Environmental & Occupational Health

Major: Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree Awarded: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 56.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2202
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-2041

About the Program

The Dornsife School of Public Health unveiled a new Master of Public Health curriculum in the Fall quarter of 2017. The redesigned MPH program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a difference in today's public health world.

The full-time program is structured on a quarter basis with 56.0 total credit hours required for completion of the degree over five quarters. Full-time MPH students can now select a major at the time of application.

Program Highlights

The new MPH curriculum incorporates several key elements:

  • Solid training in state-of-the-art core competencies that students need to be effective
  • Integration and interdisciplinary studies from the very beginning
  • Flexibility to incorporate specialization in several public health areas
  • Extensive opportunities for community, practice and research engagement
  • Graduate in only 5 quarters, allowing a head start in the job market

As a student in Environmental and Occupational Health, you will learn how to assess and monitor environmental and occupational exposures and to understand their health consequences. You will work alongside our faculty to investigate and act on the environmental determinants of health including climate change and exposure to air pollution, pesticides or other substances. You will learn how to make housing healthier, to promote health and prevent injuries in the workplace, to enhance access to clean water, and to prepare for public health emergencies around the globe. Opportunities in this field include application of environmental and occupational health principles to protect and promote the health of populations in homes, communities and workplace settings.

Curriculum

Core Courses

All students will begin their studies in Public Health Foundations and Public Health Research Methods; two new multidisciplinary core courses which will be team-taught by faculty from each department. The courses are designed to run across the first two quarters and total 16.0 credits. This format ensures that course development is shaped by content/disciplinary experts and includes the breadth and depth of relevant skills that all MPH graduates will need regardless of their chosen discipline.

Discipline-Specific Courses

Students will take six discipline-specific courses in Environmental and Occupational Health over the five-quarter MPH program.

MPH Practical Experience

All MPH degree students must develop skills in basic public concepts and demonstrate capacity to apply these concepts through a practical experience relevant to their area of specialization. "Practice" refers to implementing (doing) public health, rather than understanding (studying/researching) public health.

The no-credit, practical experience is an applied, field-based requirement that gives students experience in the practice of public health requiring depth (120-240 hours in a field placement) and breadth (1 experience per month). Also included is participation in short-term volunteer opportunities and participation in on- or off-campus learning opportunities. The practical experience requirement can begin during the third quarter of year one and be completed during the summer prior to the second year of study.

Integrative Learning Experience

The integrative learning experience (ILE) is the culminating requirement for MPH students. Environmental and Occupational Health students will take 4.0 credits in the final 2 quarters of the program and will produce a high-quality written product that demonstrates mastery of core public health and discipline-specific competencies. The ILE can be coordinated with the field-based practical experience requirement.

Additional Information

For additional information about this program, contact:

Kristi LeBlanc, MSEd
Academic Program Coordinator
kk842@drexel.edu
267.359.6181

Admission Requirements

The Dornsife School of Public Health seeks students with intellectual and interpersonal competencies as well as those with potential for leadership. The school has set a high priority on establishing a student body that is representative of the nation's population. We strive to recruit and to admit applicants from underrepresented minority groups who can contribute to the richness of our student population and to that of the nation's public health professionals.

Admission Process

Admission to the program is based on the following criteria:

  • Personal essays and letters of recommendation
  • Academic and personal accomplishments with emphasis on demonstrated leadership
  • Diversity of background and outside interests, depth of self-appraisal, commitment to public heath, capacity to work with individuals

Applicants should have:

  • Satisfactorily completed an undergraduate bachelor degree program in an accredited US college or university, or its equivalent in another country
  • Previous coursework in statistics and the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) is highly recommended
  • Satisfactory results from one of the following taken within the past five years (the GRE or GMAT is preferred):
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
    • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
    • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
    • Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose first language is not English

Please note: The Dornsife School of Public Health's code for submitting GRE scores is 2194. The SOPHAS GRE school code is 7890.

The Application Process also requires:

  • Completion of the Schools of Public Health Common Application.
  • Essay describing what you perceive to be pressing public health issues, why a career in the field appeals to you, and how it will use your strengths and commitment
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV

Applicants to the joint MD/MPH program must be accepted to both the Drexel College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health.

Degree Requirements

MPH Foundation Courses16.0
Public Health Foundations and Systems I
Public Health Foundations and Systems II
Methods for Public Health Research I
Methods for Public Health Research II
EOH Foundation Courses18.0
Principles and Practice of Environmental and Occupational Health
Weight-of-Evidence Evaluation for Identification of Environmental Hazards
Quantitative Risk Analysis for Environmental Health
Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Environmental Hazard Assessment
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Integrative Learning Experience4.0
Integrative Learning Experience: Environmental and Occupational Health I
Integrative Learning Experience: Environmental and Occupational Health II
Practical Experience0.0
Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health
Electives*18.0
These courses may be within the Dornsife School of Public Health, or from other academic units within the University. Students may choose to use their elective credits to complete a graduate minor. Students must meet with their Graduate Advisor to select electives and/or a graduate minor. It is the responsibility of the student to determine course restrictions for electives. The following is a sample of some of the Dornsife School of Public Health electives offered by department:
Biostatistics Electives
Introduction to Statistical Computing
Intermediate SAS
Statistical Consulting
Community Health and Prevention Electives
Behavior and Social Change Theories
Community Engagement in Public Health Practice & Research
Multi-Method Data Analysis in Community Health & Prevention
History of Public Health
Overview of Maternal and Child Health
Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health
Prevention Principles and Practices
Community Based Prevention Practices
Outcomes and Impact Evaluation
Public Health Ethics
Animals and Public Health
Drug Use and Public Health
Multicultural Competence in Community Health and Prevention
Community Organizing and Community Assessment for Health and Wellness
Theory and Practice in Health Communication
Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Intersectional Perspectives
Public Health Practice in and with Latino Communities
Migration and Health
Religion, Spirituality, and Health
Theory & Practice of Community Health and Prevention II
Research Methods for Community Health and Prevention
Qualitative Research in Community Health
Community Based Participatory Research
Measuring Health
Advanced Topics in Qualitative Analysis & Manuscript Development
Environmental and Occupational Health Electives
Introduction to Urban Health
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Injury Prevention and Control
Safety in Healthcare
Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
Healthy Housing & Built Environment
Exposure Assessment
Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations
Public Health and Disaster Preparedness
Occupational and Environmental Cancers
Microbes and Public Health Practice
Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Environment
Public Health Impacts of Global Climate Change
Crisis and Risk Communication in Public Health
Quantitative Risk Analysis for Environmental Health
Advanced Methods in GIS for Public Health
Seminar in Environmental Epidemiology
Proseminar in Global Health Ethics
Public Health in Developing Countries
Globalization, Development and Comparative Health Systems
Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health
Global Health Integration Module and Field Practicum Experience
Epidemiology Electives
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics I
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics II
Epidemiology of Cancer
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Perinatal Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention
Making Sense of Data
Pharmacoepidemiology
Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research
The Changing US HIV Epidemic and the Responses of Affected Communities
Interprofessional Collaboration for Urban Health
Data Science Using R
Disease Outbreak Investigations
Autism as a Public Health Challenge
Public Health Surveillance
Health and Design Research
Health Management and Policy Electives
Health Management and Policy I
Health Management and Policy II
Evolution of United States Health Policy
Legal Aspects of Public Health
The Business of Healthcare: Advanced Healthcare Financial Management
Healthcare Planning Principles and Practice
Policy Analysis for Population Health
Health Organizational Leadership
Health Care Organizations and Management
Health Disparities: Systemic, Structural, Environmental & Economic
Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice
Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class
Issues in United States Health Policy
Violence, Trauma and Adversity in Public Health
Public Health Leadership
Public Health Advocacy and Activism
Seminar in Fire Arms and Public Health
The Politics of Food & Gender
Health Systems Policy Analysis
Management of Healthcare Outcomes
Managing a Public Health Agency
Change Management in Public Health
Fundamentals of Disaster Management
Public Health Funding & Program Development
Coordinating a Population's Care
Organizational Finance Seminar: Case Studies in Health Care
Health Care Strategy and Operations: Creating Change
Health Care Data Analytics
Introduction to GIS for Public Health
Using Data to Drive Policy and Practice
Health and Human Rights
Health Services Research
Qualitative Methods for Health Policy Research and Practice
Cost Benefit Analysis for Health Services
Methods in Implementation Science
Health Economics I
Health Economics II
Total Credits56.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
EOH 510Principles and Practice of Environmental and Occupational Health 3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
 Term Credits11.0
Term 2
EOH 610Environmental and Occupational Toxicology3.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
 Term Credits11.0
Term 3
EOH 605Weight-of-Evidence Evaluation for Identification of Environmental Hazards3.0
EOH 620Environmental Hazard Assessment3.0
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 4
EOH 625Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology3.0
EOH 750Integrative Learning Experience: Environmental and Occupational Health I2.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits11.0
Term 5
EOH 615Environmental and Occupational Health Policy3.0
EOH 751Integrative Learning Experience: Environmental and Occupational Health II2.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits11.0
Total Credit: 56.0

Dornsife School of Public Health Faculty

Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) Director of the Office of Global Health. Clinical Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Global health; health and human rights; political epidemiology; ethics; mixed methods; health policy and advocacy; HIV/TB; monitoring and evaluation.
Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants of health and the health effects of air pollution; contribution of resources in residential environments to health behaviors, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease; the use of spatial analysis methods and agent-based mode
Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH (Harvard University). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Racism and health inequities, social epidemiology cardiovascular disease epidemiology, urban health, global health.
Scarlett Bellamy, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Clinical Trials Data Analysis Methods Health Disparities Infectious Disease Mental health and Behavioral health Reproductive or Sexual Health.
Zekarias Berhane, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Modeling time-to-event data with single and multiple outcomes, mixed effect models and regression diagnostics.
Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Urban health; macrosocial determinants of chronic diseases; health inequalities; food environments and nutrition; epidemiologic methods.
Sandra Bloom, MD (Temple University School of Medicine). Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Psychological trauma and organizational stress.
Sherry Brandt-Rauf, MPhil, JD (Columbia University). Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Health policy, occupational health, environmental exposures, health disparities, public health law.
Jennifer Breaux, DrPh, MPH, CHES (Drexel University) Director of Undergraduate Education. Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Maternal and child health, community health, human rights.
Darryl Brown, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Director of HMP Doctoral Programs.. Assistant Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health services research and planning; health inequality, patient reported outcomes, applied health economics.
James W. Buehler, MD (University of California, San Francisco) Director, MPH Program. Clinical Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Public health capacity and practice, public health and healthcare interface, urban health.
Igor Burstyn, PhD (Utrecht University). Associate Professor. Department of of Environmental and Occupational Health. Occupational and environmental epidemiology, industrial hygiene, endocrine disruptors, environmental exposures, biomarkers, air quality, gene-environmental interaction, maternal and child health, Bayesian statistics, statistical modeling, etiology of autism.
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH (University of California at Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. The social and contextual determinants of persistent health disparities and the application of social science and community-based participatory research methods to understanding and eliminating such disparities.
Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication; Director of Joint Degree Programs. Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Drexel University College of Medicine; Infectious diseases, public health emergency preparedness, medicine and public health, public health practice, crisis and emergency risk communication.
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania) Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Nutrition, housing and health; chronic diseases; human rights, chronic diseases, community health, human rights and hunger.
Jane Clougherty, MSc, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Social susceptibility to environmental pollutants; air pollution exposure science; community violence; urban health.
Anneclaire De Roos, PhD, MPH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational epidemiology, pesticides, persistent pollutants, drinking water quality, greenspace in cities, extreme weather risk assessment.
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University) Dean, Dornsife School of Public Health. Distinguished Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Social determinants of health; neighborhoods and health; psychosocial factors; air pollution, cardiovascular disease epidemiology; multilevel and systems methods; urban health and health in Latin America.
Nancy Epstein, MPH, MAHL (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Community organizing and community engagement strategies; arts and community health; religion, spirituality and health; health policy and advocacy; organizational and group dynamics; behavioral health; oral health; evaluation of community health programs.
Alison A. Evans, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology of infectious diseases and cancer; cohort studies; minority and immigrant health; chronic viral infections; hepatitis b; eliminantion of viral hepatitis; immunization; perinatal transmission.
Alex Ezeh, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Dornsife Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Global/International Health; Reproductive and Sexual Health; Urban Health.
Jerry Fagliano, MPH, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Chair. Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Children's health and environmental exposures; health impacts of climate change; inequities in environmental exposure and disease; spatial distribution and clustering of disease.
Robert I. Field, PhD, JD, MPH (Columbia University) Joint Appointment in the Drexel University Kline School of Law. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health law; public health law; health system structure; ethics of vaccines; public policy and legal aspects of health reform; genetic privacy.
Janet Fleetwood, PhD (University of Southern California). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Bioethics, Strategic Planning, Social Justice & Equity.
Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Chair Emeritus. Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational health, agricultural safety and health, pneumoconiosis, occupational toxicology, environmental pollution.
Dennis Gallagher, MA, MPA (University of Pittsburgh). Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health department structure and financing; health policy and law; Medicare/Medicaid and public health infrastructure.
Marla Gold, MD (New Jersey Medical School) Dean Emerita. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Design of HIV/AIDS care systems, treatment protocols, resource utilization, and epidemiology; CQI, managed care and systems of health care, health administration, behavioral health care and substance abuse treatment systems.
Neil Goldstein, PhD, MBI (Drexel University). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Data Analysis 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 J. Gracely, PhD (Temple University) Joint Appointment in Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistics, experimental design/research methods and statistical analysis, clinical trials.
Ali Groves, PhD, MHS (University of North Carolina). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Reproductive or sexual health; maternal and child health; global health; data analysis methods.
Jana Hirsch, MES, PhD (University of Michigan). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Health and place, built environment, health disparities, behavioral health, spatial analysis, GIS, urban health, physical activity, active aging and age-friendly neighborhoods, gentrification, neighborhood change.
Mary E. Hovinga, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Cancer, cognitive disabilities; PCBs and DDT, lead exposure; neurological disorders, environmental hazards, epidemiologic study design.
Tran Huynh, PhD, MPH, CIH (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Industrial hygiene, immigrant health, immigrant health, occupational exposure assessment and epidemiology, occupational health disparities, nail salons.
Jessie Kemmick Pintor, PhD, MPH (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Community based participatory research; immigrant health; health disparities; health services research; health policy; maternal & child health; mixed methods; immigration policy.
Ann Klassen, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Cancer and chronic disease disparities, urban health, minority, immigrant and global health, tobacco control, nutrition, health communication, qualitative and mixed methods, place-based and spatial analysis.
Jennifer Kolker, MPH (University of Michigan) Associate Dean for Public Health Practice; Director of Executive MPH Program. Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Public health policy and practice, workforce training, safety net programs, urban health issues; health department infrastructure and financing.
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MS, MPH (Cornell University). Research Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Solutions to obesity and diet-related diseases in black children and adults, Ethnic disparities in obesity in the US and other high-income countries, "Culture of health" approaches in black communities, Assessment of food environments, Environmental influences on lifestyle changes, Targeted marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages, Food and nutrition policy, Evidence-based public health, Social determinants of health and health equity, Systems science applications in public health.
Brent Langellier, PhD, MA (University of California, Los Angelos). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health and health care disparities, Latino health, complex systems, quantitative methods, GIS.
Stephen E. Lankenau, PhD (University of Maryland) Associate Dean for Research. Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, medical marijuana, injection drug use, high risk youth, homelessness.
Felice Le-Scherban, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Life course approaches to socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health among immigrants; causal links between education and health; analytic methods in social epidemiology.
Brian K. Lee, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants and epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders; perinatal epidemiology; child and material health; neuropsychiatric epidemiology, causal inference; machine learning.
Nora L. Lee, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Perinatal epidemiology; preterm birth; infant mortality; autism spectrum disorders; maternal and child health; racial and ethnic health disparities; secondhand smoke; tobacco control; environmental exposures.
Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, FAHA (The University of Hong Kong). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes epidemiology; Pharmacoepidemiology; Burden of disease and health disparity; Hospital EHRs data for disease risk surveillance and prediction; Air pollution and urban health.
Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH (University of Washington) Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative. Dornsife Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 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; transportation, infrastructure and policies.
Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV prevention; tobacco control; obesity prevention; access to health services; Latino immigrants and other disadvantaged populations; development and evaluation of community-based interventions.
Philip Massey, PhD, MPH (University of California, Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Health communication, health literacy, mHealth, social media and health, adolescent health, global health, program evaluation, quantitative methods.
Leslie McClure, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan) Chair. Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Design, management and analysis of randomized clinical trials; issues of multiplicity in clinical trials; environmental risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke; geographic and racial disparities in cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Ryan McKenna, PhD, MA (Stony Brook University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health economics; health policy; health services research; health disparities; mental and behavioral health services; insurance marketplaces; and quasi-experimental methods.
Janell Mensinger, PhD (City University of New York) Director, Biostatistics Service Center. Associate Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Clinical trials; community based participatory research; eHealth; health services research; health disparities; mental health and behavioral health; nutrition; violence and trauma; social determinants of health; health promotion; social justice in public health and healthcare; structural oppression; intersectional identities and health; eating disorders; body politics; weight stigma; implicit bias.
Yvonne Michael, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology of aging, social epidemiology, women's health, community-based participatory research; health disparities.
Jana M. Mossey, PhD, MPH, MSN (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Professor Emerita. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiological methods; research design and methods including observational and clinical trials research; psychosocial aspects of health; epidemiology of aging and pain, psychiatric epidemiology including major depression; sub-threshold and minor depression.
Alex Ortega, PhD (University of Michigan) Chair; Director, Center for Population Health and Community Impact. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Epidemiological methods in health services research; health needs of Latino children and families; health disparities intervention research; youth engagement in community interventions.
Sungchul Park, PhD, MPH (University of Washington). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health economics; health policy; health services research; health disparities; Medicare; managed care; statistical modelling; and data analysis methods.
Jonathan Purtle, DRPH, MPH, MsC (Drexel University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Mental health policy and services research; policy dissemination and implementation research; traumatic stress in urban areas; trauma-informed system design; violence prevention; political institutions and health.
Harrison Quick, PhD (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Bayesian inference; spatial and spatiotemporal data analysis; statistical disclosure limitation.
Alex Quistberg, PhD, MPH (University of Washington). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. 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 A. Rich, MD, MPH (Duke University) Director, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health disparities; men's health; violence; urban health issues; primary care.
Lucy Robinson, PhD (Columbia University). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistics, modeling and analysis of neuroimaging and CT image data, network modeling, spatio-temporal data, computational statistics, and functional data analysis.
Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH (Indiana University). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS; sexually transmitted infections; individual, dyadic, and structural determinants of health; technology and health; mixed methods research; community-engagement and participatory research.
Brisa Sanchez, PhD (Harvard University). Dornsife Endowed Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistical methods development, big data, data integration for environment studies, health disparities, environment exposure, built environment.
Ayden Scheim, PhD (Western University, Canada). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Social epidemiology, health disparities, global health, HIV/AIDS, LGBT health, injection drug use, research methods for small and hidden populations, community-based participatory research.
Leah Schinasi, PhD (University of North Carolina). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Health and place or built environment, occupational health, urban health, environmental health, environmental justice, environmental epidemiology, climate change.
Randall L. Sell, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Demography; Defining and measuring sexual orientations, gender and sex; Sampling sexual and gender minorities for public health research.
Suruchi Sood, PhD (University of New Mexico). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Human rights and health; nutrition; poverty; health disparities; innovation diffusion; HIV/AIDS; violence; community-based participatory research; application of statistics to behavioral, biological and medical sciences; adolescent health; maternal and child health; international health; program evaluation; women's health; mixed methods; qualitative methods.
Jim Stimpson, PhD (University of Nebraska) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health policy; Health services research; Health disparities; Immigrant health; Health and place or built environment; Urban health; Medical sociology.
Thersa Sweet, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Molecular and infectious disease epidemiology, including virology, cancer biology, hospital infection control and prevention; epidemiologic studies involving HIV risk in sexual minorities.
Loni Philip Tabb, PhD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Methods for categorical, missing and hierarchical data; spatial epidemiology/statistics, Bayesian inference, and disease mapping.
Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPH (Johns Hopkins University). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Injury prevention, patient safety, healthcare quality, organizational culture, occupational safety, data policy and surveillance, first responders, healthcare workforce.
Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University) Joint appointment in the Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Medical Home; children and youth with special health care needs; care coordination; cultural competency and access to care; maternal and child health policy, teaching, community partners.
Augusta M. Villanueva, PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Role of race, culture, and ethnicity on health status/outcomes; community-based participatory research; immigrant communities; academic service-learning.
Seth Welles, PhD, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Psychosocial risk for HIV infection and STIs among sexual and gender minority adults and adolescents; correction of misclassification of sexuality and its impact on measurement of HIV/STI risk; agent-based model simulation of HIV and STI incidence among persons with substantial risk for acquiring infection; impact of life course sexual trauma and violence on mental health conditions, substance abuse, and HIV risk; HIV natural history, pathogenesis and clinical trials.
Michael Yudell, MPH, PhD (Columbia University) Chair. Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Public health ethics; history of public health; race and racism; autism.
Issa Zakeri, PhD (University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Biostatistics, functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multivariate analysis, statistical learning.
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