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Epidemiology Faculty

Connect with Epidemiology faculty at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health.

Learn more about faculty research interests and their expert topics. You can also filter all faculty by research interest in the Research section.

  • 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

  • Usama Bilal

    Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD

    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative
    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

    Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Urban Health Collaborative
    Department of 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

  • 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

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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

    Associate 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

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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

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    Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH

    Interim Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health and Dornsife Associate Professor of Urban Health
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Urban Health Collaborative
    646.761.1362
    gsl45@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Health and Place or Built 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

  • Yvonne Michael

    Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM

    Professor of Epidemiology and Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6064
    ylm23@drexel.edu

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

  • 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

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    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