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Michael P. O'Connor, EdD, MPA
Vice Dean for Finance & Administration; Clinical Professor
Epidemiology and Health Promotion

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Research Interests / Professional Overview:

Dr. Michael P. O'Connor is Vice Dean for Finance and Administration at New York University's Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing.  Dr. O'Connor is the Chief Business and Financial Officer responsible for comprehensive organizational and operational issues, fiscal management and budget planning, risk management, real estate, facilities and construction management, information technology, human resources and faculty services, quality assurance, and government relations.  He also holds the academic rank of Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Prior to joining NYU, Dr. O'Connor was Vice President & Senior Associate Dean for Organizational & Professional Development and Vice President & Senior Associate Dean for Budget & Finance and CFO at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).  He also served as the Mailman School of Public Health's Vice Dean for Finance and Administration for over 20 years.  He has been on the Columbia faculty since 1981 and has taught in the Executive MPH program since its inception in 1988.

His areas of professional interest include:  health policy, employment law, organizational development, contract negotiations, conflict resolution, not-for-profit finance and administration, leadership, mentoring, and academic health center management.

Dr. O'Connor is a native New Yorker and holds a doctoral degree in education from Columbia University and an MPA from the City University of New York.

 

Representative Publications:

Defining Oral Neglect in Institutional Elderly.  Journal of the American Dental Association.
Vol. 141, April 2010.