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From rising sea levels to exposure to toxic chemicals, increasing density of cities to health conditions brought on by climate change, the environment is an integral component of human health. 

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Faculty in Environmental Health

Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Alan Brown
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center
Brenda Merritt
Clinical Professor Emerita
Sociomedical Sciences
Ginger Chew
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Diana Hernandez
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Darby Jack
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Denis Nash
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Daniel Pilowsky
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diane Berengere Re
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
David Rosner
Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Deliang Tang
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical 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
Irwin Redlener
Clinical Professor
Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics (in the Earth Institute)
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Joseph Graziano
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology
Julie Herbstman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Jeffrey Shaman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences (in the International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Earth Institute)
Kim Knowlton
Assistant Clinical Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Mady Hornig
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (in the Center for Infection and Immunity) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Matthew Neidell
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Matthew Perzanowski
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Michael Reilly
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Mary Gamble
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Neil Boothby
Allan Rosenfield Professor of Forced Migration and Health
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Norman Kleiman
Associate Research Scientist
Environmental Health Sciences
Qixuan Chen
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Regina Santella
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ryan Demmer
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
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
Tom Hei
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Radiation Oncology
Tomas Guilarte
Adjunct Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Virginia Rauh
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Merlin Chowkwanyun
Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Markus Hilpert
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Andrea Baccarelli
Chair and Leon Hess Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Nancy Sloan
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Robin Whyatt
Special Lecturer / Professor Emerita
Environmental Health Sciences
Charles Branas
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor
Epidemiology

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Lee, J., Kalia, V., Perera, F. … & Tang, D. (2017). Prenatal Airborne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure, LINE1 Methylation and Child Development in a Chinese Cohort. Environment International. View abstract

Perera, F.P. (2017). Multiple Threats to Child Health from Fossil Fuel Combustion: Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change. Environmental Health Perspectives. View abstract

Perera, F., Roen Nolte, E. … & Herbstman, J. (2016). Bisphenol A Exposure and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Among Inner City Children at 10-12 Years of Age. Environmental Research. View abstract

Hernández, D., Phillips, D., & Siegel, E. (2016). Exploring the Housing and Household Energy Pathways to Stress: A Mixed Methods Study. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. View abstract