Debbie Zelizer, PhD, LCSW
Chair, Department of Health Science
Professor Zelizer is chair of the Department of Health Sciences and 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 began her work at the AIDS Inpatient Treatment Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center where she provided psychosocial support as well as extensive training to the staff regarding behavioral and social aspects of health. She has also held the position of senior educator for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute. In this capacity, Professor Zelizer provided HIV training to health and human service providers throughout the Long Island region and was instrumental in curriculum development.
Professor Zelizer has also presented nationally and internationally on workshops regarding HIV/AIDS, diversity, addiction treatment, stress management, and death and dying.