Public Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Office of the Chair

Ann Dozier, R.N., Ph.D..
Division Chief and Chair (Interim), Department of Public Health Sciences

Division of Epidemiology

The Division of Epidemiology conducts of a broad scope of health-related investigations and the teaches the science  of epidemiology as a sequential reasoning process.

Primary Faculty

Name Research Interests Contact
Edwin van Wijngaarden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division Chief and Doctoral Program Director

Environmental exposures in relation to neurologic conditions in both children and adults.

(585) 275-1985
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M. Jacob Adams, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Cardiovascular risk of therapeutic radiation during childhood and other cardiovascular risks in childhood cancer survivors (585) 275-5951
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Robert C. Block, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.N.L.A.
Associate Professor
Role of biomarkers, such as fatty acids, in the pathophysiology and prevention of heart disease (585) 275-3356
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Diana Fernandez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Development of interventions that will help individuals avoid excessive weight gain (585) 275-9554
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Todd Jusko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Environmental exposures during pregnancy and immune and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children (585) 273-2849
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David Q. Rich, Sc.D.
Associate Professor
Impact of environmental agents such as ambient air pollution on cardiorespiratory and perinatal / reproductive health (585) 276-4119
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Christopher Seplaki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biologic, social and economic indicators of multisystem dysregulation leading to frailty, disability and mortality (585) 273-1549
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Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research

The Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research is committed to lifelong inquiry and learning through the conduct of a broad scope of health-related investigations and the teaching and understanding of health and healthcare through interdisciplinary research.

Primary Faculty

Name Research Interests Contact

Peter Veazie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Program Director, Division Chief

Physician Decision Making; Patient Decision Making and the Use of Decision Aids; Patient Help Seeking and Compliance Behavior

(585) 273-5464
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James G. Dolan, M.D.
Associate Professor
Clinical decision making support, multi-criteria decision making methods, particularly the Analytic Hierarchy Process,  shared decision making, risk communication and decision outcomes, translation of clinical evidence into practice. (585) 276-5161
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Yue Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Outcomes assessment and quality report cards; nursing home policies and impacts on quality; and  the quality of healthcare for persons with mental illness (585) 275-3276
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Helena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D., M.S.
Quality of care and outcomes research with a focus on the elderly, long-term care, and end-of-life.
(585) 275-8713
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Orna Intrator, Ph.D. Professor

Utilization and costs of nursing home residents; Organization and management of nursing homes; Veterans Health Administration Geriatrics and Extended Care Data and Analyses Center; Evaluation of implemented programs; Big Data systems and infrastructure for efficient analyses of health care utilization and costs (585-276-6892
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Shubing Cai, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Quality of care received by the elderly,  statistical modeling and causal inference (585-275-6617
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Elaine Hill, Ph.D. Associate Professor Health economics; early origins; maternal health; population and environmental health; causal inference and quasi-experimental designs; health care utilization and quality

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Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Improving health through community partnerships

We bring a unique blend of faculty expertise to our collaborative and translational research projects in local, regional and international settings, with a focus on

  • Understanding risk behaviors in community contexts
  • Conducting community-based intervention trials using community partnering models
  • Translating evidence-based interventions into effective and sustainable applications
  • Providing expertise in community health behavior change
  • Conducting population-based randomized controlled trials

Primary Faculty

Name Research Interests Contact
Ann M. Dozier, R.N., Ph.D.
Division Chief
Maternal Child and Women's Health, Community Based Participatory Research and program evaluation (585) 276-3998
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Amina Alio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Racial/ethnic health disparities and global health; impact of behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors on pregnancy outcomes, particularly among African Americans (585) 275-0482
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Nancy P. Chin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Social determinants of health in low-income communities (585) 275-9780
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Camille A. Martina, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Environmental Medicine and Medical Ecology; Public Health implications of endocrine disrupting compounds, social determinants of academic success, and program evaluation (585) 273-3874
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Scott McIntosh, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Professor, Director, Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center
Smoking Cessation in special populations, Technology/Web Assisted Risk Behavior Intervention and Dissemination of effective interventions to physician practices (585) 275-0511
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Deborah J. Ossip, M.S., Ph.D.
Professor (with tenure), Director, Smoking Research Program
Behavioral medicine and outcomes management include tobacco use and smoking interventions, obesity prevention and exercise (585) 275-0528
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Scott R. Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular health literacy (diet, exercise, and personal family history) in deaf adolescents and young adults Email Dr. Smith