Members

Leadership

 

dr._andrea_baccarelli.jpgAndrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD
Director of NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, Leon Hess Professor, and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
Endocrinologist and Environmental Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Aging and Elderly, Healthy Aging and Longevity, Big Data, Child Health and Development, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Disease, Diabetes, Neurological Disease / Disorders, Osteoporosis, Stress, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Toxins, Epigenetics, Urban Health.

 

Matthew Perzanowski, PhDdr._matt_perzanowski.jpg
Deputy Director of NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, Director of the Pilot Projects Program, and Interim Director of the Community Engagement Core, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Pulmonary Epidemiologist


Areas of Research Focus: Child Health and Development, Asthma, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Risk Factors, Molecular Epidemiology, Global Health, Public Health Education, Urban Health.

 
 

dr._pam_factor-litvak.jpgPam Factor-Litvak, PhD
Director of the Study Design and Data Analytics Facility Core, Professor of Epidemiology, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research Resources
Environmental Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Lifecourse epidemiology and endocrine disruptors.

 

dr._regina_santella.jpgRegina Santella, PhD
Director of the Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Biochemist

Areas of Research Focus: Cancer, Oncogenes, Chemical Hazards, Environmental Risk Factors, Molecular Epidemiology, Epigenetics, Gene-Environment Interactions, Genetic Susceptibility.
 

Julie Herbstman, PhD, ScMdr._julie_herbstman.jpg
Director of the Career Development Program and Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental and Molecular Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Aging and Elderly, Breastfeeding, Child Health and Development, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Risk Factors, Environmental Toxins, Molecular Epidemiology, Epigenetics, Maternal Health, Perinatal Epidemiology, Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Urban Health.
 

Steven Chillrud, PhDdr._steve_chillrud.jpg
Director of the Exposure Assessment Facilty Core and Lamont Research Professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Geochemist

Areas of Research Focus: Air and water pollution, Metals exposures, Personal exposure assessment, Geochemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Biogeochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Groundwater Geochemistry, Low Temperature Geochemistry.
 

Full Members

 

dr._alan_brown_6.jpgAlan S. Brown, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry & Epidemiology
Research Psychiatrist

Areas of Research Focus: Large-scale birth cohorts, Prenatal exposures & risk of psychiatric disorders, Autism.

 

dr._alfred_neugut_0.jpgAlfred Neugut, MD, PhD
Myron M. Studner Professor of Cancer Research in Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the CUIMC
Medical Oncologist and Cancer Epidemiologist


Areas of Research Focus: Outcomes Research, Risk Assessment and Communication, Cancer, Cancer Breast, Cancer Colon, Cancer Esophageal and Gastric, Cancer Lung, Cancer Prostate, Cancer Screening, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Genetics, Ethics.

 

dr._allison_kupsco.pngAllison Kupsco, PhD (New 2021)
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Toxicologist and Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Child Health and Development, Environmental Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicity of Heavy Metals, Epigenetics.


 

dr._ana_navas-acien_0.jpgAna Navas-Acien, MD, PhD
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Columbia Superfund Research Program
Physician and Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Aging and Elderly, Clinical Trials, Intervention Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Survival Analysis, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Disease, Diabetes, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Arsenic Exposure, Environmental Epidemiology, Lead Exposure, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicity of Heavy Metals, Water Quality and Access, Obesity, Epigenetics, Gene-Environment Interactions, Genetic Susceptibility, Smoking (Tobacco).

 

Arianna Kim, PhD (New 2021)dr._arianna_kim.jpg
Assistant Professor of Dermatology at CUIMC
Research Scientist


Areas of Research Focus: Understanding the molecular/signaling components that influence cell survival and how these components contribute to the pathological features of human cancer.

 

dr._brandon_pearson.jpgBrandon Pearson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Behavioral Neuroscientist, Cell Biologist,Toxicologist

Areas of Research Focus: Healthy Aging and Longevity, Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neurological Disease / Disorders, Chemical Hazards, Toxicology, Epigenetics, Gene-Environment Interactions, Genetics, Mental Health.

 

Darby Jack, PhDdr._darby_jack.jpg
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Research Focus: Risk Assessment and Communication, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Climate and Health, Environmental Risk Factors, Global Health, Poverty.

 

dr._deliang_tang.jpgDeliang Tang, Md, DrPH
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Molecular Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Child Health and Development, Low Birth Weight, Environmental Risk Factors, Gene-Environment Interactions, Global Health.


 

Diana Hernandez, PhDdr._diana_hernandez.jpg
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Sociologist

Areas of Research Focus: Community Programs and Outreach, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Minority Health, Social Factors in Health, Underserved Populations, Climate and Health, Environmental Risk Factors, Hunger/Food Insecurity, Poverty, Smoking (Tobacco), Urban Health.


 

Diane Re, PhDdr._diane_re.jpg
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Neuroscientist


Areas of Research Focus: Neurological Disease/Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Chemical Hazards, Environmental Risk Factors, Environmental Toxins, Toxicity of Heavy Metals, Toxicology

 

dr._ezra_susser.jpgEzra Susser, MD, DrPH
Director of the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program and Professor of Epidemiology & Psychiatry
Psychiatric Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Child Health and Development, Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Community Programs and Outreach, Discrimination/Bias, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Homelessness, Immigrant Health, Social / Cultural Issues, Underserved Populations, Environmental Risk Factors, Lead Exposure, Molecular Epidemiology, Hunger/Food Insecurity, Nutrition, Epigenetics, Gene-Environment Interactions, Genomics, Global Health, Human Rights, Poverty, Rural Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Reform, History of Public Health, Perinatal Epidemiology, Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Mental Health, Schizophrenia, Life-course Approach to Prevention, Smoking (Tobacco).

 

Frederica Perera, PhD, DrPHdr._frederica_perera.jpg
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Molecular Epidemiologist


Areas of Research Focus: Risk Assessment and Communication, Child Health and Development, Low Birth Weight, Asthma, Cancer, Neurological Disease / Disorders, Environmental Risk Factors, Gene-Environment Interactions, Genetic Susceptibility, Genetics, Global Health, Birth Outcomes.

 

dr._gary_miller.jpgGary Miller, PhD
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Pharmacologist, Toxicologist, Molecular Neuroscientist


Areas of Research Focus: Alzheimer's Disease, Neurological Disease / Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Chemical Hazards, Environmental Risk Factors, Environmental Toxins, Exposomics, Toxicology, Gene-Environment Interactions, Addiction/Drug Abuse.

 

Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MDdr._hiroshi_mitsumoto.jpg
Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology at CUIMC
Neurologist and Physician Scientist

Areas of Research Focus: ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Lou Gehrig's Disease, Neuromuscular Disease, Oxidative stress & genetic-environmental factors.

 

dr._huichen_wu.jpgHuichen Wu, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: DNA methylation markers of breast and liver cancer.


 

Jeanette Stingone, PhD, MPHdr._jeanette_stingone.jpeg
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Pediatric Environmental Epidemiologist


Areas of Research Focus: Data Science, Child Health and Development, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Environmental Epidemiology, Birth Outcomes, Perinatal Epidemiology, Urban Health.

 

Jeanine D'Armiento, MD, PhDdr._jeanine_darmiento.jpg
Professor of Medicine (in Anesthesiology, Physiology & Cellular Biophysics) at CUIMC
Physician Scientist, Molecular Medicine

Areas of Research Focus: Lung disease and MMP biology/animal models.
 

Jeanine Genkinger, PhD, MHSdr._jeanine_genkinger.jpg
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Epidemiologist and Nutritional Scientist

Areas of Research Focus: Longitudinal Studies, Survival Analysis, Cancer, Cancer Ovarian, Cancer Prostate, Chronic Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Epigenetics.

 

Jeffrey Shaman, PhDdr._jeffrey_shaman.jpg
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Climate and Health Program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Geophysicist


Areas of Research Focus: Climate and Health, Emerging Infections, Epidemics, Infectious Disease.

 

dr._joan_casey.jpgJoan Casey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Epidemiologist


Areas of Research Focus: Alzheimer's Disease, E-health, Spatial Analysis, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Social Factors in Health, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Climate and Health, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Risk Factors, Birth Outcomes, Maternal Health, Perinatal Epidemiology, Mental  Health.

 

dr._karen_marder.jpgKaren Marder, MD, MPH
Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology at CUIMC
Physician and Behavioral Neurologist

Areas of Research Focus: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory Loss, Behavioral Disorders, Huntington's Disease.


 

Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD, ScMdr._manuela_orjuela-grimm.jpg
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Pediatrics (in the HICCC) at CUIMC
Molecular Epidemiologist and Pediatric Oncologist

Areas of Research Focus: Child Health and Development, Cancer, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Immigrant Health, Molecular Epidemiology, Hunger/Food Insecurity, Nutrition, Epigenetics, Gene-Environment Interactions, Genetic Susceptibility, Global Health, Poverty.

 

dr._marianthi_kioumourtzoglou.jpgMarianthi Kioumourtzoglou, ScD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Engineer & Environmental Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Big Data, Data Science, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neurological Disease / Disorders, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Climate and Health, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Toxins, Perinatal Epidemiology, Mental Health, Urban Health.

 

Markus Hilpert, PhDdr._markus_hilpert.jpeg

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Civil Engineer


Areas of Research Focus: Cancer, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Chemical Hazards, Environmental Risk Factors, Urban Health.

 

Mary Beth Terry, PhDdr._mary_beth_terry.jpg
Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Longitudinal Studies, Research Design and Methods, Adolescent Health, Cancer, Cancer Breast, Cancer Screening, Community Programs and Outreach, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Women's Health, Environmental Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Genetic Susceptibility, Genetics, Perinatal Epidemiology, Life-course Approach to Prevention.

 

Mary Gamble, PhDdr._mary_gamble.jpg
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Nutritional Biochemist

Areas of Research Focus: Arsenic Exposure, Nutrition, Global Health.


 

dr._maya_deyssenroth.jpgMaya Deyssenroth, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Molecular Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Bioinformatics, Child Health and Development, Environmental Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Genomics, Birth Outcomes, Maternal Health, Perinatal Epidemiology.

 

Muhammad 'Faruque' Parvez, DrPHdr._muhammad_faruque_parvez.jpg
Research Scientist in Environmental Health Sciences
Public Health Researchers in International Programs


Areas of Research Focus: Metals, air pollution, molecular toxicology & immune function.

 

 

R. Graham Barr, MD, DrPHdr._graham_barr_0.jpg
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Physician Scientist and Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Air pollution & cardiopulmonary disease, Longitudinal Studies, Research Design and Methods.


 

Ronald Wapner, MDdr._ronald_wapner.jpg
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUIMC
Physician Scientist and OBGYN


Areas of Research Focus: Multi-center trials, environmental exposures & child health development, fetal anomalies, genetic testing, fetal testing, preterm birth prevention.

 

Sen Pei, PhD (New 2021)dr._sen_pei.jpg
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Biostatistician

Areas of Research Focus: Bayesian Methods, Epidemics, Infectious Disease.


 

Tom Hei, PhDdr._tom_hei.jpg
Professor of Radiation Oncology & Environmental Health Sciences (in the Center for Radiologic Research)
Radiation and Environmental Cancer Expert

Areas of Research Focus: Extracellular effects of ionizing radiation, Asbestos, Arsenic, Radon, Lung cancer, Animal models.

 

Virginia Rauh, PhDdr._virginia_rauh.jpg
Professor of Population & Family Health
Perinatal Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Child Health and Development, Low Birth Weight, Minority Health, Social / Cultural Issues, Social Epidemiology, Environmental Risk Factors, Birth Outcomes, Perinatal Epidemiology.

 

Ying Wei, PhDdr._ying_wei.jpg
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Biostatistician

Areas of Research Focus: Biostatistics, Quantile regression, Longitudinal studies.
 

de8 [at] columbia.edu (David Evans, PhD)
Professor of Emeritus of Sociomedical Sciences (in Pediatrics) at CUIMC
Social Scientist


Areas of Research Focus: Asthma self-management education, community engagement.

 

Associate Members

 

dr._adana_llanos.jpgAdana Llanos, PhD, MPH (New 2021)
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Cancer and Molecular Epidemiologist


Areas of Research Focus: Cancer, Cancer Breast, Cancer--Chemical/Environmental Causes, Stress, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Minority Health, Underserved Populations, Environmental Risk Factors, Molecular Epidemiology, Obesity, Epigenetics, Genetics.

 

Amy Margolis, MDdr._amy_margolis.jpg
Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUIMC Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Areas of Research Focus: Children's health, Neurotoxicants, Learning disorders.
 

 

dr._beizhan_yan.jpgBeizhan Yan, PhD
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Geochemist

Areas of Research Focus: Biogemochemistry, environmental bioremediation.

 

Cecilia Sorensen, MD (New 2021)dr._cecilia_sorensen.jpg
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Medicine at the CUIMC and Director of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
Emergency Medicine Physician Investigator

Areas of Research Focus: Community-Based Healthcare, Women's Health, Climate and Health, Global Health, Refugee Health, Health Worker Education, Physician Education, Public Health Education.

 

Greg Freyer, PhDdr._greg_freyer.jpg
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Molecular Biologist and Biochemist

Areas of Research Focus: Cancer, Oncogenes, Oncoproteins, Radiation Exposure, Gene-Environment Interactions, Genetic Susceptibility, Genetics.

 

Jasmine McDonald, PhDdr._jasmine_mcdonald.jpg
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Longitudinal Studies, Adolescent Health, Breastfeeding, Child Health and Development, Cancer Breast, Chronic Disease, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Minority Health, Women's Health, Environmental Risk Factors, Molecular Epidemiology, Epigenetics, Gene-Environment Interactions, Infectious Disease, Life-course Approach to Prevention, Risk Factors.

 

Kathrin Schilling, PhD (New 2021)dr._kathrin_schilling.jpg
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Isotope Geochemist


Areas of Research Focus: Cancer, Cancer--Chemical/Environmental Causes, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Chemical Hazards, Climate and Health, Environmental Toxins, Toxicity of Heavy Metals, Water Quality and Access
 

dr._lewis_ziska.jpgLewis Ziska, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Plant Physiologist


Areas of Research Focus: Climate change and rising carbon dioxide that address: agriculture and food security; invasive species; and plant biology and public health.

 

dr._linda_valeri.jpgLinda Valeri, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Biostatistician

Areas of Research Focus: Data Science, Longitudinal Studies, Missing Data, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Environmental Epidemiology, Mental Health, Schizophrenia.

 

Lynn Petukhova, PhD (New 2021)dr._lynn_petukhova.jpg
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Genetic Epidemiologist

Areas of Research Focus: Rare skin diseases, Exome sequencing, Genetic polymorphisms, Translational research.
 

 

dr._matthew_neidell.jpgMatthew Neidell, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Health Economist

Areas of Research Focus: Research Design and Methods, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Climate and Health, Healthcare Economics.

 

Norman Kleiman, PhDdr._norman_kleiman.jpg

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Molecular Biologist/Ophthalmology


Areas of Research Focus: Aging and Elderly, Cancer, Cancer--Chemical/Environmental Causes, Arsenic Exposure, Chemical Hazards, Environmental Risk Factors, Environmental Toxins, Radiation Exposure, Toxicity of Heavy Metals, Toxicology, Epigenetics, Gene-Environment Interactions, Genetic Susceptibility, Genetics, Genomics, Public Health Education.
 

Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD, MSdr._stephanie_lovinsky-desir.jpg
Director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and Assistant Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology
Physician Scientist and Pediatric Pulmonologist

Areas of Research Focus: Children's respiratory health, Asthma, Physical activity, Air pollution.

 

dr._tiffany_sanchez_1.pngTiffany Sanchez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental and Molecular Epidemiologist

 

Areas of Research Focus: Big Data, Data Science, Longitudinal Studies, Multilevel Modeling, Chronic Disease, Underserved Populations, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Arsenic Exposure, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Risk Factors, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicity of Heavy Metals, Water Quality and Access, Global Health, Smoking (Tobacco).
 

Administration/Technicians/Biostatistical Support Staff

Richard Buchsbaum
Qixuan Chen
Bin Cheng
Carolina Montes Garcia
Irina Gurvich
Nancy LoIacono
Jeremy Porter
Peggy Shepard (WE ACT)
Vesna Slavkovich
Seamus Thompson
Wei-Yann Tsai
Shuang Wang