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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff in the Environmental and Occupational Health department are listed below. You can also filter faculty by research interest in the Research section.

Department Faculty

  • Sherry Brandt-Rauf

    Sherry Brandt-Rauf, MPhil, JD

    Associate Teaching Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6134
    sib34@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Policy
    • Occupational Health
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Health Disparities
    • Public Health Law

  • Igor Burstyn

    Igor Burstyn, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6062
    igor.burstyn@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cancer
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Statistical Modeling
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Mental Health and Behavioral Health
    • Neurodevelopment and Neurologic Disorders
    • Occupational Health
    • Asthma and COPD
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Risk Assessment
    • Epidemiology
    • Bayesian Statistics

  • Esther Chernak

    Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP

    Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6038
    dec48@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
    • Infectious Disease
    • Medicine and Public Health
    • Public Health Practice
    • Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication

  • Jane Clougherty

    Jane Clougherty, MSc, ScD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
    267-359-6072
    jec373@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Health Disparities
    • Urban Health
    • Violence and Trauma
    • Air Pollution
    • Chronic Stress
    • Environmental Epidemiology
    • Exposure Science
    • Gender Analysis
    • Multiple Exposures
    • Social Epidemiology
    • Spatial Analysis/Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Violence Exposures

  • De Roos

    Anneclaire De Roos, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6090
    ajd335@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Occupational Health
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Urban Health
    • Pesticides
    • Risk Assessment
    • Drinking Water
    • Green Landscape in Cities

  • Jerry Fagliano

    Jerry Fagliano, MPH, PhD

    Associate Clinical Professor and Chair
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6265
    jaf387@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Public Health Practice
    • Health Disparities
    • Climate Change

  • Arthur Frank

    Arthur Frank, MD, PhD

    Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6048
    alf26@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cancer
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Global or International Health
    • History of Public Health
    • Occupational Health
    • Agricultural Safety and Health
    • Toxicology
    • Environmental Justice

  • Tom Hipper

    Tom Hipper, MSPH, MA

    Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6044
    tjh87@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Crisis Communication
    • Risk Communication
    • Health Communication
    • Public Health Preparedness
    • Emergency Management
    • Social Media

  • Tran Huynh

    Tran Huynh, PhD, MPH, CIH

    Assistant Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6083
    tbh38@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Community Engaged Research
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Statistical Modeling
    • Immigrant Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Occupational Health
    • Workplace Health Interventions
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Bayesian Statistics
    • Exposure Assessment
    • Epidemiology

  • Alex Quistberg

    Alex Quistberg, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Research Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health, Urban Health Collaborative
    267.359.6297
    daq26@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Global Health or International Health
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Health Disparities
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Urban Health
    • Intentional/Violent Injury and Trauma
    • Unintentional Injury and Trauma

  • Headshot of Leah Schinasi

    Leah Schinasi, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6134
    lhs36@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Cancer
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Occupational Health
    • Urban Health
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Environmental Justice
    • Environmental Epidemiology
    • Climate Change

  • Jennifer Taylor

    Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS

    Arthur L. and Joanne B. Frank Professor,
    Director of the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST)
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6060
    jat65@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Community Engaged Research
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Healthcare Administration and Management
    • Health Services Research
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Policy
    • Mental Health or Behavioral Health
    • Occupational Health
    • Public Health Practice
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Urban Health
    • Violence and Trauma

Affiliate Faculty

Jessica Caum, MPH, MA (CV)
Program Manager, Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Carol Ann Gross-Davis, PhD, MS (CV)
Environmental Scientist, Air Quality Analysis Branch, Region 3
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Judith Klotz, DrPH (CV)
Environmental Epidemiologist (Retired)

Michelle Kondo, PhD (CV)
Research Social Scientist
USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Qamar Rahman, PhD, MSc (CV)
Dean, Research Science & Technology
Amity University, Lucknow, India

Nicole Weber, MPH, CHES (CV)
Consultant in Global Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Smathers, MPH (CV)
System Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Department Staff

Michelle Doyle, MS
michelle.a.doyle@drexel.edu
Senior Business Administrator

Carolyn Jackson
carolyn.jackson@drexel.edu
Administrative Assistant

Duong (Tina) Nguyen, MPH
dtn53@drexel.edu
Program Manager

Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST)

Andrea Davis, MPH, CPH
andrea.l.davis@drexel.edu
Senior Project Manager

Alexandra Trautman-Fisher, MPH