Faculty

Faculty Leadership Team

Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
CIRI/TIRI Director
Professor of Therapeutic and Pharmaceutical Research, Columbia University School of Nursing
Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
ell23@columbia.edu
Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH
TIRI Co-director
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
ls5@columbia.edu
Richard Kessin, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
rhk2@columbia.edu
Stephen Morse, PhD
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
ssm20@columbia.edu
Ronnie Myers, DDS
Professor of Clinical Dentistry, College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University
rm36@columbia.edu
Donna Nickitas Donna Nickitas, PhD, CNAA, BC, RN
Professor of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College
dnickita@hunter.cuny.edu

TIRI Mentors and Research Interests

Suzanne Bakken Bakken, Suzanne, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Alumni Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Intersection of informatics, evidence-based nursing practice, and underserved populations
Melissa Begg Begg, Melissa, ScD
Professor of Clinical Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health
Statistical methods and analysis of cluster-correlated and sibling data
Bernadette Boden-Albala Boden-Albala, Bernadette, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences in Neurology, Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons
Stroke and cardiovascular disease, health disparities, social dimensions of stroke in minority populations
  Davidson, Karina, PhD
Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Medicine and Psychiatry), College of Physicians and Surgeons
Etiology, course and treatment of depressive symptoms in patients with acute coronary syndromes
Jonathan Dworkin Dworkin, Jonathan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Antibiotic resistance, dormancy in bacterial cells, peptidoglycan synthesis
Wafaa El-Sadr El-Sadr, Wafaa, MD, MPH, MPA
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons
HIV and tuberculosis epidemics domestically and globally
David Fidock Fidock, David, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Malaria drug resistance, chemotherapy, pathogenesis, fatty acid metabolism, cell development
Yoko Furuya Furuya, E. Yoko, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Director of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli, the financial costs of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance, and the impact of an automated infection control surveillance system on isolation precautions for transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Sankar Ghosh Ghosh, Sankar, PhD
Professor and Chair, Microbiology and Immunology, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Inflammation and immune response
Scott Hammer Hammer, Scott, MD        
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons
Chief of Division of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center
HIV pathogenesis, therapy, and vaccine development; HIV prevention, infection surveillance
Jia, Haomiao, PhD            
Assistant Professor of Clinical Biostatistics (in Nursing), School of Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health
Temporal-spatial analysis
Jessica Justman Justman, Jessica, MD     
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons
HIV prevention/microbicides; antiretroviral toxicities and metabolic side effects
Richard Kessin Kessin, Richard, PhD       
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons     
D. discoideum; responsible conduct of research
Elaine Larson Larson, Elaine, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC           
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research, School of Nursing
Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Antimicrobial resistance; infection prevention and control; research ethics
Lowy, Franklin, MD         
Professor of Medicine and Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Pathogenesis and transmission of Staphylococcus aureus
  Messeri, Peter, PhD       
Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health 
Organization of healthcare systems for persons with HIV, community health promotion interventions, etiology and health outcomes of substance abuse among inner-city residents
Morse, Stephen, PhD    
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health    
Infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance with a special interest in emerging infectious diseases
Natalie Neu Neu, Natalie, MD, MPH                  
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians and Surgeons             
Epidemiology of HIV and sexually transmitted disease in children and adolescents
Panos Papapanou Papapanou, Panos, DDS, PhD      
Professor of Dental Medicine, College of Dental Medicine          
Role of periodontal infections as independent risk factors for systemic disease, risk factors for periodontitis, classification of periodontitis based on gene expression signatures in affected tissues
Alice Prince Prince, Alice, MD             
Professor of Pediatrics (in Pharmacology), College of Physicians and Surgeons
Pathogenesis of pulmonary infection
Adam Ratner Ratner, Adam, MD, MPH               
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology, College of Physicians and Surgeons Bacterial pathogenesis and innate immunity
Reame, Nancy, PhD, RN                  
Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing     
Clinical and translational research, women’s reproductive health
Susan Rosenthal Rosenthal, Susan, PhD   
Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Pediatrics and Psychiatry), College of Physicians and Surgeons
Vaccine acceptability, sexual health promotion, adolescent health
Saiman, Lisa, MD, MPH 
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Healthcare-acquired infections and hospital epidemiology and multidrug-resistant organisms
Samuel Seward Seward, Jr., Samuel, MD, FAAP 
Assistant Vice President, Student Health Services, Columbia University              
Outcomes-based clinical practice, population-based healthcare delivery, early disease prevention and detection
Magdelena Sobieszcyk Sobieszczyk, Magdalena, MD, MPH          
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons   
Complications of antiretroviral therapy and HIV vaccines
Stockwell, Melissa, MD, MPH    
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health
Community interventions to prevent pediatric infections and improve vaccination rates
Stone, Patricia, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN     
Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing                  
Acute nursing care, infection prevention and control
Ezra Susser Susser, Ezra, MD, DrPH  
Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry, Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons
Relationship between homelessness, mental illness and HIV/AIDS, life course epidemiology, epidemiology of mental disorders
Simon Tsiouris Tsiouris, Simon, MD, MPH            
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health
TB and HIV epidemiology, TB diagnostics, and TB/HIV operational research
Adam Wilcox Wilcox, Adam, PhD         
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Transitions of care and clinical data warehousing and analytics
Michael Yin Yin, Michael, MD, MS   
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons   
Metabolic complications of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy

 

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