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Anthony J. Santella

Associate Professor of Health Professions and Public Health, Hofstra University

Anthony Santella, DrPH, MPH, MCHES is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Professions and teaches in the Master of Public Health and Health Profession programs.Dr. Santella’s post-doctoral experience includes Director of HIV Policy, Planning and Implementation at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Assistant Professor and Master of Public Health Program Director at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University and Lecturer of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health at the University of Sydney in Australia.

Dr. Santella is a public health scientist and health services researcher specializing in HIV and STI prevention and sexual health. His research interests include exploring the role of dental professionals (dentists and dental hygienists), community pharmacists and health educators in conducting rapid HIV and STI testing. This research takes place in the U.S., Australia, India, China and Vietnam. Additionally, he has done work in the sexual health of suburban men who have sex with men (MSM). Dr. Santella has received grants from the Foundation, University, and Government sectors and has presented his work at local, national and international conferences. He is also a reviewer for several public health and HIV journals.


  • 2014–present
    Assistant Professor of Health Professions and Public Health, Hofstra University
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health, University of Sydney
  • 2009–2012
    Assistant Professor of Public Health, Long Island University
  • 2008–2012
    Director HIV Policy, Planning and Implementation, NYC Department of Health


  • 2015 
    NCHEC, Master Certified Health Education Specialist
  • 2011 
    NCHEC, Certified Health Education Specialist
  • 2007 
    Tulane University, Doctor of Public Health -- Health Systems Management
  • 2004 
    Emory University, Master of Public Health -- Health Policy and Management
  • 2001 
    University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Science -- Biomedical Sciences

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified (111799)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)
  • Health And Community Services (111708)