Andrew Kanter

Andrew Kanter

Andrew Kanter

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biomedical Informatics (in the Earth Institute) at the Columbia University Medical Center


622 W. 168th St. VC5
New York NY USA 10032


Andrew Kanter is Director of Health Information Systems/Medical Informatics for the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He received both his MD and MPH from Harvard University in 1991 and completed a medical residency and Chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1991-1995. Interested in application of ICT to health in the developing world, he has worked or traveled in more than 50 countries. He most recently spent 12 years with a private medical informatics company where he helped develop the Healthmatics EHR now being sold by Allscripts in addition to providing medical terminology and consulting services to other electronic medical record companies. He is currently appointed to Columbia University full-time in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology while coordinating the development and implementation of the Millennium Global Village-Network (MGV-Net) for the Millennium Villages Project.


MPH, 1991, Harvard University
MD, 1991, Harvard University
BS, 1985, University of California at Los Angeles

Editorial Boards

International Journal of Medical Informatics

Columbia Affiliations

Director, Global Health Informatics Center

Select Global Activities

Millennium Villages Project, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda: Responsible for health information systems and medical informatics for the Millennium Villages Project of the Earth Institute at Columbia. This is an integrated comprehensive bottom-up development program based in fourteen sites in ten countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
Columbia Center for Global Health Informatics

Select Publications

Schellenbaum, G.D., Smith, N.L., Heckbert, S.R., Lumley, T., Rea, T.D., Furberg, C.D., Lyles, M.F., and Psaty, B.M. Weight loss, muscle strength, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in older adults with congestive heart failure or hypertension Journal of the American Geriatric Society 53(11) 1996-2000 2005
Lovasi, G.S., Weiss, J.C., Hoskins, R., Whitsel, E.A., Rice, K., Erickson, C.F., and Psaty, B.M. Comparing a single-stage geocoding method to a multi-stage geocoding method: how much and where do they disagree? International Journal of Health Geographics 6 12 2007
Lovasi, G.S., Quinn, J.W., Neckerman, K.M., Perzanowski, M.S., and Rundle, A. Children living in areas with more street trees have lower prevalence of asthma Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 62(7) 647-9 2008
Lovasi, G.S., Schwartz-Soicher, O., Neckerman, K.M., Kerker, B., Konty, K., Rundle, A. Safety and aesthetic amenities as determinants of walking and bicycling in New York City Annals of Behavioral Medicine (Published online September 2012)
Lovasi, G.S., Bader, M., Quinn, J., Weiss, C., Neckerman, K., Rundle, A. Body Mass Index, Safety Hazards, and Neighborhood Attractiveness American Journal of Preventive Medicine 43(4) 378-384 2012
Blacksher, E., Lovasi, G.S. Place-focused Physical Activity Research, Human Agency, and Social Justice in Public Health: Taking Agency Seriously in Studies of the Built Environment Health and Place 18(2) 172-179 2012
Lovasi, G.S., Quinn, J.W., Rauh, V.A., Perera, F.P., Andrews, H.F., Garfinkel, R., Hoepner, L., Whyatt, R., and Rundle, A. Urban residential environment characteristics and chlorpyrifos as determinants of early childhood neurodevelopment American Journal of Public Health 101(1) 63-70 2011
Lovasi, G.S., Neckerman, K.M., Quinn, J.W., Weiss, C.C., and Rundle, A. Effect of individual or neighborhood disadvantage on the association between neighborhood walkability and body mass index American Journal of Public Health 99(2) 279-84 2009
Lovasi, G.S., Diez Roux, A., Hoffman, E.A., Kawut, S., Jacobs, D., Barr, R.G. Association of environmental tobacco exposure in childhood with early emphysema in adulthood among non-smokers. The MESA-Lung Study American Journal of Epidemiology 171(1) 43-62 2010
Schellenbaum, G.D., Rea, T.D., Heckbert, S.R., Smith, N.L., Lumley, T., Roger, V.L., Kitzman, D.W., Taylor, H.A., Levy, D., and Psaty, B.M. Survival associated with two sets of diagnostic criteria for congestive heart failure American Journal of Epidemiology 160(7) 628-35 2004
Lovasi, G.S., Moudon, A.V., Smith, N.L., Lumley, T., Larson, E.B., Sohn, D.W., Siscovick, D.S., and Psaty, B.M. Evaluating options for measurement of neighborhood socioeconomic context: evidence from a myocardial infarction case-control study Health and Place 14(3) 453-67 2008
Lovasi, G.S., Hutson, M.A., Guerra, M., and Neckerman, K.M. Built environments and obesity in disadvantaged populations Epidemiologic Reviews 31 7-20 2009
Lovasi, G.S., Diez Roux, A., Hoffman, E.A., Smith, L.J., Jiang, R., Carr, J.J., Barr, R.G. Socioeconomic Status is Positively Associated with Percent Emphysema on CT Scan. The MESA Lung Study Academic Radiology 18(2) 199-204 2011

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