Welcome Dr. Danielle Greene, Executive Director of State and Local Public Health Initiatives

Feb. 28, 2022
danielle greene

CUNY SPH is delighted to welcome Danielle Greene, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, to the staff as Executive Director of State and Local Public Health Initiatives.

Dr. Greene has over twenty years of public health leadership experience in local and state government, academic, and not-for-profit settings.  Most recently, she comes to us from the New York State Department of Health, where she was Chief of Staff to the Commissioner and an integral part of New York State’s COVID-19 response. Previously, she held senior positions in the Healthy Homes Program at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and the Center for Applied Public Health at Columbia University, and was an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Global Health. In these positions, Dr. Greene has coordinated with community, faith, academic, and governmental partners to address the opioid pandemic, aging and long term care, maternal morbidity and mortality, AIDS, lead poisoning, and asthma, through the lens of equity and social determinants.

She earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in public health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health from the Department of Sociomedical Sciences.

Dr. Greene joins CUNY SPH at an exciting moment in the school’s history as it launches the first ever NYC Pandemic Response Institute (PRI) in partnership with Columbia University. As Executive Director of State and Local Public Health Initiatives, she will lead the programmatic, managerial, and operational aspects of the PRI. 

“We are delighted to have Dr. Greene onboard as we launch this exciting effort to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from future public health emergencies,” says Dean Ayman El-Mohandes. “Her history of service to the field in the city and state government will help ensure success with our growing agency partnerships.”