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Judith Hilevi Lichtman, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Department Chair, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Heart Diseases; Quality of Health Care; Research; Stroke

Judith H. Lichtman, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, CT. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and received her Master of Public Health degree and PhD in Epidemiology at Yale University. Dr. Lichtman has been actively involved in regional and national studies of cardiovascular and stroke outcomes. She has served on several national committees...

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Michael B. Bracken, PhD, MPH, FACE

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and Professor of Neurology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Co-Director, Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Gynecology; Neurology; Pediatrics; Perinatal Care; Evidence-Based Medicine

Dr. Michael Bracken is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Science and Neurology, a former Head of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale University and former Vice Chairman (Deputy Dean) of the Yale School of Public Health where he has studied and taught for the last 44 years. He is a sometime Research Fellow in Green Templeton College, Oxford University. Professor Bracken has published some 380 articles in the scientific...

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Mayur Mahesh Desai, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program

Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Cardiovascular Diseases; Epidemiologic Methods; Health Services Research; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Veterans; Global Health; Emigrants and Immigrants

Mayur M. Desai, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, where he directs the one-year Advanced Professional MPH Program and teaches courses on epidemiologic research methods and data analysis. Professor Desai received both his MPH in health policy and his PhD in epidemiology from Yale University. He then served for two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, before returning to New...

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Andrew Thomas DeWan, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Asthma; Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Genetics; Norway; Pre-Eclampsia; Sepsis

Andrew DeWan is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health where in 2012 he was selected for the Distinguished Student Mentor Award by the student body. He earned his B.S. from Brandeis University, MPH from the University of Minnesota and his PhD from Rockefeller University. He is an Editorial Board Member for the journal PLoS ONE, Case Reports in Genetics and is review editor for Frontiers in Genetics.

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Robert Dubrow, MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Brain Neoplasms; Epidemiology; Glioma; HIV Infections; Climate Change

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...

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Nicola Hawley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus; Maternal Health Services; Maternal-Child Health Centers; Obesity; Pregnancy; Prenatal Care; South Africa; Global Health; Samoa; American Samoa

Nicola Hawley is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) at the Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses broadly on: (1) understanding how maternal and child health are impacted by rising levels of obesity and diabetes in developing countries, (2) determining how the delivery of healthcare impacts the identification and treatment of these diseases during the perinatal period, and (3) developing interventions focused on pregnancy and early infancy to prevent the...

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Jeannette R Ickovics, PhD

Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health

Founding Director, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement

Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Inaugural Chair

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Community Health Services; Epidemiology; Obesity; Pregnancy; Prenatal Care; Urban Health

Jeannette R. Ickovics is the Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She was Founding Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health (2002-2012). Dr. Ickovics is Director of CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement, and Deputy Director for the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS where she was Director of an NIH training program for pre- and post- doctoral fellows...

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Melinda Liggett Irwin, PhD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Associate Director (Population Sciences), Yale Cancer Center

Co-Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control, Yale Cancer Center

Deputy Director (Public Health), Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Neoplasms by Histologic Type; Obesity; Ovarian Neoplasms; Weight Loss; Exercise

Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH is Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, Associate Director (Population Sciences) in the Yale Cancer Center, Co-Program Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Yale Cancer Center, and Deputy Director (Public Health) in the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Irwin is a prominent leader in the field of lifestyle factors and chronic diseases. Her research over the past 15 years has focused on randomized trials of...

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Anne Marie Zaura Jukic, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Infertility, Female; Pregnancy; Reproduction

Dr. Anne Marie Jukic is a perinatal epidemiologist whose research focuses on risk factors for sub-fertility and poor pregnancy outcomes. She is interested in early pregnancy particularly implantation and early placental development and the relevance of these events for pregnancy health or even child health. After completing a Bachelor's degree at the University of Notre Dame she joined the Peace Corps where she developed an interest in public health. During her graduate work at Emory University...

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Danya Elizabeth Keene, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Health Policy; Urban Health; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena

Danya Keene's mixed-methods research broadly explores how social policies contribute to health inequality, with a particular focus on issues related to housing, neighborhoods and place. For example, her work has examined how urban revitalization and public housing demolition may affect the health of low-income African American communities in Chicago, Atlanta and nationally. She is also conducting mixed methods research that explores linkages between home foreclosure and health. Dr. Keene is...

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Trace Kershaw, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Social & Behavioral Sciences Division

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; HIV; India; Public Health; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Global Health; Maternal-Fetal Relations; Risk Reduction Behavior

Trace Kershaw, PhD, specializes in the integration of sexual, reproductive, and maternal-child health. He is an expert in the role of interpersonal relationships on health and is currently studying the role of cell phones and social networks on health. He lectures internationally on these topics.

After completing his PhD at Wayne State University, Professor Kershaw came to Yale as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Since then he has rapidly moved...

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Becca Levy, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Psychology

Research Interests

Aging; Environment and Public Health; Mental Health; Psychological Phenomena and Processes; Social Justice; Social Sciences; Psychiatry and Psychology

Dr. Levy's research explores psychosocial factors that influence older individuals’ cognitive and physical functioning, as well as their longevity. She is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes, which are assimilated from the culture, can have beneficial and adverse effects, respectively, on the health of older individuals.Her studies have been conducted by longitudinal, experimental, and cross-cultural methods.

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Xiaomei Ma, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Leukemia; Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Neoplasms

Dr. Ma is a cancer epidemiologist who studies the etiology and health outcomes of different types of cancer, with a particular focus on pediatric cancer (i.e., cancer that occur in children 0-19 years) and malignancies of the hematopoietic system (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative neoplasms). Her research has addressed the impact of immunological factors, chemical exposures, and genetic characteristics on the risk of pediatric cancer. In addition, she...

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Alice M. Miller, JD

Associate Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in the MacMillan Center and Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law and Assistant Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

HIV; Human Rights

Alice Miller is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale School of Public Health and a Lecturer in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. An expert in gender, sexuality, health and international human rights, Miller previously taught at the University of California,...

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Joan K Monin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Diseases; Psychiatry and Psychology; Phenomena and Processes

Professor Monin’s research examines how emotional processes affect health in older adult relationships. Her research combines survey methods and laboratory experiments to understand the mechanisms (e.g. emotional contagion, cardiovascular reactivity) and moderators (gender, individual differences in attachment) involved in these processes. Currently her research focuses on understanding how caregivers and care recipients support one another in late life marriage.

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John Pachankis, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Anxiety; Behavioral Sciences; Depression; HIV; Mental Health; Social Behavior; Social Change; Social Conditions; Social Sciences; Behavioral Research; Social Stigma

John Pachankis studies the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. His research specifically seeks to identify the psychological and social contextual influences that might explain LGBT individuals’ disproportionate experiences with several adverse mental and physical health outcomes, like depression and substance abuse. He uses social epidemiological, psychological, and mixed methods approaches to conduct this research. Drawing on his background as a clinical...

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Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, Office of Public Health Practice

Director, Global Health Concentration

Research Interests

Brazil; Breast Feeding; Child Health Services; Community Health Workers; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; HIV; Mexico; Obesity; Rwanda; Global Health; Healthcare Disparities

Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, Director of the Office of Public Health Practice, and Director of the Global Health Concentration at the Yale School of Public Health. His global public health nutrition and food security research program has led to improvements in breastfeeding programs, iron deficiency anemia among infants, household food security measurement and outcomes, and community nutrition education programs. His health disparities research...

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Harvey A Risch, MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Esophageal Neoplasms; Ovarian Neoplasms; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Polymorphism, Genetic; Gonadal Steroid Hormones; Stomach Neoplasms; Helicobacter pylori; Molecular Epidemiology; Germ-Line Mutation; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Dr. Harvey Risch is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Risch received his MD degree from the University of California San Diego and PhD from the University of Chicago. After serving as a postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology at the University of Washington, Dr. Risch was a faculty member in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Toronto before coming to Yale. Dr. Risch's...

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Fatma M. Shebl, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Chronic Disease; Hepatitis; HIV; Neoplasms; Neoplasms by Site; Hepacivirus; Women's Health; Biostatistics

Dr. Shebl graduated from the School of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt in 1994. She earned a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2008. Dr. Shebl Joined the National Cancer Institute as a research fellow in 2008. Dr. Shebl is interested in studying hepatitis C virus infection, including natural history, maternal infant transmission, host immune response, as well as genetic and non-genetic determinants of response to hepatitis C virus therapy. Dr. Shebl is also...

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Shiyi Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Professor Wang’s primary interests focus on outcomes research and decision science. He is currently working on evaluation of preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for women with newly diagnosed early breast cancer. He is interested in combining systematic literature reviews, simulation modeling, and secondary data analyses to examine issues that are critical to clinicians and policy makers’ decision making.

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Haritha Adhikarla, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology

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Sarah K. Calabrese, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Sarah K. Calabrese earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Washington University (Washington, DC) in 2012. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) HIV Prevention Interdisciplinary Training Program at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University (New Haven, CT) in 2014. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on racial stereotypes and discrimination in the context of HIV prevention, sexual wellbeing, and...

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Brenda Cartmel, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Carcinoma; Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Nutrition Disorders; Ovarian Neoplasms; Stress, Psychological; Tanning; Disease-Free Survival; Nutritional Sciences


Dr. Cartmel's primary research interests are in the area of cancer prevention and cancer survivorship. Dr. Cartmel is collaborating on a large case control study of basal cell carcinoma in young people. The goal of this study is to explore the etiology and genetics of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of nonmelanoma skin cancer, with a particular focus on UV exposure from tanning beds. Her recently funded grant will investigate the genetics of tanning addiction. In addition to this...

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Shayna Danelle Cunningham, MHS, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Shayna Cunningham, PhD, is a Research Scientist in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the fundamental determinants of health disparities and the development, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable intervention strategies that address them. She is an expert in the field of sexual and reproductive health and has extensive experience in the use of mixed methods research design, program and policy development and...

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Leah McArthur Ferrucci, PhD, MPH

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Public Health; Skin Neoplasms; Tanning; Colorectal Neoplasms; Survivors

Leah M. Ferrucci, PhD, MPH is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Ferrucci earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MPH in the Social and Behavioral Sciences of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. She received a PhD in nutritional cancer epidemiology through a joint training program with Yale University and the National Cancer Institute. Throughout her training, Dr. Ferrucci focused on modifiable cancer risk...

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Amber J Hromi-Fiedler, PhD, MPH

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Dr. Amber Hromi-Fiedler is currently an Associate Research Scientist with the Office of Community Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University. Dr. Hromi-Fiedler obtained her B.A. in Psychobiology from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, in 1994. In 2002, she obtained her M.P.H. from the University of Connecticut and in 2007 she obtained her Ph.D. from the same university. Dr. Hromi-Fiedler specializes in community nutrition with...

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Beth Anne Jones, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Assistant Director for Diversity and Health Equity, Yale Cancer Center

Cancer Screening Program Director, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Environment and Public Health; Neoplasms; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Health Status Disparities; Health Care

Dr. Jones is a cancer epidemiologist whose work and teaching focus is on health disparities. Her research is focused on racial/ethnic differences in cancer screening and cancer outcomes. Current work has focused on the Hispanic/Latino population with studies of predictors of mammography screening and other health behaviors, breast density, and colorectal cancer screening in Hispanic/Latinas living in the Northeast, US. She has also recently collaborated with an international team of...

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Erica C Leifheit-Limson, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Quality of Health Care; Quality of Life; Stroke; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Lingeng Lu, MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Molecular Biology; Neoplasms; Survivors

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Gwendolyn Thomas

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology

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Rong Wang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Diseases; Health Care

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Vincent T DeVita, Jr, MD

Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Hodgkin Disease; Lymphoma; Molecular Biology; Health Care

Dr. Vincent DeVita, the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at the Yale Cancer Center and Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, was the Director of the Yale Cancer Center from 1993 to 2003. He spent the early part of his career at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and in 1980, the President of the United States appointed him director of the NCI and the National Cancer Program, a position he held until 1988. From 1988 until be returned to Yale in 1993, he was...

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John Dovidio

Dean of Academic Affairs of the FAS; Carl I. Hovland Professor of Psychology and Professor in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Prof Psychology

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Professor Dovidio's work centers around issues of social power and social relations, both between groups and between individuals. He explores both conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how people think about, feel about, and behave toward others based on group membership and conducst research on aversive racism, a contemporary subtle form of prejudice, and on techniques for reducing conscious and unconscious biases.

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Eva Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Thomas Michael Gill, MD

Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Investigative Medicine

Director, Yale Program on Aging

Director, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Director, Yale Center for Disability and Disabling Disorders

Director, Yale Training Program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research

Research Interests

Aging; Disability Evaluation; Epidemiology; Geriatrics; Geriatric Assessment; Clinical Trial

Dr. Thomas Gill is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Investigative Medicine and the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Yale University. He received his research training in clinical epidemiology as a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Clinical Scholar at Yale, and he joined the faculty in 1994 after completing an additional year as a geriatrics fellow. Dr. Gill is a leading authority on the epidemiology and prevention of disability among older persons and is the recipient of...

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Bonnie Elyssa Gould Rothberg, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Immunohistochemistry; Lung Neoplasms; Medical Oncology; Melanoma; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Pathology; Tuberous Sclerosis; Genomics; Biomarkers, Pharmacological

Dr. Gould Rothberg is currently appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) at the Yale School of Medicine with secondary appointments in the Departments of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Pathology. She received her MD (1994), MPH (2005) and PhD in Epidemiology (2009) all from Yale University. Her current research is focused on developing prognostic models for early-stage cancers where the risk of recurrence following curative surgery is ~50%...

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Cary P Gross, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Health Policy; Internal Medicine; Ethics, Research

Dr. Cary Gross is a Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, and Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale. Dr. Gross completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and served as chief medical resident at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center the following year.His research addresses comparative effectiveness, quality, and population health, with a focus on cancer prevention...

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Elan D Louis, MD, MS

Professor of Neurology and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Chief, Division of Movement Disorders

Research Interests

Central Nervous System Diseases; Environment and Public Health; Humanities; Disorders of Environmental Origin; Nervous System Diseases; Neurologic Manifestations; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Neurotoxicity Syndromes

A graduate of University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1984), Yale Medical School (MD, 1989), and Columbia University School of Public Health (MS, Epidemiology, 1995), Dr. Louis joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University faculty in 1995 and was for many years a Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology before being recruited to Yale University in 2015 to be Chief of the Movement Disorders Division in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Louis’ principal academic interest is in...

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Ruth McCorkle, RN, FAAN

Florence Wald Professor of Nursing and Professor of Chronic Diseases

Interim Specialty Director, Adult Health

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Marcella Nunez Smith, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Faculty, Global Health Leadership Institute

Deputy Director of Health Equity Research and Workforce Development, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Internal Medicine; Global Health; Women's Health; Caribbean Region; Healthcare Disparities; Social Discrimination

Dr. Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, Core Faculty in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, and Research Faculty at Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute. Dr. Nunez-Smith’s research focuses on promoting healthcare equity for vulnerable populations with an emphasis on healthcare workforce development, patient assessment of healthcare experiences, and healthcare...

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Catherine Sophie Panter-Brick

Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs

Professor Panter-Brick's research consists of critical analyses of health and wellbeing across key stages of human development, giving special attention to the impact of poverty, disease, malnutrition, armed conflict, and social marginalization.

She has directed large interdisciplinary projects in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, and the United Kingdom. These projects include work on global public health and health interventions, mental health,...

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Andrew V Papachristos

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Andrew Papachristos is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University and an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and . His research focuses on social networks, neighborhoods, street gangs, and interpersonal violence.

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Peter Salovey, PhD

President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

President of the University

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Emotions; Psychological Phenomena and Processes; Psychology, Applied; Psychology, Social; Health Behavior; Risk Reduction Behavior; Emotional Intelligence; Health Communication; Psychiatry and Psychology

Peter Salovey is the 23rd president of Yale University, the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, and professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, where his research on health behavior has focused on the effectiveness of health promotion messages in persuading people to change risky behaviors relevant to cancer and HIV/AIDS. His presidential term began in July 2013.

To read his full biography, please visit http://president.yale.edu/about-president-salovey.

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Megan Veenema Smith, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, New Haven Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Chronic Disease; Mental Health; Stress, Psychological; Urban Health; Women's Health; Substance-Related Disorders; Healthcare Disparities; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Jacob Kraemer Tebes, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry

Director, The Consultation Center

Chief Psychologist, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Program Director, NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Substance Abuse Prevention

Research Interests

Community Psychiatry; Philosophy; Primary Prevention; Public Health; Social Change; Social Justice; Program Evaluation; Cultural Diversity; Vulnerable Populations; Resilience, Psychological; Community-Based Participatory Research

Jacob Kraemer Tebes is Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center, and in Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine, and Director of the Division of Prevention and Community Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Executive Director of The Consultation Center. Dr. Tebes also serves as Chief Psychologist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology. He received his B.S. in Psychology from...

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Mary Elizabeth Tinetti, MD

Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Section Chief, Geriatrics

Research Interests

Accidental Falls; Decision Making; Geriatrics; Nursing Homes; Risk Factors

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Kimberly Ann Yonkers, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Director, Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers

Research Interests

Anxiety Disorders; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Mood Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders; Sexual and Gender Disorders

The work of my research group includes investigations into the clinical course, etiopathology and treatment of psychiatric disorders as they occur in women. A major component of this work includes investigations into the occurrence and treatment of illnesses in pregnancy and the postpartum period, and across the menstrual cycle. This area, by its nature, cuts across disciplines and requires psychiatric expertise, as well as knowledge in neuroscience and reproductive biology.

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Douglas Shenson, MD, MPH, MS, MA

Associate Clinical Professor

Research Interests

Humanities; Diseases; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena; Health Care


Dr. Shenson is Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, and Associate Director, Clinical Preventive Services, at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Dr. Shenson also directs Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration (SPARC), a nonprofit agency dedicated to expanding the population-wide use of disease prevention services. As part of his work at SPARC, Dr. Shenson leads the Vote & Vax program, which is developing and testing a national strategy to provide...

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Herbert Yu, MD, PhD

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Liver Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Ovarian Neoplasms; Uterine Neoplasms; Molecular Epidemiology; Gene-Environment Interaction

Dr. Yu is associate professor at Yale School of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, and a molecular epidemiologist with training in medicine, epidemiology, and clinical biochemistry. Dr. Yu has been involved in cancer research for over 20 years, and has had extensive experience in population-based epidemiologic investigation and patient-based clinical studies. Dr. Yu has conducted numerous epidemiologic and clinical research projects, addressing various issues in cancer...

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Edward Arnold Bortnichak, PhD

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Amy S. Darefsky, PhD, MPH

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Brenda Theresa Fenton, PhD

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Lloyd Mathew Mueller, PhD

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Jewel Marie Mullen, MD, MPH

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and in Public Health

As commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Dr. Mullen oversees the state’s leading public health agency. Appointed to this position by Governor Dannel Malloy in December 2010, Dr. Mullen has combined clinical work, research, teaching and administration throughout a career focused on improving the health of all people, especially the underserved.

Prior to joining the department, Dr. Mullen was director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts...

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Elaine O'Keefe

Lecturer in Chronic Diseases

Executive Director, Office of Public Health Practice

Executive Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

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Bernard Schachtel, MD

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Denise Elizabeth Stevens, PhD

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Denise Stevens is President and founder of MATRIX Public Health Solutions (www.matrixphs.com), a small New Haven, Connecticut based public health “think and do organization” that provides technical assistance to governments (local, state, federal), industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and health care systems. She has an international reputation as a leader in health systems change initiatives related to chronic disease. Denise was the Director of Evaluation for Community...

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Peter H Van Ness, PhD, MPH

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Geriatrics) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and in Medicine (Geriatrics)

Co-Director, Biostatistics Core, Yale Program on Aging

Research Interests

Epidemiologic Methods; Religion and Medicine; Research Design; Socioeconomic Factors; Statistics as Topic; Biomedical Research

Dr. Van Ness is a senior biostatistician at the Program on Aging in the Geriatrics Section of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the Co-Director of the Biostatistics Core of the Yale Program on Aging. He specializes in the analysis of categorical and longitudinal data. His research work addresses the statistical challenges arising in clinical research with older study participants, e.g., evaluating instrument reliability, designing small...

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