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Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Co-director, Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

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 Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist

Co-Director, Yale 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 Emeritus of Epidemiology, Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology, and formerly 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 50 years. He is a sometime Research Fellow in Green Templeton College, Oxford University. Professor...

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Mayur Desai, PhD, MPH, FACE

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program

Core Faculty, National Clinician 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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Leah Ferrucci, PhD, MPH

Medical School Recruit - Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Chronic Disease; Diet; Epidemiology; Public Health; Skin Neoplasms; Tanning; Colorectal Neoplasms; Survivors; Metabolomics

Leah M. Ferrucci, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor 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 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 career, Dr. Ferrucci has focused on modifiable cancer risk factors, including nutrition and...

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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; 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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Josephine Hoh, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Research Interests

Environmental Exposure; Environmental Health; Ophthalmology

Josephine Hoh, associate professor in chronic disease epidemiology 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 be ill at one point in life, what the environmental exposures are, and how they can influence an individual’s chance of contracting the disease.

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Melinda 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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Byron Kennedy

Community Mentor

Dr. Kennedy is the Director of Health for the City of New Haven. Trained in preventive medicine, he received all his higher education at Yale. Hehas broad expertise in community-based approaches aimed at improving the health of vulnerable populations. As Health Director, he has worked collaboratively with multiple stakeholder groups from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to promote health and wellness. He has given a number of lectures/presentations to students, medical professionals,...

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Xiaomei Ma, PhD

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 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 has assessed...

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Harvey 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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Shi-Yi Wang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Disease)

Professor Wang’s primary interests focus on outcomes research and decision science. He is interested in combining systematic literature reviews, secondary data analyses, and simulation modeling to examine issues that are critical to clinicians and policy makers’ decision making. He is currently working on several breast cancer projects, including an evaluation of preoperative breast MRI, development of an individualized decision aid to help radiotherapy decision-making, and assessment of...

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Research Scientists

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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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Md. Islam

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Beth Jones, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Assistant Director for Diversity and Health Equity, Yale Cancer Center

Director, Smilow Screening & Prevention Program

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Social Class; Socioeconomic Factors; Epidemiologic Factors; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Minority Health; Health Status Disparities; Healthcare Disparities; Social Determinants of Health; 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. Using a multidisciplinary approach, she has evaluated the role(s) of...

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Erica C Leifheit, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Quality of Health Care; Quality of Life; Stroke

Erica Leifheit is a Research Scientist in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health. Her research interests are in psychosocial, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular epidemiology and outcomes. Dr. Leifheit’s earlier work focused on the relationship of psychosocial factors, such as social support, depression, and stress, to patient-centered outcomes and adherence after acute myocardial infarction. Her current work centers on outcomes after stroke, using...

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Lingeng Lu, MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Aging; Breast Neoplasms; HIV; Immunologic Factors; Insulin-Like Growth Factor II; Ovarian Neoplasms; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Polymorphism, Genetic; Helicobacter pylori; Endometrial Neoplasms; Molecular Epidemiology; Reproductive Medicine; DNA Methylation; Metabolic Syndrome; MicroRNAs; RNA, Long Noncoding

Dr. Lu is currently a Research Scientist  in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Lu’s research focuses on determining the role of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors in the susceptibility and clinical outcome of chronic diseases, particularly human cancer (gynecologic and gastrointestinal cancer), metabolic syndrome, HIV/ADIS, mental and reproductive health. He is now leading the Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory and Shared...

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Alysa Pomer, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Disasters; Menarche; Vanuatu; Obesity; Rural Health; Global Health; Samoa; Reproductive Health

Alysa Pomer is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology in the Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses on health in Pacific Island nations. She is particularly interested in adolescent and reproductive health during population health transition. Dr. Pomer's previous work has included research on secular trends in menarche and psychosocial stress after natural disasters. Her current research investigates the development of chronic disease in...

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Sakinah Carter Suttiratana, PhD, MPH, MBA

Associate Research Scientist

Dr. Suttiratana is a Sociologist of
Health and Illness whose interests include various sociocultural influences on
health. She currently serves as Coordinator for the Yale Cancer Disparities
Firewall Project, a partnership between the Yale School of Public Health and
the Yale Cancer Center. The project aims to improve prevention and screening
behaviors among New Haven residents while building health promotion infrastructure
to benefit local cancer prevention and control. Other research includes a...

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Rong Wang, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Neoplasms; Health Care

Dr. Wang is a cancer epidemiologist who studies the health outcomes and etiology of different types of cancers, especially hematopoietic malignancies.  She is interested in the pattern of care, treatment and cost in older adults. She is also working on traffic exposure and genetic characteristics on the risk of cancer.

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Vincent 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 of 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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Evelyn Hsieh Donroe, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Education; Epidemiology; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Osteoporosis; Rheumatology; Global Health; Women's Health

Dr. Hsieh is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) at Yale. She enjoys caring for patients and teaching on the medical wards at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her areas of academic interest include global health and women's health, with a specific focus on integrating biomedical and behavioral research methods to improve outcomes for rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease in countries in economic transition. Current projects focus on mechanisms,...

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Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH

Richard Sackler and Jonathan Sackler Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Director, Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH, became Director of Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital on January 1, 2017. An internationally recognized expert in gastrointestinal cancers and cancer epidemiology, Dr. Fuchs was previously professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the gastrointestinal oncology division and the Robert T. and Judith B. Hale Chair in Pancreatic Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Thomas M. 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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Cary Gross, MD

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

Director, National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale

Research Interests

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

Dr. Cary Gross
is a Professor of Medicine, and Director of the 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 and treatment. He is a founding Director of Yale’s Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (

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Morgan Levine, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Research Interests

Aging; Algorithms; Demography; Epidemiology; Life Expectancy; Longevity; Genetic Variation; Proportional Hazards Models; DNA Methylation; Computational Biology; Gene Expression Profiling; Gene Regulatory Networks; Biostatistics

Morgan Levine received a Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 2015, under Dr. Eileen Crimmins. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Human Genetics under Dr. Steve Horvath, at UCLA. In 2017, Dr. Levine joined the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Levine’s work relies on a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating theories and methods from statistical genetics, bioinformatics, demography,...

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Elan Louis, MD, MS

Professor of Neurology and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Chief, Division of Movement Disorders

Co-director, Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

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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Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS

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

Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center

Director, Center for Research Engagement

Core Faculty, National Clinician Scholars Program

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, Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center, Director of the Center for Reserach Engagement, Core Faculty in the National Clinician Scholars Program, and Deputy Director at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Nunez-Smith’s research focuses on promoting healthcare equity for vulnerable populations with an emphasis on healthcare...

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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; 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 .

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Mary 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; Risk Factors

Dr. Tinetti is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health and is Chief of Geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine. She is a leading expert in the area of falls and fall injury risk factors identification and prevention. Her current research focus is on clinical decision-making for older adults in the face of multiple health conditions, measuring the net benefit and harms of commonly used medications, and the importance of cross-disease universal health outcomes. She is leading a national effort to...

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Kimberly 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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Anne Marie Jukic, PhD, MSPH

Research Interests

Infertility, Female; Pregnancy; Reproduction; Vitamin D

Dr. Anne Marie Jukic is a perinatal epidemiologist whose research spans the perinatal period, from pre-conception, to pregnancy, to pregnancy outcomes and child health. She is interested in early pregnancy, particularly implantation and early placental development, and the relevance of these events for pregnancy health or child health. Her current research focuses on the role of vitamin D in reproduction, and she has published the first papers describing a link between vitamin D and menstrual...

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Fatma Shebl, MD, PhD, MPH

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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Douglas Shenson, MD, MPH, MS, MA

Associate Clinical Professor

Associate Professor Adjunct, Department of Medicine, General Medicine Section

Research Interests

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

Dr. Shenson is Associate Professor Adjunct, Yale School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Public Health. He is also Associate Director, Clinical Preventive Services, at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Dr. Shenson 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...

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Rachel Stolzenberg-Solomon, PhD, MPH

Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon is a Senior Investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon received a B.S. in nutrition and dietetics at the University of California, Davis in 1984, followed by a dietetic internship and M.Ed. in health science (nutrition) education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and George Peabody School of Education, respectively....

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Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu

Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, also known as a physiatrist. A physiatrist focuses on treating problems with the muscles, joints and nerves without surgery.

Dr. Tuakli-Wosornu specializes in interventional spine and sports medicine treatments, helping people achieve high physical and athletic performance at all stages of life through “holistic mind-body development” and therapies. She approaches her work with a sense of...

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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 adjunct professor at Yale School of Public Health, Department 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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Elaine O'Keefe

Executive Director, Office of Public Health Practice and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Executive Director, Office of Public Health Practice

Executive Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Elaine O'Keefe holds a joint position at the Yale School of Public Health, Executive Director of the Office of Public Health Practice and Executive Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. She developed and co-teaches the Public Health Practicum course (EPH500B). Her primary public health practice and research interests include optimizing effective implementation of HIV prevention and care, improving service delivery and community health impact of governmental public...

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Denise 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 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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