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Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Faculty Profile

  • Michelle Bover Manderski, PhD, MPH

  • RBHS Instructor

  • Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

  • CV

Survey methodology; measurement of risk behaviors; tobacco control; epidemiology methods; cancer epidemiology.

PhD, Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ; May 2019.

MPH, Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ; May 2007.

BS, Biological Sciences: Physiology/Neurobiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; May 2005.

Research Interests
Dr. Bover Manderski’s research interests include survey methodology, measurement of health-related behaviors, cancer epidemiology, and epidemiology of tobacco use. During her 10+ years at the Center for Tobacco Studies, she has led or collaborated on numerous tobacco research projects, including surveillance, clinical and program evaluation, and experimental studies. These experiences have fostered a particular interest in survey development and data analysis, as well as in measurement and misclassification issues surrounding assessment of non-cigarette tobacco product use. Through Dr. Bover Manderski''s doctoral thesis, she extended her interests in tobacco use measurement to other behavioral and occupational risk factors. Her dissertation involved the design, implementation, and analysis of a nested case-control study examining the relationship between occupational and behavioral exposures and incident cancers of the head and neck in a cohort of 9/11 World Trade Center general responders.

Select Publications
Delnevo, C., Gundersen, D., Manderski, M., Giovenco, D., Giovino, G. (2017) "Importance of Survey Design for Studying the Epidemiology of Emerging Tobacco Product Use Among Youth.", American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 186

Wackowski, O., Bover Manderski, M., Delnevo, C. (2016) "Comparison of Direct and Indirect Measures of E-cigarette Risk Perceptions.", Tobacco Regulatory Science Vol. 2

Manderski, M., Steinberg, M., Rahi, K., Banerjee, S., Delnevo, C. (2016) "Surveillance of Tobacco Use Among South Asians in the US: Are We Underestimating Prevalence?", Journal of Community Health Vol. 41

Bover Manderski, M., Hrywna, M., Delnevo, C. (2012) "Hookah use among New Jersey youth: associations and changes over time.", American Journal of Health Behavior Vol. 36