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Urban Health

In 2050, more than 66 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. This demographic shift creates as many opportunities as it does risks. How can we harness our cities to deliver better health? 

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Faculty in Urban Health

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Alfredo Morabia
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Alwyn Cohall
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences, Population and Family Health, and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Charles DiMaggio
Adjunct Associate Professor of
Epidemiology at CUMC
Cassie Landers
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernandez
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
David Rosner
Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Julie Herbstman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Joyce Pressley
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jack Wheeler
Senior Lecturer
Health Policy and Management
Lisa Rosen-Metsch
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Mary Northridge
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Matthew Perzanowski
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Melissa Stockwell
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Peter Messeri
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Parisa Tehranifar
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Robert Fullilove
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Richard Parker
Special Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Rachel Shelton
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Stephen Morse
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Silvia Martins
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Thelma Mielenz
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ursula M. Staudinger
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Markus Hilpert
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Morgan Philbin
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrea Baccarelli
Chair and Leon Hess Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Raygine DiAquoi
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Charles Branas
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor
Epidemiology
Pia Mauro
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology

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