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These faculty focus on maternal health, birth outcomes, adolescent health, the role of families in health...


Nicole E. Basta, PhD, MPhil
Assistant Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Infectious diseases, vaccines, immunology, global health, health disparities, health equity, epidemiologic methods, mother & children, adolescent health, influenza, meningitis, HPV

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Zobeida Bonilla, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Latino/a health, global health, Caribbean, medical anthropology, qualitative research, qualitative program evaluation

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Timothy Church, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Screening, statistical and epidemiological methods, colorectal cancer, biomarkers, cardiac rhythm disease, chemo-prevention, Parkinson's disease, air quality, aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, food & nutrition, genetics, injuries, methods, and mother & children

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Ellen Demerath, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Chronic diseases, genetics, mother & children, obesity, genetic epidemiology, child health, breastfeeding, epigenetics, nutrition, child development

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Simone French, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Environment & exposure, equity, food & nutrition, mother & children, food policy, food environment, low income food access, food behavior, physical activity, obesity prevention, community interventions 

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Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Equity, structural racism, police violence;, birth outcomes, doulas, medical education, diversity and inclusion

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Katy B. Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health care policy, maternal and child health, rural health, health care quality, policy evaluation, health equity 

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Shalini Kulasingam, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Chronic diseases, infectious disease, management & economics, mother & children, cancer, screening, vaccination, HPV, decision modeling, sexually transmitted infections 

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Susan Marshall Mason, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Social determinants of health, maternal and child health, adverse childhood experiences, child maltreatment, psychosocial stress, weight-related health, reproductive health, health inequalities, epidemiologic methods

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Patricia McGovern, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Physical, mental and social health outcomes, women and infants, occupational and environmental public health policy, community-based research, mixed methods research

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Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH
Professor and Division Head

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Food & nutrition, mental health, mother & children, adolescent health, nutrition, obesity, eating disorders, body image

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Ruby Nguyen, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Chronic diseases, equity, mother & children, chronic pain, vulvodynia, development, disparities, stigma, biopsychosocial, environment, women

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Theresa L. Osypuk, SD
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Equity, mothers children and family, social epidemiology, neighborhoods, residential segregation, social policy, housing policy, population health, life course, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, immigrants, youth development, application of causal methods to understand social exposures.

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Marizen Ramirez, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Injury and violence prevention and control; injury and violence epidemiology; pediatric injuries; adverse child experiences; disaster preparedness; traffic injuries; agricultural injuries; intervention development, implementation and evaluation; policy evaluation; mixed methods. 

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Kyle Rudser, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Methods, clinical trials, survival analysis

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Nancy Sherwood, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Obesity prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, food & nutrition, chronic diseases, intervention design

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Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Food & nutrition, mother & children, women's health, maternal and child health nutrition, gestational diabetes, maternal weight gain, pre-pregnancy obesity

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Irina Stepanov, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, genetics, mother & children, tobacco, biomarkers, DNA adducts, analytical biochemistry, mass-spectrometry, cancer, inflammation, regulatory science

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