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Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health Faculty

The Dornsife School of Public Health’s award-winning faculty are focused on research and practice in urban, community, and global public health. Faculty engage with an extensive set of local and global partners who share a commitment to improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities and promoting health in all policies.

Faculty ensure that students have the opportunities and experiences to help them succeed in their career, whether they choose public health practice, policy development, or research. They teach from a curriculum that continues to evolve to fit the changing needs of our students and the world they will work in.

Our faculty frequently provide interviews to the media to meet the demand for informed public health research and analysis of current events.

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  • Joe Amon

    Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH

    Clinical Professor and Director of the Office of Global Health
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6227
    jja88@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Global health or International health
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Policy
    • Infectious Disease
    • Mixed Methods
    • Public Health Ethics

  • Adaobi Anakwe headshot

    Adaobi Anakwe, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    aga56@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Black Paternal Health
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Community-Based Participatory Research
    • Health Disparities
    • Racial and Ethnic Health Inequalities
    • Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Sandra Bloom

    Sandra Bloom, MD

    Associate Professor
    Health Management and Policy; Co-Founder of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
    267.359.6012
    slb79@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Violence and Trauma
    • Public Health Practice
    • Substance Use
    • Mental health and Behavioral health
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Healthcare Administration and Management
    • Community Engaged Research

  • 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

  • Jennifer Breaux

    Jennifer Breaux, DrPH, MPH, CHES

    Associate Teaching Professor, Director of Undergraduate Education
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6086
    jrb43@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Maternal and child health
    • Child and maternal health
    • Community health
    • Human rights

  • Darryl Brown

    Darryl Brown, PhD

    Associate Teaching Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    267.359.6023
    drb48@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Services Research
    • Healthcare Administration and Management
    • Patient Reported Outcomes
    • Health Disparities
    • Pharmacoeconomics
    • Managed Care
    • Urban Health

  • James W. Buehler

    James Buehler, MD

    Teaching Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    267.359.6019
    james.buehler@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Policy
    • Urban Health
    • Public Health Practice
    • Public Health & Health Care Interface

  • Igor Burstyn

    Igor Burstyn, PhD

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

    Research Interests:
    • Epidemiologic Methods
    • Statistical Modeling
    • Occupational Health
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Mental Health and Behavioral Health
    • Neurodevelopment and Neurologic Disorders
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Risk Assessment
    • Bayesian Statistics
    • Probabilistic Bias Analysis

  • Amy Carroll-Scott

    Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Community Health and Prevention
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6061
    amy.carroll-scott@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Urban health
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Health inequities
    • Spatial analysis or GIS
    • Data integration
    • Data visualization
    • Mixed methods study designs
    • Place-based, cross-sector interventions and evaluation

  • Esther Chernak

    Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP

    Clinical 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

  • Mariana Chilton

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH

    Professor
    Health Management and Policy, Center for Hunger-Free Communities
    267.359.6026
    mmc33@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Nutrition
    • Community Engaged Research
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Policy
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Mental health and Behavioral health
    • Urban Health
    • Violence and Trauma
    • Human Rights
    • Food Insecurity

  • Jane Clougherty

    Jane Clougherty, MSc, ScD

    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

  • Anneclaire De Roos headshot

    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

  • 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

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    Christy Dure, MPA, MHA

    Assistant Teaching Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    cdd87@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Policy
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

  • Dr. Jan Eberth

    Jan M. Eberth, PhD

    Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy
    Health Management and Policy
    267.359.6188
    jme336@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cancer Prevention
    • Health Equity
    • Health Policy
    • Health Services Research
    • Spatial Analysis and GIS

  • Rabbi Nancy Epstein

    Nancy Epstein, MPH, MAHL

    Clinical Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6056
    nee22@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Arts and Public Health
    • Community Organizing and Community-Engaged Research
    • Religion, Spirituality and Health
    • Behavioral Health
    • Program Planning and Evaluation

  • Alex Ezeh

    Alex Ezeh, PhD

    Dornsife Professor of Global Health
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6137
    ace86@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Global/International Health
    • Urban Health
    • Longitudinal Research Designs and Methods
    • Reproductive and Sexual Health
    • Population Change and Its Drivers
    • Health Systems Research
    • Research Capacity Strengthening

  • Jerry Fagliano

    Jerry Fagliano, MPH, PhD

    Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6265
    jaf387@drexel.edu

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

  • Robert Field

    Robert Field, PhD, MPH, JD

    Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    215.571.4810
    rif24@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Policy
    • Public Health Law
    • Health Administration and Management
    • Public Health Ethics

  • Janet Fleetwood

    Janet Fleetwood, PhD, MPH

    Professor, Community Health and Prevention
    Community Health and Prevention
    janet.fleetwood@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Public Health Ethics
    • Urban Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Food Safety

  • 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

  • Dennis Gallagher

    Dennis Gallagher, MA, MPA

    Associate Teaching Professor
    Health Management and Policy, Center for Population Health and Community Impact
    267.359.6021
    dmg44@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Policy
    • History of Public Health
    • Medicare/Medicaid
    • Public Health Practice

  • 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

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    Ashley B. Gripper, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor, Community Health & Prevention and The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity
    abg66@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Community-Engaged Research
    • Environmental Health
    • Urban Agriculture
    • Climate justice
    • Food Justice
    • Spirituality
    • Land Access
    • Collective Agency & Community Power

  • Ali Groves

    Ali Groves, PhD, MHS

    Associate Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6274
    aligroves@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Reproductive or Sexual Health
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Global Health
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Health Disparities
    • Community Engaged Research

  • 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

  • Irene Headen

    Irene Headen, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6082
    ieh27@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Community Engaged Research
    • Health Disparities
    • Health and Place
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Mixed Methods Research
    • Social Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Maternal Health
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS
    • Urban Health

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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

  • Tom Hipper

    Tom Hipper, MSPH, MA

    Assistant Clinical 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

  • 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

  • Ericka Kalp headshot

    Ericka Kalp, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

    Associate Clinical Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    els27@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • Infection Prevention and Control
    • Healthcare-associated Infections
    • Outbreak Investigations
    • Environment of Care
    • Sterilization and Disinfection
    • Research Methodology
    • Patient Safety

  • Headshot of Jessie Pintor

    Jessie Kemmick Pintor, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Health Management and Policy, Center for Population Health and Community Impact
    267.359.6163
    jbp83@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Immigrant Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Services Research
    • Health Policy
    • Maternal & Child Health
    • Mixed Methods
    • Immigration Policy

  • Josiah Kephart headshot

    Josiah L. Kephart, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health, Drexel FIRST Program, Urban Health Collaborative
    jlk465@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Urban Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Environmental and Social Epidemiology
    • Climate Change
    • Global Health

  • Ann Klassen

    Ann Klassen, PhD

    Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6011
    ack57@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Cancer
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • GIS-based and spatial analysis
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Global Health
    • Immigrant Health
    • Health Communication
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Policy
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Substance Abuse
    • Nutrition
    • Sexual Health
    • Urban Health
    • Mixed Methods
    • Qualitative Methods
    • Excess Burden Intervention

  • Jennifer Kolker

    Jennifer Kolker, MPH

    Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy
    Health Management and Policy
    jak682@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Urban Health
    • Public Health Practice
    • Public Health Policy
    • Public Health Workforce Development and Infrastructure

  • Shiriki Kumanyika headshot

    Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MS, MPH

    Research Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6050
    Kumanyika@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Solutions to obesity and diet-related diseases in Black children and adults
    • Improving equity-focused obesity policies and programs
    • Targeted marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages
    • Food and nutrition policy
    • Evidence-based public health
    • Implementation research in community settings
    • Systems science applications in public health

  • Brent Langellier

    Brent A. Langellier, PhD, MA

    Associate Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    267.359.6025
    bal95@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health disparities
    • Diet disparities
    • Latino health
    • Immigrant health
    • Health policy
    • Complex systems

  • Stephen Lankenau

    Stephen Lankenau, PhD

    Professor and Director of the Medical Cannabis Research Center
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6057
    sel59@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Mental Health and Behavioral health
    • Substance Use
    • Urban Health

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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

  • Mariana Lazo headshot

    Mariana Lazo, MD, PhD, ScM

    Associate Research Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6283
    ml3629@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities
    • Hispanic/Latino Health
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Community-Based Participatory Research
    • Urban Health
    • Epidemiology of Obesity and Diabetes
    • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Epidemiology of Alcohol Consumption
    • Epidemiology of Chronic Liver Diseases

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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

  • Joseph Craig Longenecker headshot

    J. Craig Longenecker, MD, MPH, PhD

    Teaching Professor
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6219
    cl3567@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Clinical Epidemiology
    • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Renal Disease
    • Diabetes

  • Javier Lopez Rios headshot

    Javier Lopez-Rios, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Teaching Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    jl4465@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Racial, Ethnic and Sexual Minority Populations
    • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Intervention
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Community Health

  • Gina Lovasi headshot

    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

  • Martinez-Donate

    Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD

    Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6124
    martinez-donate@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Community Engaged Research
    • Immigrant Health
    • Health Disparities
    • HIV Prevention
    • Health Care Access
    • Latino Health
    • Syndemics

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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

  • Renee H. Moore headshot

    Reneé H. Moore, PhD

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

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

  • Bertranna Muruthi headshot

    Bertranna Muruthi, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor
    Community Health & Prevention
    bm3345@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Immigrant Health
    • Global Health or International Health
    • Community Engaged Research
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Health Disparities

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    Safiyyah Okoye, PhD, MSN, RN

    Assistant Professor
    Health Management and Policy, Drexel FIRST Program
    smo93@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Aging
    • Accidental Falls
    • Sleep
    • Health Disparities
    • Home Environment
    • Socioeconomic Factors

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    Kasim Ortiz, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor
    Health Management and Policy, Drexel FIRST Program
    ko497@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Aging/Lifecourse
    • Community Engaged Research
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Services Research
    • Population Health
    • Racial and Ethnic Health Inequalities
    • Sexual Minorities and Neighborhoods
    • Substance Use

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    Lilianna Phan, PhD, MPH, MS

    Assistant Professor
    Community Health & Prevention, Drexel FIRST Program, Joint Appointment with the College of Nursing and Health Professions
    lp954@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Community-Engaged Research
    • Tobacco Prevention and Control
    • Tobacco-Related Health Disparities
    • Tobacco Regulatory Science
    • Health Communication
    • Racism and Discrimination

  • Loni Philip Tabb

    Loni Philip Tabb, PhD

    Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
    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

  • Alex Quistberg

    Alex Quistberg, PhD, MPH

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

    Research Interests:
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Global Health
    • Health and Place
    • Health Disparities
    • Spatial Analysis
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Urban Health
    • Intentional/Violent Injury and Trauma
    • Unintentional Injury and Trauma
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Vision

  • 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

  • Alexis Roth

    Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6123
    amr395@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Substance Use
    • Reproductive or Sexual Health
    • Community Engaged Research
    • Infectious Diseases
    • eHealth or mHealth
    • Health Disparities
    • Urban health
    • Mixed Methods
    • Women's Health
    • Social Determinants of health

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    Elizabeth (Libby) Salerno Valdez, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    esv35@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Community-led Health Equity Structural Interventions
    • Participatory Action Research
    • Adolescent Health
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Mental Health
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    • Substance Use
    • Latinx Immigrant Health
    • U.S.-Mexico Border Health

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    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

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    Leah Schinasi, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    267.359.6294
    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

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    Alina Schnake-Mahl, ScD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    as5494@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Infectious Disease
    • Health Disparities
    • Health and Place or Built Environment
    • Urban Health
    • Data Analysis Methods
    • Health Services Research
    • Health Policy

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    Gabriel L. Schwartz, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Health Management & Policy, Drexel FIRST Program
    gs839@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Social Epidemiology
    • Health Inequities
    • Urban Health
    • Housing
    • Segregation
    • Police Violence
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Social Policy
    • Life Course Epidemiology
    • Structural Racism
    • Social Stratification

  • Randall Sell

    Randall Sell, ScD

    Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6095
    Randy@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Evaluation Methods
    • Research Methods
    • LGBT Health

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    Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS

    Associate Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    215.571.3440
    ljl42@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Neurodevelopment
    • Neurologic disorders
    • Mental health
    • Behavioral health
    • Health policy

  • David Barton Smith

    David Smith, PhD

    Research Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    dbs36@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Administration and Management
    • Health Disparities
    • History of Public Health
    • Health Services Research
    • Health Policy
    • Spatial Analysis or GIS

  • Mark Stehr

    Mark Stehr, BS, PhD

    Professor
    Health Management and Policy
    215.895.0554
    stehr@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Policy
    • Health Economics
    • Data Analysis Methods

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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

  • 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), and
    Interim Associate Dean for Public Health Practice
    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

  • Turchi

    Renee Turchi, MD, MPH

    Clinical Research Professor
    Community Health and Prevention
    267.359.6051
    rmt28@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health care for children and youth with special health care needs
    • Child and maternal health

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    Luis Arturo Valdez, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Community Health and Prevention, Drexel FIRST Program
    lav53@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Gender-Transformative Interventions
    • Patriarchy and Health
    • Men’s Health
    • Participatory Action Research
    • Latinx Health Disparities
    • Substance Use
    • Nutrition and Physical Activity
    • Stress

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    Kofoworola D.A. Williams, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Community Health and Prevention, Drexel FIRST Program
    kofoworola.williams@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Black Men & Boys' Mental Health
    • Mental Health Promotion & Prevention
    • Social and Behavioral Determinants
    • Access
    • Masculinities
    • Help-Seeking
    • Social Media & Digital Technologies
    • User-Centered Design
    • Qualitative & Mixed Methods
    • Community-Engaged Research
    • Health Disparities
    • Digital Mental Health Equity

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    Goro Yamada, PhD, MHS, MHS, MMS

    Assistant Teaching Professor of Biostatistics
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6078
    gy76@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Data Management
    • Analytical Methods for Research and Public Health Practice
    • Global Health

  • 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

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    Arturo Zinny, LPC, MA, PhD(c)

    Assistant Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
    Community Health and Prevention, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
    aaz42@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Child Trauma & Mental Health
    • LGBTQ Youth
    • Mental Health Needs of Racial & Ethnic Minority Youth and Families
    • The Implementation of Evidence-based Practices for Trauma-impacted Children, Adults, and Their Families