SJC Faculty Expert Makes Strides for Health Care

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – JULY 29, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that John Sardelis, Dr.P.H., associate chairman of health care management at SJC, has been elected as chairman of the finance committee for the Affinity Health Plan board of directors. In addition, Dr. Sardelis has been appointed as a member of the audit committee for the IPRO board of directors.

The Affinity Health Plan is an independent, not-for-profit company dedicated to providing comprehensive, affordable, high-quality health care to New Yorkers that receive low to moderate income. Also considered a not-for-profit corporation, IPRO is committed to assessing and improving health care services through the use of innovative methods and technologies.

While reaching out to the community, Dr. Sardelis wrote a column entitled “Sardelis: Back to Basics,” on May 31, voicing his support for RotaCare, an all-volunteer health care organization that offers free primary care for medical indigents, at no cost.

On July 12, Dr. Sardelis was quoted in an article for the Long Island Business News, discussing health care reform in New York. The article was called “Deadline looms for Obamacare.” Similarly, Dr. Sardelis shared his knowledge in another article, “State: Cheaper health insurance expected on LI” published by Newsday, on July 17, in regards to the significant reduction in health care premiums that will be available in 2014.

An associate professor for health administration at St. Joseph’s College since 2003, Dr. Sardelis is founder of the St. Joseph’s College Healthcare Center for Outreach, Research, and Education (CORE), which assists Long Islanders in addressing health disparities, providing up-to-date information on public programs, and providing speakers on topical health issues. Dr. Sardelis received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hunter College of the University of the City of New York, a master’s degree in statistics and operations research from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and a doctor of public health degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, respectively.

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St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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