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All Faculty Expert tagged "public health"

Amy Auchincloss PhD

Auchincloss' research focuses on social and environmental determinants of chronic health conditions. Her work has examined restaurant nutritional labeling and its impact on healthier food choices; spatial risk factors within residential environments that influence health behaviors related to obesity and type 2 diabetes; the application of novel complex systems modeling that can be used to examine spatial and socio-economic patterning of health behaviors/outcomes; air pollution epidemiology including the contribution of atmospheric conditions (temperature and barometric pressure) and vehicular traffic to air pollution in relation to cardiovascular-related endpoints.

Sandra Bloom, MD

Bloom is a Board-certified psychiatrist and author who speaks nationally and internationally about the impact of traumatic experience on individuals, families, organizations and cultures. From 1980-2001, she served as founder and executive director of the Sanctuary programs, inpatient psychiatric programs for the treatment of trauma-related emotional disorders. The Sanctuary Model® is now being applied in residential treatment programs for children, domestic violence shelters, group homes, homeless shelters and is being used in other settings as a method of organizational development.

Mariana Chilton, PhD

Chilton's area of expertise includes human rights and health, race, ethnicity and poverty, nutrition and chronic disease, hunger, women and children, complementary and alternative medicine and religion and medicine.

Theodore Corbin, MD

Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD

Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the many ways that neighborhoods affect health. Her work on the impact of neighborhood conditions on health has been highly influential in the policy debate on population health and its determinants in Philadelphia and around the country and world.

Robert I. Field, PhD, JD

Field is a nationally known expert on health law and public health whose research focuses on ethical issues in managed care, public policy and legal facets of healthcare reform and genetic screening. In addition to being a professor in the Dorsnife School of Public Health, he also holds an appointment as professor of law at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel. He is the author of "Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise," a comprehensive guide to the government's role in regulating health care, published by Oxford University Press.

Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD

Frank's areas of research include agricultural safety and health, pneumoconiosis, occupational toxicology, occupational cancers, occupational lung disease and environmental pollution.

Marla J. Gold, MD

Gold is an expert in infectious disease who served as Dean of Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health for more than a decade of noteworthy growth. She previously served as Philadelphia's Assistant Health Commissioner for Infectious Disease Control in the Public Health Department, where she was responsible for all reportable and communicable diseases and conditions. Among her responsibilities, Gold designed and established the largest comprehensive HIV/AIDS care program in the Greater Philadelphia Region known as The Partnership.

Neal D. Goldstein, PhD

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.

Stephen Lankenau, PhD

Lankenau is a sociologist who combines public health concerns and ethnographic methods to the study of high-risk youth, out- of-treatment drug users, homelessness and HIV/AIDS. Currently, he is leading a five-year project to study medical and non-medical marijuana use among young adults in Los Angeles. He has studied prescription drug misuse among young people in Los Angeles and New York to describe patterns of initiation, risk and protective behaviors and other unanticipated health consequences. He is also leading evaluation studies of overdose prevention programs in Los Angeles and Philadelphia to determine programs that effectively reduce the risks of fatal drug overdoses. Many of these studies are funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Brian K. Lee, PhD

Lee's research interests include the epidemiology of neurological development, maintenance and decline.  Current topics include prenatal environmental exposures and autism risk; neighborhoods and psychosocial "stress" in the cognitive decline of older adults; lead toxicity and white matter health; gene-environment interaction; maternal antibody exposure in utero and fetal outcomes.

John A. Rich, MD

A leader in the field of public health, Rich’s work has focused on serving one of the nation’s most ignored and underserved populations: African-American men in urban settings. In 2006, Rich was granted a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship. In awarding this distinction, the Foundation cited his work to design "new models of health care that stretch across the boundaries of public health, education, social service and justice systems to engage young men in caring for themselves and their peers."