Robert Fullilove, EdD
Bob Fullilove, EdD, is primarily focused on issues of minority health in urban settings such as substance abuse and addiction and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. In the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University Medical Center, he teaches one course on race and health, another on emerging issues in urban health, and another on the urbanist's approach to chronic diseases. Dr. Fullilove has designed, conducted and published studies in both San Francisco and New York City that address subjects including the relationship of drug use and the rising infection rates of HIV and other STDs. Dr Fullilove was a member of the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) from 1996 to 2002. He has served on five IOM study committees. He was the co-chair of the Federal Advisory Committee to the Centers for Disease Control and the Health Services Administration on HIV/AIDS and STD Prevention from 2000 to 2004. He chaired the Advisory Commission to the Office of Minority Health for the State of New Jersey from 2003 to 2010 and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Public Health Policy andSexually Transmitted Diseases.
Dr Robert Fullilove serves as the senior consultant for public health to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). In that capacity, he is responsible the development of a public health concentration in three facilities that offer BPI: Woodbourne State Correctional Facility, Fishkill State Correctional Facility, and Taconic State Correctional Facility (which is a medium security institution for women). He is currently in his sixth year as a classroom instructor and lecturer in these facilities.