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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.

Use the search bar below to find full-time Dornsife faculty by Name, Department, Center, or Research Interest. You can also sort faculty by Faculty Research Interest.

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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

  • Amy Auchincloss

    Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor
    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,
    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 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
    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
    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:
    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dr. Jan Eberth

    Jan M. Eberth, PhD

    Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management
    Health Policy and Management
    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

  • Alison Evans

    Alison Evans, ScD

    Associate Professor
    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

  • 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
    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

  • Marla Gold

    Marla Gold, MD

    Professor and Dean Emerita
    Health Management and Policy
    267.359.6162
    mjg32@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Health Care Administration and Management
    • Health Care Policy
    • Infectious Disease
    • Public Health Practice
    • Health Disparities

  • Neal Goldstein

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI

    Associate Professor
    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
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    215.991.8466
    egracely@drexelmed.edu

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

  • Ashley Gripper headshot

    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

    Assistant 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

  • Aritra Halder headshot

    Aritra Halder, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor
    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
    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 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

  • Jana Hirsch

    Jana A. Hirsch, MES, PhD

    Assistant Research Professor
    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
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    267.359.6055
    hovinga@drexel.edu

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

  • 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

  • Jackie Jahn headshot

    Jaquelyn (Jackie) Jahn, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    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

  • 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, CPH

    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, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and External Relations, and Director of the Center for Public Health Practice
    Health Management and Policy
    267.359.6014
    jak682@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Access to Care
    • Health Equity
    • Health Policy
    • Public Health Practice
    • Urban Health

  • 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
    • Health Policy
    • Immigrant Health

  • 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

  • Jourdyn Lawrence headshot

    Jourdyn A. Lawrence, PhD, MSPH

    Assistant Professor
    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

  • Brian Lee headshot

    Brian Lee, PhD

    Associate Professor
    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

  • Nora Lee headshot

    Nora Lee, PhD

    Assistant Research Professor
    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
    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
    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

  • 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

    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

  • Raymond Lum

    Raymond Lum, MS

    Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus
    Health Management and Policy Department
    Raymond.Lum@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Asian Health
    • Change Management
    • E-Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Innovation Diffusion
    • Organization Learning Theory

  • 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
    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
    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 and Biostatistics
    267.359.6216
    jm55@drexel.edu

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

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    Safiyyah Okoye, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-C

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

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

  • Alex Ortega

    Alex Ortega, PhD

    Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Center for Population Health and Community Impact
    Health Management and Policy, Center for Population Health and Community Impact
    267.359.6017
    ano37@drexel.edu

    Research Interests:
    • Latino Health
    • Immigrant Health
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Services Research
    • Health Policy

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    Kasim Ortiz, 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

  • Loni Philip Tabb

    Loni Philip Tabb, PhD

    Associate Professor
    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
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    hsq23@drexel.edu

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

    • 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

    • John Rich

      John Rich, MD, MPH

      Visiting Research Professor
      Health Management and Policy; Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
      215.762.3934
      jar82@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Health Disparities
      • Violence and Trauma
      • Urban Health
      • Qualitative and Mixed Methods

    • Lucy Robinson, PhD

      Associate Teaching Professor
      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
      • Adolescent Health
      • Latinx Immigrant Health
      • U.S.-Mexico Border Health
      • Substance Use
      • Sexual and Reproductive Health
      • Participatory Action Research

    • 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
      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

    • Alina Schnake-Mahl

      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

    • Randall Sell

      Randall Sell, ScD

      Professor
      Community Health and Prevention
      267.359.6095
      Randy@drexel.edu

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

    • Lindsay Shea headshot

      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
      267.359.6029
      dbs36@drexel.edu

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

    • Suruchi Sood

      Suruchi Sood, PhD

      Associate Professor
      Community Health and Prevention
      267.359.6096
      ss3724@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Global health or International Health
      • Health Communication
      • Maternal and Child Health
      • Community Based Participatory Research
      • Community Engaged Research
      • Data Analysis Methods
      • Nutrition
      • Public Health Practice
      • Reproductive or Sexual Health
      • Violence and Trauma
      • Adolescent Health
      • Process Evaluation (Monitoring)
      • Program Evaluation

    • 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

    • James Stimpson

      Jim Stimpson, PhD

      Professor
      Health Management and Policy
      267.359.6024
      James.p.stimpson@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Cancer
      • Immigrant health
      • Health and place or built environment
      • Health services research
      • Health disparities
      • Health policy
      • Urban health

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      Agus Surachman, PhD, MS

      Assistant Professor
      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
      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)
      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

    • Luis Valdez headshot

      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

    • Augusta Villanueva

      Augusta Villanueva, PhD

      Associate Professor Emerita
      Community Health and Prevention
      267.359.6082
      av28@drexel.edu

      Research Interests:
      • Poverty
      • Health care for the underserved
      • Health Disparities
      • High risk youth
      • Urban health issues
      • Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care
      • Community-based participatory research
      • Behavioral health
      • Community health
      • Immigrant communities
      • LGBT issues
      • Public health infrastructure
      • Qualitative research

    • Seth Welles

      Seth Welles, PhD, ScD

      Professor
      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

    • Kofoworola D.A. Williams headshot

      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

    • Issa Zakeri

      Issa Zakeri, PhD

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

      Research Interests:
      • Data Analysis Methods
      • Statistical Modeling