Dr. Phyllis G. Supino

Phyllis Supino

Title: Medical Researcher, Educator
Company: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Phyllis Supino, Medical Researcher and Educator at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical research and education.

In preparation for her career, Dr. Supino attended the City College of the City University of New York, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences in 1964. Between 1965-1976, she continued her career pursuits at Columbia University (New York, NY), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), the Educational Testing Service (also in Princeton, NJ), and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ), where she graduated with a Doctorate with highest honors, in science education (EdD, 1976). During several intervening years, she served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in public health in Rabat, Morocco. Then, in 1977, she began working as Director of Research and Evaluation for mathematics and science at The Educational Improvement Center Northeast- a division of the New Jersey State Department of Education.  In 1979, she accepted a position as Director of Research and Evaluation in community health education and family medicine, and as Adjunct Instructor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Piscataway, NJ). While there, Dr. Supino led studies on patient education, medical education, geriatric health screening and cardiovascular medicine for more than a decade.

In 1990, Dr. Supino joined the faculties of the Departments of Medicine and Public Health of Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University (New York, NY), where she was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1993. In 1996, she transitioned to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY) as Research Associate Professor and Director of Research in Emergency Medicine (EM), and was the first EM faculty member to serve on the Medical School’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). She was influential in securing academic accreditation for that department. In 1999, she returned to Weill Cornell Medical College as Associate Research Professor of Public Health in Medicine, additionally serving as Director of Data Management, Epidemiology and Educational programs in cardiovascular medicine until 2008. Dr. Supino currently serves as Adjunct Research Professor in Healthcare Policy and Research at that institution.

In 2008, Dr. Supino continued her career at the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine as Research Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Director of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Furthermore, since 2008, she has applied her experience and knowledge to introduce the first comprehensive approved course at SUNY Downstate on fundamental concepts in research methodology for physicians, based on a course that she originally designed and taught at Weill Cornell Medical College and at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Supino’s contributions to her field go beyond her educational roles—she has written and presented a myriad of internationally recognized publications on cardiovascular research and education, including numerous peer-reviewed scientific abstracts, full-length research manuscripts and the highly popular textbook Principles of Research Methodology: a Guide for Clinical Investigators, published by Springer-Verlag in 2012, based on her course. She has served as a reviewer and member of editorial boards for multiple academic journals, as a scientific advisory board member in cardiovascular medicine, as a leader in outcomes research in emergency medicine, and as Chair of the SUNY Downstate IRB.

Dr. Supino is a member of numerous professional organizations and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, where she was a founding member of its Evidence-Based Medicine Special Interest Group. She has been recognized with multiple awards, including The Howard Gilman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research and Teaching in Cardiovascular Medicine from The Howard Gilman Foundation in 1995, the Best Mentor of the Year Award from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1998; the Best Scientific Presentation at the Seventh International Conference on Emergency Medicine also in 1998; the Best National Abstract (U.S.) at the 2nd and 7th International Conferences of Nuclear Cardiology (American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and non-U.S. Affiliates) in 1995 and 2001, respectively; both of the latter awards were based on achieving highest peer-reviewed score for research efforts. In 2011, she received an Empire Clinical Investigator Program (ECRIP) award from New York State to sponsor and mentor a resident physician in epidemiological research. Since 2012, Dr. Supino has been cited consistently as the most widely-read research author in the SUNY Downstate Department of Medicine and, periodically, across the entire institution, based on data compiled by ResearchGate– a social network for research scientists.

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