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David I. Gregorio, Ph.D., M.S.

Professor, Public Health Sciences
Academic Office Location:
Public Health Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6325
Phone: 860-679-5480
Fax: 860-679-5463

David Gregorio received a Ph.D. in sociology (University at Buffalo, 1980) for work on the determinants of social movement participation. He subsequently completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Sociology and Epidemiology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute where he received an M.S. in epidemiology for work on the effects of dietary fat intake on breast cancer survival. After a brief stint in health system planning, he joined the UConn faculty in 1986.

B.A.Canisius CollegeSociology
M.A.University at BuffaloSociology
Ph.D.University at BuffaloSociology
M.S.University at BuffaloEpidemiology

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipUniversity at Buffalo School of Medicine/Roswell Park Cancer InstituteNIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Sociology, Epidemiology and Control of Cancer
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
External Reviewer, Department of Health Sciences, Eastern Connecticut State UniversityProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairperson of review committeeExternalState20212021
AJPM FocusEditorial BoardEditorial Board MemberExternalInternational20212022
CEPH Accreditation Site-visitorProfessional/Scientific OrganizationSenior Accreditation ConsultantExternalNational20192019
Wright State University Public Health ProgramCommunity ServiceAccreditation ConsultantExternalNational20192019
UConn Health Public Issues CouncilAdvisory CommitteeCommittee MemberUConn HealthUniversity20182021
Association for Prevention, Teaching & ResearchAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational20182019
UCHC-American Association of University Professors ChapterProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCollective Bargaining Council MemberExternalUniversity20172020
School of Medicine Admissions CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20162020
UCHC-American Association of University Professors ChapterProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentUConn HealthState20142016
School of Medicine Student Evaluation and Appeals Review CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberUConn HealthUniversity20102021
Program in Applied Public Health SciencesEducation CommitteeDirectorUConn HealthUniversity20042021
CancerProfessional/Scientific JournalAd hoc reviewerExternalNational20002021
Journal of Health and Social BehaviorProfessional/Scientific JournalAd hoc reviewerExternalNational20002021
NIH/NCI Special Emphasis Panel: Patient Navigator Research Program: Eliminating Barriers to Timely Delivery of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment ServicesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
NIH/NCI Special Emphasis Panel: Small Grants for Behavioral Research in Cancer ControlProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
CT Insurance Exchange Planning Grant Review TeamProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState
CT Multicultural Health PartnershipProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState
CT Association of Directors of Health (CADH) Health Equity Index ProjectProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState
Governor’s Tobacco Use Task ForceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState
CT Association of Directors of Health Practice Based Research NetworkProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState

Dr. Gregorio's research focuses on cancer surveillance and the social determinants of health. His recent peer-reviewed papers examine (a) the cause and control of breast and prostate cancers, (b) racial, gender and economic disparities in care seeking behaviors, and (c) patient and physician factors that influence therapy for cancer care. He presently pursuing work based on a CDC-sponsored effort to implement a community-wide measure of deprivation for analysis of geographic variation in health status indicators.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Behavior and Food Intake: What Constitutes Effective Policy?
    Gregorio, D.I. Nutrition Policy and Public Health 1996 Jan;17-32
  • Etiology of Gastric Cancer and Research Directions
    Gregorio, D.I. Public Health and Protection of the Population 1989 Jan;317-327

Case Reports

  • Academic freedom and tenure: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Nails D, Giarratano GP, Gregorio DI, Monaco ME Academe, Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors 101(July 2015):4-26

Conference Papers

  • Evaluating the Impact of Criminal Laws on HIV Sexual Risk Behavior
    Lazzarini Z, Burris S, Case P, Proctor D, Blankenship K, Gregorio D, Gostin LO 2001 Jan;
  • Distinguishing Styles of Practice among Physicians Who Treat Breast Cancer
    Gregorio D.I. Distinguishing Styles of Practice among Physicians Who Treat Breast Cancer 1992 Jan;
  • Racial Variation in Colon Adenomas Detected in a Primary Care Inner City Population by 60 cm. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    Gould, B.E., Nestler, E.O., Davis, K.J., Gregorio, D.I. 1992 Jan;40A556
  • A Geographic Analysis of Child Pedestrian Injury in Hartford, Connecticut
    Cromley, E.K., Braddock, M., Lapidus, G., Gregorio, D.I., Kapp, M. 1990 Jan;13-20


  • Addressing Health Disparities through Workforce Development, The UConn MPH Program
    Segal J, Gregorio D La Notica de Salud, The Official Newsletter of the Connecticut Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos 2008 Jan;44-5


  • Breast Cancer Needs Assessment for Connecticut
    Gregorio, D.I., Mahooti-Brooks, N., Samociuk, H. 2001 Jan;
  • Connecticut Cancer Control Plan 2000-2003
    Connecticut Cancer Partnership CT State Department of Public Health 2000 Jan;
  • Geography of Breast Cancer Incidence in Connecticut, 1991-1995
    Gregorio, D.I., Kulldorff, M., Barry, L., Samociuk, H. University of Connecticut/Community Medicine and Health Care 2000 Jan;
  • Proximity of Substance Abuse Services to Connecticut’s at-risk Population
    Gregorio, D.I., Samociuk, H. University of Connecticut/Community Medicine and Health Care 2000 Jan;
  • Inventory of Substance Abuse Services in Connecticut
    Gregorio, D.I., Samociuk, H. University of Connecticut/Community Medicine and Health Care 1999 Jan;
  • Social Indicator and Adult Treatment Need Chartbook
    Gregorio, D.I., Samociuk, H. University of Connecticut/ Community Medicine and Health Care 1999 Jan;
  • Impact of a Comprehensive Immunization/Child Health Initiative by the Aetna Foundation, Inc.
    Gregorio, D.I., Gunas, H., Lowery St. John T. University of Connecticut/Community Medicine & Health Care 1995 Jan;
  • Recommendations to the CT Department of Insurance Regarding Utilization Review Programs in Connecticut
    Fields, J.A., Kramer, J., Gregorio, D.I. University of Connecticut/Center for Health Systems Management 1991 Jan;
  • Etiology of gastric cancer and research directions
    Gregorio D.I. Public health and protection of the population: proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Public Health and Sanitary Protection of the Population. ICS840 1989 Jan;317-325


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Enduring Health Benefits of Voter ParticipationPosterAmerican Public Health Association2022Boston MA
Poverty's Persistent Influence on Breast Cancer Survival, 1986-2005PosterAmerican Public Health Association2022Boston MA
Civil Dialogue, Critical Reasoning and the Potential for PreventionTalk2020San Antonio.,TX
Polity, parity, prosperity and health: A cross-national study of child health determinantsLectureAmerican Public Health Association2019Philadelphia PA
Geographic variation in Connecticut in relation to breast cancer incidence and survivalLectureCT DPH Hereditary Cancers Symposium2019Cromwell CT
Penetration of Public Health Curricula in Undergraduate SettingsTalkAPTR Annual Meeting2012Washington D.C.
A Survey of Continuing Education in Public Health TalkAPTR Annual Meeting2012Washington D.C.
Identifying Social Conditions That Underlie LHD EffectivenessTalkKeeneland PHSSR Conference2012Lexington, Kentucky
Future Directions and Pending Challenges in Public Health Education LectureUC Davis Public Health Program 2012Davis, California
Promoting the Value of Voluntary Certification: Data on CPH Professionals' Continuing Education & Development TalkAPHA Annual Meeting2012San Francisco, California
MPH Programs: Advancing Undergraduate Public Health EducationTalkAPHA Annual Meeting2012San Francisco, California
Advancing the Public Health Field through CertificationTalkMailman School of Public Health2012New York
The Connecticut Undergraduate Public Health Initiative (CUPHI): Overcoming Obstacles in Addressing a Critical National and State Need in Public Health and Health EducationTalkAPTR Annual Meeting2011Washington D.C.
Embedding Public Health in Community College Curricula TalkAPTR Annual Meeting2011Washington D.C.
Measuring Local Health Department Responses to Public Health Funding RestrictionsTalkKeeneland PHSSR Conference2011Lexington, Kentucky
Effects of Material and Relational Deprivation on Community Health StatusTalkSUNY/NYS Health Department2011Albany, New York
Inconsequential Effects of Funding Policy on Operation of Local Health DepartmentsTalkPractice-based Research Network Webinar2011
Practice-Based Research Networks: Applied Systems Research to Inform Local Public Health Policy TalkNACCHO Annual Meeting2011Hartford, Connecticut
Professionalizing Public Health Through Standard Setting and Life-long LearningTalkNACCHO Annual Meeting2011Hartford, Connecticut
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in China: What Resources are Available to Children and Their Families? TalkAPHA Annual Meeting2011Washington D.C.
Public Health Workforce Addressing Health Disparities in ConnecticutTalkUCONN Center to Eliminate Health Disparities in Latinos2009Storrs, Connecticut
Connecticut’s Plan for Service-Learning Within a Public Health CurriculumTalkAnnual CEPH Technical Assistance Workshop2009Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National Panel on Public Health Credentialing and AccreditationTalkNation Meeting of Association for Teaching and Research 2008Austin, Texas
Service Learning Through a Campus-Practice PartnershipTalkAmerican College of Preventive Medicine2007Miami, Florida
The National Board of Public Health Examiners, Inc (NBPHE): Credentialing of the Public Health WorkforceTalkAmerican College of Preventive Medicine2007Miami, Florida
Deprivation and Health: Using GIS to Characterize Social Environments and Cancer Risks Talk2nd Annual GIS Day Conference, Albany School of Public Health2007Albany, New York
What is Meant by ‘Health Disparities’?TalkUCONN Center to Eliminate Health Disparities in Latinos2007Storrs, Connecticut
Fostering Public Health Partnerships with Academia TalkCDC 2007 Cancer Conference2007Atlanta, Georgia
Enumerating Ethnicity in the U.S. Census: It's Consequence for Hispanic/Non-Hispanic Cancer Rates TalkAPHA Annual Meeting2007Washington D.C.
Place Matters: Evaluating Geographic Distribution of Disease TalkUniversity of Connecticut/CHIP Seminar2006
Connecticut's Plan for Service-Learning in the Public Health Curriculum TalkCommunity-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Meeting2006Minneapolis, Minnesota
Spatial Analysis in Race-Specific Prostate Cancer Incidence Among Massachusetts and Connecticut Residents, 1994-1998TalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting2006Boston, Massachusetts
Credentialing the Public Health Workforce: An update on activities of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, Inc.TalkConnecticut Public Health Association Annual Meeting2006Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Public Health Service Learning: The UCONN Practicum Project TalkAmerican Association of Medical Centers Conference on MD/MPH Education2005Chicago, Illinois
Tobacco-Related Cancers and Connecticut DisparitiesTalkConnecticut Institute for Tobacco Education and Training Conference2005Glastonbury, Connecticut
Community Factors in Survival with Prostate Cancer TalkNeag Comprehensive Cancer Center Retreat2005Westbrook, Connecticut
Area-Based Deprivation and its Effect on Cancer SurvivalTalkAssociation of American Geographers2004Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A Spatial Scan Statistic for Survival DataTalkNational Cancer Institute2004Bethesda, Maryland
Community-based Indicators of Deprivation and Their Health EffectsTalkAssociation of American Geographers Annual Meeting2003Atlanta, Georgia
Multi-Dimension Indicators of Deprivation and Health StatusTalkAssociation for Prevention Teaching and Research2003Albuquerque, New Mexico
A Multi-Dimension Indicator of Deprivation and Health Status TalkCenters for Disease Control2003
A Spatial Scan Statistic for Survival DataTalkAmerican Statistical Association/Joint Statistics Meeting2003San Francisco, California
Spatial & Temporal Variation in Incidence of Prostate Cancer across Massachusetts, 1984-98TalkCenters for Disease Control Cancer Conference2003Atlanta, Georgia
Geographic Variation in Survival Time with Prostate Cancer: An Extension of the Spatial Scan StatisticTalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting2003San Francisco, California
Small Area Variation in Breast Cancer SurvivalTalkCongress of Epidemiology2001Toronto, Canada
Identifying Geographical Excesses in Incidence and Proportion of Late Stage Breast Cancer in MassachusettsTalkCenters for Disease Control 2001 Cancer Conference2001Atlanta, Georgia
Aggregation Unit for Spatial Analysis– Census Tracts, ZIP Codes, or Towns?TalkCenters for Disease Control 2001 Cancer Conference2001Atlanta, Georgia
GIS Generated Map Patterns: Are They Random or Not? TalkCenters for Disease Control 2001 Cancer Conference2001Atlanta, Georgia
Did the Advent of PSA Testing Alter the Geographic Distribution of Prostate Cancer Incidence? TalkCenters for Disease Control 2001 Cancer Conference2001Atlanta, Georgia
Geographic Differences in Primary Therapy for Locally Invasive Breast CancerTalkCenters for Disease Control 2001 Cancer Conference2001Atlanta, Georgia
Geography of Leukemia and Thyroid Cancer in Connecticut TalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting2001Atlanta, Georgia
Cancer Clusters Resulting from Census Enumeration Policy TalkInternational Health Geographics Conference2000Chevy Chase, Maryland
Small Area Variation in Primary Therapy for Locally Invasive Breast CancerTalkInternational Health Geographics Conference2000Chevy Chase, Maryland
Geography and Breast CancerTalkCT Department of Public Health2000Hartford, Connecticut
Geography of Breast Cancer Incidence, Connecticut, 1992-1995TalkTumor Registrars Association of New England1999Mystic, Connecticut
Progress in the Detection of Early-Stage Breast Cancer, Connecticut, 1975-1995TalkNorth American Association of Central Cancer Registries Annual Meeting1998Vancouver, British Columbia
A Method for Representing the Geographic Location of Breast Cancer Incidence, Connecticut 1992-95TalkAmerican Cancer Society Excalibur Round Table1998Greenwich, Connecticut
Communities of Women: Spatial and Statistical Considerations in Retrospective Epidemiological Analyses of Breast CancerTalkAssociation of American Geographers Annual Meeting1998Boston, Massachusetts
A Procedure for Areal Interpolation of Census Data for Spatial Analysis of Cancer PatternsTalkNorth American Association of Central Cancer Registries Annual Meeting1998Vancouver, British Columbia
Spatial Analysis of Breast Cancer Incidence, Connecticut 1992-95TalkAmerican College of Epidemiology Annual Meeting1997Boston, Massachusetts
Evaluation of Subject Loss and Selection Bias in Spatial Analysis of Breast CancerTalkAmerican College of Epidemiology Annual Meeting1997Boston, Massachusetts
Cumulative Effects of Social Position on Mortality in a Large CohortTalkSociety for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting1996Boston, Massachusetts
Longitudinal Effects of Social Position on Mortality Among Gender and Age Specific CohortsTalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting1996New York, New York
The Force of Social Ecology on Rates of Preventable Cancer MortalityTalkPreventive Medicine Annual Meeting1993St. Louis, Missouri
Variation in Estimates of Occupational Effects on MortalityTalkAmerican Sociological Association Annual Meeting1993Miami, Florida
Socioeconomic Correlates of Behavioral Risk Factors Among American PopulationsTalkPreventive Medicine Annual Meeting1992Baltimore, Maryland
Do false-positive mammograms deter women from further breast cancer screening? TalkSociety for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting1992New York, New York
Distinguishing styles of practice among physicians who treat breast cancerTalkAmerican Sociological Association Annual Meeting1992Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Population Correlates of Mammography Screening PracticesTalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting1991Atlanta, Georgia
Race, Stage of Disease and Survival with Cervical CancerTalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting1991Atlanta, Georgia
Comparison of Low Birth Weight, Prematurely and IUGR, Hartford CT, 1985-87TalkAmerican Public Health Association1991Atlanta, Georgia
Periodic Cancer Screening by Physicians in Primary Care SpecialtiesTalkPreventive Medicine Annual Meeting1990Atlanta, Georgia
Physician Attitudes About the Appropriate Use of Adjuvant Chemotherapy Breast CancerTalkEuropean Association for Cancer Education Annual Meeting1990Bordeaux, France
Predicting Radon Levels from Geological and Structural Features of Residential DwellingsTalkNational Environmental Health Association Annual Meeting1990Charlotte, North Carolina
Estimated Occurrence and Reasons for 'Underdosing' with Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast CancerTalkUICC 15th International Cancer Congress1990Hamburg, Germany
Population and ecological correlates of child pedestrian injuriesTalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting1990New York, New York
A Geographical Analysis of Child Pedestrian Injuries in Hartford, ConnecticutTalk13th Applied Geography Conference1990Charlotte, North Carolina
Health Promotion as Collective Action: Strategies for Securing Common Health BenefitsTalkNational Council for International Health Annual Meeting1987Washington D.C.
The Effect of Screening for AIDS Risk Factors on Blood Donor Eligibility Within the General PopulationTalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting1987New Orleans, Louisiana
Misclassification of Childhood Homicide on Death CertificatesTalkAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting1987New Orleans, Louisiana
An Estimate of Blood Donor Eligibility in the General PopulationTalkAmerican Association of Blood Banks Annual Meeting1986San Francisco, California
The Constraints of the Polity on Mobilization of Third-Party Movements in AmericaTalkAmerican Sociological Association Annual Meeting1982San Francisco, California
Mobilizing Activists: An Illustration from the Antimasonic MovementTalkAmerican Sociological Association Annual Meeting1981Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Research Productivity in AcademiaTalkAmerican Sociological Association Annual Meeting1980New York, New York