As an epidemiologist with a strong quantitative skill set and experience managing and analyzing large-scale data using a variety of datasets (NHIS, NHANES, among others), Dr. Feinberg recently began a long-term contracting role with the epidemiology group at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health, where she conducts surveillance work to aid our understanding of pain epidemiology. Dr. Feinberg has had training and employment experiences in academia, government, and industry. She has presented research for national and international audiences, and has published several peer-reviewed journal articles related to the use of Complementary Health Approaches (CHAs), including the use of botanical natural products, for chronic pain and other conditions in diverse populations.
Dr. Feinberg completed a Medical Informatics Advanced Fellowship through the Veterans Affairs Center of Innovation for Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education and the Yale School of Medicine Center for Medical Informatics, where she acquired a foundational knowledge of additional statistical and informatics methods to identify the presence of CHA use in patient notes and other unstructured text. Prior to this, Dr. Feinberg completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. While there, she engaged in a variety of nutritional epidemiology research projects. Proficiencies in bench research, clinical trial protocol development and implementation, and community health demonstrate her capacity as a well-rounded public health professional able to identify gaps in bench-to-bedside-to-community science.
Dr. Feinberg enjoys mentoring students. In addition to ongoing collaboration with colleagues at Yale University and other institutions, Dr. Feinberg is currently a lecturer in the Yale University School of Public Health Medical Informatics program, and teaches Botanicals for Pain Management to medical students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In her free time, Dr. Feinberg enjoys exploring nature and foraging for botanicals.