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Urban Public Health Faculty and Staff Offices
Hunter College, Silberman Building (SB), 5th Floor, 2180 Third Ave (at 119th St.), NY, NY 10035

Nutrition Faculty 

Khursheed Navder, PhD, RD, Professor and UPH Campus Director;  212-396-7775,  SB 502  BIO

Victoria Fischer, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor & Dietetic Internship (DI) Director;, 212-396-7773, SB 503 BIO

May May Leung, PhD, RD, Associate Professor; 212-396-7774,  SB 509  BIO

Charles Platkin, PhD, JD, MPH, Distinguished Lecturer;  SB 528   BIO

Steven Trasino, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor;  212-396-7772,  SB 505   BIO

Ming-Chin Yeh, PhD, Professor;  212-396-7776,  SB 507  BIO


Elizabeth Eilender-

Ronita Ghatak-

Janet Grommet-

Martica Heaner-

Hajra Jaffer -

Allison Marshall-

Andrea Saenz-

Jimin Yang-

Public Health Faculty (click name for email)

Philip Alcabes, PhD, Professor & Public Health Director; 212-396-7730, SB 550  BIO

David U. Himmelstein, MD, Distinguished Professor; 212-396-7760, SB 549  BIO

Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor; 212-396-7761, SB 548  BIO

Susan Cardenas, PhD, MS, Lecturer (Doctoral); 212-396-7751, SB 546 BIO


UPH Staff (click name for email)

Nzinga Ajani, SB 5th floor, 212-396-7729
CUNY Office Assistant & Prospective Student contact

Diane Brows, SB Room 520, 212-396-7721
Academic Program Administrator. Contact to students & faculty re administrative & UPH Registrar/registration related matters.

Chaquon Polanco, MSED, SB Room 521, 212-396-7731
Director of UPH Human Resources/Faculty appointment, Operations & Assessments

Jerome Richardson, MA, SB Room 522, 212-396-7732
Director of Business Services


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