Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

Mission Statement

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPaR) serves as a central resource to support the research community at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH). SPaR’s mission is to create an outstanding climate of support for CUNY SPH researchers, enabling high impact research while ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.


For more information about the SPaR office and the services we provide, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us using our team email address,, or:

Michele Kiely
Associate Dean for Research
(646) 364-9775

Delphine Yaghmaian
Research Program Director
(646) 364-9865

Meredith Al-Rekabi
Grants Manager

Kassandra Perez
Grants Officer
(646) 364-9583