Public Health Experts

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School of Public Health
Professor
Areas of expertise: Neurodegenerative disorders, Stem cells, Human genetics
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Maternal and child health, Childhood obesity prevention, Adolescent health and wellness, Community-engaged research
Geography & Planning
Associate Professor Emeritus
Areas of expertise: Urban, city, district, and regional planning, Anthropology, Economics, Public Health
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Environmental Health Sciences
Professor
Areas of expertise: Human health effects of environmental contaminants, including metals and organic compounds
Alan Chen
Chemistry, RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Molecular biophysics and computational chemistry, Biomolecular computer simulations, RNA folding and structural biology, RNA-drug interactions
Biomedical Sciences
Research Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Drug discovery, Genomics, Gene-expression, Microarrays, Flow cytometry, Enzymology, High throughput technologies
Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Environmental heterogeneous chemistry, Surface chemistry
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Health economics, Health policy, Health system, Vulnerable populations, Medical technology, Aging, End-of-life care, Palliative care
Oliver Timm
Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Climate change and variability, Impacts of climate on the environment and human health, Paleoclimate of the last 1,000 to 1,000,000 years
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Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Geographic information systems and spatial analysis, Industrial food animal production, Climate, land use change, and health, Hair and nail biomarkers of trace element exposures, The food environment
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Professor
Areas of expertise: Aging, Health promotion chronic illness management, Social Support, Public Health
Kendra Smith-Howard
History
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Environmental history, Twentieth-century US history, History of consumer culture and politics, History of technology, History of public health, Agriculture and rural life
Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Professor
Areas of expertise: Community-based participatory research, Health disparities, Low-income communities, women's health and family health
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Global health, Social Behavior Change Communications, Social Marketing, Strategic Communications, Program Development and Evaluation, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, Facilitation, Management and Leadership Coaching, and Mentoring
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Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Epidemiology, Molecular epidemiology, Infectious disease epidemiology, Genetic epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Viral hepatitis, Liver disease
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Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Bioinformatics, Computational genomics, Protein informatics, Genomic data integration
Heather Larkin Holloway
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Adverse childhood experiences and ACE consequences, including substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, Restorative Integral Support, including Healthy Environments and Relationships That Support, meditation interventions, and emerging practices, Service Outcomes Action Research, Post-Trauma Wellness, Intergenerational and lifespan perspectives, Aging
Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Health technology, Social media, Informatics, Analytics, Global health
Environmental Health Sciences
Professor
Areas of expertise: Climate change, extreme weather, and air pollution on human health, Disaster epidemiology and public health (WTC 9/11 disaster, Hurricane Sandy, power outages, school environmental factors and children’s health, attendance and performance, Environmental exposures and childhood asthma
Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Professor
Areas of expertise: Health communication, Health literacy, Health disparities, Mass media, Social media, Media campaigns, Health information seeking
Erika Martin
Public Administration & Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Associate Professor and PhD Program Director
Areas of expertise: Public health policy, HIV/AIDS, Resource allocation
Biomedical Sciences
Professor
Areas of expertise: Neurodegenerative disorders, Stem cells, Human genetics
Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Research Assistant Professor
Areas of expertise: Health workforce planning and monitoring, Health workforce diversity, Workforce shortages and maldistributions, Oral health workforce research, Scope of practice, Workforce strategies to expand access to care
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Genetic Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Cancer Genetic Susceptibility, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes, DNA Repair Genes, Role of Cancer Genes in Fetal and Placental Development, Gene-Environment Interactions, Family-Based and Genome-Wide Linkage and Association Studies
Cara Pager
Biological Sciences, RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Liver disease, Hepatitis C, RNA therapies, Virus-host interactions, Translational control, replication and assembly of RNA viruses
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Comparative effectiveness research, Quality of care and patient safety, Evaluation of medical technology and digital health, Health disparities and practice variation, Global health
Lawrence Schell
Anthropology, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Distinguished Professor
Areas of expertise: Anthropology, Minority health disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Childhood development, Environmental health, Risk factors
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Professor
Areas of expertise: Health during old age, Social and behavioral determinants of health among aging populations, Physical activity among elderly, Smoking among elderly, Alcohol use among the elderly, The long-term effects of early life adversity, Quality of life in old age, Aging in Japan, Aging in Sweden
Hua Shi
Biological Sciences, RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: 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
Biomedical Sciences
Empire Innovation Professor
Areas of expertise: Prostate cancer, vitamin D, androgens, histone deacetylase inhibitors as adjuvant therapeutics for prostate and breast cancer, miRNA and nc-RNA expression in tumor progression
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Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Mental Health, Depression , Posttraumatic stress disorder, Suicide, Substance use, Violence, Trauma exposure , Adverse childhood experiences, Disasters, Social determinants of health, Health disparities, Epidemiologic methods, Complex systems approaches, Agent-based modeling
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Drug addiction, binge eating disorder, Obesity, psychiatric and medical outcomes, Psychosocial stress and health, Laboratory behavioral model, Epidemiology
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Epidemiology of aging, Physical activity, Cognitive function, Disability, Sedentary behavior, Individual and communities social determinants of health
Stephen Weinberg
Public Administration & Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Clinical Assistant Professor and MPA Director
Areas of expertise: Public Policy, Healthcare
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Chair & Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Financing and access to care, Health reform, Medical outcomes, Provider payment
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Environmental Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
Areas of expertise: Environmental sustainability, Risk analysis, Life cycle assessment, Water-energy-food nexus, Climate adaptation, Resource management
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Economics
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Public economics , Health economics, Applied microeconomics, Charitable giving, Volunteering, Non-profit sector, Public Health, Alcohol, tobacco, and substance use control policies
Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Long-term care, Aging, Comparative effectiveness research, Sensor technology and work related injury prevention, Policy impact on dementia care, International health policy comparison
Environmental Health Sciences
Professor
Areas of expertise: Statistics, Pollution and health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Professor
Areas of expertise: Trend analysis, forecast, nonparametric profiling, multivariate analysis, applications in economy, Public Health, environment pollutions, Global warming