Faculty


Vasiliou, Vasilis

Department Chair

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...

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Deziel, Nicole Cardello

Dr. Nicole Deziel's research is designed to enhance understanding of the interface between exposure to environmental agents and human disease. She is focused on evaluating, improving, and developing exposure estimates for application in environmental epidemiologic studies. She investigates...

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Hoh, Josephine

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Josephine Hoh, associate professor in environmental health sciences and of ophthalmology and visual science, is currently involved in interdisciplinary research to elucidate disease pathophysiology, including how the genetic factors can actually lead individuals who carrying the risk variants to...

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Leaderer, Brian Paul

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and Professor of Forestry And Environmental Studies

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...

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Marks, Lawrence Edward

Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and of Psychology

Lawrence Marks, PhD, and his research group study the ways that sensory systems transduce and process patterns of stimulus energy, and how the resulting information is encoded and represented in perception and cognition. Currently, research focuses on the interactions of cognitive...

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Zhang, Yawei

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Dr. Zhang's research interests focus on two areas: 1) etiology and prognosis of adult malignancies; and 2) risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes. In particular, she has been studying various environmental exposures, lifestyle factors and gene-environment interaction in the etiology and...

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Zheng, Tongzhang

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Tongzhang Zheng is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology. He also holds Adjunct Professor positions at Lanzhou University in China, Dundee University in Great Britain and the Huazhong Science and Technology University in China. He is a Senior Research Scientist with the International...

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Zhu, Yong

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Dr. Yong Zhu is an Associate Professor at Yale University School of Public Health and a co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Zhu's research interests are oriented towards the use of the molecular epidemiological approach in the study of genetic...

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Research Scientists


Chen, Ying

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Gent, Janneane Ferguson

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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...

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Patterson, Victoria Louise

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Yeckel, Catherine Weikart

Associate Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Dr. Yeckel’s research interests focus on physiological mechanisms of human metabolism in health and disease. After completing masters-level work in exercise physiology at the University of Pittsburgh (1989-1993), she continued her study of human metabolism, using exercise as a model, in her...

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Zullo, Alfred J

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Dr. Zullo, a New Haven native, graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Biochemistry. He then went on to receive his Ph.D in Biological Sciences from Purdue University. Dr. Zullo completed post-doctoral training at both the Harvard School of...

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Secondary


Bell, Michelle L.

Professor of Forestry And Environmental Studies and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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...

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Bogucki, Sandy

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Epidemiology (Environmental 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...

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Ettinger, Adrienne S

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Dr. Ettinger’s research focuses on the effects of environmental exposures on reproductive, perinatal, and children's health. She is a formally-trained epidemiologist, and Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, with interdisciplinary training in biostatistics, environmental health...

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Russi, Mark Bernard

Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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...

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Stachenfeld, Nina S

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

My research program address reproductive hormone effects on temperature and body fluid regulation, cardiovascular and autonomic function, and exercise responses.

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Voluntary & Adjunct


Borak, Jonathan Benjamin

Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and of Medicine (General Medicine)

Jonathan Borak is Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University. He received his BA with Honors from Amherst College and earned his MD at New York University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Montreal’s Royal...

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Boyle, Peter

Professor (Adjunct) of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Peter Boylewas born in Glasgow, Scotland, and graduated BSc, PhD and DSc (Med) from the University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellow of the Royal College...

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Lan, Qing

Professor (Adjunct) of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Dr. Lan received her M.D. at Weifang Medical University and her Ph.D. in molecular epidemiology at the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine in Beijing, as part of a joint training program with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,...

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Rothman, Nathaniel

Professor (Adjunct) of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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....

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Lecturers


Aye, Diane Denis

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Canny, Priscilla Forney

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Priscilla (Penny) F. Canny, Ph.D. just retired as the senior vice president for Grantmaking and Strategy at The Community Foundation forGreater New Haven. Dr. Canny led The Community Foundation’s efforts to use community knowledge and information to mobilize giving in the...

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Charnley, Gail

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Dr. Gail Charnley specializes in environmental health risk assessment and risk management science and policy. She has 30 years of experience in the biological, chemical, and social policy aspects of environmental and public health protection, writing and speaking extensively on issues related to...

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Cohen, Howard

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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...

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Dunn, Jan Dotzler

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Durante, Amanda Jean

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Epidemiologist for the City of New Haven Health Department

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Fields, Cheryl

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Cheryl Fields is a Lecturer in Epidemiology & Public Health at Yale University, where she teaches graduate courses in toxicology and risk assessment. She received her BA in biology from New York University and earned her MPH in Environmental Health Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health of...

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Ginsberg, Gary Lee

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...

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Li, DeWei

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Dr. DeWei Li's studies focus on indoor and airborne fungi, and fungal systematics. His research interests include spatial and temporal patterns of airborne fungi, relationships of airborne fungi and air quality, characterization of airborne fungal spores, indoor fungal diversity, sampling...

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McGovern, LTC (RET) Joanne E.

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

LTC (RET) Joanne E. McGovern is a highly decorated combat veteran with over 34 years of experience in disaster and humanitarian assistance operations that span the globe. Upon her retirement from the US Army she became the Chief Operations Officer for the Yale ESF-8 Planning and Response...

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Slade, Martin David

Lecturer in Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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...

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Sparer, Judith A

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Stowe, Meredith H

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Emeritus


Du Bois, Arthur Brooks

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Stolwijk, Jan Adrianas

Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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