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Public Health
 


        Erin Bell

Erin Bell
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following:

Environmental exposures, birth outcomes, birth defects, child development


Campus phone: (518) 402-0375
Campus email: ebell@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: 473-1821
Campus email: mbloom@albany.edu



        Christine Bozlak

Christine Bozlak
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Maternal and child health; childhood obesity prevention; adolescent health and wellness; community-engaged research
Campus phone: (518) 402-0299
Campus email: cbozlak@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) 463-4704
Campus email: gbunnell@albany.edu



        David Carpenter

David Carpenter
School of Public Health
Professor
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



        Alan Chen

Alan Chen
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: RNA Institute


Expert in the following: Molecular biophysics and computational chemistry; biomolecular computer simulations, RNA folding & structural biology; RNA-drug interactions
Campus phone: (518) 437-4420
Campus email: achen6@albany.edu



        Sridar V. Chittur

Sridar V. Chittur
School of Public Health
Research Associate 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



        Hyunok Choi

Hyunok Choi
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: Environmental health; role of pollutants on health; human resilience to adverse environmental conditions
Campus phone: (518) 402-0401
Campus email: hchoi@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



        Magdia De Jesus

Magdia De Jesus
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences


Expert in the following: Mucosal immunology; fungal pathogenesis; vaccine delivery
Campus phone: 518-486-4179
Campus email: mdejesus2@albany.edu



        Diane Dewar

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


Expert in the following: Health economics; health policy; health system; vulnerable populations; medical technology; aging; end-of-life care; palliative care
Campus phone: (518) 402-0370
Campus email: ddewar@albany.edu



        James Dias

James Dias
School of Public Health
Department: Biomedical Sciences


Expert in the following: Endocrinology, reproductive health, reproductive hormones, animal science.
Campus phone: (518) 956-8170
Campus email: jdias@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) 402-0292
Campus email: mgallant@albany.edu



        Janine Jurkowski

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


Expert in the following: Community-based participatory research; health disparities; low-income communities, women's health and family health
Campus phone: (518) 402-0420
Campus email: jjurkowski@albany.edu



        John Justino

John Justino
School of Public Health
Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following:

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


Campus phone: (518) 402-0385
Campus email: jjustino@albany.edu



        Haider A. Khwaja

Haider A. Khwaja
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: acid rain; cloud water chemistry; water and human health issues; health impacts of air pollution

Campus phone: 474-0516
Campus email: hkhwaja@albany.edu



        Mark Kuniholm

Mark Kuniholm
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: Epidemiology; molecular epidemiology; infectious disease epidemiology; genetic epidemiology; HIV/AIDS; viral hepatitis; liver disease.
Campus phone: 518-402-0397
Campus email: mkuniholm@albany.edu



        Igor Kuznetsov

Igor Kuznetsov
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: bioinformatics, computational genomics, protein informatics, and genomic data integration.
Campus phone: 518-402-0415
Campus email: ikuznetsov@albany.edu



        Heather Larkin

Heather Larkin
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


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



        Ricky Leung

Ricky Leung
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Health technology; social media; informatics; analytics; global health
Campus phone: (518) 402-6512
Campus email: rleung@albany.edu



        Shao Lin

Shao Lin
School of Public Health
Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: 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; occupational and environmental risk factors on birth defects and other birth outcomes; global health research; air pollution and traffic exposures on asthma; evaluation of environmental policy’s impact on respiratory health; heavy metal exposures and birth outcomes; fish consumption and heavy metal exposures.
Campus phone: (518) 402-1685
Campus email: slin@albany.edu



        Jennifer Manganello

Jennifer Manganello
School of Public Health
Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Health communication; health literacy; health disparities; mass media; social media; media campaigns; health information seeking.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0304
Campus email: jmanganello@albany.edu



        Erika Martin

Erika Martin
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Associate Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Public health policy, HIV/AIDS, resource allocation
Campus phone: (518) 442-5243
Campus email: emartin@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) 525-2660
Campus email: lmcnutt@albany.edu



        Anne Messer

Anne Messer
School of Public Health
Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences


Expert in the following: Neurodegenerative disorders (Huntington's Disease; Parkinson's Disease); stem cells; human genetics
Campus phone: (518) ) 694-8188
Campus email: annemesser@neuralsci.org


Jean Moore

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


Expert in the following: 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
Campus phone: 518-402-0250
Campus email: jmoore@albany.edu



        Roxana Moslehi

Roxana Moslehi
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Cancer Research Center


Expert in the following: Genetic Epidemiology; Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics; Cancer Genetic Susceptibility; Breast and Ovarian Cancer (BRCA) 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
Campus phone: 518-402-0292
Campus email: rmoslehi@albany.edu



        Philip Nasca

Philip Nasca
School of Public Health
Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


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: 591-8841
Campus email: ctpager@albany.edu



        Patrick Parsons

Patrick Parsons
School of Public Health
Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: Childhood lead poisoning; atomic spectrometry; trace element analysis; inorganic mass spectrometry; human biomonitoring and environmental measurements of toxic metals.
Campus phone: 518-474-7161
Campus email: pparsons@albany.edu



        Feng (Johnson) Qian

Feng (Johnson) Qian
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Comparative effectiveness research; quality of care and patient safety; evaluation of medical technology and digital health; health disparities and practice variation; global health
Campus phone: (518) 402-0325
Campus email: fqian@albany.edu



        Lawrence Schell

Lawrence Schell
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Anthropology


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
Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: 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
Campus phone: (518) 402-0290
Campus email: bashaw@albany.edu



        Hua Shi

Hua Shi
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: RNA Institute


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)
Campus email: hshi@albany.edu



        Kendra Smith-Howard

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


Expert in the following: Environmental history; twentieth-century US history; history of consumer culture and politics; history of technology; history of public health; agriculture and rural life
Campus phone: (518) 442-5375
Campus email: ksmith-howard@albany.edu



        Carol Stenger

Carol Stenger
University at Albany
Director
Department: Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence


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) 442-2273
Campus email: cstenger@albany.edu



        Martin Tenniswood

Martin Tenniswood
School of Public Health
Director
Department: Cancer Research Center


Expert in the following: Prostate cancer; vitamin D; androgens; histone deacetylase inhibitors as adjuvant therapeutics for prostate and breast cancer; miRNA and nc-RNA expression in tumor progression
Campus phone: (518) 591-7200
Campus email: mtenniswood@albany.edu



        Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
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



        Melissa Tracy

Melissa Tracy
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: 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.
Campus phone: (518) 473-9385
Campus email: mtracy@albany.edu



        Tomoko Udo

Tomoko Udo
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following:

Drug addiction; binge eating disorder; obesity; psychiatric and medical outcomes; psychosocial stress and health; laboratory behavioral model; epidemiology


Campus phone: (518) 473-5861
Campus email: tschaller@albany.edu



        Elizabeth Vásquez

Elizabeth Vásquez
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: Epidemiology of aging; physical activity; cognitive function; disability; sedentary behavior; individual and communities social determinants of health.
Campus phone: 518-408-2362
Campus email: evasquez2@albany.edu



        Stephen Weinberg

Stephen Weinberg
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Public policy; healthcare
Campus phone: (518) 442-5270
Campus email: sweinberg@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
Empire Innovation Professor
Department: Cancer Research Center


Expert in the following: breast cancer, nutrition, obesity, nuclear receptors, vitamin D, animal models of cancer
Campus phone: (518) 591-7232
Campus email: jwelsh@albany.edu



        Xiaobo Xue

Xiaobo Xue
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: environmental sustainability; risk analysis; life cycle assessment; water-energy-food nexus; climate adaptation; resource management.
Campus phone: 518-402-0273
Campus email: xxue@albany.edu



        Baris Yörük

Baris Yörük
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Economics


Expert in the following: Public economics; health economics; applied microeconomics; charitable giving; volunteering; non-profit sector; public health; alcohol, tobacco, and substance use control policies
Campus phone: (518) 442-3175
Campus email: byoruk@albany.edu



        Yuchi Young

Yuchi Young
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Long-term care, aging, comparative effectiveness research, sensor technology and work related injury prevention, policy impact on dementia care, international health policy comparison.
Campus phone: 518-402-2063
Campus email: yyoung@albany.edu



        Recai Yucel

Recai Yucel
School of Public Health
Associate 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



        Lei Zhu

Lei Zhu
School of Public Health
Professor
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: Statistics; pollution and health
Campus phone: (518) 474-6846
Campus email: lzhu@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