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Primary Faculty

Paula Alio

Paula 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 Block

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

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

Andrew Boslett

Andrew Boslett, Ph.D.

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

Shubing Cai

Shubing Cai, Ph.D.

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

James Dolan

James 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 Dozier

Ann 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 Fernandez

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

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

Theresa Green

Theresa 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 Hill

Elaine Hill, Ph.D.

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

Orna Intrator

Orna 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 Jusko

Todd 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 Li

Yue 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 Liu

Yu 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 Martina

Camille Martina, Ph.D.

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

Scott McIntosh

Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.

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

Reza Yousefi Nooraie

Reza 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 Ossip

Deborah J. Ossip, Ph.D

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

David Rich

David 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 Seplaki

Christopher 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-Greener

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

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

Edwin Van Wijngaarden

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

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

Peter Veazie

Peter 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 Barrett

Emily Barrett, Ph.D.

How environmental exposures across the life course affect reproductive function

Jeffrey Bazarian

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

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

Nancy Bennett

Nancy M. Bennett, M.D.

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

Jack Brown

Jack Brown, Pharm.D.

Christine Burke

Christine Burke, J.D.

Nancy Chin

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

Social determinants of health in low-income communities

Deborah Cory-Slechta

Deborah 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 Dye

Timothy Dye, Ph.D.

Developing and understanding community-driven solutions to public health problems

Kevin Fiscella

Kevin 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.

Robert Holloway

Robert 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 Korfmacher

Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.

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

Irfan Rahman

Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.

Defining effects of inhaled environmental tobacco smoke, e-cigarettes, flavoring chemicals, and water pipe smoke toxicants on mitochondrial function, exosomes, and epigenetic chromatin modifiers in lung cell senescence, oxidative stress, and inflammation.