Faculty and Staff

The department consists of 16 full- and part-time faculty, over 35 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
Howard Tennen, Ph.D.

Director of Program in Applied Public Health Sciences
David I. Gregorio, Ph.D., M.S.

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.

Faculty Members

The department has 16 full- and part-time faculty which report to the chair, 8 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

Since 2016, full- and part time faculty in Community Medicine authored 155 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

Stacey Brown, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Stacey Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Joseph A. Burleson, Ph.D.

Joseph A. Burleson, 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

Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D. Assistant Professor

Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D.
Associate 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

Tara LutZ, PhD, MPH, CHES Assistant Professor

Tara Lutz, Ph.D., M.P.H., CHES
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

Professors Emeriti

Adjunct Faculty

The Program in Applied Public Health Sciences, in particular, and other centers, units, and divisions within the department utilize the services of 36 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.


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 "Comm Med and Hlth Care" as the department search criteria in the UConn Health directory.