Department Chair

Thomas E. Rohan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., D.H.Sc.

Thomas E. Rohan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., D.H.Sc.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Chair Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Epidemiology & Population Health

Associate Director, Population Sciences Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Scientific Director, Epidemiology Study Management and Informatics Shared Facility Albert Einstein Cancer Center

718.430.3355

Areas of Research: Cancer epidemiology Cancer precursors Prognostic and predictive markers Molecular epidemiology Epidemiology of breast cancer

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Full-Time Faculty

Primary Faculty
Adebola A. Adedimeji, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.S.

Adebola A. Adedimeji, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.S.

Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Division Head, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Division of Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science

718.839.7098

Areas of Research: Social and Structural Determinants of Health, HIV Prevention, HIV-Stigma, and Intersectional Stigma, Cancer Education and Prevention, Marginalized Populations, Implementation Science, Real-World Evidence, Community-Based Health Interventions, Cap

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Eran Y. Bellin, M.D.

Eran Y. Bellin, M.D.

914.457.6226

Areas of Research: Pragmatic research/implementation of a software system and an academic/operational social network process to create useful information and valid statistical inferences from observational EMR data.

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Peter T. Campbell, Ph.D.

Peter T. Campbell, Ph.D.

718.430.4158

Areas of Research: Epidemiology studies of colorectal, liver, and biliary tract cancer risk and prognosis; Molecular epidemiology; Molecular pathological epidemiology; Early-onset colorectal cancer; Cancer in Black and Latinx/Hispanic populations

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Jaeun Choi, Ph.D.

Jaeun Choi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

718.430.3452

Areas of Research: Survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, correlated responses, causal inference, comparative effectiveness research, clinical trials, pediatric research, mental health research, cancer research

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Mindy S. Ginsberg, B.A.

Mindy S. Ginsberg, B.A.

Senior Associate, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Director, Epidemiology Informatics and Study Management Unit

Director, Epidemiology Informatics Shared Resource of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

718.430.3559

Areas of Research: Epidemiology Informatics and Study Management Unit of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health Epidemiology and Clinical Research Informatics Shared Resource - Albert Einstein Cancer Center

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David B. Hanna, Ph.D.

David B. Hanna, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

718.430.2690

Areas of Research: HIV, cardiovascular disease, mortality, surveillance, geographic information systems, cohort studies, electronic health record data, disparities

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H. Dean Hosgood, Ph.D.

H. Dean Hosgood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Director, Global Environmental Health Global Health Center

Associate Director, Population and Clinical Sciences Clinical Research Training Program

Research Director, Medical Student Global Health Program

Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Prevention & Control Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center

Co-Director, Ph.D. Concentration in Clinical Investigation

718.430.2138

Areas of Research: Cancer Epidemiology; Environmental Epidemiology; Genetic and Genomic Susceptibility; Global Health; Hematologic Malignancies; Lung Cancer; Never Smokers; non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Noninvasive Biomarkers

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Carmen R. Isasi, M.D., Ph.D.

Carmen R. Isasi, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

718.430.2950

Areas of Research: Lifecourse epidemiology, pediatric research, health disparities in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, Latinx health, social determinants of health

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Robert C. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Robert C. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Dorothy and William Manealoff Foundation and Molly Rosen Chair in Social Medicine

718.430.4076

Areas of Research: Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and HIV infection; health of Hispanic/Latino populations; genetic epidemiology

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Mimi Kim, Sc.D.

Mimi Kim, Sc.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Epidemiology & Population Health

Division Head, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Division of Biostatistics

Director, Biostatistics Epidemiology and Research Design Core of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Director, Quantitative Sciences in Biomedical Research Center

718.430.2017

Areas of Research: Clinical trials; misclassification and measurement error; survival analysis, cancer, rheumatology, infectious diseases

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Ryung S. Kim, Ph.D.

Ryung S. Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

347.886.0027

Areas of Research: big data such as electronic health records, studies nested in cohorts, complex survey data, statistical genomics, evaluation of community health programs

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David W. Lounsbury, Ph.D.

David W. Lounsbury, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

718.839.7452

Areas of Research: My domestic and international research aims to reduce chronic disease burden in medically underserved populations. I am a community psychologist and a psycho-oncologist with expertise in systems science methods.

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Paul R. Marantz, M.D., M.P.H.

Paul R. Marantz, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biomedical & Bioethics Research Training)

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Associate Dean for Clinical Research Education

718.430.4187

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Aileen P. McGinn, Ph.D.

Aileen P. McGinn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biomedical & Bioethics Research Training)

Director, Clinical Research Training Program

718.430.3740

Areas of Research: Clinical research educator in biostatistics and epidemiology. Molecular epidemiological investigations of hormonal and inflammatory influences on cardiovascular disease and obesity

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Kara A. Michels, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Kara A. Michels, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

718.430.2892

Areas of Research: epidemiology; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer; circulating biomarkers; sex hormones; oral contraceptives

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Jee Young Moon, Ph.D.

Jee Young Moon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

718.430.3558

Areas of Research: Gut microbiome, GWAS, Statistical Genetics, Mendelian Randomization, Causal Inference

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Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D.

Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

718.430.2136

Areas of Research: Reducing measurement error of self-reported diet and physical activity using biomarkers in multicultural populations; cognition and nutritional status; sleep and diet in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

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Wenzhu Bi Mowrey, Ph.D.

Wenzhu Bi Mowrey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

718.430.2765

Areas of Research: Neurogimaging data including PET, MRI, fMRI, DTI, EEG, MEG and optical imaging; sparse clustering; dimension reduction of high dimensional data; survival and longitudinal data analysis.

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Brandilyn A. Peters-Samuelson, Ph.D.

Brandilyn A. Peters-Samuelson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

718.430.3281

Areas of Research: Epidemiological studies of the human microbiome; dietary and environmental determinants of the human microbiome; role of the human microbiome in metabolism and chronic diseases

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Patricia (Tia) Powell, M.D.

Patricia (Tia) Powell, M.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biomedical & Bioethics Research Training)

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Division Head, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Biomedical and Bioethics Research Training

Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics

718.920.4630

Areas of Research: Dr. Powell is Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics. Her work focuses on bioethics issues in public policy, dementia, mediation/consultation, end of life care, bioethics education & public health disasters.

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Kith Pradhan, Ph.D.

Kith Pradhan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

Areas of Research: Dr. Pradhan is a biostatistician who collaborates with investigators in the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. His main interests include analysis methodologies in next generation sequencing and high performance computing.

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Qibin Qi, Ph.D.

Qibin Qi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Associate Director, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Center for Population Cohorts

718.430.4203

Areas of Research: Epidemiological studies of obesity and related cariometabolic disease (diabetes and CVD); genetic and gene-environment interaction studies; Metabolomics; Gut Microbiome; cariometabolic disease in HIV infection

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Bruce D. Rapkin, Ph.D.

Bruce D. Rapkin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

718.839.7453

Areas of Research: My research focuses on building community-academic partnerships that can reduce barriers and improve standard of care.

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Howard Strickler, M.D.

Howard Strickler, M.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Epidemiology & Population Health

Division Head, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Division of Epidemiology

Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Prevention & Control Program Albert Einstein Cancer Center

718.430.4055

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Shankar Viswanathan, Dr.P.H.

Shankar Viswanathan, Dr.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

718.430.3762

Areas of Research: Multivariate Survival Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Observer agreement, Missing and Measurement error issues, Clinical Trials, Oncology, Injury prevention, Global Health, Obesity and Nutritional Epidemiology

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Tao Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Tao Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

Director, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Genetic and Genomics Data Analysis Unit Division of Biostatistics

718.430.4007

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Mayris P. Webber, Dr.P.H.

Mayris P. Webber, Dr.P.H.

718.999.2665

Areas of Research: Epidemiologic research of health outcomes in firefighters and EMS workers who participated in rescue/recovery at the World Trade Center site. Areas of interest: pulmonary function; cancer; and, autoimmune diseases.

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Xianhong Xie, Ph.D.

Xianhong Xie, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

718.430.3625

Areas of Research: Biostatistics, Epidemiology methods, Longitudinal data analysis, Missing data

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Xiaonan (Nan) Xue, Ph.D.

Xiaonan (Nan) Xue, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics)

Director, Biostatistics Shared Resource Albert Einstein Cancer Center

718.430.2431

Areas of Research: statistical method on the analysis of longitudinal data, categorical data and time to event data, application of statistical methods to epidemiological studies, screening trials and evaluation of prediction models for disease

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Kenny Q. Ye, Ph.D.

Kenny Q. Ye, Ph.D.

718.430.2590

Areas of Research: Statistical Genetics, Computational Genomics, Mathematical Statistics, Experimental Design, Autism

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Rachel Zeig-Owens, Dr.P.H.

Rachel Zeig-Owens, Dr.P.H.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Areas of Research: Cancer Epidemiology, Occupational Health, Longitudinal Studies

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Secondary Faculty
Kathryn Anastos, M.D.

Kathryn Anastos, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Co-Director Emerita, Global Health Center

718.515.2593

Areas of Research: Clinical, epidemiologic & translational research in HIV disease & associated conditions in Bronx & Central Africa; HIV in women, HIV associated metabolic disease, race/sex differences, research capacity building in Africa

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Julia H. Arnsten, M.D., M.P.H.

Julia H. Arnsten, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research

718.920.6641

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Victor M. Badner, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Victor M. Badner, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Dentistry

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Chair, Department of Dentistry Department of Dentistry at Jacobi Medical Center

718.918.3418

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Earle C. Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Earle C. Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Director, Department of Family and Social Medicine Research Division

718.430.3057

Areas of Research: The intersection of social epidemiology and social medicine: how social determinants of health within the context of the physical environment can influence health behaviors and health outcomes in patients and populations.

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Elizabeth J. Chuang, M.D.

Elizabeth J. Chuang, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biomedical & Bioethics Research Training)

718.920.6378

Areas of Research: Clinician implicit bias, racial disparities in end of life care, health equity, research ethics, ethics in public health disasters, qualitative methods

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Carol A. Derby, Ph.D.

Carol A. Derby, Ph.D.

Research Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Louis and Gertrude Feil Faculty Scholar in Neurology

718.430.3882

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Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Director, New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translational Research

646.592.4506

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Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Director, Clinical Cardiology Research

Director, Cardiovascular Epidemiology

718.430.2232

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Clyde B. Schechter, M.D.

Clyde B. Schechter, M.D.

646.228.4690

Areas of Research: Simulation modeling; epidemiology; breast cancer prevention and control; diabetes self-management support; patient safety and electronic medical records.

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Peter A. Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H.

Peter A. Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Professor, Department of Medicine

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chair Department of Family and Social Medicine

Director, Palliative Care Program at Montefiore Medical Center

718.920.8434

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Simon D. Spivack, M.D., M.P.H.

Simon D. Spivack, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Professor, Department of Genetics

Chief Emeritus, Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary Medcine

718.678.1040

Areas of Research: Development of early lung cancer detection strategies; exhaled nucleic acid and other airway biomarkers. Genome-wide surveys of lung epithelia. Translational lung studies. Mechanistic studies in functional epigenetics.

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Alvin H. Strelnick, M.D.

Alvin H. Strelnick, M.D.

Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Associate Dean for Community Engagement

Chief, Department of Family and Social Medicine Division of Community Health

718.920.4678

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Tertiary Faculty
Richard B. Lipton, M.D.

Richard B. Lipton, M.D.

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Edwin S. Lowe Chair in Neurology

Vice Chair The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Director, Montefiore Headache Center

718.430.3886

Areas of Research: I study migraine headaches, cognitive aging and dementia. My work includes longitudinal population studies that link stress, pain and cognitive performance to genetics, biomarkers and neuroimaging.

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Michal L. Melamed, M.D.

Michal L. Melamed, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Nephrology)

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Nephrology)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

718.430.2304

Areas of Research: Risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD); racial disparities in kidney disease; clinical trials of bicarbonate therapy, vitamin D, group care; vitamin D deficiency and outcomes

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Shlomo Shinnar, M.D., Ph.D.

Shlomo Shinnar, M.D., Ph.D.

718.920.2906

Areas of Research: Dr Shinnar�s research focuses on the outcome of childhood seizures including seizure and cognitive outcomes with an emphasis on status epilepticus. He also focuses on clinical trials in epilepsy and in child neurology.

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Quarternary Faculty
Robert D. Burk, M.D.

Robert D. Burk, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Genetic Medicine)

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Gynecological Oncology)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Vice Chair for Translational Research Department of Pediatrics

718.430.3720

Areas of Research: translational research; HPV molecular epidemiology; HPV therapeutics; HPV molecular markers of neoplasia and cancer; human microbiome translational research - cervicovaginal/BV, gut and oral cavity

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Part-Time Faculty

Hillel W. Cohen, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Hillel W. Cohen, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Epidemiology)

Associate Director of Curriculum, Clinical Research Training Program

718.430.3745

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Lauren S. Flicker, J.D.

Lauren S. Flicker, J.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biomedical & Bioethics Research Training)

718.920.7320

Areas of Research: Lauren Sydney Flicker is the Associate Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics. Her work focuses on reproductive ethics, decision making, and ethical issues at the end of life.

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