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From rising sea levels to exposure to toxic chemicals, increasing density of cities to health conditions brought on by climate change, the environment is an integral component of human health. 

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Faculty in Environmental Health

Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Diana Hernández
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Darby Jack
Associate Professor at CUMC
Environmental Health Sciences
Diane Berengere Re
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
David Rosner
Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Deliang Tang
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Frederica Perera
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Greg Freyer
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Joseph Graziano
Emeritus Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology
Julie Herbstman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Jeffrey Shaman
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences (in the International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Earth Institute)
Kim Knowlton
Assistant Clinical Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Manuela Orjuela-Grimm
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics (in the HICCC) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mady Hornig
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Matthew Neidell
Professor
Health Policy and Management
Matthew Perzanowski
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Mary Beth Terry
Professor
Epidemiology (In Environmental Health Sciences)
Mary Gamble
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Norman Kleiman
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Nischay Mishra
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In the Center for Infection and Immunity) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Qixuan Chen
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Regina Santella
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Shakira Suglia
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Tom Hei
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Radiation Oncology
Virginia Rauh
Professor
Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Merlin Chowkwanyun
Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Markus Hilpert
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Andrea Baccarelli
Leon Hess Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ryan Demmer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Brandon Pearson
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Yian Gu
Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences
(in Neurology, Epidemiology, the G.H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute)
Christopher Morrison
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Daniel Freedberg
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine
Jeanette Stingone
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Rupak Shivakoti
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Carole Hutchinson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Tiffany Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Linda Valeri
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Joan Casey
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Dustin Duncan
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Kiros Berhane
Cynthia and Robert Citron-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor
Biostatistics
Maya Deyssenroth
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ka Kahe
Virgil G. Damon Professor
Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jonathan Epstein
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology

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Cowell, W.J., Sjӧdin, A., Jones, R., Wang, Y., Wang, S., & Herbstman, J.B. (2018). Temporal Trends and Developmental Patterns of Plasma Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Concentrations Over a 15-Year Period Between 1998 and 2013. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. View abstract. 

Perera, F., Lin, C., Qu, L., & Tang, D. (2018). Shorter Telomere Length in Cord Blood Associated With Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure: Benefits of Intervention. Environment International. View abstract

Carrión, D., Lee, W.V., & Hernández, D. (2018). Residual Inequity: Assessing the Unintended Consequences of New York City’s Clean Heat Transition. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. View abstract

Pei, S., Kandula, S., Yang, W., & Shaman, J. (2018). Forecasting the Spatial Transmission of Influenza in the United States. PNAS. View abstract.