Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MPH, will be joining the faculty at the University of New Haven in Connecticut as a tenured, full professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy and the Director of the Doctor of Health Sciences Program in August 2021!
Dr. Santella shares: “I was part of the 2010 inaugural HELI class! Being selected to participate in HELI is a highlight of my academic career. At the time I was a tenure-track Assistant Professor feeling lost, without support, and in dire need of mentorship. As a First-Generation and LGBTQ+ American, I appreciated being around tenure track faculty who were facing similar obstacles to their success.”
Dr. Santella is a public health scientist specializing in infectious disease prevention and control and has interests in HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases. His health equity focused and community engaged research helps improve the health and well-being of vulnerable communities including people who are living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS, gender and sexual minorities, justice-involved persons, youth, and people who are experiencing homelessness. His research has been funded by both state and federal government agencies including the New York State Department of Health, NASTAD, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Library of Medicine. Anthony serves on the Board of Directors and as Board Secretary of The HIV League, a nonprofit organization which provides college scholarships to people living with HIV/AIDS, as an Academic Editor of Plos One, and on the Education Board of the American Public Health Association. He is currently an Associate Professor of Public Health at Hofstra University.
Congratulations Anthony! We’re so proud of how far you’ve come since HELI 2010!