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Faculty in Global Health

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Anne Paxton
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bin Cheng
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Batya Elul
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center
Burton Edelstein
Professor Emeritus
Dental Medicine (Pediatric Dentistry) and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bhaven Sampat
Professor
Health Policy and Management
Christina Hoven
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Cassie Landers
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernández
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
David Hoos
Associate Research Scientist
ICAP
Darby Jack
Associate Professor at CUMC
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
Helena Duch
Adjunct Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Iuliana Ionita-Laza
Professor
Biostatistics
Ian McKeague
Professor
Biostatistics
Jeffrey Fagan
Professor
Epidemiology
Joseph Graziano
Emeritus Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology
Joseph Lee
Professor at CUMC
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeanne Stellman
Professor Emerita
Health Policy and Management
Jeffrey Sachs
Professor
Health Policy and Management
John Santelli
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Jennifer Hirsch
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Jeri Nieves
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Katharina Janus
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lauren Houghton
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Louise Kuhn
Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center)
Leslie Davidson
Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lynn Freedman
Professor
Population and Family Health 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
Maureen Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Matthew Perzanowski
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Miriam Rabkin
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (In ICAP) and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Marni Sommer
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Mary Gamble
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Peter Muennig
Professor
Health Policy and Management
Paul Wilson
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Richard Parker
Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology, Special Research Scientist and Special Lecturer in Sociomedical Sciences
Robert Klitzman
Professor
Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ruth Ottman
Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Sergievsky Center)
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Rachel Moresky
Associate Professor
Heilbrunn Population and Family Health
Sandro Galea
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Susan Michaels-Strasser
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Salim Abdool Karim
Caprisa Professor for Global Health
in Epidemiology
Stephen Morse
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
Wendy Chavkin
Special Lecturer/ Professor Emerita
Population and Family Health and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wafaa El-Sadr
University Professor, Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health
Epidemiology (In ICAP)
Esteban Calvo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in CAC)
Vegard Skirbekk
Professor
Population and Family Health (In the Columbia Aging Center)
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Chloe Teasdale
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Helen-Maria Lekas
Associate Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Max O'Donnell
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine
Alastair Ager
Adjunct Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Latanya Mapp Frett
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Annika Sweetland
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences (In Psychiatry)
Peter Taback
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Micaela Martinez
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Nina Schwalbe
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Andrea Low
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Matthew Lamb
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
Asha Saxena
Adjunct Professor
Health Policy and Management
Rupak Shivakoti
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Goleen Samari
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Vandana Tripathi
Adjunct Associate Professor
Population and Family Health
Sara Casey
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Janna Metzler
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Michael Phillips
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Tiffany Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Kathleen Sikkema
Stephen Smith Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Abigail Greenleaf
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center (at ICAP)
Dustin Duncan
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Jeremy Kane
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Kiros Berhane
Cynthia and Robert Citron-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor
Biostatistics
Jonathan Epstein
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Mary Clare Lennon
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences

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