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Preventive Medicine & Population Health


Division Head
Dorothy Lane, MD, MPH 

Deputy Division Head
Catherine Messina, PhD

The Division of Preventive Medicine and Population Health encompasses research, education and population-based clinical preventive services.  Faculty in the division include those who teach medical students and/or preventive medicine residents and/or graduate degree candidates in the program in public health.  The scope of the research component is broad and examples include: intervention trials testing educational, behavioral and public health interventions or chemoprevention, as well as the social determinants of health and health services research.  The faculty bios include faculty areas of interest, and give a sense of the breadth and depth of the expertise within the division.

 

Faculty

Hector Alcala, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Interests: Child adversity, cancer, tobacco, health disparities, minority health, violence, health care, criminal justice
 

Cordia Beverley, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Interests: Cultural competence of healthcare delivery

Sean Clouston, PhD
Assistant Professor
Interests: Demography, epidemiology, healthy aging, social inequalities and health, social context, cognitive impairment, physical limitation, longitudinal analysis, global health

Norman H Edelman, MD
Professor
Interests:  Health policy with focus on the health care workforce, clinical studies of diseases of the airways [COPD and asthma]

Andrew Flescher, PhD
Professor
Interests: Biomedical ethics; Ethics and Health Care Policy; Ethics of Organ Donation; Medical Humanities; Compassion and Altruism; Health Care Justice; Normative Ethics; Moral Theory; Comparative Religious Ethics; Applied Ethics; Ethics and Literature; Drama in the English Language; Philosophy of Religion;  Religion and Culture; Arts, Religion and Literature

Allison Gemmill, PhD, MPH


Lauren Hale, PhD
Professor
Interests: Social epidemiology of sleep; sleep and obesity; sleep and health; sleep and nutrition; demography; screen time and sleep; sleep health interventions.

Rachel Kidman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Interests:
Social epidemiology; program evaluation; children and adolescents; HIV and AIDS; childhood adversity; social policy; Africa

Dorothy Lane, MD, MPH
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor
Interests: GME, CME, cancer screening, women's health

Jaymie Meliker, PhD
Associate Professor
Interests: 
Epidemiology: environmental, spatial, and general, Human exposure assessment to environmental contaminants, Spatial and spatio-temporal methods and analysis, History of public and environmental health, Sustainable food systems, Health impacts of policy interventions

Catherine Messina, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Interests: cancer screening, women's health, health disparities, health decision making

John A. Rizzo, PhD
Professor
Interests: clinical outcomes research health economics, economic evaluations

Dylan Smith, PhD
Associate Professor
Interests: emotional adaptation to illness and disability, interpersonal relationship factors that influence health and well-being, quality of life measurement (including psychometric development of new measurement techniques)

Staff:

Karin Bengtsson
Preventive Medicine Residency Program Coordinator