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Whether defined by geography, ethnicity, cultural practice, or sexuality, interventions in community settings are among the most visible areas of public health practice.

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Faculty in Community Health

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
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
Alwyn Cohall
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences, Population and Family Health, and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Armstrong
Special Lecturer
Population and Family Health
Bruce Link
Special Lecturer
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Burton Edelstein
Professor
Health Policy and Management and Dentistry (in Community Health) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Beverly Winikoff
Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Carol Caton
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Carolyn Westhoff
Sarah Billinghurst Solomon Professor of Reproductive Health
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dale Hesdorffer
Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernandez
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
David Bell
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
David Rosner
Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Guohua Li
Professor
Epidemiology
Helena Duch
Adjunct Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Heather Greenlee
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Jeffrey Fagan
Professor
Epidemiology
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jessica Justman
Associate Professor
Medicine (in Epidemiology and ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Joyce Pressley
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
John Santelli
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Jennifer Hirsch
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Kim Hopper
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Katharina Janus
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Karolynn Siegel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Linda Cushman
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lauren Houghton
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Lawrence Yang
Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Leslie Davidson
Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lynn Tepper
Clinical Professor
Behavioral Science (In Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry)
Luisa Borrell
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
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
Mary Northridge
Professor
Clinical Sociomedical Sciences (in Dental Medicine)
Magda Schaler-Haynes
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Michael Wessells
Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Marita Murrman
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Maureen Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Marlyn Delva
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Myrna Weissman
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Miriam Rabkin
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (In ICAP) and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Marni Sommer
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Melissa Stockwell
Associate Professor
Pediatrics and Population and Family Health
Mary Beth Terry
Professor
Epidemiology (In Environmental Health Sciences)
Yuval Neria
Professor
Psychology (In Epidemiology and Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Peter Messeri
Professor Emeritus/Special Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Peter Muennig
Professor
Health Policy and Management
Parisa Tehranifar
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Qixuan Chen
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Renee Goodwin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Robert Fullilove
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ruth Finkelstein
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Richard Parker
Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology, Special Research Scientist and Special Lecturer in Sociomedical Sciences
Rita Kukafka
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences and Biomedical Informatics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Rachel Shelton
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Rachel Moresky
Associate Professor
Heilbrunn Population and Family Health
Ruby Senie
Special Lecturer
Epidemiology
Shakira Suglia
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Sandro Galea
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Silvia Martins
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Thelma Mielenz
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Therese McGinn
Professor Emerita
Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
Terry McGovern
Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Virginia Rauh
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Wendy Chavkin
Special Lecturer/ Professor Emerita
Population and Family Health and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Y. Claire Wang
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Esteban Calvo
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in CAC)
Merlin Chowkwanyun
Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Sumit Mohan
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Morgan Philbin
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Helen-Maria Lekas
Associate Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Alastair Ager
Adjunct Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Raygine DiAquoi
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Jeremy Porter
Lecturer
Environmental Health Sciences
Latanya Mapp Frett
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Daniel Giovenco
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Jo Phelan
Special Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Pia Mauro
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Nina Schwalbe
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Sarah Tom
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Gertrude H Sergievsky Center)
Andrea Low
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
S. Patrick Kachur
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Christopher Morrison
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jamie Daw
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Sandra Albrecht
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Goleen Samari
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Seth Prins
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Daniel Belsky
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In CAC)
Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In CAC)
Carole Hutchinson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Vandana Tripathi
Adjunct Associate Professor
Population and Family Health
Tiffany Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Linda Valeri
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Ted Alcorn
Associate
Epidemiology
Kathleen Sikkema
Stephen Smith Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Joan Casey
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Sonali Rajan
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Kara Rudolph
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Dustin Duncan
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Jeremy Kane
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Neetu John
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Kelli Hall
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health
Stephanie Grilo
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Rebecca Sale
Associate
Health Policy and Management

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