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Primary Faculty

Paula AlioPaula A. Alio, Ph.D.

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.

Role of biomarkers, such as fatty acids, in the pathophysiology and prevention of heart disease.

Andrew BoslettAndrew Boslett, Ph.D.

Research on the economic, environmental, and public health impacts of energy development and fossil fuel use.

Shubing CaiShubing Cai, Ph.D.

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

James DolanJames Dolan, M.D.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Elaine HillElaine Hill, Ph.D.

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

Orna IntratorOrna Intrator, Ph.D.

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.

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, PhD

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.

HIV transmission and sexual network characteristics, prevention intervention to improve HIV care cascade (HIV testing, linkage-to-care, initiation/retention of antiretroviral therapy) among high-risk population, such as men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and people who inject drugs.

Camille MartinaCamille Martina, Ph.D.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Examining associations between air pollution and cardiopulmonary and pregnancy outcomes, validating biomarkers that may explain associations and developing spatial-temporal models of air pollution to enable field studies of these biomarkers and clinical outcomes associated with residential air pollution exposures.

Christopher SeplakiChristopher Seplaki, Ph.D.

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.

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

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

Defining influences of environmental exposures, in particular toxic metals, on cognitive outcomes in children and adults.

Peter VeaziePeter J. Veazie, Ph.D.

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.

Secondary Faculty

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.

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.

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

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

Katrina KorfmacherKatrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.

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

Irfan RahmanIrfan Rahman, Ph.D.

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