Bernard J. Healey, Ph.D.


The Director of the Graduate Program in Health Care Administration at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has over thirty-five years experience in public health. Dr. Healey worked in various public health programs in the Northeast District Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Health beginning in January 1972. He became District Epidemiology Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Kingston, Pennsylvania, in 1978 and retired from that position in 1995. He is currently a Professor of Health Care Administration and Director of the Graduate Program in Health Care Administration at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was hired as a consultant for the City of Wilkes-Barre in 1996 to develop a City Health Department for Wilkes-Barre. He has functioned as an epidemiologist on a part-time basis for the City Health Department for the last several years. He has also performed consultant activities for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and several local businesses in the development of health promotion programs including tobacco education programs.
Dr Healey has published over 100 articles, many for peer reviewed journals on chronic diseases, tobacco use, managed care and the value of collaboration in public health promotion programs. He authored one of the largest tobacco use studies in the nation about tobacco use among 10 to 18 year olds in 7 school districts in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He has written a new book on Occupational Safety and Health, with heavy emphasis on high-risk health behaviors, to be published by Jones Bartlett Publishing in 2007. He is currently co-authoring a book with Robert Zimmerman, Former Secretary of Health in Pennsylvania, on Health Promotion including a chapter on tobacco use in the United States. He is also writing a new text book about public health to be released in 2008.

Goal 1:
Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people
Goal 2:
Eliminating nonsmokers’ exposure to tobacco smoke pollution
Goal 3:
Promoting quitting among adults and young people
Goal 4:
Identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities