Research

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

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

Zota AR, Riederer AM, Ettinger AS, Schaider LA, Shine JP, Amarasiriwardena CJ, Wright RO, Spengler JD: Associations between metals in residential environmental media and exposure biomarkers over time in infants living near a mining-impacted site. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2016 Sep; 2015 Dec 9. PMID: 26648247

Steensma DP, Abedi M, Bejar R, Cogle CR, Foucar K, Garcia-Manero G, George TI, Grinblatt D, Komrokji R, Ma X, Maciejewski J, Pollyea DA, Savona MR, Scott B, Sekeres MA, Thompson MA, Swern AS, Nifenecker M, Sugrue MM, Erba H: Connect MDS/AML: design of the myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia disease registry, a prospective observational cohort study. BMC Cancer. 2016 Aug 19; 2016 Aug 19. PMID: 27538433

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 Aug 12; 2016 Aug 12. PMID: 27527254

Playdon MC, Sampson JN, Cross AJ, Sinha R, Guertin KA, Moy KA, Rothman N, Irwin ML, Mayne ST, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Moore SC: Comparing metabolite profiles of habitual diet in serum and urine. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Aug 10; 2016 Aug 10. PMID: 27510537

Dai JY, Tapsoba Jde D, Buas MF, BEACON Consortium, Risch HA, Vaughan TL: Constrained Score Statistics Identify Genetic Variants Interacting with Multiple Risk Factors in Barrett's Esophagus. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Aug 4. PMID: 27486777