2021 Faculty Grants

Ian Lipkin, MD, Center for Infection & Immunity, will receive $3,000,000 over one year from the Skoll Foundation for “Columbia Convalescent Plasma Trial.”

Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, ScD, Environmental Health Sciences, will receive $2,508,769 over five years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for “Air Pollution and Pregnancy Loss.”

Marni Sommer, DrPH, RN, Sociomedical Sciences, will receive $299,905 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for “Support for Global Menstrual Health and Hygiene Monitoring.”

Mary Gamble, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, will receive $1,852,969 over three years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for “Interdisciplinary Approaches for Understanding the Metabolic Effects of Arsenic and Manganese” and $2,623,349 over four years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for “Metabolomic and Nutrigenetic Effects of Folic Acid Supplementation and Unmetabolized Folic Acid.”

Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, will receive $949,566 over five years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for a subaward of “Air Particulate Pollution and Stress: Effects and Mechanisms for Long-term Maternal Obesity Risks.”

Morgan PhilbinPhD, MHS, assistant professor of sociomedical sciences, will receive $551,816 as a 3-year Notice of Award R34 Grant from the National Institutes of Health for "Optimizing HIV Adherence by Developing a Shared Decision Support Tool to Facilitate Women's Choice Between Oral and LAI ART."

The Department of Epidemiology along with the CDC Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention and The Irving Institute’s Implementation Science Initiative granted one-year pilot awards to the following faculty members. The program prioritized applications that focused on promoting health equity and racial justice.

  • Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Jeremy Kane, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, for "Adaptation and piloting of brief interpersonal therapy (IPT) for remote delivery among refugees and other displaced persons in Peru."

  • Yuval Neria, PhD, Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Epidemiology for the study of "Reducing Public Stigma Towards Individuals with Psychosis Across Race and Gender: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Young Adults."

  • Christina Hoven, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology for "The Impact of Race and Other Characteristics on Parent-Teacher Communication: Examining a Critical Mechanism of Change for Implementation and Mental Health Outcomes in Children with Autism."

Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH, associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences, will receive 5-year R01 NIH National Cancer Institute grant titled, “De-Implementation of Mammography Overuse in Older Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women” funded for 1.6 million. Co PIs are Nathalie Moise, and Parisa Tehranifar.

Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, will receive $3,967,867 over five years from the National Institute on Aging for “Blood Mitochondrial DNA Biomarkers of Midlife Cognitive Decline and Adverse Brain Imaging Changes – A Longitudinal Investigation in the CARDIA Population‐based Cohort Study.”

Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, will receive a five-year award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study “Metal Exposure and Early Cardiovascular Risk in Adult E-Cigarette Users."

Mary Beth Terry, PhD, will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of the Army for studying breast cancer risk and “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)". 

Diana Hernandez, PhD, associate professor sociomedical sciences, will receive $3,361,189 over five years from the National Cancer Institute for “A Randomized Controlled Trial to Support Smoke-Free Policy Compliance in Public Housing.”