Title: Program Research Specialist
Company: New York State Department of Health
Location: Albany, New York, United States
Christopher Maylahn, program research specialist at the New York State Department of Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Healthcare Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.
Dr. Maylahn’s educational journey began with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from the University of Vermont, culminating in 1975. He went on to earn a Master of Public Health in epidemiology and public health from Yale University School of Medicine in 1978. Driven by a quest for academic excellence, he culminated his studies by achieving a Doctor of Public Health from the University at Albany.
Dr. Maylahn embarked on his esteemed career in public health as the hypertension program coordinator at the Vermont Heart Association, where he honed his skills and knowledge from 1978 to 1980. Following this foundational role, he began a tenure at the New York State Department of Health. From 1980 until his retirement in 2023, Dr. Maylahn served as a program research specialist, spearheading pivotal initiatives in public health policy, epidemiology, and program development. His impactful contributions and influential role within New York’s healthcare landscape are a testament to his enduring commitment to the industry.
Dr. Maylahn’s professional prowess is underscored by his memberships in esteemed organizations such as the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, his leadership positions in the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and his active involvement in the American Public Health Association. Amidst a four-decade tenure at the New York State Department of Health, Dr. Maylahn navigated pivotal milestones, culminating in a doctorate focused on the sustainability of hospital-department partnerships. His research epitomized his dedication, delving into the motivations of hospital and health department personnel. Dr. Maylahn’s mantra remains grounded in fostering discipline, commitment, and unwavering dedication to one’s passion within the realm of public health.
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