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Faculty and Staff

The department consists of 14 full- and part-time faculty, over 55 adjunct faculty with clinical or teaching appointments, and over 25 dedicated research, administrative, and professional staff members.

Department Administration

Chair Person
Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Chair for Education
David I. Gregorio, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Chair for Research
Howard Tennen, Ph.D.

Administrative Officer
Denise L. Parris

Executive Committee

The executive committee, comprised of faculty representatives from the department's various divisions, centers, and programs and department administrators advises the department chairman.

Full- and Part-Time Faculty Members

The department has 14 full- and part-time faculty which report to the chair, 9 additional faculty members with joint appointments in other departments within the University and a number of faculty with academic appointments in the department who are in administrative positions at UConn Health.

Did You Know?

Group of faculty members

During 2013, full- and part time faculty in Community Medicine authored 49 peer-reviewed journal articles.


The department has two endowed chairs: Physicians Health Services Chair in Community Medicine and Public Health and UConn Health Auxiliary/Joseph M. Healey, Jr. Chair in Medical Humanities and Bioethics.


Howard Tennen, Ph.D. was the first Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor to be named at UConn Health.

Faculty with Primary Appointments

Helen Swede, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Helen Swede, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jane A. Ungemack, Dr.P.H. Assistant Professor

Jane A. Ungemack, Dr.P.H.
Assistant Professor

Faculty with Primary Appointments Who Work in Other Centers or Divisions

Stacey Brown, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Stacey Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D. Assistant Professor

Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D.
Assistant Professor

Nicholas Gelbar, Ph.D.

Nicholas W. Gelbar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Chia-Ling Kuo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Chia-Ling Kuo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kerry-Ann V. Stewart, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Kerry-Ann V. Stewart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Scott L. Wetstone, M.D. Associate Professor

Scott L. Wetstone, M.D.
Associate Professor

Part-Time Faculty

Professors Emeriti

Instructors and Lecturers

  • Deborah Paturzo, M.S.

Adjunct Faculty

The Graduate Program in Public Health, in particular, and other centers, units, and divisions within the department utilize the services of over 55 adjunct faculty and clinical community-based faculty from outside the department and/or UConn Health to teach or serve as preceptors to students. For information on contacting these individuals contact the particular area of the department who utilizes their services. If you know the individual works at UConn Health, try searching the UConn Health Employee Directory or if the individual's primary office is on the UConn Storrs campus try using the UConn phone book.

Staff

The department employs more than 25 dedicated professional research assistants, associates and administrative staff to support its research, teaching and service mission. For a complete listing of full- and part-time staff members, use "community med" as the department search criteria in the UConn Health directory.