Faculty Research Interests
University at Albany Full-Time Faculty
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Theory and practice of non-parametric and semi-parametric statistical methods for model selection in longitudinal studies with missing data; clinical trials; high-dimensional data; survival analysis.
Appleton, Allison Assistant Professor
Developmental origins of disease, psychosocial adversity, epigenetics, cardiovascular epidemiology
Gates, Maggie Assistant Professor
Cancer epidemiology and prevention, modifiable risk factors for breast and ovarian cancer, cancer disparities, cancer survival
Gensburg, Lenore Assistant Professor
Adverse health effects of environmental and occupational exposures to toxic agents, Love Canal Follow-Up Health Study.
Hosler, Akiko Associate Professor
Diabetes and chronic disease epidemiology, effects of socio-environmental factors on health, survey research methods, and applied GIS.
Kuznetsov, Igor Associate Professor
Bioinformatics. Application of computational and statistical methods to problems in genomics and proteomics
Lu, Tao Assistant Professor
Infectious diseases and Immunology modeling; Dynamic network modeling; High dimensional dynamic model selection; Non-parametric mixed-effects modeling; Longitudinal data analysis; Bayesian modeling
Moslehi, Roxana Associate Professor
Genetic and Epidemiologic Studies of Cancer and Cancer Precursors
Nasca, Phil Professor
Epidemiology of breast and female reproductive system tumors and childhood neoplasia; cancer control research.
Tracy, Melissa Assistant Professor
Social determinants of mental health and substance use, particularly after exposure to violence and other traumatic events. I am also interested in the application of novel methods to population health problems, including the use of agent-based modeling to compare potential policies and interventions for reducing health disparities.
Vásquez, Elizabeth Assistant Professor
Aging population, physical activity, bone health, chronic pain, social determinants of health.
Yucel, Recai M. Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Analysis of missing and multilevel data, Bayesian data analysis, computational algorithms and software development, methods for response errors, observational data analysis and methodological issues in public health research and prevention research.
Zurbenko, Igor Professor
Multivariate methods in Statistics, Time series, Geographich data analysis, parametric and nonparametric approach. Analysis of real data in Time and Space.
Department of Health Faculty
Backenson, P. Bryon Assistant Professor
Infectious disease epidemiology, particularly arthropod-borne and zoonotic diseases. Risk communication. Public health education.
Birkhead, Gus Professor
Communicable disease epidemiology; epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases, public health surveillance, HIV/AIDS prevention.
Blog, Deb Assistant Professor
Boscoe, Francis Research Assistant Professor
Spatial analysis, applications of geographic information systems in public health, cancer epidemiology, and data collection and quality in central disease registries. He is currently working on a geographic study of sunlight exposure and its beneficial association with non-skin cancers.
Browne, Marilyn Assistant Professor
Perinatal epidemiology, in particular congenital malformations research; environmental epidemiology
Carrascal, Alvaro Assistant Professor
Acute HIV infection, smoking and HIV, morbidity and mortality among HIV infected populations. International health.
Dennison, Barbara Clinical Professor
Epidemiology and Prevention Obesity, Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Translational Research
Druschel, Charlotte Assistant Professor
Perinatal epidemiology; congenital malformation research, congenital malformation registry; environmental epidemiology.
Eidson, Millicent Associate Professor
Zoonotic diseases, rabies, West Nile Virus, geographic information systems (GIS), infectious disease forecasting.
Haley, Valerie Research Assistant Professor
Healthcare-associated infections, methodological issues in disease surveillance and provider profiling.
Herdt-Losavio, Michele Assistant Professor
Reproductive Epidemiology; Low birth weight, preterm birth; Occupational Epidemiology and Environmental Epidemiology
Hwang, Syni-an Research Professor
Application of statistics in expert systems; data analysis; modeling; multivariate analysis; sampling technique and theory; survival analysis.
Kacica, Marilyn Clinical Associate Prof
Kramer, Laura Associate Professor
Lazariu, Victoria Assistant Professor
Leckman-Westin, Emily Assistant Professor
Psychiatric epidemiology, psychotropic prescribing practices, maternal and child mental health, and how evidence based science is transferred to practice.
Lin, Shao Research Professor
Reproductive epidemiology, including birth defects, prematurity, low birthweight and fertility; paternal lead exposure and adverse reproductive outcomes; asthma and air pollution, reproductive health among nurses.
Noyes, Kimberly Assistant Professor
Cancer epidemiology; screening for breast cancer; time trends in cancer incidence; epidemiologic methods.
HIV/AIDS epidemiology, perinatal transmission of HIV, HIV incidence surveillance, hepatitis C seroprevalence.
Van Zutphen Research Assistant Professor
Birth defects and other adverse reproductive outcomes related to maternal chronic disease, medication use, environmental/occupational exposures during pregnancy. Improving quality of care to reduce morbidity in those living with birth defects.
Wallace, Barbara Assistant Professor
Infectious disease epidemiology; communicable disease outbreak investigations; public health preparedness planning.
Zansky, Shelley Assistant Professor
University at Albany Faculty with Secondary Appointments in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Bell, Erin Associate Professor
Occupational and environmental epidemiology, health effects of pesticides, reproductive epidemiology, including birth defects, cancer epidemiology, the use of GIS techniques for exposure assessment.
Bloom, Michael Associate Professor
Gage, Timothy Professor
Effects of oxidative stress and environmental exposures including metals, persistent organic pollutants and plasticizers on human thyroid function and human reproductive function, including assisted reproductive technologies.
Fitzgerald, Edward Professor
Adverse health effects of environmental and occupational exposures to toxic agents, particularly polychlorinated hydrocarbons; perinatal epidemiology; psychosocial epidemiology.
Hazards modeling of mortality patterns and survival analysis; genetic epidemiology; quantitative methods. Dr. Gage is also affiliated with the Department of Anthropology. To learn more about his work in the field of Anthropology, click here
Pruzek, Bob Professor
Measurement, psychometric methods, research design and especially multivariate analysis and regression
Schell, Lawrence Professor
Reproductive epidemiology, human growth and development; biological impact of urban environments; Native Americans: anthropometric and genetic variation. Dr. Schell is also affiliated with the Department of Anthropology. To find out more about his work in Anthropology.
Strogatz, David Associate Professor
Etiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke and the risk factors for these diseases; socioeconomic and racial comparisons in the occurrence of disease; applications of epidemiology in the evaluation of public health.
Armstrong, Donna Associate Professor Emeritus
Community-level predictors of premature heart disease mortality rates. Social class and race and premature heart disease mortality. Community planning including jobs and skills development and public transit systems to reduce the risk of coronary mortality in low income population.
Baptiste, Mark Assistant Professor
Cancer epidemiology including research on cholesterol, environmental risk factors, personal and lifestyle risk factors, neuroblastoma, cervical cancer and cancer control.
DeHovitz, Jack Adjunct Professor
Jenkins, Paul Adjunct Assistant Professor
Loo, George Assistant Professor
Natural history of HIV infection in women; epidemiology of HIV infection in Central/Eastern Europe.
Fisher, Brian Research Assistant Professor
Community approaches to promote active living and healthy lifestyles. Worksite-based resources supporting healthy lifestyles.
Disaster Epidemiology, Disaster Mental Health, Public Health
Emergency Preparedness and Response, Injury Epidemiology, Infectious
McClamroch, Kristi Research Assistant Professor
Quantitative methods, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, decision-making, sex workers in developing settings
Mauer, Matt Assistant Professor
Occupational and environmental medicine, occupational and
environmental epidemiology, health effects in World Trade Center
disaster response workers, health effects of the built and natural
Adjunct Associate Prof.
Cancer education; cancer epidemiology and screening; Native American studies; special populations research.
Morse, Dale Adjunct Professor
A spectrum of emerging infections including foodborne
diseases, influenza, tuberculosis, AIDS, and general areas of
surveillance, workforce development and international health.
Oschshorn, Peter Assistant Professor
Samuels, Steve Adjunct Associate Professor
Smith, Perry Assistant Research Professor
AIDS/HIV epidemiology; AIDS case surveillance; HIV seroprevalence and seroincidence studies; health care worker HIV transmission.
Stephens, P. Clay Assistant Professor
HIV/AIDS, STD's Hepatidities and TB, Intervention and Care,
Community Involvment and Communtiy-Based Research: Ethics and Study
Design, Harm Reduction as a route to behavior change.
Stratton, Howard Professor Emeritus
Measurement error models, mixture mortality models, selection bias corrections, hidden marker chains.
Zdeb, Mike Assistant Professor
Reproductive epidemiology, including maternal mortality,
cesarean childbirth, infant mortality; computer applications in
epidemiology, including the management and use of large data bases,
computerized mapping; validity and confidentiality issues regarding the
use of third-party databases