Yale BA summa cum laude.
Harvard Medical School MD
National Cancer Inst, Bethesda, MD (Cancer Treatment), 1982-1987: Medical Oncology,Med Staff Fellow
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD (Epidemiology), 1983-1987: Epidemiology, Med Staff Fellow
Fellow, American College of Epidemiology
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-NJ Medical School
Professor of Quantitative Methods, UMDNJ-School of Public Health
As a faculty member, I teach an advanced course in chronic & infectious diseases epidemiology including the critical analysis of medical literature & teach in our departmental courses for medical students, and I extensively serve as preceptor for student research projects ranging from various electives at UMDNJ to summer research to MPH thesis work,. My present research focus on epidemiologic studies, formal evaluation of community-based efforts and public policy matters, with a particular focus on cancer, asthma, HIV and other infectious agents, health literacy, health disparities, and research regulation.
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Yale: Barge Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, 1971.Phi Beta Kappa.
BA summa cum laude.
New York State Governor's Committee Award for Academic Achievement, 1971-1974.
Harvard Medical School: Joseph Collins Scholar, 1975-1978.
American Society of Clinical Oncology Travel Award, 1985.
University World Health Day Keynote Speaker, 1989. Finalist, Merck/SER Fellowship competition, 1991.
NIH, FDA, CDC & HRSA Panel Moderator. Cross-species Infectivity and Pathogenesis Meeting. Bethesda 1997
NIH NCI Ad Hoc Study Section, Epidemiologic Studies HIV-Associated Malignancies, Bethesda, 1988
Editorial Board, AIDS, 1990-1993. Editorial Board, AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses, 1990-1998. Advisory Board, International Retrovirology Association - HTLV & Related Viruses, 1994-1998.
Inaugural Speaker, 2nd National Spanish Conference on HIV, Caceres, Spain, 1994.
Executive Board, NJ Public Health Assoc,1994-. Chair, AIDS Comm 1995-7. Founding Chair, Epidemiology Section 2000-.
American Public Health Association (APHA): Elected to APHA Nominating Comm 2000-2002. Appointed to APHA Science Board 2003-2006; appointed to APHA Joint Policy Comm Member 2004-07. Elected to Intersectional Council Steering Comm 2005. Governing Council 1997-2003 & 2006-8. APHA Epidemiology Section: Chair-elect 2003-5, Chair 2005-7, Immediate past chair 2007-9.
Program and Awards Committees, 2001 North American Congress of Epidemiology (Toronto).
Elected 2003 to Alpha Omega Alpha, Beta Chapter of New Jersey, as Faculty inductee from NJMS.
Organizing Committee, 2006 Second American Congress of Epidemiology (Seattle), and Awards Comm Chair.
Organizing/Program Committee for the 2006 North American Congress of Epidemiology (Seattle); Chair of Awards Committee; Presidential Address at opening session of this Congress.
Coordinating Comm & Epidemiologist for Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of NJ,2006-; Co-Chair, Evaluation Comm,2006-
Faculty Community Service Award, UMDNJ-School of Public Health, 2007.
Joint Policy Committee of the Society of Epidemiology Societies: elected vice-chair 2007-2009; chair 2010-present.
The Prostate Net’s “In the Know” National Award – September 21, 2007, 3rd Annual KnowledgeNet "In The Know" Awards Luncheon, New York University Kimmel Center, NY, NY. Cf.: www.theknowledgenet.info
Dr. Ezra Mundy Hunt Award from the New Jersey Public Health Association, November 14, 2007. “Presented to an individual for outstanding service and leadership to the cause of public health. Established in 1995 and named after Dr. Ezra Mundy Hunt, a pioneer in 19th Century public health in New Jersey.“
“Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award,” 2009 from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
First recipient of the American Lung Association of NJ’s CAREforAIRnj Award for Community Outreach/Action/Advocacy, April 2010. See: www.mrsnv.com/evt/incentives.jsp?id=2951 & www.mrsnv.com/evt/home.jsp?id=2951
What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:
Such a forum is needed, especially to help assist our students with thesis publication.