We are excited to announce that Dr. Craig Andrade is joining ICH’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Craig Andrade is Associate Dean of Practice, Associate Professor of Practice in Community Health Sciences, Director of The Activist Lab, and Interim Chair of the Department of Community Health Science at Boston University’s School of Public Health (SPH). In these roles Dr. Andrade aims to catalyze and encourage SPH’s public health practice portfolio locally, nationally and globally among all members of the school community and global partners.
Previously Dr. Andrade was the Director of the Bureau of Family Health & Nutrition (BFHN) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). BFHN’s programs include Early Intervention (EI), Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood, Children and Youth with Special Health Needs, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, Home Visiting, Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, Breastfeeding Initiative, Birth Defects Surveillance, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program, the Office of Data Translation, and Birth Defects Research and Prevention. Dr. Andrade also served as Director of the Division of Health Access at DPH, helped found the Racial Equity Leadership Team and Cross-Department Racial Equity Collaborative at DPH, and was Associate Dean of Health and Wellness and Director of Student Health Services at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.
Dr. Andrade also served as critical care, public health, and adult acute care nurse at Boston Medical Center; nurse manager and head athletic trainer at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA; and was owner/operator of Active Health, a private health and fitness company. He is a registered nurse, athletic trainer, licensed massage therapist and strength and condition specialist with masters and doctoral degrees in public health from Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests include healthy socialization of boys and men, fatherhood engagement, and behavioral risk management and resilience-building among children, adolescents, and young adults.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Andrade to the Board!