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Faculty

David Abramson

Clinical Associate Professor of Global Public Health

Dr. David Abramson's work focuses on population health issues associated with disaster-related or stressor-related recovery and resiliency.

Joyce Moon Howard

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Global Public Health Programs
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS)

Dr. Joyce Moon Howard's work seeks to understand community needs and is rooted in the community healthcare movement.

Nina Parikh

Clinical Associate Professor

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.

Larry Yang

Associate Professor

Dr. Larry Yang explores global mental health and how culture relates to stigma, in order to implement interventions that improve recovery from stigmatizing conditions, such as mental illness and HIV.

Andrea Silverman

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health
Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The goal of Dr. Andrea Silverman’s work is to develop sustainable and appropriate wastewater treatment systems, in an effort to protect public health and the environment.

Jack Caravanos

Clinical Professor

Dr. Jack Caravanos studies lead and toxic wastes to design safe and evidence-based solutions to environmental pollution.

Alexis Merdjanoff

Research Assistant Professor

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.

Bernadette Boden-Albala

Associate Dean of Research and Program Development
Director, Division of Social Epidemiology
Professor of Public Health, Neurology and Dentistry

Dr. Bernadette Boden-Albala's research seeks to understand the complex relationships between social determinants and disease outcomes.

Julia Cartwright

Associate Dean, Communications, Promotion & Public Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor

With her experience in social change communications, Associate Dean Julia Cartwright promotes the college's goals and mission domestically and internationally.

Andrew Goodman

Clinical Professor

Dr. Andrew Goodman conducts research on population health, policy, and interventions and offers technical assistance and implementation support to varying organizations.

Cheryl Healton

Dean, NYU College of Global Public Health
Director of Global Institute of Public Health
Professor of Global Public Health

As Dean of the College, Dr. Cheryl Healton leads the academic, service, and research programs.

Jessica Jaiswal

Assistant Professor Faculty/Fellow

Thomas Kirchner

Assistant Professor

Dr. Thomas Kirchner is a clinical-health psychologist and methodologist interested in the analysis and graphical representation of longitudinal and geographic data to inform research and policy.

Rudolf Knippenberg

Clinical Professor

Dr. Rudolf Knippenberg has guided the identification and implementation of effective strategies and policies for public health programs and healthcare systems strengthening in Asia and Africa.

PhuongThao Le

Assistant Professor Faculty/Fellow

Dr. PhuongThao Le researches the health consequences of human trafficking and sexual trauma, with the goal to strengthen policies that protect women from violence and promote healing among survivors.

Cheryl Merzel

Director, Educational Advancement

Dr. Cheryl Merzel has over 25 years of experience in public health researcher, evaluation, program development, advocacy, and education.

Joyce O'Connor

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Technology Enhanced Education

Dr. Joyce O'Connor has created innovative curriculum with a student-focused and faculty-driven approach.

Diana Silver

Associate Professor

Dr. Diana Silver examines the impact of state and local policies and access of public and private services on the health and well-being of children and families, particularly in urban America.

Beverly-Xaviera Watkins

Clinical Associate Professor
Interim Chair for Environmental Health Sciences Department
Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Dr. Beverly-Xaviera Watkins researches minority aging and environmental health disparities with the goal of reducing health disparities at the community level, especially in NYC's communities of color...

Marie Bragg

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine
Director, NYU SeedProgram for Obesity and Health Disparities Research

Dr. Marie Bragg’s work focuses on identifying and affecting environmental and social factors associated with obesity, food marketing, and health disparities.

Virginia Chang

Assoc Professor Of Public Health & Interim Chair 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.

Andrea Deierlein

Assistant Professor

Dr. Andrea Deierlein is a nutritional and reproductive epidemiologist who studies dietary and environmental determinant of obesity and metabolic health-related outcomes.

Niyati Parekh

Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Population Health
Director, Public Health Nutrition - MPH

Dr. Niyati Parekh studies and teaches nutrition epidemiology and chronic diseases, specifically she researches the correlations between diet, physical activity, obesity, and cancer.

Anthea Chan

Adjunct Assistant Professor

A psychologist, Professor Anthea Chan focuses on mental health and cultural and historical influences among the health of Asians, youth, and women.

Rumi Chunara

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Through computational and statistical methods, Dr. Rumi Chunra researches how unstructured data can have public health applications in the real world.

Stephanie Cook

Assistant Professor

Dr. Stephanie Cook aims to understand the pathways and mechanisms linking attachment, minority stress, and health among disadvantaged individuals.

Melody Goodman

Associate Professor

Dr. Melody Goodman researches social risk factors that contribute to health disparities among underserved communities in urban areas and develops culturally competent and evidence-based solutions.

Perry Halkitis

Professor Emeritus
Director, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS)

Dr. Perry Halkitis is a leading expert on the intersection of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, mental health, and biopsychosocial burdens as related to health, human behavior, development, and syndemics.

Ji Eun Chang

Assistant Professor

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.

Jennifer L. Pomeranz

Assistant Professor
Interim Chair, Department 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.

Chris Dickey

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Chris Dickey is an international development innovator and public health entrepreneur whose work seeks to develop sustainable public health models.

Emily Goldmann

Clinical Assistant Professor

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.

Peter Navario

Clinical Assistant Professor
Executive Director, 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.

Elodie Ghedin

Professor
Faculty Director of Sequencing and Professor, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

A molecular parasitologist and virologist, Dr. Elodie Ghedin uses genomics tools to explore host-pathogen interactions and severe disease outcomes related to parasites and other pathogens.

Farzana Kapadia

Associate Professor of Public Health

Dr. Farzana Kapadia is an epidemiologist interested in understanding the distribution, determinants, and consequences of HIV/AIDS across the lifespan.

Danielle Ompad

Associate Professor

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.

Joanna Pozen

Assistant Research Professor
Co-Director, Health and Human Rights Certificate Program

Attorney Joanna Pozen has worked on issues of human and women's rights for numerous organizations, including the Center for Reproductive Rights and the United Nations.

Yesim Tozan

Clinical Associate Professor

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.

S. Matthew Liao

Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics
Director, Center for Bioethics
Affiliated Professor, Department of Philosophy
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Moral Philosophy

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

Duncan Purves

Dr. Duncan Purves researches ethical theory, bioethics, and environmental ethics - specifically death, emerging technologies, the nature of well-being, and obligations to future generations.

Regina Rini

Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow, NYU Center for Bioethics

Dr. Regina Rini researches the nature of human moral agency, including the implications of moral disagreement and difference and ethical issues arising from identity-affecting biotechnologies.