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

Campa D, Rizzato C, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Pacetti P, Vodicka P, Cleary SP, Capurso G, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Werner J, Gazouli M, Butterbach K, Ivanauskas A, Giese N, Petersen GM, Fogar P, Wang Z, Bassi C, Ryska M, Theodoropoulos GE, Kooperberg C, Li D, Greenhalf W, Pasquali C, Hackert T, Fuchs CS, Mohelnikova-Duchonova B, Sperti C, Funel N, Dieffenbach AK, Wareham NJ, Buring J, Holcátová I, Costello E, Zambon CF, Kupcinskas J, Risch HA, Kraft P, Bracci PM, Pezzilli R, Olson SH, Sesso HD, Hartge P, Strobel O, Małecka-Panas E, Visvanathan K, Arslan AA, Pedrazzoli S, Souček P, Gioffreda D, Key TJ, Talar-Wojnarowska R, Scarpa A, Mambrini A, Jacobs EJ, Jamroziak K, Klein A, Tavano F, Bambi F, Landi S, Austin MA, Vodickova L, Brenner H, Chanock SJ, Delle Fave G, Piepoli A, Cantore M, Zheng W, Wolpin BM, Amundadottir LT, Canzian F: TERT gene harbors multiple variants associated with pancreatic cancer susceptibility. Int J Cancer. 2015 Nov 1; 2015 Jun 19. PMID: 25940397

Shapiro GD, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Ashley-Martin J, Fraser W, Fisher M, Taback S, Keely E, Bouchard MF, Monnier P, Dallaire R, Morisset A, Ettinger AS: Exposure to phthalates, bisphenol A and metals in pregnancy and the association with impaired glucose tolerance and gestational diabetes mellitus: The MIREC study. Environ Int. 2015 Oct; 2015 Jun 20. PMID: 26101084

Wang SY, Aldridge MD, Gross CP, Canavan M, Cherlin E, Johnson-Hurzeler R, Bradley E: Geographic Variation of Hospice Use Patterns at the End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2015 Sep; 2015 Jul 14. PMID: 26172615

Fritschi L, Benke G, Risch HA, Schulte A, Webb PM, Whiteman DC, Fawcett J, Neale RE: Occupational exposure to N-nitrosamines and pesticides and risk of pancreatic cancer. Occup Environ Med. 2015 Sep; 2015 Mar 16. PMID: 25780030

Lo Re V 3rd, Kallan MJ, Tate JP, Lim JK, Goetz MB, Klein MB, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Brown ST, Park LS, Dubrow R, Reddy KR, Kostman JR, Justice AC, Localio AR: Predicting Risk of End-Stage Liver Disease in Antiretroviral-Treated Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Sep; 2015 Jul 9. PMID: 26284259

Sharafi M, Peracchio H, Scarmo S, Huedo-Medina TB, Mayne ST, Cartmel B, Duffy VB: Preschool-Adapted Liking Survey (PALS): A Brief and Valid Method to Assess Dietary Quality of Preschoolers. Child Obes. 2015 Aug 31; 2015 Aug 31. PMID: 26322657