Raymond S Niaura

Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Raymond Niaura studies the biobehavioral substrates of tobacco dependence, including factors that influence adolescent and early adult tobacco use trajectories.

Joshua Epstein

Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Joshua M. Epstein is a world-renowned pioneer of agent-based modeling, and has applied it to a staggering array of problems in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Debra Furr-Holden

Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Furr-Holden is an expert in health disparities and policy interventions toward health equity. Her scholarship covers drug and alcohol dependence, psychiatric epidemiology and prevention science.

Robyn Gershon

Clinical Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Robyn Gershon is an occupational and environmental health researcher with experience in disaster preparedness, healthcare safety, and risk assessment and management in high-risk work occupations.

Emily Goldmann

Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Emily Goldmann is a social epidemiologist who seeks to contextualize and understand the causes and consequences of mental health illness across populations and the varying aspects of life.

Erez Hatna

Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Erez Hatna researches geoinformatics, spatial analysis, agent-based modeling, and urban systems and dynamics.

Don Des Jarlais

Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Don Des Jarlais is a leader in the fields of AIDS and injecting drug use, and has published extensively on these topics in many different countries.

Farzana Kapadia

Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Kapadia is an epidemiologist studying the social and structural drivers of HIV/STIs as well as sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

Courtney A McKnight

Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Courtney McKnight is a Principal Investigator specializing in mixed methods research focused on the epidemiology of drug use, opioid overdose, HIV and HCV infection.

Danielle C Ompad

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Danielle Ompad is an epidemiologist whose work is focused in the areas of urban health, HIV, illicit drug use, and adult access to vaccines.

Saba Rouhani

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Rouhani focuses on characterizing structural environments influencing the risk of overdose & other drug-related harms as well as how drug policy fueled mass incarceration and impacted minorities.

Faculty with a Secondary Appointment in Epidemiology

Mari Armstrong-Hough

Assistant Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology
Dr. Mari Armstrong-Hough’s research examines the epidemiological interfaces of tuberculosis (TB), HIV, and non-communicable diseases among high-burden populations.

Andrea L Deierlein

Director of Public Health Nutrition
Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Dr. Andrea Deierlein examines how dietary, behavioral, and environmental factors contribute to reproductive health outcomes and chronic-disease development throughout the lifespan.

Joyce A O'Connor

Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Dr. Joyce O'Connor has developed and implemented community based programs aimed at eliminating health disparities and providing access to preventive services for populations with limited access.

Niyati Parekh

Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Initiatives for the Office of the Provost
Dr. Niyati Parekh studies and teaches nutrition epidemiology and chronic diseases, specifically she researches the correlations between diet, physical activity, obesity, and cancer.


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Christiana Coyle

Dr. Christiana Coyle's research interests include infectious disease surveillance and emergency management. Prior to NYU, she was a Tribal Health Epidemiologist with the CDC Foundation.

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Judith Weissman

Dr. Judith Weissman's research interests include social epidemiology, health services disparities, and mental health trends using large national data sets. Prior to NYU, she was an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Global Public Health and Tandon School of Engineering. She is also a lawyer and former prosecutor who has advised researchers about the interface between law and gun violence.

       Adjunct Faculty

  • Amelia Boehme, PhD, MSPH
  • Ignacio de los Andes Bórquez-Infante, MA
  • Paul Brown, MA, MPH
  • Ugonnaya Caleb-Ugwuowo, MD, MPH
  • Jasmin Choi, MPH, MSW
  • Dennis Hilgendorf, MPH
  • Nicole Hosseinipour, MPH
  • Robert Jones, MPH
  • Sneha Kannoth, MPH
  • Mehrdad Khezri, MS
  • Sarah Kimball, MPH
  • Charles Ko, MPH
  • Lingzi Luo, MPH, MSW
  • Kathleen Lynch, MS, MPH
  • John Meade, MPH
  • Brandi Moore, MPH
  • Adwoa Nantwi, MPH
  • Benjamin Search, MPH
  • Allegra Wilson, MSc
  • Jason Wolfe, MPH


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Rachael Parenta

Program Administrator

Justin Lebron

Administrative Aide