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Meet our Experts

Many of our faculty members are go-to sources for media interiews, offering candid comments based on research across multiple disciplines.  See below for profiles and areas of expertise.

To contact members of our faculty, please call 216.870.6323 or email Paula.Darte@case.edu or Colin.McEwan@case.edu

 

 

Mark Cameron, PhD

  • Faculty, Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, 2016 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, 2014 - Present

Areas of expertise: 

  • Genetic profile of disease / viruses
  • Lessons learned from SARS 2003 outbreak (Cameron was with the University of Toronto at the time, and conducted research on SARS)
  • Using contemporary big data techniques to identify targets and potential therapeutics based on genetic profile of the virus

 

Daniel Tisch, PhD

  • Director, Master of Public Health Program, PQHS, 2017 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, 2014 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (now PQHS), 2005 – 2014
  • Faculty, Center for Global Health and Diseases, CWRU School of Medicine, 2005-Present

Areas of expertise:

  • Public health implications and strategies to fight infectious disease
  • Contact tracing
  • Disease epidemiology - domestic and international

Erika S. Trapl, PhD

  • Associate Director, Community Outreach, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2020
  • Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, 2020
  • Program Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Research Center, 2019 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, 2018 – Present
  • Faculty Associate, Schubert Center for Child Health Policy, 2015 – Present
  • Member, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2013 – Present
  • Associate Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, 2009 - Present

Areas of expertise: 

  • Public health education campaigns - what lessons can be learned from years of smoking cessation awareness
  • Community outreach and engagement - engaging in low-resource communities

 

Scott Williams, PhD

  • Professor and PhD Program Director, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, 2015 -Present
  • Faculty, Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, 2015 - Present

Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology and disease modeling
  • Diversity in genetic research to address disparities in care
  • Host pathogen evolution, pharmacogenetics ,and implications for precision medicine
  • Importance of comprehensive training in sciences plus arts & humanities

Media Mentions


 

Past Annoucements

Scott Williams, PhD: Accuracy in COVID modeling

Scott Williams, PhD, provides ongoing commentary on COVID-19 modeling in Ohio. Most recently, he commented on why models vary, noting that as behavior changes and the related data reflect that change, predictive models are refreshed.  And, as he notes, one part of effective modeling involves correctly identifying the variables to track. Read the Cleveland.com story […]

Daniel Tisch, PhD: Could the US have done better?

Daniel Tisch, PhD, Director of the Public Health program, notes that people underestimate the ability to control novel infections.  In a Plain Dealer feature asking Could the US have done even better? … he notes that social distancing is the most effective intervention until we have a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19.  Read the full […]

Mark Cameron, PhD, on News 5: Use of Masks

Mark Cameron, PhD, recently commented to News 5 about the efficacy of masks being worn by non-health workers while out in public. As he notes, marks may have some benefit, but the downside could be that they give a false sense of safety that impacts social distancing, which is known to be effective. Watch the […]

CWRU PhD Candidate Andrea Waksmunski co-leads research revealing a new gene associated with age-related macular degeneration

A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers has identified a new gene associated with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the elderly, impacting nearly 170 million people world-wide. This gene (PLCG2, phospholipase C gamma 2) had not been previously associated with AMD and like many newly-identified genes in this […]

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Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, recognized as a Woman Living STEM

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, was recently recognized as a Woman Living STEM by the Cleveland collaboration of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice and TIES, a Cleveland-based consulting non-profit that supports schools and communities in planning and implementing their STEM education initiatives. Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan was noted for her work in the strategy and implementation of […]

Mind the Gap: Complications in returning data to study participants

People who participate in genetic research increasingly tell researchers that they want all of their genetic data back. But many of these participants do not have the data management infrastructure or analytical tools to interpret this information. And while third-party companies eagerly offer to interpret results, they are unregulated and may offer incomplete or faulty […]

Contact: Alzheimer’s Disease Study

For more information about this study or to enroll, please contact: Sara Kennedy 216-368-4693 Sara.e.kennedy@case.edu OR Leah Cummings 216-368-4948 Leah.cummings@case.edu

Lack of Diversity in Genetic Research: Serious Consequences for Science and Medicine

Lack of diversity in genetic research data and the resulting bias limits scientists’ understanding of the genetic and environmental factors influencing health and disease, according to a commentary published in the prestigious research journal Cell. Co-written by Scott Williams, PhD, a professor in the Departments of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Genetics and Genome […]

Calendar

  • Grant Submissions Link

    May 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Attention faculty:

    If you have any new grant submissions coming up, please fill out the form here:

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  • Grant Submissions Link

    June 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

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  • PQHS 501 Seminar

    June 1, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 4136

    PQHS 501 Seminar
    The presenter will be Scott Williams, Ph.D.

    Title: HEALTH AND EVOLUTION: THE RELEVANCE OF PQHS, AN (UN)BIASED VIEW

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  • PQHS Faculty Meeting

    June 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    WRB-2136

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  • Grant Submissions Link

    June 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Attention faculty:

    If you have any new grant submissions coming up, please fill out the form here:

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  • PQHS 501 Seminar

    June 8, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 4136

    PQHS 501 Seminar
    The presenter will be Scott Williams, Ph.D.

    Title: HEALTH AND EVOLUTION: THE RELEVANCE OF PQHS, AN (UN)BIASED VIEW

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  • Grant Submissions Link

    June 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Attention faculty:

    If you have any new grant submissions coming up, please fill out the form here:

    https://goo.gl/forms/yBWBqEnBRMfCpjYo1

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  • PQHS 501 Seminar

    June 15, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 4136

    PQHS 501 Seminar
    The presenter will be Scott Williams, Ph.D.

    Title: HEALTH AND EVOLUTION: THE RELEVANCE OF PQHS, AN (UN)BIASED VIEW

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  • Grant Submissions Link

    June 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Attention faculty:

    If you have any new grant submissions coming up, please fill out the form here:

    https://goo.gl/forms/yBWBqEnBRMfCpjYo1

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  • PQHS 501 Seminar

    June 22, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 4136

    PQHS 501 Seminar
    The presenter will be Scott Williams, Ph.D.

    Title: HEALTH AND EVOLUTION: THE RELEVANCE OF PQHS, AN (UN)BIASED VIEW

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