Dr Cheryl Healton DrPH

Dean and Professor of Public Health Policy and Management

School of Global Public Health, New York University


Dr. Healton is the dean of the School of Global Public Health at New York University, Director of the Global Institute of Public Health and Professor of Public
Health Policy and Management.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Healton served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy, the leading national foundation dedicated to tobacco control. During her 14-year tenure with the foundation, she guided the highly acclaimed, national youth tobacco prevention counter-marketing campaign, truth®, which has been credited in part with reducing youth smoking prevalence to record lows.
Prior to Legacy, Dr. Healton held numerous roles at Columbia University including Assistant Vice President and Associate Dean for the Health Sciences; Chairman of Sociomedical Sciences; and Associate Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health. She has authored over 120 peer-reviewed articles and special reports, and has been awarded multiple grants in AIDS, tobacco control and higher education. Dr. Healton also serves on numerous non-profit boards including HealthRight International and Action on Smoking and Health.

Dr. Healton holds a DrPH from Columbia University’s School of Public Health (with distinction) and an MPA in Public Administration from NYU Wagner in Health Policy and Planning.

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