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General Epidemiology and Methodology

Social Epidemiology Faculty

Department of Epidemiology

Lorraine Dean
Associate Professor
Epidemiology

Lorraine T. Dean, ScD, is a social epidemiologist who examines how privilege and disadvantage influence chronic disease, and teaches an award-winning course on the topic.

John Jackson
Associate Professor
Epidemiology

John Jackson, ScD, develops methods for translational health equity research, including measurement, epidemiology, and policy/intervention effects on health inequities.

Aruna Chandran
Research Professor
Epidemiology

Aruna Chandran, MD, MPH ’04, studies how household and neighborhood factors affect health outcomes, and how resiliency factors can be leveraged to improve well-being.

Distinguished Professor of the Practice
Epidemiology

Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, works on research, policies, and programs at the intersection of population health and care delivery systems, environmental and planetary health, and health equity.

Daniel Antiporta
Associate

Daniel A. Antiporta, PhD '21, MSc, MPH '16, is a social epidemiologist with expertise in survey science, methodology, and health inequality monitoring in domestic and international settings.

David Celentano
Professor
Epidemiology

David Celentano, ScD ’77, MHS ’75, is an infectious disease epidemiologist who researches behavioral risk factors for HIV/AIDS, STIs, and other infections.

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology

Javier Cepeda, PhD, MPH, researches the intersecting epidemics of substance use, infectious disease, and justice involvement, as well as interventions needed to reduce these harms on public health.

Michael Desjardins
Assistant Research Professor
Epidemiology

Michael R. Desjardins, PhD, MA, is a spatial epidemiologist and medical geographer who works on pushing the frontier of understanding the nexus between health and place.

Becky Genberg
Associate Professor
Epidemiology

Becky Genberg, PhD '10, MPH '02, uses research to understand and intervene on the social determinants of health behaviors and outcomes related to infectious disease and substance use.

Carrie Lyons
Research Associate
Epidemiology

Carrie Lyons, PhD ’23, MPH ’15, uses research to understand and address social and structural determinants of outcomes and disparities related to infectious diseases.

Tanjala Purnell
Associate Professor
Epidemiology

Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD '12, MPH, uses epidemiology and health services research to advance equity in transplantation and related conditions, including kidney diseases, hypertension, and diabetes.

Amrita Rao
Assistant Scientist
Epidemiology

Amrita Rao, PhD ’22, ScM '16, works to understand and address the HIV prevention and treatment needs of historically marginalized populations, including sexual and gender minorities and female sex workers.

Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Lisa Cooper
Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH '93, works to advance health equity with scholarship on racial disparities in patient-physician communication and community-informed interventions.

Roland Thorpe, Jr.
Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD, MS, is a gerontologist and social epidemiologist with nationally-recognized expertise in minority aging, men’s health, and place-based disparities.

Department of Health Policy Management

Cassandra Crifasi
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD '14, MPH, studies how evidence-based policies and programs can reduce violence and advance equity.

Craig Pollack
Professor
Health Policy and Management

Craig Pollack, MD, MHS, conducts research at the intersection of housing and health to inform policies that help individuals and families live in safe and affordable homes.

Hossein Zare
Associate Research Professor
Health Policy and Management

Hossein Zare, PhD, MS, researches health and racial disparities, income inequality, neighborhoods and violence, and hospital community benefits to improve health access.

Department of International Health

Md Zabir Hasan
Assistant Scientist
International Health

Md Zabir Hasan, PhD ’19, MPH, MBBS, studies health policy and systems to strengthen health equity, global health, and health systems in low- and middle-income countries.

Yeeli Mui
Assistant Professor
International Health

Yeeli Mui, PhD '17, MPH, examines structural interventions to address food system issues and advance health equity through the lens of urban policy and planning.

Pamela Surkan
Professor
International Health

Pamela Surkan, PhD, ScD, MS, is a social epidemiologist working in the areas of mental health, child health, and development and testing of interventions to reduce health disparities.

Department of Mental Health

Sachini Bandara
Assistant Professor
Mental Health

Sachini Bandara, PhD ’18, MS, studies how public health policies can improve wellbeing for people who use drugs, have mental illness, or are involved in the carceral system.

Renee M. Johnson
Professor
Mental Health

Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH, uses social epidemiology and behavioral science methods to investigate injury/violence, substance use, and overdose prevention.

Sabriya Linton
Associate Professor
Mental Health

Sabriya Linton, PhD ’13, MPH, uses a health equity lens and mixed methodologies to study how local and macro-level factors influence substance use, mental health, related sequelae.

Radhika Raghunathan
Assistant Research Professor
Mental Health

Radhika Raghunathan, MSPH '16, PhD '20, examines multilevel and longitudinal processes influencing children’s social, emotional, and behavioral well-being, and antecedents of mental health disorders.

Tiara Willie
Assistant Professor
Mental Health

Tiara C. Willie, PhD, MA, researches how gender-based violence, mental health, and sexual health together advance trauma-informed policies, programs, and interventions.

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Michele Decker
Professor
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Michele Decker, ScD, leads research at the cutting edge of gender equity, and gender-based violence prevention and response, in close partnership with practitioners and communities most affected.

Lori Heise
Senior Associate

Lori Heise, PhD, is an expert on gender equity, social change, women’s economic and social empowerment, and preventing violence against women and children in the family.

Assistant Professor
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Dylan B. Jackson, PhD '15, MS, focuses on promoting the health and well-being of children, youth, and families in the face of violence, adversity, and exposure to the criminal legal system.

Farah Qureshi
Assistant Professor
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Farah Qureshi, ScD, MHS '10, is a social epidemiologist who studies the early life origins of cardiovascular health disparities.

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