2013, full- and part time faculty in Community Medicine authored 49 peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • The department has two endowed chairs: Physicians Health Services Chair in Community Medicine and Public Health and UConn Health Auxiliary/Joseph M. Healey, Jr. Chair in Medical Humanities and Bioethics.
  • Howard Tennen, Ph.D. was the first Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor to be named at UConn Health.

Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Chair for Education

David I. Gregorio, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Chair for Research

Howard Tennen, Ph.D.

Administrative Officer

Denise L. Parris

Executive Committee

The executive committee, comprised of faculty representatives from the department's various divisions, centers, and programs and department administrators advises the department chairman.

Full- and Part-Time Faculty Members

The department has 14 full- and part-time faculty which report to the chair, 9 additional faculty members with joint appointments in other departments within the University and a number of faculty with academic appointments in the department who are in administrative positions at UConn Health.

Faculty with Primary Appointments

Thomas Babor
Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Joseph Burleson
Joseph A. Burleson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Audrey Chapman
Audrey Chapman, Ph.D., M.Div., S.T.M.
Amanda Durante
Amanda J. Durante, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor
David Gregorio
David I. Gregorio, Ph.D., M.S.
Zita Lazzarini
Zita Lazzarini, J.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Bonnie Mcree
Bonnie McRee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Stephen Schensul
Stephen L. Schensul, Ph.D.
Richard Stevens
Richard G. Stevens, Ph.D.
Helen Swede
Helen Swede, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Howard Tennen
Howard Tennen, Ph.D.
Jane Ungemack
Jane A. Ungemack, Dr.P.H.
Assistant Professor

Faculty with Primary Appointments Who Work in Other Centers or Divisions

Stacey Brown
Stacey Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mary Beth Bruder
Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D.
Jennifer Cavallari
Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D.
Assistant Professor
Nicholas Gelbar
Nicholas W. Gelbar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
James Grady
James Grady, Dr.P.H.
Chia-Ling Kuo
Chia-Ling Kuo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Kerry-Ann Stewart
Kerry-Ann V. Stewart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Scott Wetstone
Scott L. Wetstone, M.D.
Associate Professor

Part-Time Faculty

Howard Bailit
Howard L. Bailit, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Joan Segal
Joan Segal, M.A., M.S.
Assistant Professor

Professors Emeriti

Instructors and Lecturers

  • Deborah Paturzo, M.S.

Adjunct Faculty

The Graduate Program in Public Health, in particular, and other centers, units, and divisions within the department utilize the services of over 55 adjunct and clinical community-based faculty from outside the department and/or UConn Health to teach or serve as preceptors to students. For information on contacting these individuals contact the particular area of the department who utilizes their services. If you know the individual works at UConn Health, try searching the UConn Health Employee Directory or if the individual's primary office is on the UConn Storrs campus try using the