Department of
Epidemiology
At New Brunswick

CHAIR:

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Kitaw Demissie, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chair and Professor.
PhD, 1995, McGill University; MD, 1983, Addis Ababa University.
Research Interests: Childhood asthma; perinatal epidemiology; breast cancer.
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PRIMARY FACULTY

Dr. Passannante

Marian Passannante, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Educational Program Development and Professor.
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Research Interests: Questionnaire design; survey research; injury epidemiology; tuberculosis epidemiology; impact of social factors on disease outcomes.
p. 973-973-972-4775 (Newark)
p. 732-235-3417 (Piscataway)
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Emily Barrett, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Harvard University.
Research Interests: Perinatal, reproductive, and environmental epidemiology.

Judith M. Graber, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Illinois.
Research Interests: Environmental and occupational epidemiology

William Halperin, Professor; M.D., Harvard Medical School; Dr.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health; M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Public health surveillance; injury and occupational epidemiology.
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Bernadette C. Hohl, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., M.P.H., Temple.
Research Interests: Physical and social environmental factors that affect health and safety
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Adana Llanos Wilson, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Howard;  M.P.H., The Ohio State University College of Public Health.
Research Interests: Carcinogenisis; biomarkers; epidemiology
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Michelle B. Manderski, RBHS Lecturer; M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health
Research Interests: Principles and methods of epidemiology; tobacco control

Elizabeth Marshall, Associate Professor; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Research Interests:
Environmental and occupational epidemiology, especially reproductive outcomes; immigrant occupational injury and occupational health surveillance
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Jesse J. Plascak, Instructor; Ph.D., M.P.H., The Ohio State University College of Public Health.
Research Interests: Interaction of macro- and individual-level factors contributing to health disparities; Application of multilevel, geographic and spatial analyses to health disparities.
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George G. Rhoads, Professor Emeritus; M.D., Harvard; M.P.H., Hawaii.
Research Interests: Epidemiology of noninfectious diseases; health care outcomes
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Antoinette Stroup, Associate Professor, Division Head, Cancer Epidemiology, and Director, New Jersey State Cancer Registry; Ph.D., Utah (Salt Lake City).
Research Interests: Disparities in cancer epidemiology
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SECONDARY FACULTY

Amy E. Abruzzi, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers Bloustein School; PhD, Rutgers School of Public Health; MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Cancer and Society; Epidemiology; Urban Health

Elisa V. Bandera, Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; M.D., Malaga (Spain); Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo).
Research Interests: Nutritional epidemiology of cancer; cancer prevention

Benjamin F. Crabtree, Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Ph.D., Connecticut; M.A., South Florida.
Research Interests: Organizational change; prevention; primary care practice; qualitative methods

Nina H. Fefferman, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Tufts; M.S., Rutgers.
Research Interests: Origins and epidemiology of infectious disease; the evolution of pathogens and the changes in social structures arising from infectious disease

Sunanda Gaur, Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; M.B.B.S., King George Medical College (India).
Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology

Michael Greenberg, Professor; primary at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy; Ph.D., Columbia.
Research Interests: Geography of mortality, morbidity, and risk factors; hazardous waste management; environmental policy

Kim Hirshfield, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; M.D., Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins.
Research Interests: Molecular and cancer epidemiology; breast cancer epidemiology

Daniel J. Hoffman,
Associate Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Research Interests: Global nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, epidemiology

Cheryl Holly, Associate Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Nursing; EdD, Columbia University
Research Interests: Meta Analysis

Yuri T. Jadotte, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Nursing; M.D., Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University.
Research Interests: Systematic review; meta-analysis; health economic evaluation; cancer prevention and control; health equity; interprofessionalism
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Grace Lu-Yao, Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Ph.D., M.P.H., Yale School of Medicine.
Research Interests: Prostate cancer research

Andrea Marcus, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions; Ph.D., Rutgers School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Survey research methods.

Jane Miller, Professor; primary at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research; and Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy; Ph.D., M.A., Pennsylvania.
Research Interests: Poverty and child health and access to health care; chronic childhood illness; statistical literacy; quantitative communication.
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Robert Morgan, Assistant Professor; M.D., Saint Georges School of Medicine (Grenada); M.P.H., Columbia.
Research Interests: Community vaccination policies

James Scott Parrott, Associate Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions; PhD, University of Chicago.
Research Interests: Statistics

Lee Reichman, Professor; primary at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; M.D., New York University; MPH, Johns Hopkins.
Research Interest: Tuberculosis; HIV infection

Nancy E. Reichman, Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Ph.D., CUNY.
Research Interests: Health economics; demography and maternal and child health issues

Vinod Rustgi, Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; M.D., Johns Hopkins.
Research Interests: Health care disparities in liver disease

Dona Schneider, Professor; primary at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy; Ph.D., M.A., Rutgers; M.P.H., UMDNJ/Rutgers.
Research Interests: Geographic distribution of mortality, disease, and high-risk behaviors among children and minority groups

Xiang Lin Tan, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Ph.D., Heidelberg (Germany); M.D., Tongji Medical College (China).
Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology; cancer research

Pauline Thomas, Associate Professor; primary at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; M.D., Yale University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Epidemiology of reproductive health; interventions to reduce health disparities; improvements in outpatient health care delivery; HIV epidemiology

Stanley Weiss, Professor; primary at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; M.D., Harvard School of Medicine
Research Interests: Public health and prevention of cancer and infectious diseases

Mark Wolman, Instructor; primary at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; M.P.H., Hunter College
Research Interests: Tuberculosis control

FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGISTS

Eric Adler, Instructor; M.P.H., Yale.
Research Interests: Communicable disease reporting, surveillance, and outbreak investigations

Patricia Barrett, Instructor; M.S., Florida State.
Research Interests: Communicable disease epidemiology andsurveillance

Noelle Bessette, Instructor ; M.P.H., Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance

Mardea Caulcrick-Grimes, Instructor; M.P.H., Drexel School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance

Lisa DiFedele, Instructor; M.P.H., Yale
Research Interests: Epidemiology of Microbial Disease

Sonya E. Frontin, Instructor; M.P.H., Morehouse School of Medicine.
Research Interests: Monitoring and evaluation; disease surveillance; HIV/AIDS; maternal and child health; women's health; minority health

Tara Fulton
, Instructor; M.P.H., University of Pennsylvania.
Research Interests: Communicable disease surveillance, reporting and investigation

Susan Hannagan
, Instructor; M.P.H., Yale.
Research Interests: Epidemiology of microbial disease; Vaccine preventable disease
surveillance

Sherif Ibrahim, Instructor; M.P.H., Drexel; M.D., Mansoura University, Egypt
Research Interests:  Infectious epidemiology, outbreak detection and investigation

Kristin L. Innes Garafalo, Instructor; M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Infectious and zoonotic disease reporting and surveillance

Natalie R. Kratz, Instructor; M.P.H.; Boston University.
Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance

Erika Lobe, Instructor; M.P.H.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Research Interests:  Infectious disease epidemiology

Nicole Mazur Lam, Instructor; M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Communicable disease reporting and surveillance

Jenizah A. Melendez, Instructor; M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Electronic Laboratory Reporting of Communicable Diseases Implementation and Analysis

Alok Patra, Instructor; M.P.H., Nebraska College of Public Health,
Research Interests: Communicable disease and public health surveillance

Allison Portney, Instructor; M.P.H., Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
Research Interests: Perinatal hepatitis B surveillance

Namitha Reddy, Instructor; M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Public health surveillance and response system for public health emergencies

Dela Surti Darji, Instructor; M.P.H., George Washington Milken School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Communicable disease reporting and surveillance

Diana B. Theriault Lucas
, Instructor; M.P.H., Boston.
Research Interests: Epidemiology and public health surveillance

Julia W. Wells, Instructor; M.P.H., Drexel.
Research Interests: Communicable disease and public health surveillance

STAFF

Phyllis Morgan
Acting Administrative Assistant
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