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

Kar SP, Adler E, Tyrer J, Hazelett D, Anton-Culver H, Bandera EV, Beckmann MW, Berchuck A, Bogdanova N, Brinton L, Butzow R, Campbell I, Carty K, Chang-Claude J, Cook LS, Cramer DW, Cunningham JM, Dansonka-Mieszkowska A, Doherty JA, Dörk T, Dürst M, Eccles D, Fasching PA, Flanagan J, Gentry-Maharaj A, Glasspool R, Goode EL, Goodman MT, Gronwald J, Heitz F, Hildebrandt MA, Høgdall E, Høgdall CK, Huntsman DG, Jensen A, Karlan BY, Kelemen LE, Kiemeney LA, Kjaer SK, Kupryjanczyk J, Lambrechts D, Levine DA, Li Q, Lissowska J, Lu KH, Lubiński J, Massuger LF, McGuire V, McNeish I, Menon U, Modugno F, Monteiro AN, Moysich KB, Ness RB, Nevanlinna H, Paul J, Pearce CL, Pejovic T, Permuth JB, Phelan C, Pike MC, Poole EM, Ramus SJ, Risch HA, Rossing MA, Salvesen HB, Schildkraut JM, Sellers TA, Sherman M, Siddiqui N, Sieh W, Song H, Southey M, Terry KL, Tworoger SS, Walsh C, Wentzensen N, Whittemore AS, Wu AH, Yang H, Zheng W, Ziogas A, Freedman ML, Gayther SA, Pharoah PD, Lawrenson K: Enrichment of putative PAX8 target genes at serous epithelial ovarian cancer susceptibility loci. Br J Cancer. 2017 Jan 19; 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28103614

Elliott EG, Trinh P, Ma X, Leaderer BP, Ward MH, Deziel NC: Unconventional oil and gas development and risk of childhood leukemia: Assessing the evidence. Sci Total Environ. 2017 Jan 15; 2016 Oct 23. PMID: 27783932

Viola A, Balsamo L, Neglia JP, Brouwers P, Ma X, Kadan-Lottick NS: The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) to Identify Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Survivors At Risk for Neurocognitive Impairment. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 Jan 12; 2017 Jan 12. PMID: 28085741

Praestegaard C, Jensen A, Jensen SM, Nielsen TS, Webb PM, Nagle CM, DeFazio A, Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group., Høgdall E, Rossing MA, Doherty JA, Wicklund KG, Goodman MT, Modugno F, Moysich K, Ness RB, Edwards R, Matsuo K, Hosono S, Goode EL, Winham SJ, Fridley BL, Cramer DW, Terry KL, Schildkraut JM, Berchuck A, Bandera EV, Paddock LE, Massuger LF, Wentzensen N, Pharoah P, Song H, Whittemore A, McGuire V, Sieh W, Rothstein J, Anton-Culver H, Ziogas A, Menon U, Gayther SA, Ramus SJ, Gentry-Maharaj A, Wu AH, Pearce CL, Pike M, Lee AW, Sutphen R, Chang-Claude J, Risch HA, Kjaer SK, Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium.: Cigarette smoking is associated with adverse survival among women with ovarian cancer: results from a pooled analysis of 19 studies. Int J Cancer. 2017 Jan 7; 2017 Jan 7. PMID: 28063166

Pardo CA, Farmer CA, Thurm A, Shebl FM, Ilieva J, Kalra S, Swedo S: Serum and cerebrospinal fluid immune mediators in children with autistic disorder: a longitudinal study. Mol Autism. 2017 Jan 5; 2017 Jan 5. PMID: 28070266

Lu Y, Zhou S, Dreyer RP, Caulfield M, Spatz ES, Geda M, Lorenze NP, Herbert P, D'Onofrio G, Jackson EA, Lichtman JH, Bueno H, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM: Sex differences in lipid profiles and treatment utilization among young adults with acute myocardial infarction: Results from the VIRGO study. Am Heart J. 2017 Jan; 2016 Oct 3. PMID: 27979045