Epidemiology

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The mission of the Division is to improve the public’s health by advancing knowledge as it relates to the causes and prevention of disease through innovative and multidisciplinary research. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health conditions in human populations. Our faculty have a diverse range of expertise including genetics, cancer, infectious disease, mental health, sports injury, and nutrition. Our Division embraces collaboration and has partners from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, WCM-Qatar, Cornell University in Ithaca, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Current Research Highlights

What Do Global Health Practitioners Think about Decolonizing Global Health?

July 29, 2022

Researchers have acknowledged the global health inequities between high-income countries (HICs) and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), which can be attributed to colonialism, racism, sexism, and capitalism. In a viewpoint published in Annals of Global Health, Dr. Madelon Finkel, professor of clinical population health sciences at Weill...

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Faculty in the News: When Do Masks Come Off? The Hard Truth About Lifting Covid Restrictions

February 9, 2022

Dr. Jay K. Varma, director of the Cornell Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response and professor of population health sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine, is an expert on the prevention and control of diseases. In a guest essay in The New York Times, “When Do Masks Come Off? The Hard Truth About...

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New Faculty Q & A With Dr. Yiwey Shieh

November 29, 2021

Dr. Yiwey Shieh

Dr. Yiwey Shieh

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Population Health Sciences 402 E. 67th St. New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8078

Faculty & Staff

Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad , PhD, MSc
  • Professor of population health sciences
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Susanne Awad
  • Research Associate in Population Health Sciences
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Shadi Azam
Shadi Azam , PhD, MsC
  • Postdoctoral Associate in Population Health Sciences
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Medha Goyal Barbhaiya
  • Assistant professor of population health sciences
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Victoria Blinder
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Vida Caraballo
Vida Caraballo
  • Administrator, Grants and Finance
Patricia Cassano
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Sunday Clark
Sunday Clark , ScD, MPH
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology Research in Emergency Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Research in Population Health Sciences
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Lewis Drusin, M.D., MPH
Lewis Drusin , MD, MPH
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
  • Attending Physician
  • Director, Student Faculty Mentor Program
(212) 746-1757
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Dr. Madelon Finkel
Madelon Finkel , PhD
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8038
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Edward Gemson
  • Senior Research Assistant
(646) 962-7643
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Kevin Kensler , MHS, ScD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Monia Tannous Makhoul , PhD, MSc
  • Postdoctoral Associate in Population Health Sciences
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Stavros Memtsoudis , MD, PhD
  • Clinical Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Faith Morley
Faith Morley
  • Research Assistant
Lauren Mount , MD
  • Senior Research Program Manager
Kenneth Offit , MD, MPH
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Laura Pinheiro , PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Barbara Reissman
Barbara Reissman , DPH
  • Senior Lecturer in Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8054
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Dr. Shoshana Rosenberg
Shoshana Rosenberg , ScD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Ravi Sharaf
Ravi Sharaf , MD, MS
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
(212) 746-4014
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Yiwey Shieh , MD, MAS
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Rulla Tamimi , ScD
  • Chief of the Division of Epidemiology
  • Associate Director of Population Science, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
646-962-3492
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Jay Varma
Jay K. Varma , MD
  • Director of the Cornell Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Aleina Zehra
  • Administrative Assistant

Recent Faculty Publications

Y. Xie; U.A. Valdimarsdóttir; C. Wang; X.R. Zhong; Q. Gou; H. Zheng; L. Deng; P. He; K. Hu; K. Fall; F. Fang; R.M. Tamimi; T. Luo; D. Lu
2020
J. Liu; W.J.C.Prager van der Smissen; M. Collée; M.K. Bolla; Q. Wang; K. Michailidou; J. Dennis; T.U. Ahearn; K. Aittomäki; C.B. Ambrosone; I.L. Andrulis; H. Anton-Culver; N.N. Antonenkova; V. Arndt; N. Arnold; K.J. Aronson; A. Augustinsson; P. Auvinen; H. Becher; M.W. Beckmann; S. Behrens; M. Bermisheva; L. Bernstein; N.V. Bogdanova; N. Bogdanova-Markov; S.E. Bojesen; H. Brauch; H. Brenner; I. Briceno; S.Y. Brucker; T. Brüning; B. Burwinkel; Q. Cai; H. Cai; D. Campa; F. Canzian; J.E. Castelao; J. Chang-Claude; S.J. Chanock; J.Y. Choi; M. Christiaens; C.L. Clarke; F.J. Couch; K. Czene; M.B. Daly; P. Devilee; I. Dos-Santos-Silva; M. Dwek; D.M. Eccles; H. Eliassen; P.A. Fasching; J. Figueroa; H. Flyger; L. Fritschi; M. Gago-Dominguez; S.M. Gapstur; M. García-Closas; J.A. García-Sáenz; M.M. Gaudet; G.G. Giles; M.S. Goldberg; D.E. Goldgar; P. Guénel; C.A. Haiman; N. Håkansson; P. Hall; P.A. Harrington; S.N. Hart; M. Hartman; P. Hillemanns; J.L. Hopper; M.F. Hou; D.J. Hunter; D. Huo; H. Ito; M. Iwasaki; M. Jakimovska; A. Jakubowska; E.M. John; R. Kaaks; D. Kang; R. Keeman; E. Khusnutdinova; S.W. Kim; P. Kraft; V.N. Kristensen; A.W. Kurian; L. Le Marchand; J. Li; A. Lindblom; A. Lophatananon; R.N. Luben; J. Lubiński; A. Mannermaa; M. Manoochehri; S. Manoukian; S. Margolin; S. Mariapun; K. Matsuo; T. Maurer; D. Mavroudis; A. Meindl; U. Menon; R.L. Milne; K. Muir; A.Marie Mulligan; S.L. Neuhausen; H. Nevanlinna; K. Offit; O.I. Olopade; J.E. Olson; H. Olsson; N. Orr; S.K. Park; P. Peterlongo; J. Peto; D. Plaseska-Karanfilska; N. Presneau; B. Rack; R. Rau-Murthy; G. Rennert; H.S. Rennert; V. Rhenius; A. Romero; M. Ruebner; E. Saloustros; R.K. Schmutzler; A. Schneeweiss; C. Scott; M. Shah; C.Y. Shen; X.O. Shu; J. Simard; C. Sohn; M.C. Southey; J.J. Spinelli; R.M. Tamimi; W.J. Tapper; S.H. Teo; M.Beth Terry; D. Torres; T. Truong; M. Untch; C.M. Vachon; C.J. van Asperen; A. Wolk; T. Yamaji; W. Zheng; A. Ziogas; E. Ziv; G. Torres-Mejía; T. Dörk; A.J. Swerdlow; U. Hamann; M.K. Schmidt; A.M. Dunning; P.D.P. Pharoah; D.F. Easton; M.J. Hooning; J.W.M. Martens; A. Hollestelle
2020

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