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The Department of Health and Behavior Studies

Health & Behavior Studies

Programs Overview

The following programs prepare students to serve as educators, scientists, and service providers in a variety of settings, including universities, schools, psychoeducational clinics, hospital-based child study clinics, and community agencies.

Program Director: Professor Dolores Perin
Academic Secretary: Maeve O'Grady
Program Office: 528 Thorndike
Phone: (212) 678-3942
 
School Psychology
Program Director: Ph.D. Program- Professor Marla Brassard; Ed.M. Program- Professor Philip Saigh
Academic Secretary: Maeve O'Grady
Program Office: 528 Thorndike
Phone: (212) 678-3942  


Health Studies

The programs offered in the areas of Health Studies include Health Education, Nursing Education, and Nutrition and prepare students to serve in leadership roles in community-based organizations, government agencies, corporations, health care settings, and educational settings. 

Diabetes Education and Management 
Program Director:  Dr. Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE
Academic Secretary: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch
Office: 530C Thorndike
Phone: (646) 389-6242
Email: Dickinson@tc.columbia.edu

Health Education
Program Director: Professor Barbara C. Wallace
Academic Assistant: Evelyn Quiones
Office: 532D Thorndike
Phone: (212) 678-6607
Email: bcw3@columbia.edu
 
Nursing Education
Program Director: Professor Kathleen A. O'Connell
Academic Secretary: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch
Program Office: 530C Thorndike
Phone: (212) 678-3130

Nutrition
Program Director: Professor Isobel R. Contento
Academic Secretary: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch 
Office: 530C Thorndike
Phone: (212) 678-3130   
Email: as5312@tc.columbia.edu

including areas of study in Nutrition Education, Nutrition and Public Health, Community Nutrition Education, Applied Physiology and Nutrition, Behavioral Nutrition, and the Dietetic Internship Program



Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
 
The programs offered in our Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education cluster prepare students to serve as teachers, leaders and scholar-practitioners skilled in the development, evaluation, and application of practices that improve the life prospects of people with disabilities.  Visit our Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education website for more information on our areas of study including:

Applied Behavior Analysis
Program Director: Professor Douglass Greer, Ph,D.
Academic Secretary: Samantha Augustin  
Program Office: 528 Thorndike 
Phone: (212) 678-3380 / Email: sa2494@tc.columbai.edu 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Program Director: Professor Ye Wang, Ph,D.
Academic Secretary: Samantha Augustin  
Program Office: 528 Thorndike 
Phone: (212) 678-3380 / Email: sa2494@tc.columbai.edu 

Developmental Disabilities
Program Director: Professor Laudan Jahromi, Ph,D.
Academic Secretary: Samantha Augustin  
Program Office: 528 Thorndike 
Phone: (212) 678-3380 / Email: sa2494@tc.columbai.edu 

Intellectual Disability/Autism
Program Director: Professor Laudan Jahromi, Ph,D.
Academic Secretary: Samantha Augustin  
Program Office: 528 Thorndike 
Phone: (212) 678-3380 / Email: sa2494@tc.columbai.edu 

Severe or Multiple Disabilities
Program Director: Professor Laudan Jahromi, Ph,D.
Academic Secretary: Samantha Augustin  
Program Office: 528 Thorndike 
Phone: (212) 678-3380 / Email: sa2494@tc.columbai.edu 

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