Steven Stellman

Steven Stellman

Steven Stellman

Professor of Clinical


722 West 168th Street - Room 502
New York NY 10032



Steven Stellman's research interests include studies of World Trade Center disaster survivors, tobacco-related cancers, environmental factors in breast cancer, Vietnam veterans, and use of geographic information systems for exposure assessment. He is a former Chair of the Curriculum Committee in the Department of Epidemiology.


MPH, 1992, Columbia University
PhD, 1971, New York University
BSc, 1966, Ohio State University

Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, Women & Health
Associate Editor, Preventive Medicine
Editorial Board, BMC Cancer

Columbia Affiliations

Member, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Additional Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Service Medal, The American Legion, 2003
NIH Fogarty Senior International Fellow, 1992

Select Urban Health Activities

World Trade Center Health Registry - NYC Department of Health and Menatl Hygiene: Dr. Stellman is a past Research Director and currently consultant to The World Trade Center Health Registry, a cohort study of over 71,000 community residents, Lower Manhattan area workers, rescue and recovery workers, and other individuals directly exposed to the collapse and aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The original cohort was interviewed in 2003-04. Re-surveys in 2007-08 and 2011-12 have provided health updates and linkage to the National Death Index and state cancer registries are used to determine mortality and cancer incidence. The Registry has been the source of numerous publications and much of the Registry data are open to the public on-line.

The Dessoff Choirs: Dr. Stellman is a Board member and past Treasurer of The Dessoff Choirs, an avocational choral organization. See for concert schedule and tickets.

Select Publications

Caramanica K, Brackbill RM, Stellman SD, Farfel MR. Posttraumatic stress disorder after Hurricane Sandy among World Trade Center Health Registry enrollees. Int J Emerg Mental Health 2015;17(1):356-362.

Brackbill RM, Stellman SD, Perlman SE, Walker DJ, Farfel MR. "Mental health of those directly exposed to the World Trade Center disaster: Unmet mental health care need, mental health treatment service use, and quality of life." Soc Sci Med 2013; 81:110-114.

Li J, Cone JE, Kahn AR, Brackbill RM, Farfel MR, Greene CM, Hadler JL, Stayner LT, Stellman SD. Association Between World Trade Center Exposure and Excess Cancer Risk, 2003-2008. JAMA 2012; 308(23): 2479-2488.

Brackbill RM, Cone JE, Farfel MR, Stellman SD. Chronic physical and mental health consequences of being injured during the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Amer J Epidemiol 2014;179(9):1076-1085.

Stellman SD, Thomas PA, Osahan S, Brackbill RM, Farfel MR. Respiratory Health of 985 Children Exposed to the World Trade Center disaster: Report on World Trade Center Health Registry Wave 2 follow-up, 2007-2008. J Asthma 2013; 50(4):354-363.

Ghuman S, Brackbill RM, Stellman SD, Farfel MR, Cone JE. Unmet mental health care need 10-11 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks: results from 2011-2012 World Trade Center Health Registry. BMC Public Health 2014; 14(1):491.

Stellman SD On being first in epidemiology Prev Med 55 181-2 2012.

Muscat JE, Ahn K, Richie JP Jr., Stellman SD Nicotine dependence phenotype and lung cancer risk Cancer 117 5370-6 2011

Stellman, S and Djordjevic, M Monitoring the tobacco use epidemic. II: The Agent: current and emerging tobacco products. Preventive Medicine 48 S11-S15 2009

Stellman JM, Stellman SD, Christian R, Weber T, Tomasallo T: The extent and patterns of usage of Agent Orange and other herbicides in Vietnam Nature 422 681-687 2003

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