Education:M.P.H., Columbia University (1985)
M.D., University Central (1980)
Academic Interests:Preventive Medicine
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Public Health Medicine
Travel Medicine and Global Health
Honors, Awards & Affiliations:Certified and Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM)
Specialty Certification in Consultation Psychiatry
Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2004-2009 Edition.
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, First Edition, 1997-1998, and 2002-2009.
Presidential Who’s Who, 2008-2009.
Immediately prior to joining SBUMC in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Graham has acted in the capacity as Health Commissioner, Chief Deputy Health Commissioner, and Director of Public Health in Suffolk County. He was the Physician-in-Charge of the Employee Medical Bureau of the Police Department of Suffolk County. In that capacity he supervised, practiced and directed a Division of Occupational and Clinical Preventive Services for ~2,500 police officers and 1,000 civilians.
Research Activities & Projects:
Dr. Graham has been directly involved in health professional personnel decisions, strategic planning, program development, operational efficiency, professional leadership, clinical practice and health and medical education. He has taught a wide variety of courses in the medical school and graduate school at Stony Brook, and graduate and undergraduate courses at many of the universities and colleges in the region for over 30 years.
Among the courses and topics that Dr. Graham has taught are: Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Clinical Epidemiology and Epidemiologic Research, Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health, Anatomy and Physiology to nursing students, and other health education professionals, Contemporary Issues in Public Health, History of Public Health, Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases, Vital Statistics Rates and Ratios, Agents of Disease and Characteristics of Biological Agents, Host and Environmental Factors, Concepts of Epidemics and Pandemics, Common Source Outbreaks of Disease, Methods of Investigating Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases, Food Poisoning and Foodborne Infections, Contemporary Problems in Environmental Health, Bioterrorism and Emergency Public Health Preparedness, Emerging Human Pathogens in the region - Arthropod-borne Diseases - West Nile infection, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Disease, etc.; Rabies Prevention and Control, Influenza, Pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 prevention and response, Smallpox preparations, mass immunizations, patient care and employee health services.
Select Publications:23. Multistate Outbreak of Pseudomonas fluorescens Bloodstream Infection after Exposure to Contaminated Heparinized Saline Flush Prepared by a Compounding Pharmacy. Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 1, 2008, 47:1372-9, Gershman et al., including investigation team- Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Hauppauge, NY.
22. Comprehensive Education, Prevention & Tobacco Cessation Program in Suffolk County.The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, January 2007, Vol. 84; 1; 17-18.
21. Influenza Vaccination and the Sentinel Physician Influenza Surveillance Network in 2006. The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, October 2006, Vol. 83; 4; 18.
20. Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention. The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, July 2006, Vol. 83; 3; 15-16.
19. Pandemic Influenza – Is it on the Horizon? The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, April 2006, Vol. 83; 2; 11-13.
18. Prevention and Control of Influenza in 2005. The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, January 2005, Vol. 82; 4.
17. Diagnosis and Management of Selected Common Bacterial Foodborne Illnesses.The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, July 2005, Vol. 82: 3.
16. Multi Drug Resistant HIV Infection that Rapidly Progressed to AIDS in NYC. The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, April 2005, Vol. 82: 2.
15. The Potential Threat of Mosquito-Borne Disease in Suffolk County. The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, July 2004, Vol. 81: 3.
14. HIV Reporting and Partner Notification. The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, January 2004, Vol. 81: 1.
13. Influenza - 2003 Recommendations for Prevention and Control. The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, October 2003, Vol. 80; 4.
12. Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program – A Strategy to Reduce Hepatitis B Transmission,The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, July 2003, Vol. 80:3, 7.
11. Pre-event Smallpox Vaccination and Implementation Issues, The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, January 2003, Vol. 80:1.
10. Prevention and Control of Influenza 2002, The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin,October 2002, Vol. 79:4; 9.
9. Recommendations on the Use of Childhood Vaccines During A National Vaccine Shortage, The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, April 2002, Vol. 79:2, 7.
8. Bioterrorism Preparedness: Early Detection of a Bioterrorist Event, The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, January 2002, Vol. 79:1, 9.
7. Prevention and Control of Influenza 2001, The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin,October 2001, Vol. 78:4; 9.
6. CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Serosurveys for West Nile Virus Infection -New York and Connecticut Counties, 2000, January 26, 2001, Vol. 50:3, 37-39.
5. Prevention and Control of Influenza 2000, The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, October 2000, Vol. 77:4; 8.
4. Viral Encephalitis, The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, July 2000, Vol. 77:3, 8.
3. CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Probable Locally Acquired Mosquito-Transmitted Plasmodium vivax Infection---Suffolk County, New York, 1999. June 9, 2000, Vol. 49:22, 495-498.
2. West Nile Virus. The Suffolk County Medical Society Bulletin, January 2000, Vol. 77:1; 7.
1. Cost of Care. The Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery, April 1989, Vol. 10:1.
Publications in Non-Refereed Journals and Papers
Books Published (5):
Goldsteen, R., Goldsteen, K., and Graham, D. Introduction to Public Health. Springer Publishing, NY, NY. 2011.
Thomas, T., and Graham, D. Medieval Minds. George Allen & Unwin. London. 1985
Thomas, T., and Graham, D. Profiles in Protest. Daring Press. Canton, OH, 1987.
Thomas, T., Graham, D. and Jackson, A. Statistics. Allen and Allen. Melbourne, Australia, 1987.
Graham, D., and Thomas T. Mental Status Manual. Tremont Therapy Publishing Co. Canton, OH, 1989.
EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE MEDIA:
EXPERT MEDICAL CONSULTANT IN PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICAL ISSUES:
EXPERT TESTIMONY in United States District Court Eastern District of New York: U.S. Clean Water Act – Suffolk County vs. Plaintiffs. After many years of litigation, decided November 17, 2008 Judgment in Favor of Suffolk County Department of Health Services and Department of Public Works.
QUOTED OR APPEARED OVER 1,000 TIMES ON PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICAL ISSUES IN THE FOLLOWING MEDIA from 1984 to 2011: