Faculty

Chair

Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE

Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACEDean’s Professor and Founding Chair
Major areas of interest: Psychiatric epidemiology, including diagnostic assessment development; innovative methods to survey high risk behaviors, including substance use; community engaged research; global health; mentoring
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Core Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Xinguang (Jim) Chen, MD, PhD, FACE

Professor
Major areas of interest: Transdisciplinary cross-cultural perspectives; novel analytical and modeling methodologies; substance use; HIV; cardiovascular disease; prostate cancer
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Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Cancer etiology, outcomes, and diaparities; molecular pathological epidemiology
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Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH

Professor
Major areas of interest: HIV and sexually transmitted diseases including HPV infections; substance abuse; clinical research methods (longitudinal data analysis, randomized clinical trials); health services research; public health issues
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Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE

Dean’s Professor and Founding Chair
Major areas of interest: Psychiatric epidemiology, including diagnostic assessment development; innovative methods to survey high risk behaviors, including substance use; community engaged research; global health; mentoring
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Mark Hart, EdD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Social media in public health; mHealth; virtual health interventions
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Hui Hu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Exposome; precision health; health data science
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Catalina Lopez-Quintero, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Drug use epidemiology; drug use disparities; mental health; HIV research
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Volker Mai, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Major areas of interest: Microbiota; infectious disease; cancer
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Thomas A. Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor
Major areas of interest: Cardiovascular epidemiology; clinical lipidology; precision public health
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Cindy Prins, PhD, MPH, CIC, CPH

Clinical Associate Professor
Major areas of interest: Healthcare associated infections; infection control; vaccines
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Mattia Prosperi, MEng, PhD

Associate Professor
Major areas of interest: Data science; epi-informatics; biomedical modeling
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Huaizhen Qin, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Genetic epidemiology; statistical genetics; survey sampling
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Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE

Research Associate Professor
Major areas of interest: Psychiatric epidemiology; substance abuse epidemiology; health disparities; community engagement research; research ethics
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Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MPE, MSW

Research Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Exposure to violence and victimization; mental health; substance use; HIV risk behaviors
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Deepthi Varma, PhD, MPhil, MSW

Research Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Mental health; perinatal mental illness; mHealth
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Yan Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Substance use and HIV; biosensors; ecological momentary assessment (EMA)
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Lusine Yaghjyan, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Breast cancer; molecular epidemiology; endocrine disruptors
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Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD

Professor
Major areas of interest: Genetic epidemiology; statistical genetics; bioinformatics; multi-omics integration; cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes; aging; major depression; Alzheimer’s disease
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Part Time Faculty

Kelly K. Gurka, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: Injury and violence prevention; opioid overdose prevention; neonatal abstinence syndrome as a consequence of opioid use
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David S. Sheps, MD, MSPH

Professor
Major areas of interest: Acute and chronic stress in adversely influencing cardiac outcomes; preventative care toward these outcomes
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Ron I. Shorr, MD, MS

Research Professor
Major areas of interest: Healthcare quality; aging
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Courtesy/Joint Faculty

Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS

Joint Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
Major areas of interest: Birth defects and other adverse pregnancy outcomes; the effects of medications during pregnancy on the fetus; morbidity and mortality related to genetic conditions; the effects of infections during pregnanct on the pregnant woman and her fetus
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Manoj Jadhav, MPharm, PhD, FCP

Courtesy Faculty
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Norman Sartorius, MD, PhD, FRCPsych

Courtesy Faculty
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Adjunct Faculty

Robert Fieo, PhD

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Major areas of interest: HIV associated neurocognitive disorders; patient reported outcomes; Alzheimer’s disease research
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Jerne Shapiro, MPH

Adjunct Faculty
Major areas of interest: Teaching public health to graduate and undergraduate students; mentoring and advising students; infectious diseases; outbreak investigations; community based research
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Fern Jureidini Webb, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Major areas of interest: Community based health interventions; health behavior and improvement; community based initiated research; clinical health interventions; systems improvement
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Emeritus Faculty

Nabih R. Asal, PhD, FACE

Emeritus Faculty
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Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH

Emeritus Faculty
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Affiliate Faculty

Rebecca J. Beyth, MD, MSc
Rebecca J. Beyth, MD, MSc
Division of General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine
Mildred Maldonado-Molina, PhD, MS
Mildred Maldonado-Molina, PhD, MS
Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Babette Brumback, PhD, MA
Babette Brumback, PhD, MA
Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Todd Manini, PhD, MS
Todd Manini, PhD, MS
Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine
Muna Canales, MD, MS
Muna Canales, MD, MS
Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation, College of Medicine
J. Glenn Morris, Jr, MD, MPH&TM
J. Glenn Morris, Jr, MD, MPH&TM
Director of Emerging Pathogens Institute, College of Medicine
Peter Carek, MD, MS
Peter J. Carek, MD, MS
Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine
Michael G. Perri, PhD, ABPP
Michael G. Perri, PhD, ABPP
Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, PhD, MSPH
Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, PhD, MSPH
Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine
Marco Salemi, PhD
Marco Salemi, PhD
Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Derek A. T. Cummings, PhD
Derek A. T. Cummings, PhD
Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Stephanie Staras, PhD, MSPH
Stephanie Staras, PhD, MSPH
Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Michael Lauzardo, MD, MSc
Michael Lauzardo, MD, MSc
Division Chief of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, College of Medicine
Scott Tomar, DMD, DrPH, MPH
Scott Tomar, DMD, DrPH, MPH
Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Dentistry
Ira Longini, PhD, MS
Ira Longini, PhD, MS
Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Medicine
Almut G. Winterstein, PhD
Almut G. Winterstein, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy