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Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, MS, FNYAS

Steven Jonas

Title: Professor Emeritus

Company: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Location: East Setauket, New York, United States

Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, MS, FNYAS, Professor Emeritus at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in preventive medicine.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Columbia College in 1958, Dr. Jonas went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard University in 1962.  He did his internship at the Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, and his residency in preventive medicine and public health with the New York Department of Health, 1965-67.   He received a Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public health in 1967 and a Master of Science in health management from the Wagner School of New York University in 1996.  He also engaged in post-doctoral studies at the Dept. of Social Administration of the London School of Economics, 1964-65.

Distinguished for his contributions to preventive medicine, Dr. Jonas served as a professor in the department of preventive medicine and the program in public health at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine from 1971 until attaining emeritus status in 2014. He also taught in the graduate program for public health. Over the years, Dr. Jonas has also been affiliated faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Columbia University School of Architecture, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Touro College School of Law. In the earlier years of his career, he served in the administration at the Morrisania City Hospital (NY) and the New York City Health Department.

Attracting numerous accolades for his work, Dr. Jonas is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine (UK). He was a Past President of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, a past member of the New York State Board for Medicine, and a past Associate Editor of Preventive Medicine (1983-2005). In 1982 he was awarded the Founders’ Medal by the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas (Ft. Worth); in 2006, the Duncan Clark Award for lifetime achievement from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research; in 2008, the Faculty Recognition Award of the Graduate Program in Public Health, Stony Brook University; in 2010, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Yale School of Public Health; and in 2015 he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Medical Athletics Association Journal, for service as Editor-in-Chief, 2003-2015.

In 2016 was ranked as an Honored Member of the Trademark Who’s Who “Top Doctors Honors Edition.” In 2019 he received a “Best Author of the Year, New York, N.Y., USA,” award from Global 100/ (United Kingdom,) and the “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” from The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board.

Dr. Jonas has also distinguished himself as a prolific author.  He has authored, co-authored, and edited 36 books on public health and health care delivery systems analysis; health, wellness, exercise, and sport (triathlon/duathlon); and political science and history, as well as numerous journal and popular articles and reviews, in those fields.  He has also published regular columns on US politics, history, and government on several different political weblogs since the early 2000s. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Jonas’ bio. can also be found in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.

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