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Primary Faculty

Paula Alio
Research Interest: Racial/ethnic health disparities and global health; impact of behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors on pregnancy outcomes, particularly among African Americans
Robert Block
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 Cai
Research Interest: Quality of care received by the elderly, statistical modeling and causal inference
James Dolan
James Dolan, M.D.

Research Interest: 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
Research Interest: Program evaluation methods including integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and on maternal child related health outcomes.
Diana Fernandez
Research Interest: Nutritional Epidemiology: Development of interventions that will help individuals avoid excessive weight gain.
Theresa Green
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
Elaine Hill
Research Interest: Early origins research, linking in utero environment to later life health and educational attainment
Orna Intrator
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 Jusko
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 Li
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 Liu
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 Martina
Research Interest: Environmental Medicine and Medical Ecology; Public Health implications of endocrine disrupting compounds, social determinants of academic success, and program evaluation
Scott McIntosh
Research Interest: Smoking Cessation in special populations, Technology/Web Assisted Risk Behavior Intervention and Dissemination of effective interventions to physician practices
Reza Yousefi Nooraie
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 Ossip
Research Interest: Behavioral medicine and outcomes management include tobacco use and smoking interventions, obesity prevention and exercise
David Rich
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
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-Greener
Research Interest: Outcomes research with a focus on the elderly, long-term care, and end-of-life.
Edwin Van Wijngaarden
Research Interest: Environmental and Neurologic Epidemiology: Defining influences of environmental exposures, in particular toxic metals, on cognitive outcomes in children and adults.
Peter Veazie
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.

Secondary Faculty

Emily Barrett
Research Interest: How environmental exposures across the life course affect reproductive function
Jeffrey Bazarian
Research Interest: Diagnosis and consequences of concussions and traumatic brain injury in athletes.
Nancy Bennett
Research Interest: Population science and community interventions related to the prevention of communicable and chronic diseases.
Andrew Boslett
Research Interest: Research on the economic, environmental, and public health impacts of energy development and fossil fuel use.
Christine Burke
Christine Burke, J.D.

Nancy Chin
Research Interest: Social determinants of health in low-income communities
Deborah Cory-Slechta
Research Interest: 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
Research Interest: Developing and understanding community-driven solutions to public health problems
Kevin Fiscella
Research Interest: 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 Fung
Research Interest: 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 Holloway
Research Interest: 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
Research Interest: Community outreach and engagement, role of science in public decision-making
Irfan Rahman
Research Interest: Redox signaling mechanism of Proinflammatory gene expression in pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory lung diseases caused by environmental toxicants.