Department Chair and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences) 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...
Paul T. Anastas is the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment. He has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Chemical Engineering. In addition, Prof. Anastas serves as the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale. Anastas took public service leave from Yale to serve as the Assistant Administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency and...
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)
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. Focus areas include pesticides, mixtures of persistent organic pollutants, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Dr. Deziel is also investigating the potential...
Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)
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 Sciences) 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,...
Acetaminophen; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity; Child Development; Environmental Pollutants; Models, Statistical; Causality; Pharmacoepidemiology; Endocrine Disruptors; Pediatric Obesity; Autism Spectrum Disorder
Exposure to air pollution is unavoidable and ranks in the top ten global health risks attributable to non-communicable diseases. The goal of my work is to understand the relationship between exposure to complex mixtures of air pollutants and disease. Research in my laboratory is focused on developing novel analytical approaches to characterise personal environmental exposures to understand how these pollutant exposures can adversely affect health. My group uses mass spectrometry techniques to...
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Environmental Exposure; Health Policy; Peer Review; Product Surveillance, Postmarketing; United States Food and Drug Administration; Reproducibility of Results; Epidemiologic Research Design; Bias; Conflict of Interest; Drug Approval; Meta-Analysis; Pharmacoepidemiology; Climate Change
Dr. Wallach’s research focuses on evaluating and improving research practices. His primary area of research, known as meta-research (i.e., the study of research itself), includes the key thematic areas of research methods, reporting/transparency, and reproducibility. Dr. Wallach’s research interests include meta-analytical methodology, evaluating study biases, clinical trial design/conduct, pharmacoepidemiology, and regulatory science. His work with the Collaboration for Research Integrity and...
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 Sciences)
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 (Environmental Health Sciences)
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 Sciences)
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 in Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)
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 in Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)
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...
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.
She is a Professor of Environmental Health at the Yale University with secondary appointments at the and the . She is the recipient of the Prince Albert II de...
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 has held several positions of leadership in the Fire Service and EMS communities. She chaired the NFPA 1582 Task Group, and remains a principal member of the NFPA 1500 Technical Committee; she served on the Board of Visitors of the National Fire Academy, and conducted on-site investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths...
Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics
Chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology
DNA Repair; Genetics; Radiation; Mutagenesis; Gene Targeting; Radiation Oncology; Recombinational DNA Repair
Radiation oncologist Peter M. Glazer, MD, PhD, is the chair of the Department of Therapeutic Radiology. He has dedicated his career to helping cancer patients receive the highest quality of care available in a supportive environment.
“When patients are undergoing radiotherapy for cancer, it can be a sensitive and challenging time for them and their families,” he says. “Our team does everything possible to keep our patients safe and comfortable throughout treatment.”
Dr. Glazer makes it his...
Henry P. Becton Sr. Professor of Engineering
Jaehong Kim is currently Professor and Chair of Chemical and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University. Prior to joining Yale University in 2013, he was the Georgia Power Distinguished Professor and the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Seoul National University in...
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 and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)
Director of Sustainability, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences
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
Jodi Sherman is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences and Affiliate Faculty of the Climate Change and Health Initiative at the Yale School of Public Health, and Director of Sustainability in Anesthesiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized researcher in the emerging field of sustainability in clinical care. Her research interest is in life cycle...
Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and of Therapeutic Radiology and of Epidemiology
Biochemistry; Biophysics; DNA Repair; Radiation Oncology; Homologous Recombination; DNA End-Joining Repair
I have a strong commitment toward understanding how yeast and human cells engage homologous recombination (HR) as tool in eliminating DNA breaks and crosslinks. As first defined in S. cerevisiae, HR is mediated by genes of the RAD52 epistasis group. The efficiency of HR catalyzed by the RAD51 recombinase is regulated by the tumor suppressors BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, and BLM and by components of the Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway of DNA damage response/repair in humans, providing compelling evidence...
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...
Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health), Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Ginsberg is the director of the Center for Environmental Health for the New York State Dept of Health and has a Clinical Professor appointment 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,...
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Autonomic Nervous System; Adipose Tissue, Brown; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Insulin Resistance; Obesity; Romania; Metabolic Syndrome
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 Edward has been a basic sciences researcher since 2000. He has been involved in clinical trials management since 2005. Dr Edward is registered as a professional natural scientist, which allows him to have a broad focus in the biological sciences. He has a good understanding of working with various donors and delivering various projects simultaneously. Dr Edward is passionate about building clinical research capacity in South Africa and strives to achieve efficiencies in all facets of...
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...
Chelsea Austin serves as an adaptation design and evaluation consultant to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Climate Ready States and Cities Initiative. She has previously completed an Evaluation Fellowship with the CDC focused on food and water safety, environmental health surveillance, and health education programming. Her background expertise is in participatory program planning and evaluation, theory-driven program design, and project management. She earned her Master’s in...
Andrea L. Boissevain, MPH has served as the Director of Health for Town of Stratford since 2010. She has more than 25 years of multi-agency experience in addressing public health issues, evaluating human health risks and communicating the associated complexities to a wide variety of audiences. Prior to joining the local health department, Ms. Boissevain served as the department’s technical advisor for nearly 13 years on myriad issues pertaining to the federal Raymark Superfund clean-up...
Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Dr. Canny has extensive experience as a nonprofit leader 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 until 2014. 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...
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,...
Kathryn Conlon is an epidemiologist in the Climate and Health Program at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research leverages epidemiology, climate science, land use planning, and statistics to study current and future climate-related exposures and health outcomes. Her most recent projects involve working closely with state and local jurisdictions to build an evidence base of public health interventions for adapting to climate change. Dr. Conlon earned her PhD in...
Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian and Lecturer in Epidemiology
Bioinformatics Support, Fellow of Ezra Stiles College, Medical Library
Information Science; Diseases; Chemicals and Drugs
Rolando oversees the Yale Medical Library Bioinformatics Support Program and is Lecturer in Epidemiology for the Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Department, Yale School of Public Health. This end-user-centered bioinformatics program provides resources, training, consultations, and collaboration to the biomedical sciences researchers at Yale including finding, retrieving, analyzing and sharing molecular datasets. After obtaining his B.S. in Biology at the University of Havana, Cuba, he...
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 of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Michael Pascucilla was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Health for the East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) in 2010, which serves the Towns of Branford, East Haven and North Branford, Connecticut. Prior to ESDHD, he served as the Assistant Director of Health for the City of Hartford, Department of Health & Human Services, and past positions include the University of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Health & Safety, Yale University, Department of...
Connie Roser-Renouf is an Associate Research Professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. Her research focuses on understanding how diverse publics interpret and respond to information on the issue of climate change. The objective of this research is the identification of effective communication strategies to inform and engage audiences.
Connie earned her PhD in Communication Research at Stanford University in 1986. Prior to joining the Center at George...
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...
Kristin Timm is a doctoral student in Science Communication and a research assistant at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. Broadly, her research interests include how climate change is represented in the media and the processes of making climate science easier to use for decision making. Prior to attending George Mason University, Kristin spent a decade working in science and environmental communications. She has a MSc in Science Communication and BA in...
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 and Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)
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.
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 1982-1989.