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Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI

Neal Goldstein

Assistant Research Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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PhD, Epidemiology, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University; MBI, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine


Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI is an infectious disease epidemiologist at Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware, and holds a faculty appointment in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has an extensive experience in epidemiological analyses from secondary data sources, particularly electronic health records. His research spans several disciplines including vaccine-preventable diseases, sexual minority health, pediatric infectious diseases, and women’s health surrounding pregnancy. He also possesses a background in biomedical informatics with a detailed knowledge of hardware and software in the health-care domain. Most recently, he has focused on translational epidemiology, or moving from knowledge generation to application and advocacy.

He writes a science blog, which is available at

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


Goldstein ND, Burstyn I, Welles SL. Bayesian approaches to racial disparities in HIV risk estimation among men who have sex with men. Epidemiology. 2016 Oct 21. PMID: 27779498.

Goldstein ND, Ingraham BC, Eppes SC, Drees M, Paul DA. Assessing occupancy and its relation to healthcare acquired infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Oct 24:1-3. PMID: 27772533.

Goldstein ND, Burstyn I, Newbern EC, Tabb LP, Gutowski J, Welles SL. Bayesian Correction of Misclassification of Pertussis in Vaccine Effectiveness Studies: How Much Does Underreporting Matter? Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Apr 28. PMID: 27188939

Goldstein ND, Eppes SC, Ingraham BC, Paul DA. Characteristics of late-onset sepsis in the NICU: Does occupancy impact risk of infection? J Perinatol. 2016 May 5. PMID: 27149054

Goldstein ND, Rogers S, Ehrenthal DB. The impact of psychosocial stressors on postpartum weight retention. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Feb 24. PMID: 26907459

Goldstein ND, Burstyn I, LeVasseur MT, Welles SL. Drug use among men by sexual behavior, race and ethnicity: prevalence estimates from a nationally representative US sample. Int J Drug Policy. 2016 Jan 18. pii: S0955-3959(16)00031-1. PMID: 26874991

Goldstein ND, LeVasseur MT, Purtle J. Is this thing on? Getting the public to listen to the pro-vaccine message. Vaccine. 2016 Jan 12. pii: S0264-410X(16)00020-7. PMID: 26795363

Goldstein ND, Welles SL, Burstyn I. To be or not to be: Bayesian correction for misclassification of self-reported sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men. Epidemiology. 2015 Sep;26(5):637-44. PMID: 26214333

Goldstein ND, Newbern EC, Evans AA, Drezner K, Welles SL. Choice of measure of vaccination and estimates of risk of pediatric pertussis. Vaccine. 2015 Jul 31;33(32):3970-5. PMID: 26093200

Goldstein ND. Working with census geographies in R. Epidemiology. 2015 Mar;26(2):e22-3. PMID: 25643115 

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