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Whether defined by geography, ethnicity, cultural practice, or sexuality, interventions in community settings are among the most visible areas of public health practice.

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Faculty in Community Health

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Ana Abraido-Lanza
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Alfred Neugut
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Amy Fairchild
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Alwyn Cohall
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences, Population and Family Health, and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Armstrong
Special Lecturer
Population and Family Health
Bruce Link
Special Lecturer \ Professor of Emeritus
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Brenda Merritt
Clinical Professor Emerita
Sociomedical Sciences
Burton Edelstein
Professor
Health Policy and Management and Dentistry (in Community Health) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Beverly Winikoff
Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Charles DiMaggio
Adjunct Associate Professor of
Epidemiology at CUMC
Carol Caton
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
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
Diane Di Mauro
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Diana Hernandez
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
David Bell
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
David Frost
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Denis Nash
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
David Rosner
Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
David Weiss
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (In the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)
Elizabeth Radin
Associate Research Scientist
ICAP
Eric Schrimshaw
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Guohua Li
Professor
Epidemiology
Helena Duch
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Heather Greenlee
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Irwin Redlener
Clinical Professor
Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics (in the Earth Institute)
Jeffrey Fagan
Professor
Epidemiology
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Judith Jones
Special Lecturer \ Professor Emeritia of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Jessica Justman
Associate Professor
Medicine (in Epidemiology and ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Josh Ruxin
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Joyce Pressley
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
John Santelli
Professor
Population and Family Health
Jack Saul
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Jennifer Hirsch
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Kim Hopper
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Katharina Janus
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Karolynn Siegel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lauren Houghton
Associate Research Scientist
Epidemiology
Lawrence Yang
Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Leslie Davidson
Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lynn Tepper
Clinical Professor
Behavioral Science (In Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry)
Luisa Borrell
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Lindsay Stark
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
Manuela Orjuela-Grimm
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Mary Clare Lennon
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Moise Desvarieux
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Mary Northridge
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Magda Schaler-Haynes
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Michael Wessells
Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Marita Murrman
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mark Hatzenbuehler
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Maureen Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Marlyn Delva
Lecturer
Epidemiology
Myrna Weissman
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Michael Reilly
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Miriam Rabkin
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (In ICAP) and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Melissa Stockwell
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Neil Boothby
Allan Rosenfield Professor of Forced Migration and Health
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yuval Neria
Professor
Psychology (In Epidemiology and Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Peter Messeri
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Peter Muennig
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Parisa Tehranifar
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Qixuan Chen
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Renee Goodwin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Robert Fullilove
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ruth Finkelstein
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management (in the Columbia Aging Center)
Richard Parker
Special Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Rita Kukafka
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences and Biomedical Informatics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Rachel Shelton
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Rachel Moresky
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ruby Senie
Special Lecturer
Epidemiology
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
Sheila Rothman
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (in the Center for the Study of Society and Medicine)
Silvia Martins
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Thelma Mielenz
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Therese McGinn
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Tiffany Gary-Webb
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Terry McGovern
Interim Chair and Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Unni Krishnan Karunakara
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Ursula M. Staudinger
Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia Aging Center
Virginia Rauh
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Wendy Chavkin
Special Lecturer/ Professor Emerita
Population and Family Health and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yumiko Aratani
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Y. Claire Wang
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Esteban Calvo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in the Columbia Aging Center)
Merlin Chowkwanyun
Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Morgan Philbin
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Helen-Maria Lekas
Associate Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Ilan Meyer
Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Nancy Sloan
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Alastair Ager
Adjunct Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeremy Porter
Lecturer
Environmental Health Sciences
Daniel Giovenco
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Jemima Frimpong
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Victor Grann
Clinical Professor of Emeritus
Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Charles Branas
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor
Epidemiology
Jo Phelan
Special Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences

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