Lesley Green-Rennis
Published October 29, 2021

Lesley Green-Rennis is a professor and chair of the health education department at City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College. Green-Rennis’ expertise is in public health history, health disparities and social determinants of health. Her recent research examines the behaviors and habits of college students that lead to different health outcomes. 

She has over 18 years of experience in public health research and evaluation, and is a certified group fitness instructor and wellness coach. Green-Rennis worked over a decade as a research scientist with Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health studying health behaviors and designing public health programs addressing social determinants of health. She also served as vice president of Health and Human Services at Abyssinian Development Corporation, a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to building the economic and social resources in Harlem.

Green-Rennis teaches courses in public health, community health, program planning and evaluation, complementary and alternative medicine, and comparative healthcare systems at BMCC, and has extensive experience in online teaching pedagogy. 

She earned a B.S. in microbiology from Michigan State University and has an MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her doctor of education degree is from Teachers College, Columbia University, and she completed her postdoctoral research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Public health history, community health, health disparities, health equity, social determinants of health, community development, complementary and alternative medicine, online pedagogy

Location: New York, N.Y.

Email: lrennis@bmcc.cuny.edu

Heard on BMCC’s webinar: “Self Care in a Pandemic”

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