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Chronic Disease

Preventing persistent illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and obesity, and improving quality of life for those who face them, are core objectives of public health research and practice. 

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Faculty in Chronic Disease

Ana Abraido-Lanza
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Alfred Neugut
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Alan Brown
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Link
Special Lecturer \ Professor of Emeritus
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Brenda Merritt
Clinical Professor Emerita
Sociomedical Sciences
Benjamin Lebwohl
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Bruce Levin
Professor
Biostatistics
Codruta Chiuzan
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ginger Chew
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Christina Hoven
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Carolyn Westhoff
Professor
Epidemiology and Population and Family Health at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center
Dale Hesdorffer
Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernandez
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Denis Nash
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Diane Berengere Re
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
David Weiss
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (In the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Frederica Perera
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Greg Freyer
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Habibul Ahsan
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Heather Greenlee
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Iuliana Ionita-Laza
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jeanine Genkinger
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Joseph Lee
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeanne Stellman
Professor Emerita
Health Policy and Management
Judith Jacobson
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeri Nieves
Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Karolynn Siegel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lauren Houghton
Associate Research Scientist
Epidemiology
Leslie Davidson
Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lynn Tepper
Clinical Professor
Behavioral Science (In Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry)
Manuela Orjuela-Grimm
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics (in the HICCC) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mary Clare Lennon
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Moise Desvarieux
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Mark Hatzenbuehler
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Myrna Weissman
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Matthew Perzanowski
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Miriam Rabkin
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (In ICAP) and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mary Beth Terry
Professor
Epidemiology (In Environmental Health Sciences)
Nicole Schupf
Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology, Psychiatry, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, and the Taub Institute) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Neil Schluger
Professor
Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yuval Neria
Professor
Psychology (In Epidemiology and Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Parisa Tehranifar
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Paul Brandt-Rauf
Special Lecturer / Professor Emeritus
Environmental Health Sciences
Renee Goodwin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Rita Kukafka
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences and Biomedical Informatics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ruth Ottman
Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Sergievsky Center)
Regina Santella
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Rachel Shelton
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Ruby Senie
Special Lecturer
Epidemiology
Srikesh Arunajadai
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Sally Findley
Professor
Population and Family Health & Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Shakira Suglia
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Sandro Galea
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Tai-Tsang Chen
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Thelma Mielenz
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Tom Hei
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Radiation Oncology
Tiffany Gary-Webb
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Tomas Guilarte
Adjunct Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ursula M. Staudinger
Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia Aging Center
Willard Hauser
Professor Emeritus
Epidemiology and Neurology (in the Sergievsky Center)
W. Ian Lipkin
John Snow Professor
Epidemiology
William Friedewald
Professor Emeritus
Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ying Kuen Cheung
Professor
Biostatistics
Y. Claire Wang
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Sumit Mohan
Associate Professor
Medicine and Epidemiology
Markus Hilpert
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Andrea Baccarelli
Chair and Leon Hess Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ilan Meyer
Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Daniel Giovenco
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Victor Grann
Clinical Professor of Emeritus
Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management

News & Features

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children. The results showed that children
In a survey of adults with anxiety or a mood disorder like depression or bipolar disorder, about half reported experiencing chronic pain, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The findings are published online in the Journal of Affective Disorders
A study of more than 100,000 men and women revealed that dietary gluten is not associated with heart disease risk in people without celiac disease. The findings also suggest that limiting whole grains as part of a low-gluten diet may increase the risk of heart disease in people who do not ha

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