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Genetics play a pivotal role in human health that compliments the study of environmental factors of chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and obesity, as well as aging. 

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Faculty in Genetics

Alfred Neugut
Myron M Studner Professor of Cancer Research (in Medicine) and Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
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
Gen Li
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Habibul Ahsan
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Iuliana Ionita-Laza
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jeanine Genkinger
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Julie Herbstman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Joseph Lee
Professor at CUMC
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jing Shen
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
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
Myrna Weissman
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Mary Beth Terry
Professor
Epidemiology (In 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
Paul Brandt-Rauf
Special Lecturer / Professor Emeritus
Environmental Health Sciences
Rita Kukafka
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences and Biomedical Informatics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Robert Klitzman
Professor
Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ruth Ottman
Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Sergievsky Center)
Regina Santella
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ruby Senie
Special Lecturer
Epidemiology
Srikesh Arunajadai
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Shuang Wang
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Tom Hei
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Radiation Oncology
Andrea Baccarelli
Leon Hess Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Victor Grann
Clinical Professor of Emeritus
Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Brandon Pearson
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Daniel Belsky
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In CAC)
Maya Deyssenroth
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences

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Kappil, M., Terry, M.B., Delgado-Cruzata, L., Liao, Y., Santella, R.M. (2016). Mismatch Repair Polymorphisms as Markers of Breast Cancer Prevalence in the Breast Cancer Family Registry. Anticancer Research. View abstract.

Caminiti, C.B., Hesdorffer, D.C., Shostak, S., Goldsmith, J., Sorge, S.T., Winawer, M.R., ... & Ottman, R. (2016). Parents' Interest in Genetic Testing of Their Offspring in Multiplex Epilepsy Families. Epilepsia. View abstract.

Posner, J., Cha, J., Wang, Z., Talati, A., Warner, V., Gerber, A., ... & Weissman, M. (2015). Increased Default Mode Network Connectivity in Individuals at High Familial Risk for Depression. Neuropsychopharmacology. View abstract. 

Klitzman, R. (2015). The need for vigilance in the marketing of genomic tests in psychiatry. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. View abstract

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