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Full Interview with Dr. John Santelli (25m:14s)

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John Santelli, MD, MPH is the Harriet and Robert H Heilbrunn Professor and Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the School of Public Health at Columbia University and a Senior Fellow at the Guttmacher Institute. John is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist.

Prior to moving to New York 4 years ago, he held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the Divisions of Reproductive Health, Adolescent and School Health, and STD/HIV Prevention. He has conducted research on HIV/STD risk behaviors, programs to prevent STD/HIV/unintended pregnancy among adolescents and women, school-based health centers, and research ethics.

He has been a national leader in insuring that adolescents are appropriately included in health research and have access to medically accurate, comprehensive sexuality education.

Dr. Santelli received his MD from the Buffalo School of Medicine in 1982 and his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1986. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Adolescent Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and AIDS Education and Prevention.