Health Sciences Faculty

    James T. Crawley, M.Ed., ATC, PT, HSS-SSE

    Assistant Professor Health Sciences Program, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, Chi Alpha Sigma Moderator

      Phone:  845-848-6004

      BS, Physical Education/Athletic Training – Towson State University
      M.Ed., Sports Medicine/Athletic Training – University of Virginia
      M.S. Physical Therapy – Dominican University

      Jim Crawley was appointed the first Program Director of Athletic Training in August 1998 and oversaw the Athletic Training Program through its candidacy, initial accreditation, re-accreditation, and subsequent closure through CAATE. Jim brought a wealth of Athletic Training experience to his position as Program Director. This extensive experience included Athletic Training at Monmouth University, The United States Military Academy, and MARC Physical Therapy.

      Mr. Crawley now teaches in the Health Sciences program teaching courses in such courses as Introduction to Healthcare, Medical Terminology, Professionalism in the Health Sciences, and a variety of other courses. Additionally, Jim is responsible for student recruitment, student advisement, and curriculum review and academic planning. Jim also serves on several college committees including the General Education Revision Committee. He is also the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and has served on the NCAA Division II Management Council, the Division II Degree Completion Award Committee, and the Competitive Safeguard & Medical Aspect of Sports Committee. He currently serves as the Division II Vice President for the Faculty Athletic Representative Association, and is a member of the NCAA Division II Nominating Committee.

      Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Towson State University in 1985 and his Master of Education in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from the University of Virginia in 1986. Jim completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Dominican University in 2004. Jim has two beautiful twin-daughters, Nicole and Jennifer, and resides in Manhattan with his wife Martha.

        AnnMarie DelliPizzi Citardi

        Associate Professor of Biology, Health Professions Advisor, Coordinator of Health Sciences Program

          Phone: (845) 848-6009
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          Office: Prusmack Center 308

          B.S. – Manhattan College
          M.S. – New York Medical College
          PhD. – New York Medical College

          Areas of Interest/Research: The role of eicosanoids in models of angiotensin II-dependent hypertension

          Courses Taught: Introduction to Biology, Genetics, Histology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Forensic Science.

          Dr. AnnMarie DelliPizzi received a B.S. in Biology from Manhattan College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from New York Medical College. Her doctoral research focused on the role of constrictor eicosanoids in models of angiotensin II-dependent models of hypertension.  Throughout her career, she has co-authored many peer-reviewed research articles which have been published in prestigious academic journals, including the American Journal of Physiology, Hypertension and the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.  She co-authored two lab manuals with Dr. Emma Sarro, former Assistant Professor of Biology, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab I and Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab II”, both of which are published by BVT.

          Since arriving at Dominican University in 2004, Dr. DelliPizzi has taught a variety of courses, including Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, and Histology.  In 2016, she took on the role of Honors Program Director and then in 2020 became the Coordinator of the Health Sciences Program.  Dr. DelliPizzi also serves as the Health Professions Advisor, helping students who are interested in applying to graduate programs in various fields of health care.   She also serves as the Principal Investigator on a STEM grant received from the National Science Foundation and is actively involved in the Northeast Regional Honors Council. 

          Prior to her arrival at Dominican University, Dr. DelliPizzi was on the faculty at Manhattan College and the College of Mt. St. Vincent. She currently holds adjunct appointments in the Nursing Department at Lehman College and in the Pharmacology Department at New York Medical College, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in pharmacology.

          See Dr. DelliPizzi’s Publications & Presentations

          DelliPizzi, A., and Sarro, E. Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab I. 2nd Edition. BVT Publishing. , 2016.

          DelliPizzi, A., and Sarro, E. Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab II. BVT Publishing, 2016.

          Shoujin Hao, AnnMarie DelliPizzi, Mariana Quiroz-Munoz, Houli Jiang, Nicholas R. Ferreri. The EP3 receptors regulates water excretion in response to high salt intake. American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology Oct 2016, 311 (4) F822-F829

          Presentations at National Meetings

          Connors, BJ and DelliPizzi,, A. Undergraduate research experience in the classroom as a means of retaining students in a Biology program. Council for Undergraduate Research, June, 2014.

          Shoujin Hao, AnnMarie DelliPizzi, Houli Jiang, Mariana Quiroz-Munoz, Carlos Cespedes, Mark A. Knepper, Carlos P. Vio, and Nicholas R. Ferreri. Activation of EP3 receptors suppresses COX-2 in thick ascending limb (TAL) and inhibits water excretion Experimental Biology 2015.

          Shoujin Hao, AnnMarie Dellipizzi, Houli Jiang, Mariana Quiroz-Munoz, Carlos Cespedes, Mark A. Knepper, Carlos P. Vio, and Nicholas R. Ferreri. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) regulates NKCC2 and AQP2 expression and adaptation to high NaCl intake\ Experimental Biology 2015.

            Kerry Zona

            Administrative Assistant

              Phone:  845-848-6005