Faculty Research Labs and Programs

Our award-winning faculty works across disciplines to advance health equity through cutting-edge research, with approaches that include basic science research, epidemiological studies, data science, randomized controlled trials, ethnographic surveys, longitudinal studies, toxicology, and microbial surveillance.

  • Explores the causes of asthma development and exacerbations that resulted in the stark disparities in asthma prevalence and morbidity seen in lower-income neighborhoods in New York City. (wet lab)

  • Our research sits at the intersection of public health, genomics, and the population and behavioral sciences.

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  • Provides an extensive variety of analytical services that range from ELISA assays and microRNA analysis, to library preparations for massive parallel sequencing. (wet lab)

  • The BEH Research Group is an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers who study how neighborhood environments influence health.

  • Explores the environmental factors that may contribute to the development of adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases by utilizing human biomarker and experimental model studies. (wet lab)

  • The lab focuses on advanced analytical and statistical methods to problems related to population health particularly related to the aging process.

  • Studies clean energy transitions, with a focus on household air pollution in resource-limited settings. (dry lab)

  • Explores the functional role of the placenta in conveying the effects of intrauterine exposures on early childhood health. (wet lab)

  • Explores the effects of arsenic exposure and one carbon metabolism. (wet lab)

  • Dr. Wenpin Hou is particularly interested in developing methods for spatio-temporal patterns in single-cell and spatial genomics and epigenomics data.

  • Focuses on preventing infection by inactivating SARS-CoV-2 infection and understanding the immunological response. (wet lab)

  • Examines the impact of environmental exposures on molecular and epigenetic biomarkers in human populations, and the associations of those biomarkers with child and adult health. (wet and dry lab)

  • Explores environmental exposures and subsequent health outcomes. (wet lab)

  • Dr. Liu's research interests are: Causal Inference, Machine (deep) Learning, Statistical Genetics and Genomics.

  • The research in the Llanos Lab investigates the social and biological determinants and sociobiologic mechanisms that contribute to poorer cancer outcomes in diverse populations.

  • Explores methodological issues in environmental epidemiology. (dry lab)

  • Explores the interface between hydrology, environmental engineering, and environmental health. (dry lab)

  • The exposome concept highlights the importance of environmental factors in disease development.

  • Studies the relationship between metal exposures (arsenic, mercury, lead) and related disease, and on assesses population-level metal exposures using biological and environmental monitoring. (dry lab)

  • Studies the impact of complex environmental stressors during development and across the life course. (wet lab)

  • Explores the environmental, social, and ecological determinants of infectious diseases using mathematical and statistical techniques. (dry lab)

  • The Postpartum Assessment of Health Survey (PAHS) is the first large-scale U.S. data collection effort on the health and wellbeing of postpartum people and families in the year after a child is born.

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  • I am an epidemiologist with research interests in developing and applying causal inference methods to understand social and contextual influences on mental health, substance use, and violence.

  • Studies how metals and other environmental exposures affect lung disease development and identifies molecular signatures of environmental-related lung disease using a multi-omics approach. (dry lab)

  • Explores the environmental determinants of health with a strong focus on infectious disease. (dry lab)

  • Explores climate-related exposures, public health and equity through quantitative research, led by Dr. Robbie M. Parks. (dry lab)

  • Provides consultation to investigators for metals analysis, provides clean supplies for collecting biospecimens, and enables members to precisely measure a broad range of metal biomarkers. (wet lab)

  • The VIBE Research Lab uses a public health equity lens to study maternal and child inequities.

  • Explores the effects of climate and carbon dioxide on food systems, including nutrition, safety and pest pressures, in the context of hunger. (dry lab)