As an epidemiologist with a strong quantitative skill set and experience managing and analyzing large-scale data research projects 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. Dr. Feinberg has had training and employment experiences in academia, government, and industry and has presented research for national and international audiences. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles related to the use of complementary health approaches, including the use of botanical natural products, for chronic pain and other conditions in diverse populations.
Most recently, 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 complementary health approach 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. Proficiencies in bench research, clinical trial protocol development and implementation, and community health further enhance her role as a public health professional able to identify gaps in bench-to-bedside-to-community science narratives.
In addition to ongoing collaboration with scientists 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.
Education & Training
- PhDWest Virginia University, Epidemiology (2016)