Deborah Zelizer

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Human Development
Faculty Director, Health and Wellness LLC

Debbie Zelizer is program director of the Health Science major in the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University. She is also an alumna of the School of Social Welfare where she received a master's degree in social work. 
Prior to joining the Health Science major, Professor Zelizer was involved in the field of HIV/AIDS for fifteen years. She provided extensive education and training to health and human service providers on Long Island regarding the behavioral and social aspects of health. Professor Zelizer has presented nationally and internationally on topics such as allied health education, HIV/AIDS testing, and addictions treatment. In 2006, she was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to disseminate educational strategies nationally to alleviate allied health workforce shortages. 
In 2008, she became faculty director of the Living Learning Center minor in Health and Wellness. The interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students a foundation in the concepts of healthy living and helps students select future studies or careers in the health professions.