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Robert E. Fullilove, Ed.D.


Robert E. Fullilove, Ed.D., is the Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs and Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University. He currently co-directs the Community Research Group at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University along with his wife, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, M.D. They are also co-directors of a newly formed degree program in Urbanism and Community Health in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Fullilove has authored numerous articles on crack cocaine use, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, minority health and mathematics and science education. 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 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, in 2004, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council 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 is fluent in French and is a frequent lecturer at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers [The National Conservatory of Arts and Trades] in Paris. He has twice been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award from the graduating class at the Mailman School of Public Health, and, in May 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bank Street College of Education.

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