John S. Santelli
John Santelli is Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and served as department chair from 2004 to 2016. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Dr. Santelli is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist who joined the Guttmacher Institute in 2004 as a Senior Fellow. Prior to coming to New York, he was the Chief of the Applied Sciences Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has conducted research on risk behaviors related to HIV and other STIs; programs to prevent HIV, other STIs and unintended pregnancy among adolescents and women; school-based health centers; clinical preventive services; and research ethics. He has been a national leader in ensuring that adolescents are appropriately included in health research. Dr. Santelli received his MD from the Buffalo School of Medicine in 1982 and his MPH from Johns Hopkins University in 1986. He has served as a member of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Adolescent Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and AIDS Education and Prevention.