Brooks B. Gump, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Public Health Graduate Program Director
Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition
426 Ostrom Avenue, Room 303A
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-2208
Areas of Specialization
Cardiovascular disease risk in children; environmental toxicants; health disparities and socioeconomic status; stress and health.
- Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
- M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
- M.S., General Psychology, Radford University
- B.A., Philosophy, Swarthmore College
Brooks B. Gump is a professor in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition. Previously, Gump served as an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the State University of New York at Oswego. With an array of research and publications, his specialties include psychosocial factors and their overall effect on health, and more recently, the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage, race, and environmental toxicants (e.g., lead and mercury) on children and adolescents’ health.
He serves on the editorial board of the journal, Psychosomatic Medicine, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous other journals, including the American Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine and Social Science and Medicine. He is currently serving a 4-year term on the National Institute of Child Health and Development’s (NICHD’s) Health, Behavior, and Context Subcommittee.
He has been principal investigator on a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and is currently principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation, “Research Education for Undergraduate (REU) Site for Training Veterans to Conduct Trauma Research with Fellow Veterans.” The recipient of numerous SUNY Scholarly and Creative Activities Grants for his work, Gump was honored with the President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity or Research as well as the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising during his tenure at SUNY Oswego.