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Affiliated Faculty

Robert Block, M.D., M.P.H.
Robert Block, M.D., M.P.H.

Public Health Sciences
Research Interest: Cardiovascular Epidemiology: Role of biomarkers, such as fatty acids, in the pathophysiology and prevention of heart disease. Determining effective ways to help patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia avoid cardiovascular disease events and measure blood pressure in novel ways.
Diana Fernandez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Diana Fernandez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Public Health Sciences
Research Interest: Nutritional Epidemiology: Development of interventions that will help individuals avoid excessive weight gain.
Courtney Jones, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Courtney Jones, Ph.D., M.P.H.
CMC Jones Lab

Emergency Medicine
Research Interest: Injury and Emergency Medicine Epidemiology: Risk stratification of injured patients to identify patients who would benefit from trauma center services.
Todd Jusko, Ph.D.
Todd Jusko, Ph.D.
Rochester Environment and Child Health (REACH) Laboratory

Environmental Medicine
Public Health Sciences
Research Interest: Environmental and Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology: Defining the impact of environmental chemicals on immunity and immune-mediated diseases and as a mechanism for susceptibility to other disease outcomes, such as neurobehavioral disorders.
Yu Liu, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Yu Liu, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Public Health Sciences
Research Interest: HIV and Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Social behavioral science and epidemiological methods to understand and reduce HIV vulnerabilities among sexual and gender minority populations (e.g. men who have sex with men).
David Rich, Sc.D., M.P.H.
David Rich, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Rich Lab

Public Health Sciences
Environmental Medicine
Research Interest: Environmental, Cardiovascular, and Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology: Examining associations between air pollution and cardiopulmonary and pregnancy outcomes, examining mechanisms of such cardiopulmonary and pregnancy responses, and developing spatial-temporal models of air pollution to enable field studies of these biomarkers and clinical outcomes associated with residential air pollution exposure.
Christopher Seplaki, Ph.D.
Christopher Seplaki, Ph.D.

Public Health Sciences
Research Interest: Epidemiology of Aging: Physical and mental health in later life, mechanisms of vulnerability and resilience, population health determinants, issues in measurement and estimation, complex systems analysis
Edwin van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Edwin van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.
VanWijngaarden Lab

Environmental Medicine
Public Health Sciences
Research Interest: Environmental and Neurologic Epidemiology: Defining influences of environmental exposures, in particular toxic metals, on cognitive outcomes in children and adults.