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Urban Health

With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, healthy cities are a priority now more than ever before. For an in-depth look, see Columbia Urban Health.

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Faculty in Urban Health

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Alfredo Morabia
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Alwyn Cohall
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences, Population and Family Health, and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Cassie Landers
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernandez
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
David Rosner
Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Julie Herbstman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Joyce Pressley
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jack Wheeler
Senior Lecturer
Health Policy and Management
Mary Northridge
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Matthew Perzanowski
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Melissa Stockwell
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Peter Messeri
Special Research Scientist / Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Parisa Tehranifar
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Robert Fullilove
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Richard Parker
Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology, Special Research Scientist and Special Lecturer in Sociomedical Sciences
Rachel Shelton
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Stephen Morse
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Silvia Martins
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Thelma Mielenz
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ursula M. Staudinger
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Markus Hilpert
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Morgan Philbin
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrea Baccarelli
Leon Hess Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Raygine DiAquoi
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Charles Branas
Gelman Endowed Professor
Epidemiology
Pia Mauro
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Christopher Morrison
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jeanette Stingone
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Carole Hutchinson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Kara Rudolph
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Dustin Duncan
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Kiros Berhane
Cynthia and Robert Citron-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor
Biostatistics

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