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Neal D. Goldstein, PhD

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dornsife School of Public Health

Contact:

ng338@drexel.edu

267.359.6207

Goldstein’s work focuses on epidemiological analyses of data ranging from health issues of minorities in the LQBTQ community to the factors that contribute to pediatric disease spread, both at the neighborhood level and in health care settings. His epidemiological research has also focused on vaccine-preventable diseases and health issues surrounding pregnancy, such as factors in post-partum depression. Goldstein possesses a background in biomedical informatics, as well.

More information about Goldstein

For news media inquiries, contact Greg Richter at gdr33@drexel.edu or 215.295.2614.

 

In the News

  • Philly Bans Indoor Gatherings, Broadens Restrictions Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Nov. 16 WHYY story about new restrictions in Philadelphia to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • These Are the Questions You Should Ask Before Going on a Date During the Pandemic

    Michael LeVasseur, PhD, an assistant teaching professor, and Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor, both in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Nov. 11 Philadelphia Inquirer article about public health advice for romantic dating during the pandemic. The article also was published Nov. 11 by Lancaster Online.

  • Yes, It’s Ok To Use Cash Again

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor at the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in Oct 23 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the likelihood of getting coronavirus from cash.

  • Local Couple Writes Children's Book About Coronavirus Pandemic

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor at the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Oct. 19 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about co-authoring a children’s book about the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Around Someone Who’s Recovered From the Coronavirus? You Should Still Wear a Mask.

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Oct. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the importance of wearing a mask, even if you’re around someone who has recovered from the coronavirus.

  • 9 Medical Experts on How Their Kids Are Safely Celebrating Halloween

    Kristen Lyall, SCD, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Dornsife School of Public Health and A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and Neal Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in an Oct. 5 Philadelphia Inquirer article about how area epidemiologists are considering safety while celebrating Halloween this year.

  • COVID Vaccine Skepticism Is on the Rise. Here’s What Experts Say Could Change That.

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Philadelphia magazine article about vaccine skepticism being on the rise and how leaders can reverse that trend.

  • Philly Kids and Adults Are Skipping Routine Immunizations, Even as Search for COVID-19 Vaccine Goes On

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a July 6 Philadelphia Inquirer article about a drop seen in Philadelphia in the number of pediatric and adult routine immunizations administered since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • N.J. Measure to End Religious Exemption from Childhood Vaccines Stalls in State Senate

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 17 Philadelphia Inquirer article about an effort in New Jersey to end exemptions from childhood vaccinations on the basis of religious beliefs.

  • Study Finds Links Between Disease Outbreaks, Vaccination Laws

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Nov. 18 United Press International story about his research which found that legislation in support of vaccination was more prevalent in areas that had experienced outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.

  • Fewer Than 40 Percent of Adults Support Mandatory HPV Vaccination

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD,  an assistant research professor in the  Dornsife School of Public Health  authored a perspective piece July 18 in  Healio  about a University of Chicago study published in  Vaccine  which reported that fewer than 40 percent of surveyed adults supported a policy requiring HPV vaccination for school entry.

  • Republicans Reject Democratic Attempts to Tighten Vaccine Laws

     Research by Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, is cited in a April 16 Politico article that suggests the issue of vaccine mandates has entered a hyper-partisan landscape. 

  • Anti-vaccine Parents are Often White, College-educated, ‘Whole Foods Moms’

    Neil Goldstein, PhD,  an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an April 10  Philadelphia Inquirer  story about parents who are against vaccinating their children.

  • Vaccine Bills Make a Comeback Amid Measles Outbreak

    Neil Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a March 18 Governing story about vaccine bills making a comeback. 

  • 53% of state immunization bills propose to increase access to exemptions

    Neal Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 6 Healio story about his recent study that analyzed pro- and anti-vaccine bills proposed in state legislatures throughout the country.

  • Vaccine rules under fire from state lawmakers

    Neal Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in Nov. 29 stories in The Philadelphia Inquirer, NBCphiladelphia.com and KOLR-10 (CBS-Springfield, Missouri) about his study that characterized trends in proposed vaccine legislation throughout the country.

  • Anti-vaxxer parents are organizing “pox parties” on Facebook

    Neal Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Oct. 20 Quartz story about how vaccine-hesitant parents are using social media to spread false information.

  • Preventing HIV Spread

    A study by Neal Goldstein, PhD, assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, which found how effective preventive medicine could be in preventing HIV spread, was covered in a WGN-9 (Chicago) news broadcast on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14.

  • 20 Latest Findings on MRSA

    Research on hospital hand hygiene by Neal Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was featured in a Sept. 20 list on this year's new insights into MRSA on Becker's Hospital Review.

  • Now We Know

    A study that showed clean hands may not be enough to prevent the spread of MRSA in hospital NICUS by Neal Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was covered in Politico New York June 30. Goldstein was also quoted about the study in a June 30 Becker’s Hospital Review story.

  • Study: Hospital Workers Who Wash Can Still Spread MRSA to Babies

    Neal Goldstein, PhD, assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a June 29 Philly Voice article about his study that found that even perfect hand hygiene in hospitals can’t stop the spread of MRSA among NICU babies.

  • Researcher: What Sex, Drugs, & Racism Have to Do With Black Gay Men & HIV

    Neal D. Goldstein, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed for an April 12 HIV Plus magazine article on his study looking into why black gay men have higher rates of HIV than white gay men.

  • Let's Stop Blaming Black Men

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Feb. 28 Advocate story about relatively high rates of HIV infection in homosexual and bisexual black men and the stigmas associated with it.

  • HIV Racial Disparity Gaps Explored in Study

    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, a research assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was mentioned in a Nov. 18 story in the Washington Blade about his research into refining data on the racial disparities in HIV between white and black gay men.

  • Drexel Researchers Say Scientists Need to Engage More With Anti-Vaccine Groups

    Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, Neal Goldstein, PhD, a recent graduate of the school, and Michael LeVasseur, a current doctoral student, were all mentioned in a Feb. 2 Philly Voice story detailing their paper on the ways scientists should counter social media posts made by anti-vaccination advocates.

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