The major research focus of the CDE department is directed toward describing and understanding the etiology of important diseases and disorders.

Ongoing research projects include:

  • Energy balance, risk of breast cancer and prognosis after breast cancer; investigating the complex roles of diet and physical activity
  • Folate, One-carbon metabolism and risk of colorectal and renal cancers
  • Prognostic importance of low social support and changes in social support for patient-centered outcomes after acute myocardial infarction
  • Nicotine Dependence: Psychiatric Co-occurrence and Impact on Quality of life
  • Noninvasive Measurement of Carotenoids in Human skin as a Biomarker of Fruit and Vegetable intake
  • Race Differences in the Eligibility for and receipt of carotid endarterectomy
  • Substance Abuse, HIV Infection, Medication Adherence and Mortality among a cohort of Aging US Veterans
  • Molecular Prognostic Markers in Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
  • Effects of Demand and Control at Work on Depression and Ischemic Heart Disease Claims in a Heavy Industrial cohort
  • Exploring mechanisms potentially underlying racial/ethnic disparities in HIV and other Sexually transmitted infections using population-based data
  • Potential mediators of the relationship of late life job loss on health outcomes
  • Future expectations and adolescent sexual risk
  • Mobile technology as a tool to improve healthcare delivery
  • Maternal Health conditions and developmental delays in children: risks and health disparities for children in New York City

Recent Faculty Publications

D'Onofrio G, Safdar B, Lichtman JH, Strait KM, Dreyer RP, Geda M, Spertus JA and Krumholz HM: Sex Differences in Reperfusion in Young Patients With ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Results From the VIRGO Study. Circulation. 2015 Apr 14;131 (15) :1324-32. Epub 2015 Mar 19. PMID: 25792558

Dreyer RP, Wang Y, Strait KM, Lorenze NP, D'Onofrio G, Bueno H, Lichtman JH, Spertus JA and Krumholz HM: Gender Differences in the Trajectory of Recovery in Health Status Among Young Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: Results From the VIRGO Study. Circulation. 2015 Apr 10; Epub 2015 Apr 10. PMID: 25862743

Smolderen KG, Strait KM, Dreyer RP, D'Onofrio G, Zhou S, Lichtman JH, Geda M, Bueno H, Beltrame J, Safdar B, Krumholz HM and Spertus JA: Depressive Symptoms in Younger Women and Men With Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights From the VIRGO Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Apr 2;4 (4) Epub 2015 Apr 2. PMID: 25836055

Feinstein AJ, Long J, Soulos PR, Ma X, Herrin J, Frick KD, Chagpar AB, Krumholz HM, Yu JB, Ross JS and Gross CP: Older women with localized breast cancer: costs and survival rates increased across two time periods. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Apr 1;34 (4) :592-600. PMID: 25847641

Irwin ML, Cartmel B, Gross CP, Ercolano E, Li F, Yao X, Fiellin M, Capozza S, Rothbard M, Zhou Y, Harrigan M, Sanft T, Schmitz K, Neogi T, Hershman D and Ligibel J: Randomized exercise trial of aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia in breast cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Apr 1;33 (10) :1104-11. Epub 2014 Dec 1. PMID: 25452437

Petrick JL, Steck SE, Bradshaw PT, Trivers KF, Abrahamson PE, Engel LS, He K, Chow WH, Mayne ST, Risch HA, Vaughan TL and Gammon MD: Dietary intake of flavonoids and oesophageal and gastric cancer: incidence and survival in the United States of America (USA). Br J Cancer. 2015 Mar 31;112 Suppl :1291-300. Epub 2015 Mar 31. PMID: 25668011