Faculty and Staff

Marianne Sullivan

Professor • Department of Public Health

Marianne Sullivan is an interdisciplinary public health researcher. The overall aim of her research is to critically analyze developments in society, science, government, and industry that contribute to or cause environmental and occupational health problems. She received her doctorate in public health from the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a Professor of Public Health at William Paterson University of New Jersey. She has also held teaching positions at Hofstra University and New York University. Prior to working in academia, she was an epidemiologist at Public Health - Seattle & King County, where she worked on many community based participatory research projects. Her book, Tainted Earth: Smelters, Public Health and the Environment was published in 2014 by Rutgers University Press. She has also published numerous papers on occupational and environmental health and community based participatory research in peer-reviewed journals.

Professional Interests

Environmental health, children's health, occupational health, lead poisoning prevention, tobacco control




environmental health, occupational health, lead exposure, industrial exposure to toxic metals

Notable Courses Taught

Health, Disease, Society and Environment, Epidemiology, Research Methods, Tobacco as a public health issue

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