Robert E. Fullilove, EdD is the Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and the co-director of the Cities Research Group.
Dr Fullilove has authored numerous articles in the area of minority health. From 1995 to 2001, he served on the Board of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academy of Sciences. Since 1996, he has served on five IOM study committees that have produced reports on a variety of topics including substance abuse and addiction, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and damp indoor spaces and health. In 2003 he was designated a National Associate of the National Academies of Science. In 1998 he was appointed to the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention (ACHSP) at the Centers for Disease Control, and in July, 2000, he became the committee's chair. Finally, between 2004-2007, he served on the National Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health [NIH].
Dr Fullilove serves on the editorial boards of the journals Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and the Journal of Public Health Policy. He has been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award at the Mailman School of Public Health three times (in 1995, 2001, and 2013), and in May, 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bank Street College of Education.
Board on Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, IOM 1995-2002
Council, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH 2004 -present
Adjunct Professor of Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Honors and Awards:
Picker Commonwealth Scholar 1996
Award for Teaching Excellence 1994, 2001
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, Bank Street College 2002
National Associate of the National Academies, 2003
Rev. Dr. Preston R. Washington Visionary Award 2003
Selected Editorial Boards
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Journal of Public Health Policy
Selected New York City Activities:
Urbanism and The Built Environment
The program in Urbanism and The Built Environment is a set of programs and activities in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences that are directed to students wishing to learn about urban ecology and the manner in which urban life promotes health or creates disease. Root Shock and Urban Alchemy, two books by Professor Mindy Fullilove, serve as the empirical and theoretical foundation for these efforts.
Selected Global Activities:
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