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Infectious Disease

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa demonstrated, a core responsibility of public health research is new knowledge on the prevention, control, and treatment of infectious diseases.

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Faculty in Infectious Disease

Andrea Howard
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Amy Fairchild
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Brenda Merritt
Clinical Professor Emerita
Sociomedical Sciences
Bruce Levin
Professor
Biostatistics
Daniel Barth-Jones
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Denis Nash
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Elaine Larson
Professor
Epidemiology
Isaac Weisfuse
Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Irwin Redlener
Clinical Professor
Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics (in the Earth Institute)
Jeffrey Fagan
Professor
Epidemiology
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
James Colgrove
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Jessica Justman
Associate Professor
Medicine (in Epidemiology and ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeffrey Shaman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences (in the International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Earth Institute)
Josh Ruxin
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
Moise Desvarieux
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Mady Hornig
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (in the Center for Infection and Immunity) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Maureen Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Melissa Stockwell
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Neil Schluger
Professor
Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Paul Wilson
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ronald Bayer
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Robyn Gershon
Professor Emerita Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences (in Nursing)
Robert Klitzman
Professor
Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Rachel Moresky
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Srikesh Arunajadai
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Sally Findley
Professor
Population and Family Health & Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Simon Anthony
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in the Center of Infection & Immunity) at Columbia University Medical Center
Susan Michaels-Strasser
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Scott Hammer
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Salim Abdool Karim
Caprisa Professor for Global Health
in Epidemiology
Stephen Morse
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Thomas Briese
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Willard Hauser
Professor Emeritus
Epidemiology and Neurology (in the Sergievsky Center)
W. Ian Lipkin
John Snow Professor
Epidemiology
Wafaa El-Sadr
University Professor
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Wan Yang
Associate Research Scientist
Environmental Health Sciences
Ellen Morrison
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Nancy Sloan
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Jemima Frimpong
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Annika Sweetland
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences (In Psychiatry)

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Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found no evidence that laboratory-diagnosis alone of maternal influenza during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring. They did, h
The use of gift cards significantly increased viral suppression and clinic attendance among HIV-positive patients, according to the latest study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Findings showed that there was a four-percent higher percentage
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Metsch, L.S., Feaster, D.J., Gooden, L., Matheson, T., ... del Rio, C., (2016). Effect of Patient Navigation With or Without Financial Incentives on Viral Suppression Among Hospitalized Patients With HIV Infection and Substance Use. JAMA. View abstract. 

Bacharacha, E., Mishrab, N., Brieseb, T. ... Lipkin, W.I. (2016). Characterization of a Novel Orthomyxo-like Virus Causing Mass Die-Offs of Tilapia. mBio. View abstract

Rabkin, M., Fouad, F.M. & El-Sadr, W.M. (2016). Addressing chronic diseases in protracted emergencies: Lessons from HIV for a new health imperative. Global Public Health. View abstract. 

Boone, M.R., Cook, S.H, & Wilson, P.A. (2016). Sexual identity and HIV status influence the relationship between internalized stigma and psychological distress in black gay and bisexual men. AIDS Care. View abstract.