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Public Health
 

Mary Applegate

Mary Applegate
School of Public Health
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Department: Director
Department: New York State Preventive Medicine Residency Program


Expert in the following: Reproductive health; family planning; adolescent pregnancy; sexuality; maternal and child health; breastfeeding promotion; preventive medicine; public health
Campus phone: (518) 402-0283
Campus email: mapplegate@albany.edu



        Michael Bloom

Michael Bloom
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: Effects of toxic environmental agents; epidemiology; human reproduction and fertility
Campus phone: (518) 473-1821
Campus email: mbloom@albany.edu


Gene Bunnell

Gene Bunnell
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor Emeritus
Department: Geography and Planning


Expert in the following: Urban, city, district, and regional planning; anthropology; economics; public health
Campus phone: (518) 442-4469
Campus email: gbunnell@albany.edu


David Carpenter

David Carpenter
School of Public Health
Director
Department: Institute for Health and the Environment
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: Human health effects of environmental contaminants, including metals and organic compounds.
Campus phone: (518) 525-2660
Campus email: dcarpenter@albany.edu


Sridar Chittur

Sridar Chittur
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences


Expert in the following: Drug discovery; genomics; gene-expression; microarrays; flow cytometry; enzymology; high throughput technologies
Campus phone: (518) 591-7215
Campus email: schittur@albany.edu


Liang Chu

Liang Chu
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: Environmental heterogeneous chemistry; surface chemistry
Campus phone: (518) 474-6340
Campus email: lchu@albany.edu


Diane Dewar

Diane Dewar
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Health economics; medical technology; aging; end-of-life care; palliative care; health policy
Campus phone: (518) 402-0290
Campus email: ddewar@albany.edu


James Fossett

James Fossett
University at Albany
Senior Fellow
Department: Rockefeller Institute of Government
Department: Associate Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Health care policy; bioethics; federalism; Medicaid 
Campus phone: (518) 443-5846
Campus email: jfossett@albany.edu


Mary Gallant

Mary Gallant
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Aging; health promotion chronic illness management; social support; public health
Campus phone: (518) 402-0333
Campus email: mgallant@albany.edu


Edward Hannan

Edward Hannan
School of Public Health
Distinguished Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Health services research; evidence-based medicine; outcomes research; cardiac surgery; angioplasty, trauma systems; carotid endarterectomy; volume-outcome relationships in health care; medical decision-making; risk-adjustment; medical errors; patient safety
Campus phone: (518) 402-0297
Campus email: ehannan@albany.edu


Janine Jurkowski

Janine Jurkowski
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


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Campus phone: (518) 402-0420
Campus email: jjurkowski@albany.edu



        Lara Kaye

Lara Kaye
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Research Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Mental health; mindy-body connection; program evaluation
Campus phone: (518) 591-8615
Campus email: lkaye@albany.edu


Heather Larkin

Heather Larkin
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor


Expert in the following: adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and ACE consequences, including substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; Restorative Integral Support (RIS), including Healthy Environments and Relationships That Support (HEARTS), meditation interventions, and emerging practices; Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR); Post-Trauma Wellness; intergenerational and lifespan perspectives; aging
Campus phone: (518) 591-8779
Campus email: hlarkin@albany.edu


Erika Martin

Erika Martin
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Assistant Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy
Department: Fellow
Department: Rockefeller Institute of Government


Expert in the following: health, public health, public policy, HIV/AIDS, resource allocation
Campus phone: (518) 442-5243
Campus email: emartin@albany.edu


Kristi McClamroch

Kristi McClamroch
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: Epidemiology; sexually transmitted infections (STI); HIV; sex work; Haiti; Madagascar; the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0397
Campus email: kmcclamroch@albany.edu


Louise-Anne McNutt

Louise-Anne McNutt
University at Albany
Associate Professor
Department: Institute for Health and the Environment


Expert in the following: Infectious disease epidemiology; epidemics; HIV/AIDS in developing countries; transmission of bloodborne pathogens (HIV, hepatitis); sexually transmitted diseases; intimate partner violence.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0403
Campus email: lmcnutt@albany.edu



        Jean Moore

Jean Moore
School of Public Health
Director
Department: Center for Health Workforce Studies


Expert in the following: New York State healthcare workforce; U.S. healthcare workforce shortages; nursing shortages; minority health workforce disparities; healthcare workforce solutions
Campus phone: (518) 402-0250
Campus email: jmoore@albany.edu


Philip Nasca

Philip Nasca
School of Public Health
Dean


Expert in the following: Etiological studies of breast cancer; cancer of the female reproductive organs; childhood cancers; nursing; cancer epidemiology.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0283
Campus email: pnasca@albany.edu



        Cara Pager

Cara Pager
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: Biological Sciences


Expert in the following: Liver disease; Hepatitis C; RNA therapies; virus-host interactions; translational control, replication and assembly of RNA viruses
Campus phone: (518) 591-8841
Campus email: ctpager@albany.edu


Lawrence Schell

Lawrence Schell
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Anthropology
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director
Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities


Expert in the following: Anthropology; minority health disparities; epidemiology; biostatistics; childhood development; environmental health; risk factors
Campus phone: (518) 442-4714
Campus email: lmschell@albany.edu



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Benjamin Shaw

Benjamin Shaw
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Aging; physical activity among elderly; smoking among elderly; alcohol use among the elderly; health during old age; early life trauma; quality of life in old age; aging in Japan; social epidemiology of aging
Campus phone: (518) 402-0325
Campus email: bashaw@albany.edu


Hua Shi

Hua Shi
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: Biological Sciences


Expert in the following: Molecular and cellular biology of transcription and signal transduction; aptamer-mediated multi-pathway control in living organisms; forward engineering approach to drug discovery and development
Campus phone: (518) 442-4767
Campus email: hshi@albany.edu


Kendra Smith-Howard

Kendra Smith-Howard
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: History


Expert in the following: History of dairy farming; history of food; history of public health; history of pesticides/antibiotics in agriculture
Campus phone: (518) 442-5375
Campus email: ksmith-howard@albany.edu


Carol Stenger

Carol Stenger
Sexuality Counselor
Department: University Counseling Center


Expert in the following: Sexuality; sexual health; sex education; European approaches to sex education; AIDS/HIV; sexually transmitted diseases and infections; adolescent sexuality; Internet pornography
Campus phone: (518) 442-5896
Campus email: cstenger@albany.edu


Martin Tenniswood

Martin Tenniswood
School of Public Health
Empire Innovation Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences


Expert in the following: Chemoprevention of prostate cancer; therapies for prostate and breast cancer; diet and prostate cancer
Campus phone: (518) 591-7231
Campus email: mtenniswood@albany.edu


Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson
Senior Fellow
Department: Rockefeller Institute of Government
Department: Professor Emeritus
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Health care policy and implementation; Medicaid; federalism and health care policy
Campus phone: (518) 443-5522
Campus email: fthompson@albany.edu



        Edward Waltz

Edward Waltz
School of Public Health
Director


Expert in the following: Emergency preparedness; public health needs assessment and program evaluation; disease surveillance systems; local public health services
Campus phone: (518) 402-0344
Campus email: ewaltz@albany.edu


Wendy Weller

Wendy Weller
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Financing and access to care; health reform; medical outcomes; provider payment
Campus phone: (518) 402-0302
Campus email: wweller@albany.edu


JoEllen Welsh

JoEllen Welsh
School of Public Health
Department: Biomedical Sciences


Expert in the following: Nutrition and cancer; hormones; vitamin D; breast cancer
Campus phone: (518) 591-7232
Campus email: jwelsh@albany.edu


Dwight Williams

Dwight Williams
School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Department: Director


Expert in the following: Public health leadership, health disparities, engaging community-based organizations in public health academia and practice.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0370
Campus email: dwilliams2@albany.edu


Recai Yucel

Recai Yucel
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: Analysis of multivariate incomplete data; multilevel models; Bayesian data analysis; computational statistics and response error problems
Campus phone: (518) 402-0421
Campus email: ryucel@albany.edu


Igor Zurbenko

Igor Zurbenko
School of Public Health
Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: Trend analysis; forecast; nonparametric profiling; multivariate analysis; applications in economy; public health; environment pollutions; global warming
Campus phone: (518) 402-0393
Campus email: izurbenko@albany.edu