Anthony Salandy, PH.D., MSc., (he/him)

Interim Managing Director of Programs

salandy@harmreduction.org

Anthony Daryl Salandy, Ph.D., MSc. (he/him) is the Interim Managing Director of Programs at National Harm Reduction Coalition. Dr. Salandy has been developing and advancing data-driven solutions to address complex social and organizational challenges for over 20 years. He is a skilled monitoring and evaluation expert, non-profit professional, adept researcher, and strategic consultant whose work has guided the development of state and federal policies in public health, education, child and family welfare, immigration, juvenile justice and other fields. 

Dr. Salandy is a fierce advocate for health equity and social justice. While working with the University of Delaware, he developed a novel interactive ethnic-specific harm reduction intervention – which is now a SAMHSA promising practice. Additionally, while at Mount Sinai, he completed work in HPV, HIV, and substance use – including monitoring and evaluation of LGB TGNC+, mental health, sexual reproductive health, and harm reduction services. Dr. Salandy currently lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey with his spouse of over 20 years and three adolescent sons, where he spends his weekends coaching track and soccer and helping marginalized communities get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Dr. Salandy smiling in front of a tree on a porch

Inspired by

The human capacity to love.

Outraged by

Human beings who have the capacity to love but choose to hate.

Professional Affiliations/Accomplishments

Ph.D. and MSc. in Human Development and Family Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science, U.S. Congressional Fellow

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Executive Branch Fellow

Founder, Institute for COVID-19 Vaccination Advocacy

Founder and Principal, The Human Development Group

Appointed member, The NYC DOHMH Maternal, Mortality, and Morbidity Review Committee

Past Executive Council Member, The Society for Research in Child Development

Affiliate Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University