Neil Maniar, PhD, MPH
Immediate Past President
Professor of Practice and Director, Master of Public Health in Urban Health Program Northeastern University
Neil Maniar is a Professor of Public Health Practice, Associate Chair of the Department of Health Sciences, and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, he was the Vice President of Health Systems within the American Cancer Society’s New England Division, overseeing cancer control efforts in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Prior to joining the ACS, he was the Director of Health Equity Programs in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Community Health and Health Equity. Dr. Maniar was also the founding director of the Massachusetts Youth Violence Prevention Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of MPHA, the Eastern New England Region of the American Cancer Society, and UTEC. Dr. Maniar received his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and his Master of Public Health (MPH) with distinction from the Yale University School of Public Health. He has a BA from Connecticut College with a double major in English and Zoology.