Department Chair and Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Alcoholism; Aldehyde Dehydrogenase; Diabetes Mellitus; Environmental Health; Glutathione; Gout; Ophthalmology; Genomics
Vasilis Vasiliou, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He received his BSc in Chemistry (1983) and PhD in Biochemical Pharmacology (1988) from the University of Ioannina, Greece. He then trained in gene-environment interactions, molecular toxicology and pharmacogenetics at the Department of Environmental Health in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (1991-1995). In 1996, he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado School of...
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Dr. Nicole Deziel's research is designed to enhance understanding of the interface between exposure to environmental agents and human disease, including women's health and children's health outcomes. She is focused on evaluating, improving, and developing exposure estimates for application in environmental epidemiologic studies. She investigates critical methodologic issues, such as (1) what is the relative contribution of different routes of exposure to an environmental agent, (2) what are the...
Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Faculty Director, Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative
Brain Neoplasms; Epidemiology; Glioma; HIV Infections; Climate Change; Global Warming
Dr. Dubrow has been heavily involved in the educational mission of Yale School of Public Health, as well as in research. Moved by what he sees as the greatest public health challenge in this century, Dr. Dubrow has committed himself to a new direction of education, training, and research on climate change and health. He serves as Faculty Director for a new Climate Change and Health Initiative at Yale School of Public Health, which aims to 1) create a cohort of leaders dedicated to addressing...
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)
Environmental Exposure; Mass Spectrometry; Metabolomics
Caroline H. Johnson, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. She graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. Since then she has held postdoctoral and staff appointments at the National Cancer Institute and The Scripps Research Institute.
Dr. Johnson's research uses mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to understand the role of metabolites in human health. Her primary...
Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and Professor of Forestry And Environmental Studies
Co-Director, Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology
Air Pollutants; Environment and Public Health; Environmental Pollution; Epidemiology; Public Health
Dr. Leaderer’s research over the past three decades has been interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on assessing exposures to air contaminants, found indoors and outdoors, and assessing the health impact resulting from those exposures in epidemiological studies of sensitive at risk populations. Within the context of assessing exposures, Dr. Leaderer’s work includes assessing emissions from sources, developing monitoring methods and applying modeling techniques (CMAQ modeling, traffic models,...
Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Cognition; Psycholinguistics; Psychophysics; Sensory Thresholds; Olfactory Perception; Taste Perception
Lawrence Marks, PhD, studies how humansensory systems transduce and process patterns of stimulus energy, and how the resulting information is encoded and represented in perception and cognition. Current work focuses on developing sensory-cognitive models of multisensory (gustatory and olfactory) perception of flavors and, more generally, on theoretical implications of multisensory processing for perception and cognition.
Section Chief and Associate Professor Tenure
Chief, Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery
Air Pollution; Epidemiology; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Neoplasms; Pregnancy; Thyroid Neoplasms; Survivors; Genomics; Biostatistics
Dr. Zhang's research focuses on cancer prevention and prognosis, early life exposures, and surgical outcomes. In particular, she has been pioneering the causes of increasing trends of thyroid cancer observed worldwide. As thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women in the United States, and factors that are responsible for this increasing trend are largely unknown. She is currently leading research activities in these areas as the PI of a population-based case-control study of...
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Assistant Director, Global Epidemiology
Breast Neoplasms; Environmental Health; Genetics, Medical; Public Health; Testicular Neoplasms; Molecular Epidemiology
Dr. Yong Zhu is an Associate Professor at Yale University School of Public Health and Assistant Director of Yale Cancer Center for Global Cancer Epidemiology. Dr. Zhu's research interests are oriented towards the use of the molecular epidemiological approach in the study of genetic susceptibility biomarkers and their interactions with environmental exposures in human disease development. Dr. Zhu has been developing and validating novel phenotypic and genotypic assays and biomarkers for several...
Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology
Georgia Charkoftaki received her pharmacy degree from the University of Athens, Greece, where she also earned a MSC in drug delivery and a PhD in biopharmaceutics-pharmacokinetics. In August 2013 she moved to the University Colorado Denver to start a postdoc in clinical and translational science, focusing on kidney related diseases. Charkoftaki studied the pharmacokinetics of cyclophosphamide in patients undergoing dialysis and how Vitamin D affects drug metabolism in the kidneys, among other...
Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Digestive System Diseases; Disorders of Environmental Origin; Nervous System Diseases; Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Ying Chen has a broad background in environmental genetics and molecular toxicology, with specific training and expertise in redox biology, oxidative stress related disease and transgenic animal models of glutathione (GSH) deficiency. Her research in the past over ten years has focused on understanding the mechanistic roles of GSH redox homeostasis in human disease conditions related to environmental (including dietary) exposures. Other ongoing research projects in the Vasiliou lab include...
Senior Research Scientist
Deputy Director, Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology
Air Pollution; Asthma; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Otitis Media
Dr. Gent’s primary research focus is the effects of air pollution on childhood asthma. She has participated as a Co-investigator, as well as PI,on studies specifically focused on exposure to traffic, a major source of air pollution in our region. These studies take advantage of the large data base of ambient air contaminants measured by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at central monitoring sites. Using this information as well as data collected by the research team at the CPPEE...
Associate Research Scientist
Jaya Prakash Golla (Jay), PhD, is Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health. He earned his PhD in Genetics from the Osmania University, India. He then completed his postdoctoral training in embryo implantation-pre-eclampsia, cell death and differentiation, and signaling pathways in development, National Institute of Immunology, India. Later, Dr. Golla pursued postdoctoral training in molecular endocrinology to...
Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Hailing originally from south west Scotland, Nik achieved his PhD degree from the Pharmacy Department of the University of Manchester (UK) majoring in bioanalytical chemistry. The subsequent years have seen him develop an active research interest in the area of clinical metabolomics. By using hyphenated mass spectrometry and associated signal processing and chemometric statistics he has led and contributed to several projects in which a deeper understanding of biological function, disease...
Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Environmental Health
Environmental Health; Epidemiology
Dr. Bell's research investigates how human health is affected by atmospheric systems, including air pollution and weather. Much of this work is based in epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental engineering. The research is designed to be policy-relevant and contribute to well-informed decision-making to better protect human health.
Dr. Bogucki has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine, and joined the Yale Emergency Medicine faculty in 1989. Dr. Bogucki holds several positions of leadership in the Fire Service and EMS communities. She chairs the NFPA 1582 Task Group, serves on the Board of Visitors of the National Fire Academy, and conducts on-site investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths for NIOSH.
She serves on the editorial board of Pre-hospital Emergency Care,...
Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine)
Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program
Asthma; Environmental Health; Occupational Medicine; Pneumoconiosis; Occupational Exposure; Isocyanates
Dr. Redlich, a graduate of Williams College and Yale University School of Medicine, is trained in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and occupational and environmental medicine. Her clinical practice and research interests focus on occupational and environmental lung diseases, in particular work-related asthma, and health effects and prevention of exposure to isocyanates, chemicals widely used to produce polyurethane foams and coatings and other products.
Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Director, Occupational Health Services, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Environmental Health; Occupational Medicine; Occupational Health; Workplace
Dr. Russi is a professor of medicine at the Yale Medical School. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1984, was a Fulbright Scholar, earned his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco, and his public health degree from Yale. He completed both internal medicine residency and occupational and environmental medicine fellowship at Yale, joining the faculty in 1993. He is interested in the occupational medicine of healthcare workers and is active nationally...
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Sustainability, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Affiliated Faculty, Climate Change and Health Initiative, School of Public Health
Conservation of Natural Resources; Drug Contamination; Environment Design; Environment, Controlled; Environmental Pollution; Fresh Water; Public Health; Soil; Equipment Reuse; Greenhouse Effect; Ecosystem; Environmental Medicine; Carbon Footprint; Environmental Policy; Patient Harm; Chemicals and Drugs; Health Care
Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the emerging field of sustainability in anesthesia. Her research interest is in life cycle assessment (LCA) of anesthetic practice, quantifying energy, greenhouse gas emissions, human health impacts, and economic densities of anesthetic drugs, OR devices, and perioperative behaviors to help guide clinical decision making toward more ecologically sustainable practices. Dr. Sherman collaborates with environmental engineers,...
Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics
Vice-Chair for Basic Research
Associate Director, Basic Science, Yale Cancer Center
DNA Repair; DNA Replication; Genetics; Mutagenesis; Radiation Oncology; Carcinogenesis
I am an expert in the genetics, cell biology, mutagenesis and biochemistry of DNA repair and cancer and have been funded continuously by the NIH since 1994. A major focus of my laboratory is to understand how single nucleotide polymorphisms in DNA repair genes, including genes that function in homology directed repair (HDR), nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) and base excision repair (BER) in the germline and somatic tissues impact cancer risk and treatment. We have recently found that RAD51,...
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Endocrinology; Infertility, Female; Leiomyoma; Molecular Biology; Pregnancy Complications; Uterus; Reproductive Medicine; Endocrine Disruptors
Dr. Shannon Whirledge received her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Political Science in 2003 from Winthrop University and was awarded her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2009 from Baylor College of Medicine. She continued her studies in reproductive endocrinology as an NIH IRTA fellow at the NIEHS. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Whirledge received her Masters in Health Science in Clinical Research from Duke University. In 2016, she joined the faculty of the Department of...
Assistant Clinical Professor of Epidemiology
Autonomic Nervous System; Adipose Tissue, Brown; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Insulin Resistance; Obesity; Romania; Metabolic Syndrome X
Catherine Weikart Yeckel, MS, Ph.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor. She received a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctoral degree from University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)-Galveston in preventive medicine and community health in the areas of human metabolism and nutrition. In collaboration with researchers at UTMB-Galveston, and more recently with researchers and clinicians specializing in pediatric and adult endocrinology at the Yale...
Voluntary & Adjunct
Dr. Rena Jones’ research focuses on the application of GIS and novel methodological approaches to assess environmental exposures, especially air and water pollutants, and epidemiologic studies to investigate the health impacts of these exposures. Her interdisciplinary research has explored spatial variability in exposure-disease relationships and examined the consequences of spatial error and other sources of exposure misclassification on epidemiologic inference. She currently works on...
Dr. Qing Lan a world leader in environmental and occupational exposures, human health studies and gene environment interaction. Her research focuses on molecular epidemiologic studies of populations exposed to several classes of chemical compounds that are known or suspected occupational and environmental carcinogens. She is one of YSPH’s main collaborators at NCI studying environmental exposures, genetic susceptibility for NHL and multiple myeloma, indoor air pollution and gene polymorphisms...
Dr. Rothman received an A.B. in biochemistry and molecular biology at Harvard College and an M.D. at Northwestern University. At The Johns Hopkins University, he received training in internal medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and epidemiology. Dr. Rothman joined the NCI in 1990. His research focuses on using biologic markers of exposure, early biologic effect, and genetic susceptibility in epidemiologic studies of occupational and environmental causes of cancer. Dr. Rothman...
Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Dr. Canny has been involved in the Greater New Haven community for many decades. Most recently, she was the senior vice president for Grantmaking and Strategy at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Dr. Canny led The Community Foundation’s efforts to use community knowledge and information to mobilize giving in the community and to advance Foundation efforts to strengthen the Greater New Haven region. She was also responsible for The Community Foundation’s grantmaking programs,...
Dr. Howard Cohen is Professor of Occupational Safety and Health Management at the University of New Haven and Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. He received his BA from Boston University and earned both his PhD in Industrial Hygiene and his MPH at the University of Michigan. He is board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Prior to joining the University of New Haven faculty in 1994,...
Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Dr. Ginsberg is a toxicologist for the Connecticut Dept of Public Health and a lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health. He serves on a number of national committees including US EPA’s Science Advisory Board (2008-present) and the National Academy of Sciences (Biomonitoring committee 2004-2006; USEPA Risk Methods committee which produced Science and Decisions, 2006-2008; Inorganic Arsenic Risk Assessment committee, 2012-2015). He also served on USEPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory...
Lecturer in Environmental Health
Dr. Iris Herz-Kaminski has a long time interest in water. She received her B.Sc in Earth Sciences, M.Sc in Atmospheric Science and PhD in Environmental Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. She also holds a MPPM (Master in Public Policy and Management) from the University of Pittsburgh. For her graduate studies she used an atmospheric numeric-model to evaluate evaporation rates and climate trends in Northern Israel. For her PhD she experimented with water and wastewater...
Lecturer in Occupational Medicine
Mr. Slade's work focuses on the development of analytical models to evaluate the effects of physical, social and environmental factors on the patterns of disease and injury within the workplace setting, including non-traditional settings such as the military and merchant mariners. In recent years, he has been the lead statistician for four clinical trials conducted by the Department of Defense to determine the effect of pharmacological agents on prevention of hearing loss as well as mild...
Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Environment and Public Health
Dr. Stowe, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University School of Public Health, is interested in epidemiology, and occupational and environmental health. Her research has focused on air quality and its health effects, related to radon, the natural gas industry and isocyanates, chemicals widely used in auto body repair shops and spray polyurethane foams. Dr. Stowe has taught courses in Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Health, and Occupational and Environmental...
Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Arthur B. DuBois is Director Emeritus and Fellow Emeritus of the John B. Pierce Laboratory and Professor Emeritus in the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. His main field of expertise has been pulmonary physiology, including environmental effects on the lungs.
Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Stolwijk was an associate fellow and then a fellow of the John B. Pierce Laboratory from 1957 to 1974 and associate director from 1974 to 1989. His research was in occupational health and indoor air pollution. He is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Public Health. He served as Chair of Public Health from