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Epidemiology and Biostatistics Faculty and Staff

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

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics Faculty

  • Amy Auchincloss

    Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6054
    aha27@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Diabetes
    • Global Health or International Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Economics
    • Health Policy
    • Nutrition
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Urban Health

  • Sharrelle Barber

    Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology,
    Director of The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Urban Health Collaborative
    smb483@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Racial/Ethnic Health Inequalities in Cardiovascular Disease
    • Social Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Health Inequalities in Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community-Engaged Research
    • Geography and Health
    • Multilevel Analysis
    • Spatial Analysis and GIS
    • Global Health
    • Urban Health

  • Scarlett Bellamy

    Scarlett Bellamy, ScD

    Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6219
    bellamys@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Clinical Trials
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Health Disparities
    • Infectious Disease
    • Mental health and Behavioral health
    • Reproductive or Sexual Health

  • Zekarias Berhane

    Zekarias Berhane, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6035
    zb26@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cancer
    • Clinical Trials
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Global health and International health
    • Health Disparities
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Urban Health

  • Usama Bilal

    Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD

    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Urban Health Collaborative
    267.359.6378
    ubilal@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Health Disparities
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Urban Health

  • Ana Diez Roux

    Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH

    Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology
    Dean's Office, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Urban Health Collaborative
    267.359.6070
    avd37@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Social determinants of health
    • Neighborhoods and health
    • Race and ethnic health disparities
    • Psychosocial factors and cardiovascular disease
    • Air pollution epidemiology
    • Urban health
    • Multilevel methods
    • Complex systems approaches to population health
    • Health in Latin America

  • Alison Evans

    Alison Evans, ScD

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6078
    Alison.Evans@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cancer
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Immigrant health
    • Infectious Disease
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Reproductive or Sexual health

  • Neal Goldstein

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6126
    ng338@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Data Anaylsis Methods
    • eHealth or mHealth
    • Infectious Disease
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Reproductive or Sexual health
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Statistical Modeling
    • Vaccines and vaccinations
    • Electronic medical records/informatics
    • Translational epidemiology

  • Edward Gracely

    Edward Gracely, PhD

    Associate Professor of Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    215.991.8466
    egracely@drexelmed.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Statistical consulting
    • Biostatistics
    • Multiple comparisons

  • Aritra Halder headshot

    Aritra Halder, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    ah3758@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Bayesian Modeling
    • Spatiotemporal Statistics
    • Spatial Statistics

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    Stephanie Hernandez, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel FIRST Program
    smh483@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Demography
    • Health Disparities
    • LGBT Health Disparities
    • Population Health
    • Minoritization
    • Intersectionality
    • Sexual and Gender Minority Health

  • Jana Hirsch

    Jana A. Hirsch, MES, PhD

    Assistant Research Professor of Epidemiology
    Urban Health Collaborative, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6277
    jah474@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Health Disparities
    • Mental health and Behavioral health
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Urban Health
    • Physical Activity
    • Active Aging and Age-Friendly Neighborhoods

  • Mary Hovinga

    Mary Hovinga, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6055
    hovinga@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cancer
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Maternal and Child Health

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    Jaquelyn (Jackie) Jahn, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity
    jj3222@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Social Epidemiology
    • Structural Racism and Health
    • Quantitative Methods for Health Inequities
    • Urban Health
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Violence and Trauma

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    Jourdyn A. Lawrence, PhD, MSPH

    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel FIRST Program
    jal538@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Structural and Interpersonal Racism
    • Racial/Ethnic Health Inequities
    • Social Epidemiology
    • Urban Health
    • Quantitative Methods for Social Epidemiology
    • Aging and Cognitive Function
    • Embodiment
    • Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Brian Lee, PhD

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6052
    bklee@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Mental health and Behavioral health
    • Neurodevelopment and Neurologic disorders

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    Nora Lee, PhD

    Assistant Research Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6080
    nllee@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Reproductive and Perinatal Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Tobacco Control

  • Félice Lê-Scherban

    Félice Lê-Scherban, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267-359-6178
    f.lescherban@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Health Disparities
    • Immigrant health
    • Life Course
    • Mental health and Behavioral health
    • Urban Health

  • Michael T. LeVasseur

    Michael LeVasseur, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Teaching Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6147
    mtl55@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Health Disparities
    • Infectious Disease
    • Reproductive or Sexual Health

  • Longjian Liu

    Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, FAHA

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6049
    ll85@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Global health or International health
    • Health Disparities
    • Infectious Disease
    • Neurodevelopment and Neurologic disorders
    • Nutrition
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Urban Health
    • Pharmacoepidemiology
    • Air Quality and Urban Health in China
    • Health Failure Epidemiology

  • Gina Lovasi

    Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH

    Dornsife Associate Professor of Urban Health and Associate Dean for Education
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Urban Health Collaborative
    646.761.1362
    gsl45@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Health and Place or Build Environment
    • Health Disparities
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Urban Health
    • Urban Trees and Greenspace
    • Local Retail and Urban Design
    • Transportation, Infrastructure and Policies

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    Tara McAlexander, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Research Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6131
    tpm58@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Nutrition
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Data Analysis Methods, Statistical Modeling
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Occupational Health, Environmental Exposures, Emergency Preparedness
    • Health Disparities

  • Leslie McClure

    Leslie Ain McClure, PhD, MS

    Professor, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6218
    Leslie.A.Mcclure@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Clinical Trials
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Statistical Modeling
    • Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials
    • Statistical Methods for Environmental Epidemiology

  • Yvonne Michael

    Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM

    Professor of Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6064
    ylm23@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Social Epidemiology
    • Epidemiology of Aging
    • Women’s Health
    • Neighborhoods and Health
    • Health Disparities

  • Renee H. Moore headshot

    Reneé H. Moore, PhD

    Research Professor;
    Director of the Biostatistics Scientific Collaboration Center (BSC); and
    Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6341
    rhm55@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Clinical Trials
    • Health Disparities
    • Obesity Prevention

  • Jana Mossey, PhD, MPH, MSN

    Professor Emerita, Epidemiology
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6216
    jm55@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Mental Health
    • Aging
    • Social and Psychiatric

  • Loni Philip Tabb

    Loni Philip Tabb, PhD

    Associate Professor of Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6217
    lpp22@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Health
    • Health Disparities & Inequities
    • Urban Health
    • Violence and Trauma
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Health and Place 
    • Built Environment
    • Bayesian Statistical Methods
    • Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Disease Mapping

  • Harrison Quick

    Harrison Quick, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    hsq23@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
      • Bayesian Inference
      • Spatial Analysis or GIS
      • Data Confidentiality
      • Statistical Modeling
      • Urban Health
      • Occupational Health

    • Lucy Robinson, PhD

      Associate Teaching Professor of Biostatistics
      Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      267.359.6221
      lfr32@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Data Analysis Methods
      • Neurodevelopmnet and Neurologic disorders
      • Spatial Analysis or GIS
      • Statistical Modeling

    • Brisa Sanchez

      Brisa N. Sánchez, PhD

      Dornsife Endowed Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Research
      Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      267.359.6128
      bns48@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Statistical Methods Development
      • Big Data
      • Data Integration
      • Health and Place or Built Environment
      • Development of Mixed Methods
      • Health Disparities
      • Spatial Analysis or GIS
      • Environmental Exposures

    • Ayden Scheim

      Ayden Scheim, PhD

      Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
      Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      267.359.6359
      ais63@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Global health or International health
      • Infectious Disease
      • Substance Use
      • Community Based Participatory Reseach
      • Social Epidemiology
      • Survey Research Methods
      • HIV/AIDS
      • LGBT Health

    • Agus Surachman headshot

      Agus Surachman, PhD, MS

      Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
      Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel FIRST Program
      as5796@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Aging
      • Biopsychosocial Factors of Health
      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Health Disparities
      • Life Course
      • Racial Health Inequalities
      • Renal Disease
      • Socioeconomic Status
      • Stress

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      Thersa Sweet, PhD, MPH

      Associate Professor of Epidemiology
      Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      267.359.6215
      ts36@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Cancer
      • Health Disparities
      • Infectious Diseases

    • Seth Welles

      Seth Welles, PhD, ScD

      Professor of Epidemiology
      Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      267.359.6203
      slw58@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Cancer
      • Clinical Trials
      • Community Engaged Research
      • Data Analysis Methods
      • Global health or International health
      • Health Disparities
      • Infectious Disease
      • Mental health and Behavioral health
      • Reproductive or Sexual Health
      • Statistical Modeling
      • Substance use
      • Violence and Trauma

    • Issa Zakeri

      Issa Zakeri, PhD

      Professor of Biostatistics
      Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      267.359.6220
      issa.f.zakeri@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Data Analysis Methods
      • Statistical Modeling

    Secondary Appointments

    Anneclaire De Roos, PhD, MPH
    Associate Professor
    Dornsife School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental & Occupational Health

    Meera Nair Harhay, MD MSCE
    Associate Professor
    Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Drexel University College of Medicine

    Kristen Lyall, ScD
    Assistant Professor
    A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

    Diana E. Schendel, PhD
    Professor
    A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

    Affiliate Faculty

    José Gabriel Siri, PhD MPH
    Research Fellow
    United Nations University International Institute for Global Health

    Ewa J. Kleczyk, PhD
    Executive Director
    Commercial Effectiveness, Symphony Health Systems

    Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine and Senior Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Godwin Obiri, DrPH, MS
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Director, HIV Surveillance & Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health

    Raynard Washington, PhD, MPH
    Public Health Director
    Mecklenburg County, NC
    Raynard.washington@mecknc.gov

    Department Staff

    Administrative Assistants

    Constance Thompson
    ph: 267.359.6207, cet43@drexel.edu

    Nancy Colon-Anderson
    Administrative support staff for the Chair of the Department (Dr. McClure)
    Ph: 267.359.6204, nanderson@drexel.edu

    Administrative Coordinator

    Shannon Flannery
    ph: 267.359.6065, sf924@drexel.edu

    Sr. Business Administrator

    Georgeanne Bieg, MBA
    Ph: 267.359.6206, glt23@drexel.edu

    Programmer/Analyst

    Yasemin Algur, MPH
    Ph: 267.359.6125, ya383@drexel.edu

    Project Coordinator

    Megan Smith
    Ph: 267.359.6100, mes543@drexel.edu

    Statistician/Data Analyst

    Jeffrey Moore
    Ph: 267.359.6003, jm4657@drexel.edu