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David Abrams

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. David Abrams focuses on systems thinking and social learning theory conceptual approaches to health enhancement and chronic disease prevention.

David Abramson

Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. David Abramson's work focuses on population health issues associated with disaster-related or stressor-related recovery and resiliency.

Prince Michael Amegbor

Assistant Professor of Global and Environmental Health
Dr. Prince Michael Amegbor's research specializes in visualizing the geospatial distribution of risks and burdens on health that are associated with environmental exposures.

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.

Rebecca Betensky

Chair of the Department of Biostatistics
Professor of Biostatistics
Dr. Rebecca Betensky's research focuses on methods for the design and analysis of studies with complex sampling, including dependent truncation and censored covariates.

Jo Ivey Elizabeth Boufford

Director of the Doctor of Public Health Program
Clinical Professor of Global and Environmental Health
With experience in medicine, health policy, and public administration, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford is an expert in urban health, healthy aging, disease prevention, and health promotion and disparities.

Jennifer Cantrell

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Jennifer Cantrell, DrPH, MPA is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Jack Caravanos

Clinical Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences in the Department of Global and Environmental Health
Dr. Jack Caravanos studies lead and toxic wastes to design safe and evidence-based solutions to environmental pollution.

Ji E Chang

Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
Dr. Ji Eun Chang researches the factors that contribute to care continuity within and across organizations and how work is coordinated across the social services and healthcare delivery sectors.

Virginia W Chang

Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Virginia Chang focuses on obesity and health disparities; the association of obesity with mortality and disability; and the relationships between health, medical technologies, and stratification.

Rumi Chunara

Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Tandon
Director of Center for Health Data Science
Dr. Chunara's research focuses on the design and development of machine learning as well as other statistical methods to address challenges related to data and goals of public health.

Linda Collins

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Linda Collins’ interests are in the development, dissemination, and application of the multiphase optimization strategy, a framework to optimize behavioral and social-structural interventions.

Stephanie H Cook

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Dr. Stephanie Cook’s research focus is to understand how structural- and individual-level minority stressors contribute to mental health, physical health, and health behaviors across the life span.

Adolfo Cuevas

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Adolfo Cuevas uses population-level datasets and statistical methods to understand how psychosocial determinants “get under the skin” and increase the risk of aging-related diseases.

Alexander Dahlen

Clinical Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Dr. Alex Dahlen brings expertise in statistical science and study design to collaborate with GPH researchers and clinicians working to create innovative solutions to global public health challenges.

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.

Don Des Jarlais

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.

Christopher Patrick Dickey

Clinical Associate Professor of Global and Environmental Health
Dr. Chris Dickey is an international development innovator and public health entrepreneur whose work seeks to develop sustainable public health models.

Ralph DiClemente

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Ralph DiClemente focuses on developing intervention packages that blend community and technology-based approaches to optimize program effectiveness and enhance programmatic sustainability.

Joshua Epstein

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.

Karyn E. Faber

Director of Undergraduate Experiential Learning
Director of Public Health Practice
Clinical Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Karyn E. Faber's areas of expertise are program planning, implementation, management, and evaluation in varied settings including community-based organizations and philanthropic entities.

Yang Feng

Professor of Biostatistics
Dr. Feng's research focuses on machine learning methods with applications in public health, nonparametric and semi-parametric methods, network data analysis, and bioinformatics.

Daniel Robert Fogal

Assistant Professor of Bioethics
Daniel Fogal specializes in bioethics, metaethics, epistemology, and philosophy of language.

Debra Furr-Holden

Dean of the School of Global Public Health
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.

Melody Goodman

Senior Executive Vice Dean of the School of Global Public Health
Professor of Biostatistics
Dr. Melody Goodman researches social risk factors that contribute to health inequities among underserved communities in urban areas and develops culturally competent and evidence-based solutions.

Kate Guastaferro

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement and Dissemination of Intervention Optimization
Dr. Kate Guastaferro's work is devoted to the development, optimization, implementation and evaluation of effective, efficient, affordable and scalable interventions with high public health impact.

Holly Hagan

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Hagan’s research has examined blood-borne and sexually-transmitted infections among people who use drugs, and the causes and consequences of substance use disorders.

Erez Hatna

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

Cheryl Healton

Founding Dean of School of Global Public Health
Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
As Founding Dean of the School, Dr. Cheryl Healton led the academic, service, and research programs.

Siyu Heng

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Dr. Siyu Heng's areas of expertise are in methodology research and its applications in public health.

Farzana Kapadia

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

Thomas Kirchner

Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Kirchner uses mobile and GIS technologies to study the way neighborhood risk and protective factors affect health-related behavior and decision making in real-world contexts.

Alden Lai

Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
Alden Lai is a health care management scholar who researches organizational cognition and workforce issues. He investigates how health professionals and managers handle complex information at work.

S. Matthew Liao

Director of the Center for Bioethics
Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics

Dr. Matthew Liao uses the tools of philosophy to study and examine the ramifications of novel biomedical innovations.

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.

Alexis A Merdjanoff

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
At the intersection of public health and sociology, Dr. Merdjanoff work explores how social inequalities shape the impact of disaster on health, recovery, and resiliency.

Michael Howard Merson

Interim Chair and Clinical Professor of the Department of Global and Environmental Health
Dr. Michael Merson's current research is focused on policy issues in pandemic response, evaluating treatment rollout and regaining trust in public health.

Joyce Moon Howard

Director of Undergraduate Programs
Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Community Health Science and Practice
Dr. Joyce Moon Howard's work seeks to understand community needs and is rooted in the community healthcare movement.

Corrina Moucheraud

Associate Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
Dr. Corrina Moucheraud is an implementation scientist whose research seeks to improve outcomes by strengthening health systems and enabling the delivery of effective, equitable health services.

Genevra Murray

Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
Dr. Murray focuses on the organization & management of health care services, examining dimensions of payment & delivery system reform and its impact on racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities.

Peter S Navario

Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
Chief Executive Officer of HealthRight International
Dr. Peter Navario has extensive field experience establishing, monitoring, and evaluating HIV/AIDS treatment programs and health system capacity building across sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

Olugbenga Ogedegbe

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor for the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Dr. Ogedegbe is a leading expert on health disparities research; his work focuses on the implementation of evidence-based interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction in minority populations.

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.

Jose Pagan

Chair and Professor of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management
Dr. José Pagán is a health economist and population health management expert who has led research, implementation and evaluation projects on the redesign of health care delivery and payment systems.

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.

Nina S. Parikh

Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Nina Parikh examines social, psychosocial, and cultural factors impacting ethnic-racial populations and developing strategies that mitigate inequities among the uninsured, immigrants, and elderly.

Claudia Passos Ferreira

Assistant Professor of Bioethics
Dr. Claudia Passos-Ferreira’s research interests are in the development of consciousness, including theories of infant and machine consciousness, and how they shed light on ethical issues.

Emmanuel Peprah

Assistant Professor of Global and Environmental Health

Dr. Emmanuel Peprah’s research interests lie at the confluence of understanding what, why, and how some evidence-based interventions work in some populations and not others.

Jennifer Pomeranz

Associate Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
A public health lawyer, Professor Jennifer Pomeranz researches policy and legal options to address the food environment, obesity, and social injustices that lead to health disparities.

Jonathan Purtle

Associate Professor of Public Health Policy & Management
Director of Policy Research at NYU’s Global Center for Implementation Science
​​​​​​​Dr. Purtle is an implementation scientist whose research focuses on mental health policy.

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.

Donna Shelley

Vice Dean for Research
Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
Director of the Global Center for Implementation Science
Dr. Shelley is a tobacco control and implementation science expert focusing on the implementation, sustainability & scale up of evidence-based interventions for cardiovascular & cancer risk reduction.

Hai Shu

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Dr. Hai Shu is an expert in high-dimensional data analysis, machine/deep learning and medical image analysis.

Diana R Silver

Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs
Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
Dr. Diana Silver explores the impact of variation in the implementation, adoption, and repeal of state and local public health policies on health outcomes.

Jillian Strayhorn

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Jillian Strayhorn's research focuses on the complex multi-criteria decision-making that goes into optimizing interventions to achieve public health impact.

Yesim Tozan

Assistant Professor of Global and Environmental Health
Dr. Yesim Tozan researches health decision science, priority setting, cost-effectiveness, and resource allocation in low- and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on dengue and malaria.

Shu Xu

Clinical Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Dr. Shu Xu's work represents the statistical and applied aspects of quantitative methodology, including evaluating and developing statistical methods for longitudinal data analysis.

Lawrence H Yang

Chair and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director, Global Center for Implementation Science
Founding Director, Global Mental Health and Stigma Program
Dr. Lawrence Yang explores global mental health and how culture relates to stigma, to implement interventions that improve recovery from stigmatizing conditions, such as mental illness and HIV.

Affiliated Faculty

Veronica AdesAssistant Professor, NYU Grossman School of MedicineVeronica.Ades@nyumc.org
Arthur CaplanProfessor, NYU Grossman School of MedicineArthur.Caplan@nyumc.org
Jane CarltonProfessor, NYU Faculty of Arts and Sciencejane.carlton@nyu.edu
Omar El ShahawyAssistant Professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use, NYU Grossman School of MedicineOmar.ElShahawy@nyulangone.org
Brian ElbelAssociate Professor, NYU WagnerBrian.Elbel@nyumc.org
Sherry GliedProfessor, NYU Wagnersherry.glied@nyu.edu
Terry GordonProfessor, NYU Grossman School of Medicineterry.gordon@nyumc.org
Stuart HirschProfessor, NYU Dentalsmh1@nyu.edu
Peter LoomerProfessor, NYU Dentalpeter.loomer@nyu.edu
Richard NiedermanProfessor, NYU Dentalrniederman@nyu.edu
Scott E. ShermanProfessor, NYU Grossman School of MedicineScott.Sherman@nyumc.org
Eileen Sullivan-MarxProfessor, NYU Nursingesm8@nyu.edu
George ThurstonProfessor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinegeorge.thurston@nyumc.org

Associated Faculty

John BillingsProfessor, NYU Wagnerjohn.billings@nyu.edu
Carlos ChirinosClinical Professor, NYU Steinhardtcarlos.chirinos@nyu.edu
Thomas D'AunnoNYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Servicetdaunno@nyu.edu
Ananda DasanayakeProfessor, NYU Dentalad75@nyu.edu
Marc GourevitchProfessor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinemarc.gourevitch@nyumc.org
Mary NorthridgeResearch Associate Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinemary.northridge@nyulangone.org 
Michael O’ConnorProfessor, NYU Dentalmpo3@nyu.edu
Deborah PadgettProfessor, NYU Silverdeborah.padgett@nyu.edu
Victoria RaveisProfessor, NYU Dentalvictoria.raveis@nyu.edu
Ryan R RuffAssistant Professor, NYU Dentalryan.ruff@nyu.edu
Mark SchwartzAssociate Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinemark.schwartz@nyumc.org
Taraneh ShirazianAssistant Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinets2981@nyu.edu
Chau Trinh-ShevrinAssistant Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinechau.trinh@nyumc.org
Andrea SilvermanAssistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineeringandrea.silverman@nyu.edu
Nancy Van DevanterProfessor, NYU Nursingnvd2@nyu.edu
Dorice VieiraProfessor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine (retired)vieird01@nyu.edu
Jerome C. WakefieldProfessor of Social Workjerome.wakefield@nyu.edu
Michael WeitzmanProfessor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinemichael.weitzman@nyumc.org
Judith ZelikoffAssociate Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinezelikj01@nyu.edu
Laurie ZephyrinAssistant Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicinelaurie.zephyrin@nyumc.org

Contributing Faculty

Raghib Ali Associate Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi ra107@nyu.edu
Richard Adanu Professor, University of Ghana rmadunu@ug.edu.gh
Philip Adongo Professor, University of Ghana pbadongo@ug.edu.gh
Juliet Bedford Professor jb5769@nyu.edu
Habib Benzian Professor, NYU College of Dentistry habib.benzian@nyu.edu
Andrew Kolodny Associate Professor andrew.kolodny@nyu.edu
Jacqueline Martinez Associate Professor martinez@nyshealth.org
Marion Nestle Professor, NYU Steinhardt marion.nestle@nyu.edu
Brian Paquette Associate Professor, NYU Faculty of Arts and Science brian.paquette@nyu.edu
Lori Peek Associate Professor lori.peek@colostate.edu
Bismark Sarfo Assistant Professor bsarfo@ug.edu.gh
Michael Tacelosky Professor tac.tacelosky@nyu.edu
Janet Tobias Associate Professor janet@ikanamedia.com
Donna Vallone Associate Professor dvallone@truthinitiative.org
Homer Venters Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor hventers@gmail.com

Emeritus Professors

Sally Guttmacher NYU School of Global Public Health sg2@nyu.edu
Perry Halkitis Professor Emeritus pnh1@nyu.edu
Marion Nestle Professor, NYU Steinhardt marion.nestle@nyu.edu

Research Scientists & Professors

Ian D. AronsonSocial and Behavioral Sciencesla14@nyu.edu
Alexander S. BennettSocial and Behavioral Sciencesasb19@nyu.edu
Andrew BurgieSocial and Behavioral Sciencesaeb5@nyu.edu
Luther ElliottSocial and Behavioral Scienceslce201@nyu.edu
William N. RomGlobal Healthwilliam.rom@nyumc.org
Janie SimmonsSocial and Behavioral Sciencesjs8822@nyu.edu

Visiting Faculty

Moaz AbdelwadoudVisiting Assistant Professor, Global Healthma6949@nyu.edu
Stephanie BeardmanVisiting Assistant Professor, Bioethicssb122@nyu.edu
Janice ChisholmVisiting Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Managementjac216@nyu.edu
Christiana CoyleVisiting Associate Professor, Epidemiologycc5172@nyu.edu
Amy DavidowVisiting Associate Professor, Biostatisticsdavida02@nyu.edu
Joshua ForemanVisiting Scholarjoshrforeman@gmail.com
Elodie GhedinVisiting Scholarelodie.ghedin@nyu.edu
Filippa JuulFaculty Fellowfcj211@nyu.edu
Daniel KhokharAssistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Bioethicsdak417@nyu.edu
Jonathan KnutzenAssistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Bioethicsjdk9147@nyu.edu
Vanessa LiVisiting Scholar, Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Shunsuke ManagiVisiting Research Professor, Public Health Policy and Management 
Ann McNeillVisiting Research Professor, UK Centre of Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), King's College Londonann.mcneill@kcl.ac.uk
Jonathan OdemugwuVisiting Assistant Professor, Biostatisticsjno5497@nyu.edu
Rachel RyanVisiting Assistant Professor, Public Health Nutritionrw1493@nyu.edu
Brian SpitzerVisiting Assistant Professor, Biostatisticsbjs419@nyu.edu
Wilson WangVisiting Associate Professor, Global Healthww1091@nyu.edu
Judith WeissmanVisiting Associate Professor, Epidemiologyweissj14@nyu.edu
Jin (Jean) Yung BaeVisiting Associate Professor, Public Health Policy and Managementjyb219@nyu.edu