Dr. Anthony J. Santella is an Associate Professor of Public Health at Hofstra University where he teaches in the graduate public health programs and undergraduate community health and LGBTQ+ studies programs. He is a public health scientist specializing in infectious disease prevention and control and has interests in HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and emerging illnesses like coronavirus (COVID-19). He serves in leadership positions with the Long Island Ryan White HIV Planning Council, the American Public Health Association, and is on the Board of Directors of The HIV League, a nonprofit organization which provides college scholarships to people living with HIV/AIDS. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal Plos One. His research helps improve the health and well-being of several vulnerable communities including people who are living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS, gender and sexual minorities, justice-involved persons, people who are homeless, and those impacted by emerging infectious diseases like COVID-1. His research has been funded by both state and federal government agencies. Dr. Santella earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Emory University, a Doctor of Public Health in Health Systems Management from Tulane University, and an Advanced Certificate in Health Professions Pedagogy and Leadership from Hofstra University. He is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.
Name:Anthony J. Santella
Address:Long Island, New York
I am offering free COVID-19 youth webinars for kids (grades K-6) and teens (grades 7-12). While the primary audience are children and youth, I welcome parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, school administrators, and anyone who is interested in getting information on the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. The webinar will use medically accurate and age appropriate content and will focus on the science and public health along with frequently asked questions about how the coronavirus impacts things that matter to youth and adolescents. Each session includes a live Q&A. Webinar log in details will be emailed in advance of the webinar.What Every ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE School Student Needs to Know about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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"Simple yet impactful content. Duration was great and it allowed enough time for Q&A. Loved the integration of kid presenters."
"Dr. Santella does a great job bringing kids into the conversation. He maintains a delicate balance of speaking to kids at their level without patronizing them. There's enough interaction to keep kids engaged and interested without over burdening them."
"At a time when parents are trying to share and provide real and quality information without fear to our children about this global pandemic, I think the webinar provided the science and reality of what COVID-19 is and how children can both protect themselves and others."
"Absolutely outstanding! Dr. Santella was fabulously articulate, knowledgeable, factual, and delivered the information effectively!"
Associate Professor of Public Health
Lecturer of HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Director of HIV Policy, Planning and Implementation Unit
Account Supervisor/Managed Care Strategist
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management
Doctor of Public Health in Health Systems Management
Master Certified Health Education Specialist
Advanced Certificate in Health Professions Pedagogy