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Saturday, July 20:  All UR Medicine facilities are open as scheduled and providing safe patient care, with a goal to return all clinical services to full efficiency by early next week.
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Primary Faculty

Paula AlioPaula Amina Alio, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Racial/ethnic health disparities and global health; impact of behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors on pregnancy outcomes, particularly among African Americans

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

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.

Shubing CaiShubing Cai, Ph.D.

Research Interest: Quality of care received by the elderly, statistical modeling and causal inference

Erin CampbellErin Campbell, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Interest: The role of plant-based nutrition as a therapy in various diseases

Francisco Cartujano-BarreraFrancisco Cartujano-Barrera, M.D.

Research Interest:

Development and implementation of mobile health interventions for smoking cessation among underserved populations (e.g., Latinos, people living with HIV, people living in low- and middle-income countries).

Ann DozierAnn M. Dozier, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

Research Interest: Program evaluation methods including integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and on maternal child related health outcomes.

Diana FernandezDiana Fernandez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Nutritional Epidemiology: Development of interventions that will help individuals avoid excessive weight gain.

Theresa GreenTheresa Green, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Research Interest: Community engaged education for health professionals, health systems especially the interaction of health care delivery and public health, hospital community benefits and community health improvement planning

Abdi GudinaAbdi Gudina, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Research Interest:

Cancer health disparities among underserved populations, lung cancer screening with particular emphasis on the Black community.

Wyatte HallWyatte Hall, PhD

Research Interest:

Community engagement and overall reduction of health disparities in deaf populations with a particular focus on the relationship between early childhood language experiences and subsequent health, cognitive, education, and overall quality of life outcomes across the lifespan and the phenomenon of language deprivation

Elaine HillElaine Hill, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Early origins research, linking in utero environment to later life health and educational attainment

Orna IntratorOrna Intrator, Ph.D.

Research Interest: 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.

Todd JuskoTodd A. Jusko, Ph.D.

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.

Yue LiYue Li, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Outcomes assessment and quality report cards; nursing home policies and impacts on quality; and the quality of healthcare for persons with mental illness

Yu LiuYu Liu, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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).

Camille MartinaCamille Martina, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Environmental Medicine and Medical Ecology; Public Health implications of endocrine disrupting compounds, social determinants of academic success, and program evaluation

Scott McIntoshScott McIntosh, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Smoking Cessation in special populations, Technology/Web Assisted Risk Behavior Intervention and Dissemination of effective interventions to physician practices

Reza Yousefi NooraieReza Yousefi Nooraie, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Interest: Reza's main line of interest includes the application of a social network analysis lens to inform and promote the process of knowledge translation and program implementation. He is especially interested in designing network-informed and network-rewiring interventions, and studying networks as the outcome of the implementation. He has applied network analysis in various contexts including co-authorship, information seeking and influential discussions in health care settings, and partnerships among health organizations.

Deborah OssipDeborah J. Ossip, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Behavioral medicine and outcomes management include tobacco use and smoking interventions, obesity prevention and exercise

Jose Perez-RamosJose G Perez-Ramos, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Designing and implementing technological, community-oriented research initiatives to reduce health inequities and address sociostructural determinants of health among minoritized groups globally.

Zahira Quiñones TavárezZahira A. Quiñones Tavárez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Research Interest:

Combining population-based research and alternative animal models to study early health effects of flavors in electronic cigarettes. Leveraging social media data through artificial intelligence-based analysis to design vaping prevention strategies targeting youth and young adults. Integrating artificial intelligence methods and community participatory based approach to improve science communication among Spanish-speaking populations. Generating translational models to optimize the communication of basic and clinical research to community members, healthcare providers, and advocates.

David RichDavid Rich, Sc.D., M.P.H.

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 SeplakiChristopher Seplaki, Ph.D.

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

Helena Temkin-GreenerHelena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D., M.S.

Research Interest: Outcomes research with a focus on the elderly, long-term care, and end-of-life.

Kelly Thevenet-MorrisonKelly N. Thevenet-Morrison, M.S.

Peter VeaziePeter J. Veazie, Ph.D.

Research Interest: The decision behavior of health care providers and patients, the consequent health outcomes, and the influence of social and organizational systems on such behavior and outcomes.

Edith WilliamsEdith Williams, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Behavioral interventions to improve the quality of life and associated disease outcomes in primarily African American women with lupus

Edwin van WijngaardenEdwin van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.

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

Secondary Faculty

Beau AbarBeau Abar, Ph.D.

Evelyn AranaEvelyn Arana, M.S., Dr.P.H.

Cancer control and survivorship among Hispanics and older adults and exercise interventions to reduce symptom burden.

Emily BarrettEmily Barrett, Ph.D.

How environmental exposures across the life course affect reproductive function

Jeffrey BazarianJeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H.

Diagnosis and consequences of concussions and traumatic brain injury in athletes.

Nancy BennettNancy M. Bennett, M.D.

Population science and community interventions related to the prevention of communicable and chronic diseases.

Gretchen BirbeckGretchen Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H., D.T.M.H., FAAN

Focuses upon neurologic disorders in resource-limited tropical settings.

Christine BurkeChristine Burke, J.D.

Nancy ChinNancy Chin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Social determinants of health in low-income communities

Deborah Cory-SlechtaDeborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Defining the impact of environmental chemicals (e.g., metals and air pollution) on brain development and behavior, with emphasis on attributable risk to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Anapaula CupertinoAnapaula Cupertino, Ph.D.

Community engagement and participatory research to address disparities in primary prevention using culturally and linguistic sensitive mobile intervention, particularly among under-represented minority (URM) populations

Timothy DyeTimothy Dye, Ph.D.

Developing and understanding community-driven solutions to public health problems

Kevin FiscellaKevin A. Fiscella, M.D. M.P.H.

Racial and socioeconomic disparities in health status, the effects of poverty on family function, and health services to underserved populations, particularly those at risk for cancer and heart disease.

Chunkit FungChunkit Fung, M.D.

Cancer control, particularly in the development, implementation, and dissemination of mHealth behavioral interventions to prevent and manage treatment- and cancer-related toxicities in cancer survivors, with a specific focus in cardiovascular complications from cancer treatment

Susan GrothSusan Groth, Ph.D.

Robert HollowayRobert G. Holloway, M.D., M.P.H.

Technology assessment and cost-effectiveness of neurological practices and policies, methods to improve the quality and safety of medical care, and conflicts of interest in research and practice

Christopher HoolihanChristopher Hoolihan, M.L.S.

Katrina KorfmacherKatrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.

Community outreach and engagement, role of science in public decision-making

Molly McNultyMolly McNulty

Kathleen ParrinelloKathleen Parrinello, Ph.D.

Irena Pesis-KatzIrena Pesis-Katz, Ph.D.

Wilfred PigeonWilfred Pigeon, Ph.D.

Mechanisms, consequences and treatment of sleep disturbance (Canandaigua VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention)

Irfan RahmanIrfan Rahman, Ph.D.

Redox signaling mechanism of Proinflammatory gene expression in pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory lung diseases caused by environmental toxicants.

Rajeev RamchandranRajeev S. Ramchandran, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Ramchandran performs retinal surgeries, laser therapy, intravitreal injections as well as medical retina. His other interests include health policy and economics, telemedicine and international ophthalmology.

Julia SollenbergerJulia Sollenberger, M.L.S.

Scott SteeleScott Steele, Ph.D.