Kathleen Crowley, DrPH

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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Administrator, safety professional, public health practitioner, clinician, and mentor. Experienced professional with significant strengths in leading a team working in higher education and healthcare with an instinct to get things done. Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and manage individuals across an organization through strong interpersonal and effective communication skills. Interacts successfully within all levels of an organization and a wide range of stake holders including faculty, students, staff, uniformed workers, clinicians, researchers and senior administration. Proven track record of management expertise, team building, program implementation of major initiatives as a strategic thinking leader. Action-oriented professional with proficiency and recognized strengths in bringing people and programs together under a unified vision through collaboration and communication across multiple chains of command, maximizing both productivity and efficiency. Problem-solver with the aptitude to envision programs, develop strategies and execute a plan for successful implementation and coordination across a team, a department and within an organization. Organized with the energy and flexibility to handle multiple priorities as well as work across multiple geographic sites and campuses. Utilizes a proactive and focused approach to support and provide guidance. Accomplished skills and keen ability to manage up. Accomplishments include a strong background with extracurricular activities in organizational leadership in a variety of sectors including professional groups, alumni boards and community service. Professional work includes consulting in higher education; Past-President and Mailman Alumni Board member, knowledgeable in understanding student-centered education including the provision of student mentorship, doctoral advisement, building alumni relations, fund-raising (Fund for Public Health Leadership), as well as engaging an Alumni Board.

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Administrative Titles

  • Vice President , Environmental Health and Safety at Columbia Research

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BS, SUNY Stony Brook, Physician Assistant Program
  • Other, SUNY Dutchess, Biology
  • MPH, 1991 Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  • DrPH, 2013 Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Committees, Societies, Councils

Committees - Alumni Leader Womens Group; Honors and Prizes; Strategic Planning 2027, Columbia Alumni Association

Honors & Awards

Columbia University Medalist, Alumni Association Medal of Honor - Distinguished Service May 2017

Exceptional Service Award, Columbia University Department of Public Safety March 2015

I. Bernard Weinstein Academic Excellence Award, Mailman EHS May 2013


Research Interests

  • Environmental Health
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health Education