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Faculty

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.

Julie Avina

Associate Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs
Associate Clinical Professor

As Associate Dean of Student & Alumni Affairs, Julie Avina oversees the student experience as an advisor and mentor to our students.

Bernadette Boden-Albala

Senior Associate Dean of Research and Program Development
Interim Chair, Department of 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.

Jo Ivey Boufford

Clinical Professor of Global Health

With experience in medicine, healthy policy, and public administration, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford is an expert in urban health, healthy aging, disease prevention, and health promotion and disparities.

Marie Bragg

Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition
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.

Jack Caravanos

Clinical Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences

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

Julia Cartwright

Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Dean for Communications, Promotion and Public Affairs

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

Ji Eun 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 Chang

Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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.

Rumi Chunara

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

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

Stephanie Cook

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

Andrea Deierlein

Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition

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

Chris Dickey

Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health
Director of Global Health

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

Joshua M. 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.

Robyn Gershon

Clinical Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences

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.

Elodie Ghedin

Professor of Epidemiology
Professor and Faculty Director of Sequencing, 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.

Margaret Giorgio

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Giorgio’s research focuses on improving the health of vulnerable populations, including cross-border migrants in South Africa and low-income youth in the United States.

Emily Goldmann

Clinical Assistant 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.

Andrew Goodman

Clinical Professor of Public Health Policy and Management

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

Melody Goodman

Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Interim Chair of Biostatistics

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.

Erez Hatna

Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Erez Hatna researches geoinformatics, spatial analysis, agent-based modeling, and urban systems and dynamics.

Cheryl Healton

Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
Dean, College of Global Public Health

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

Farzana Kapadia

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

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

Thomas Kirchner

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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 of Global Health

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.

S. Matthew Liao

Professor of Bioethics
Director of Bioethics

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

Alexis Merdjanoff

Clinical 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.

Cheryl Merzel

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Director of Educational Advancement and Assessment

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

Joyce Moon Howard

Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Undergraduate Programs

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

Peter Navario

Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Health
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.

Raymond Niaura

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.

Joyce O'Connor

Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Director of Advanced Certificate in Public Health
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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

Olugbenga Ogedegbe

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 Ompad

Associate 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.

José Pagán

Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management

Dr. Pagan is Director of the Center for Health Innovation at The New York Academy of Medicine.

Niyati Parekh

Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Director of Public Health Nutrition
Director of Doctoral Studies

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.

Jennifer L. Pomeranz

Assistant 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.

Joanna Pozen

Assistant Professor
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.

Diana Silver

Associate 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.

Andrea Silverman

Assistant Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences

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.

Yesim Tozan

Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Policy and Management

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.

Beverly-Xaviera Watkins

Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences
Interim Chair of Environmental Public Health Sciences
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, especially in NYC's communities of color.

Shu (Violet) Xu

Clinical Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

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

Lawrence Yang

Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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.

Affiliated Faculty

Veronica Ades Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine Veronica.Ades@nyumc.org
Arthur Caplan Professor, NYU School of Medicine Arthur.Caplan@nyumc.org
Jane Carlton Professor, NYU Faculty of Arts and Science jane.carlton@nyu.edu
Dustin Duncan Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine Dustin.Duncan@nyumc.org
Brian Elbel Associate Professor, NYU Wagner Brian.Elbel@nyumc.org
Sherry Glied Professor, NYU Wagner sherry.glied@nyu.edu
Terry Gordon Professor, NYU School of Medicine terry.gordon@nyumc.org
Stuart Hirsch Professor, NYU Dental smh1@nyu.edu
Peter Loomer Professor, NYU Dental peter.loomer@nyu.edu
Richard Niederman Professor, NYU Dental rniederman@nyu.edu
Carol Skoshkes Reiss Professor, NYU Faculty of Arts and Science carol.reiss@nyu.edu
Scott E. Sherman Professor, NYU School of Medicine Scott.Sherman@nyumc.org
Eileen Sullivan-Marx Professor, NYU Nursing esm8@nyu.edu
George Thurston Professor, NYU School of Medicine george.thurston@nyumc.org

Associated Faculty

Nathan Bertelsen Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine berten01@nyu.edu
John Billings Professor, NYU Wagner john.billings@nyu.edu
Ananda Dasanayake Professor, NYU Dental ad75@nyu.edu
John Gershman Clinical Professor, NYU Wagner john.gershman@nyu.edu
Marc Gourevitch Professor, NYU School of Medicine marc.gourevitch@nyumc.org
Mary Northridge Associate Professor, NYU Dental men6@nyu.edu
Michael O’Connor Professor, NYU Dental mpo3@nyu.edu
Deborah Padgett Professor, NYU Silver deborah.padgett@nyu.edu
Victoria Raveis Professor, NYU Dental victoria.raveis@nyu.edu
Ryan R Ruff Assistant Professor, NYU Dental ryan.ruff@nyu.edu
Mark Schwartz Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine mark.schwartz@nyumc.org
Donna Shelley Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine donna.shelley@nyu.edu
Taraneh Shirazian Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine ts2981@nyu.edu
Leonardo Trasande Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine leonardo.trasande@nyumc.org
Chau Trinh-Shevrin Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine chau.trinh@nyumc.org
Nancy Van Devanter Professor, NYU Nursing nvd2@nyu.edu
Dorice Vieira Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine dorice.vieira@nyumc.org
Michael Weitzman Professor, NYU School of Medicine michael.weitzman@nyumc.org
Judith Zelikoff Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine zelikj01@nyu.edu
Laurie Zephyrin Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine laurie.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
Ernest Drucker Professor ed102@nyu.edu
Andrew Kolodny Associate Professor andrew.kolodny@nyu.edu
PhuongThao (PT) Le Post Doctoral Fellow, ptle@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
William Rom Professor, NYU School of Medicine william.rom@nyumc.org
Bismark Sarfo Assistant Professor bsarfo@ug.edu.gh
Michael Tacelosky Professor tac.tacelosky@nyu.edu
Janet Tobias Associate Professor janet@ikanamedia.com
Ellyn Toscano Associate Professor, NYU Florence ellyn.toscano@nyu.edu
Donna Vallone Associate Professor dvallone@truthinitiative.org

Emeritus Professors

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

Visiting Faculty

Daniel Fogal Visiting Assistant Professor danfogal@gmail.com
Jordan McKenzie Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow jlm763@nyu.edu
Martin Raw NYU School of Medicine  
Karen Yeates Visiting Associate Professor yeatesk@queensu.ca