New York Medical College

Dr. Deborah Viola

Dr. ViolaDeborah Viola, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the School of Health Sciences and Practice at NYMC and Faculty Advisor in the Doctoral program. She received her doctorate in economics in 1998 as a Robert E. Gilleece Fellow at the City University of New York and has directed the health economics program at NYMC for the past 12 years. Recently her research interests have focused on regional health care planning, the impact of preconception care on adverse birth outcomes, the economics of women as they age, long-term care for the developmentally disabled, emergency preparedness for vulnerable populations, and the role of income support policies on population health. Active in several civic and professional organizations, Dr. Viola serves as a member of her local Board of Health.