Diana K. Berger, MD, MSc
Dr. Diana Berger, the Health Department’s Diabetes Medical Specialist, is also on the faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Berger’s interests in diabetes include the emerging epidemic of type 2 diabetes in children, coaching school nurses about diabetes in youth, and using physical activity and healthy eating for diabetes prevention. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed her residency at Mount Sinai. She also has a Masters of Science in Community Medicine from Mount Sinai. Dr. Berger sits on the board of the National Diabetes, Exercise and Sports Association.
Lorraine C. Boyd, MD, MPH
Dr. Lorraine Boyd is the Medical Director for the Health Department's Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health. She works to prevent teen pregnancy, reduce infant and maternal deaths and make breastfeeding the norm for mothers and babies in New York City. Dr Boyd is certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine and practiced as a neonatologist for 22 years before coming to the Health Department. She earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Masters of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Boyd also chairs the Health Department’s Infant Mortality Case Review Committee.
Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D.
Bobby Corrigan has worked in urban and industrial pest management for more than 25 years. Before joining the Health Department in 2007, he was affiliated with Purdue University as a teacher and researcher in the department of entomology. His industry experience includes several years as a pest-control technician in New York City and Long Island. He holds Masters and PhD degrees from Purdue University.
Matthew Hurley, MD
Dr. Hurley is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University and President of the United Doctors Association. He received the Addiction Research Center Foundation’s annual distinguished leadership award in 2007. Dr. Hurley holds a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine.
Susan Kansagra, MD, MBA
Susan Kansagra directs special projects for the New York City Health Department. Her interests include cardiovascular medicine, preventing and managing chronic diseases, and improving health-care information technology. Dr. Kansagra earned her business and medical and degrees at Duke University and completed her residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston.
Cathy Nonas, MS, RD, CDE
Cathy Nonas directs the New York City Health Department’s Physical Activity and Nutrition program. Trained as a clinical dietitian, she has spent years working to combat Type 2 diabetes, both as a researcher at the federally funded Obesity Research Center and as an assistant clinical professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Since joining the Health Department two years ago, Nonas has worked on policy initiatives to increase physical activity for young children and improve access to healthy foods in underserved neighborhoods. She helped develop New York City’s calorie-posting regulation, and has been instrumental in the NYC Green Cart initiative, an effort to expand the number of mobile food vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables.
M. Monica Sweeney, MD, MPH
As the Health Department’s Assistant Commissioner for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Dr. Monica Sweeney oversees a comprehensive effort to improve HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and case management. Since joining the agency in 2007, she has managed the expansion of the NYC Condom campaign and the launch of the Bronx testing campaign. She has also overseen the first effort to estimate HIV incidence – the annual number of new infections – in New York City. Before coming to the Health Department, Dr. Sweeney served as medical director and then vice president of medical affairs at the Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center in Brooklyn, where she provided primary care for 18 years. She has also served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, as president of the Kings County Medical Society, and as co-chair of the Physician Prevention Advisory Council, a project of the New York State Health Department’s AIDS Institute. She is also an assistant professor at SUNY Downstate’s School of Public Health and adjunct professor at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Dr. Sweeney is the author of Condom Sense: A Guide to Sexual Survival in the New Millennium. She holds a medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a master’s degree from the Mailman School of Public Health, at Columbia University.