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Health Policy and Management

MICHAEL P. O’CONNOR, EdD, MPA
Vice Dean for Administration and Finance; Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

EXPERTISE:
Organizational development; employment law; ethics in healthcare delivery; contract negotiations; conflict resolution; higher education finance and administration; leadership; mentoring; and academic public health.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Arbitrator, Health and Hospitals Corporation, City of New York; Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Organizational and Professional Development and Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Budget and Finance and CFO at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Prior to joining NYU, served for over 20 years as Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Defining Oral Neglect in Institutionalized Elderly: A Consensus Definition for the Protection of Vulnerable Elderly People.” Journal of the American Dental Association (2010)

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“The Impact of the 1986 Amendments to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.” Dissertation for Columbia University Teachers’ College (1991)

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MARY NORTHRIDGE, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

EXPERTISE:
Oral public health and oral public health policy.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Formerly a Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Public Health

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Home Hazards and Falls in the Elderly: The Role of Health and Functional Status.” American Journal of Public Health (1995)

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“The Importance of Location for Tobacco Cessation: Rural-Urban Disparities in Quit Success in Underserved West Virginia Counties.” Journal of Rural Health (2008).

“Emerging Demographics and Health Care Trends.” In Health Communication in the New Media Landscape. Eds: J.C. Parker and E. Thorson. Springer Publishing Co., 2008.