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

Kollannoor-Samuel G, Shebl FM, Segura-Pérez S, Chhabra J, Vega-López S, Pérez-Escamilla R: Effects of Food Label Use on Diet Quality and Glycemic Control Among Latinos With Type 2 Diabetes in a Community Health Worker-Supported Intervention. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jun; 2016 Apr 14. PMID: 27077337

Bracken MB: Meta-analysis requires independent observations and freedom from bias. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Jun; 2016 Mar 23. PMID: 26845509

Zhou Y, Irwin ML, Ferrucci LM, McCorkle R, Ercolano EA, Li F, Stein K, Cartmel B: Health-related quality of life in ovarian cancer survivors: Results from the American Cancer Society's Study of Cancer Survivors - I. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Jun; 2016 Apr 19. PMID: 27072805

Askim Å, Mehl A, Paulsen J, DeWan AT, Vestrheim DF, Åsvold BO, Damås JK, Solligård E: Epidemiology and outcome of sepsis in adult patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in a Norwegian county 1993-2011: an observational study. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 May 23; 2016 May 23. PMID: 27216810

Childs EJ, Chaffee KG, Gallinger S, Syngal S, Schwartz AG, Cote ML, Bondy ML, Hruban RH, Chanock SJ, Hoover RN, Fuchs CS, Rider DN, Amundadottir LT, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Wolpin BM, Risch HA, Goggins MG, Petersen GM, Klein AP: Association of common susceptibility variants of pancreatic cancer in higher risk patients: A PACGENE study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 May 16; 2016 May 16. PMID: 27197284

Murk W, DeWan AT: Exhaustive Genome-Wide Search for SNP-SNP Interactions Across Ten Human Diseases. G3 (Bethesda). 2016 May 16; 2016 May 16. PMID: 27185397