Who We Are

We’re a team of leaders in healthcare programming.

We are Adelphi faculty, students, and alumni. We are researchers and fellows. The Center for Health Innovation (CHI) brings us together from many professional and academic backgrounds to create and foster practitioner-focused, interdisciplinary academic programming, healthcare research, community partnerships, and leadership—all with the goal of meeting current and emergent healthcare needs. 

The CHI is a progressive collaboration of schools and disciplines within Adelphi University. It establishes a single point of reference for all healthcare programs and services, thereby creating a collective identity, increasing efficiency, and expanding Adelphi’s regional influence in healthcare. Interdisciplinary groups monitor our programs, and their work is supported through consultation with the Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee.


The Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement is addressing Long Island’s critical and enduring health, environmental, economic and cultural issues.

» Learn about iSoRCE

Health-Related Community Services

We’re making Adelphi University a one-stop source for community healthcare.

» Find Health related services


We’re busy teaching, building knowledge, and making discoveries.

» Read Adelphi’s research magazine

Community Health Initiatives

We’re committed to education and programming.

» Browse community initiatives

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Gross Cohn, Ph.D., RN
Director, Center for Health Innovation
Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Public Health
Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar (2012-2014)
p – 516.877.4582
e – cohn@adelphi.edu
Meghan McPherson, M.P.P., CEM
Assistant Director, 
Center for Health Innovation

p – 516.237.8639
e – mmcpherson@adelphi.edu

Patrick R. Coonan, Ed.D., 
Academic Director, Center for Health Innovation
Dean, College of Nursing and Public Health
e – coonan@adelphi.edu

Audrey Onderdonk
Administrative Assistant, 
Center for Health Innovation

p – 516.877.4582
e – aonderdonk@adelphi.edu


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