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

Lujan-Barroso L, Zhang W, Olson SH, Gao YT, Yu H, Baghurst PA, Bracci PM, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Foretová L, Gallinger S, Holcatova I, Janout V, Ji BT, Kurtz RC, La Vecchia C, Lagiou P, Li D, Miller AB, Serraino D, Zatonski W, Risch HA, Duell EJ: Menstrual and Reproductive Factors, Hormone Use, and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Analysis From the International Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4). Pancreas. 2016 Nov. PMID: 27088489

Wong CK, Horn-Ross PL, Gee GC, Shariff-Marco S, Quach T, Allen L, Bautista R, La Chica PQ, Tseng W, Chang P, Clarke CA, Yang J, Le GM, Canchola A, Irwin ML, Lee SS, Gomez SL: Strategies for recruiting representative samples of Asian Americans for a population-based case-control study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2016 Oct; 2016 Apr 6. PMID: 27053683

Jordan ML, Perez-Escamilla R, Desai MM, Shamah-Levy T: Household Food Insecurity and Sleep Patterns Among Mexican Adults: Results from ENSANUT-2012. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Oct. PMID: 26163336

Lindau ST, Abramsohn E, Bueno H, D'Onofrio G, Lichtman JH, Lorenze NP, Sanghani RM, Spatz ES, Spertus JA, Strait KM, Wroblewski K, Zhou S, Krumholz HM: Sexual Activity and Function in the Year After an Acute Myocardial Infarction Among Younger Women and Men in the United States and Spain. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Oct 1. PMID: 27579897

Gharahkhani P, Fitzgerald RC, Vaughan TL, Palles C, Gockel I, Tomlinson I, Buas MF, May A, Gerges C, Anders M, Becker J, Kreuser N, Noder T, Venerito M, Veits L, Schmidt T, Manner H, Schmidt C, Hess T, Böhmer AC, Izbicki JR, Hölscher AH, Lang H, Lorenz D, Schumacher B, Hackelsberger A, Mayershofer R, Pech O, Vashist Y, Ott K, Vieth M, Weismüller J, Nöthen MM, Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON)., Esophageal Adenocarcinoma GenEtics Consortium (EAGLE)., Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (WTCCC2)., Attwood S, Barr H, Chegwidden L, de Caestecker J, Harrison R, Love SB, MacDonald D, Moayyedi P, Prenen H, Watson RG, Iyer PG, Anderson LA, Bernstein L, Chow WH, Hardie LJ, Lagergren J, Liu G, Risch HA, Wu AH, Ye W, Bird NC, Shaheen NJ, Gammon MD, Corley DA, Caldas C, Moebus S, Knapp M, Peters WH, Neuhaus H, Rösch T, Ell C, MacGregor S, Pharoah P, Whiteman DC, Jankowski J, Schumacher J: Genome-wide association studies in oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's oesophagus: a large-scale meta-analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Oct; 2016 Aug 12. PMID: 27527254

Mesa RA, Miller CB, Thyne M, Mangan J, Goldberger S, Fazal S, Ma X, Wilson W, Paranagama DC, Dubinski DG, Naim A, Parasuraman S, Boyle J, Mascarenhas JO: Differences in treatment goals and perception of symptom burden between patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and hematologists/oncologists in the United States: Findings from the MPN Landmark survey. Cancer. 2016 Sep 30; 2016 Sep 30. PMID: 27690182