Craig A. Lehmann, PhD, C (NRCC), FACB
Dean, School of Health Technology and Management
Dr. Craig Lehmann, PhD, C (NRCC), FACB, is a registered clinical chemist with the National Registry of Clinical Chemistry and a Fellow in the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Empire State College in 1974, Master of Science degree from Long Island University 1978 and his PhD in Clinical Chemistry from Union Institute / University in 1990.
Dr. Lehmann’s forty-year affiliation with Stony Brook University began in 1967 as a technical staff member of the Chemistry Department. Three years later, he joined the faculty of Clinical Laboratory Sciences division in the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University. There he served as chair for nine years. In 1993 Dr. Lehmann accepted the position of associate dean of the school. Six years later, he was appointed dean. As dean and professor, Dr. Lehmann leads undergraduate and graduate programs for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; Respiratory Care; Physician Assistant; Cytotechnology; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Health Sciences and Healthcare Policy and Management. Since 2002 he has been the principal or co-investigator for more than 4 million dollars of research and department of health funding. His philanthropic endeavors this year alone have generated 1 million dollars for student scholarships. Under his direction, the School of Health Technology and Management is now the largest of all of the health professions schools at Stony Brook University.
During his tenure at Stony Brook University, Dr. Lehmann has received the State University of New York’s highly coveted Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Provost’s Award for Exceptional Service to Undergraduate Education. In 2003 he received Stony Brook University’s “Student Life Award” for model school leadership and engagement in holistic student development. At the national/international meeting of The American Association for Clinical Chemistry held in San Diego July 2007, Dr. Lehmann received the award for “Outstanding Contributions in Education”.
Dr. Lehmann’s research, publications, and presentations on clinical education span many years. He served for three years on the editorial board for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s Strategies and Solutions. He is also a member of the editorial board of Clinical Laboratory Sciences since 1987. In addition to authoring more than 65 journal articles, Dr. Lehmann is the author, editor and/or co-editor of five clinical laboratory science textbooks. Which include Saunders Manual of Clinical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation: Theory, Practice and Costs, W.B. Saunders and Clinical Diagnostic Technology: the Total Testing Process, a three volume series by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Lehmann has also contributed nine book chapters and produced a four-part educational video entitled, "Automation in the Clinical Laboratory" published by W.B. Saunders. He has presented over 125 presentations, worldwide, on clinical analysis by computer assisted infrared spectroscopy, clinical laboratory education, workflow analysis, laboratory economics, e-health, point of care testing and disease management. Dr. Lehmann has also served as a United States delegate for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences at three world congresses in Holland, Sweden, and Australia.
For the past several years, Dr. Lehmann has participated in national and international conferences lecturing on emerging technologies that improve the aging experience. His writings and demonstration studies continue to illustrate how e-health technology is responding to the socio-economic and health care concerns of a graying society. His more recent presentations have been at St. Julian’s, Malta to present “Building a Community E-health Infrastructure” at the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging followed by a variety of presentations at New Zealand’s South Pacific Congress held in Auckland. He has also been a presenter at the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Muscat, Oman, the Brazilian Association of Clinical Pathology 40th Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, and at the United Nations in New York City. Dr. Lehmann presented at Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. There he led President Bushs’ Advisor for Science and Technology in discussions that focused on the benefits of e-technology and the major disease states suited for application; principally, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure. He currently serves on the commission for the Center for Aging Services Technologies, Washington DC and the Board for Habitat for Humanity, Suffolk County, New York.