Program Members


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Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Yong Zhu, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)


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Kerin Adelson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

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Steven Bernstein, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

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Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, MBA

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Director, Yale Global Health Initiative

Faculty Director, Global Health Leadership Institute

Master, Branford College, Yale College

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Hospices; Health Care

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Brenda Cartmel, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Carcinoma; Tanning; Nutritional Sciences

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Anees Chagpar, MD, MSc, MBA, FRCS(C), FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Director, The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Program Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship

Assistant Director, Global Oncology, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Ethics; Health Services Research; Quality of Health Care

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Elizabeth Claus, PhD, MD

Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Director of Medical Research, School of Public Health

Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Epidemiology; Meningioma; Neurosurgery; Statistics as Topic; Central Nervous System Neoplasms

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Amy Davidoff, PhD, MS

Senior Research Scientist in Public Health (Health Policy)

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Nicole Deziel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Robert Dubrow, MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Brain Neoplasms; Epidemiology

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Elizabeth Ercolano

Associate Research Scientist in Nursing