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Preventing persistent illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and obesity, and improving quality of life for those who face them, are core objectives of public health research and practice. 

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Faculty in Chronic Disease

Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Alfred Neugut
Myron M Studner Professor of Cancer Research (in Medicine) and Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Alan Brown
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Link
Special Lecturer \ Professor of Emeritus
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Benjamin Lebwohl
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor
Medicine and Assistant Professor Epidemiology
Bruce Levin
Professor
Biostatistics
Codruta Chiuzan
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Christina Hoven
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Carolyn Westhoff
Professor
Epidemiology and Population and Family Health at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center
Dale Hesdorffer
Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernandez
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Diane Berengere Re
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Frederica Perera
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Greg Freyer
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Habibul Ahsan
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Heather Greenlee
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Iuliana Ionita-Laza
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jeanine Genkinger
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Joseph Lee
Professor at CUMC
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeanne Stellman
Professor Emerita
Health Policy and Management
Judith Jacobson
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Jeri Nieves
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Karolynn Siegel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lauren Houghton
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Leslie Davidson
Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lynn Tepper
Clinical Professor
Behavioral Science (In Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry)
Melanie Gold
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Manuela Orjuela-Grimm
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics (in the HICCC) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Moise Desvarieux
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Mark Hatzenbuehler
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Myrna Weissman
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Matthew Perzanowski
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Miriam Rabkin
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (In ICAP) and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mary Beth Terry
Professor
Epidemiology (In Environmental Health Sciences)
Nischay Mishra
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In the Center for Infection and Immunity) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Nicole Schupf
Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology, Psychiatry, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, and the Taub Institute) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Neil Schluger
Professor
Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yuval Neria
Professor
Psychology (In Epidemiology and Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Parisa Tehranifar
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Paul Brandt-Rauf
Special Lecturer / Professor Emeritus
Environmental Health Sciences
Renee Goodwin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Rita Kukafka
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences and Biomedical Informatics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ruth Ottman
Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Sergievsky Center)
Regina Santella
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Rachel Shelton
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Ruby Senie
Special Lecturer
Epidemiology
Srikesh Arunajadai
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Sara Abiola
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Shakira Suglia
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Sandro Galea
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Tai-Tsang Chen
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Thelma Mielenz
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Tom Hei
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Radiation Oncology
Ursula M. Staudinger
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Willard Hauser
Professor Emeritus
Epidemiology and Neurology (in the Sergievsky Center)
W. Ian Lipkin
John Snow Professor
Epidemiology, Professor of Neurology and Pathology and Cell Biology
William Friedewald
Professor Emeritus
Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Y. Claire Wang
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Sumit Mohan
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
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
Daniel Giovenco
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Victor Grann
Clinical Professor of Emeritus
Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Ryan Demmer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Brandon Pearson
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Amelia Boehme
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In Neurology and in the Sergievsky Center)
Elena Ladas
Sid and Helaine Lerner Associate Professor for Global Integrative Medicine
(in Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and in the Institute of Human Nutrition) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Xiaoyu Che
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics (In the Center for Infection and Immunity) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yian Gu
Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences
(in Neurology, Epidemiology, the G.H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute)
Sandra Albrecht
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jeanette Stingone
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Daniel Belsky
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In CAC)
Carole Hutchinson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Priya Palta
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Assistant Professor of Medical Science (In Medicine)
Tiffany Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Elena Elkin
Professor
Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Jeremy Kane
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Kiros Berhane
Cynthia and Robert Citron-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor
Biostatistics
Ka Kahe
Virgil G. Damon Professor
Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology

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