Secondary Faculty

Robert Abouassaly, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Urological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Francis Afram-Gyening

Terrence M. Allan
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. M.P.H.

David C. Aron
Professor. Professor of Medicine. M.D., Columbia University, 1975; M.S. (Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan, 1995. Clinical epidemiology of endocrine disorders; quality of care and quality improvement; medical decision making.

Denise Babineau
Adjunct Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Statistics, University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) 2005; M.Sc., Statistics, Simon Faser University Colorado State University, 2000. Design and analysis of clinical and translational studies, particularly with interdisciplinary teams. Interests include longitudinal analysis, clinical trial design and analysis, and structural equation modeling. Survival analysis with particular emphasis on interval censored data; event history data analysis; methods accounting for informative censoring; assessment of modelfit.

Mahbat Bahromov
Adjunct Assistant Professor. MSc, International Policy and Management, Brandeis University in Massachusetts, 2005; MD, Anesthesiology, Tajik Medical University, Dushanbe Tajikistan, 1988

Paul Bakaki
Adjunct Instructor.

John Barnard
Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan
Professor in General Medical Sciences (Oncology). Ph.D. in Biometry (Biostatistics), University of Texas, 2000; M.S. in Statistics, University of Texas, 1995. Research Interests: cancer epidemiology; brain tumor molecular/genetic epidemiology; health disparities; population genetics – estimating genetic ancestry; cancer outcomes.

Gerald Beck
Adjunct Assistant Professor. Director of Laboratory Computers, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. M.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1974; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1980. Computers in laboratory medicine, medical databases.

Jessica Berg

Roger Bielefeld
Adjunct Assistant Professor. Director of Advanced Research Computing at Case Western Reserve University. PhD, Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University; MS, Computer Engineering, Case Western Reserve University; MA, Mathematics, Miami University.

Ronald Blanton
Associate Professor. Center for Global Health and Diseases, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. MS, Genetic Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, 2003; MD, Case Western Reserve University, 1997. Research: tropical medicine, population genetics, quantitative genetics and molecular engineering.

Shari Bolen

David Bruckman
Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Chief Biostatistician and Systems Analyst, City of Cleveland Department of Public Health. M.S., University of Michigan, 1996; B.Sc., Cleveland State University. M.T., Fairview School of Medical Technology, 1987; ASCP, American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry Certification, 1987. B.S. University of Cincinnati, 1985. Research interests include health services research related to access, delivery and quality of care for chronic diseases, peri-conceptional care, HIV/STD surveillance and SAS programming.

Karen Butler

Joseph R. Calabrese, MD

Matthew P. Carroll
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. JD Director, Department of Public Health, City of Cleveland; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1989; A.B., Brown University, 1986; departmental areas of priority include reducing and preventing lead poisoning, addressing obesity and overweight, and improving access to health care; Co-Chair of Ryan White Title I Planning Council.

Nancy Callahan
Adjunct Instructor.

Randall D. Cebul
Professor. Associate Professor of Medicine. M.D., Yale University,1976. Clinical epidemiology, medical decision making (health policy, clinical strategies, diagnostic technology assessment); screening, prevention, and primary care in populations; vascular disease, chronic illness, and common problems in primary care.

Gregory S. Cooper
Professor. M.D., 1986; MA 1982, University of Pennsylvania. Use of large databases, with or without additional primary data collection, for health care research; epidemiology of colorectal and other cancers using Medicare and SEER data; conducting a series of studies with the Cleveland Health Quality Choice database, which includes 30 regional hospitals.

Claudia Coulton, Ph.D.
Professor. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.

Jordan Black Crows
Adjunct Instructor.

Rita Cydulka

Neal V. Dawson
Professor. Associate Professor of Medicine. M.D., University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1976. Human judgment in medical decision making; decision making in the care of seriously ill hospitalized adults; health services research.

Mary Dolansky

Aylin Drabousky
Adjunct Instructor, Project Coordinator, Research Association for Public Health, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Douglas Einstadter
Assistant Professor. M.P.H., University of Washington, 1992; M.D., University of Illinois, 1986. Clinical epidemiology, health services and outcomes research using large administrative and clinical datasets. Epidemiologic and clinical trial methodology.

Susan Flocke
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine. MA Organizational Psychology, Cleveland State University, 1990. Ph.D. Health Services Research, Case Western Reserve University, 1997. Research interests: health promotion and health behavior change including smoking cessation, exercise, diet, weight management; patient-doctor communication; integrating quantitative and qualitative research methods; practice-based research networks; cancer prevention.

Stephen Ganocy 
Assistant Professor. PhD, Statistics, Case Western Reserve University, 2003; MS, Biometry, Case Western Reserve University, 1980; MS, Mathematics, University of Akron, 1976. Research Interests: statistics in psychiatry, change point analysis, experimental design in clinical trials, biostatistics, bioinformatics.

Meg Gerstenblith, PhD

Wei Guo
Adjunct Instructor.

Patricia Heilbron

Sandi Hurley

Leila W. Jackson
Assistant Professor. Ph.D., 2003 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; MPH, 1995, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Research Interests: Lifestyle, environmental and occupational impacts on human health; exposure assessment, epidemiologic methods and design.

Gyungah Jun
Assistant Professor in Section of Biomedical Genetics at Department of Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Biostatistics, Schools of Medicine and Public Health,Boston University. Ph.D. in Genetic Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, 2009; M.C.I.S. in Computer and Information Science, Cleveland State University, 2000. Research intersts: genetic epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease, idiopathic membranous nephropathy, age-related cataract, and age-related macular degeneration.

David Kaelber
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics. M.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2000; M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engingeering, Case Western Reserve University, 1994 and 1999; MPH (specialization in clinical effectiveness), Harvard University, 2008. Areas of interest and research include personal health records, electronic health records, clinical decision support, telemedicine, the teaching of medical informatics, using electronic medical records for chronic disease detection and management, and other areas of clinical informatics, as well as research in med-peds, primary care and chronic diseases in children and adults.

Michael Kattan
Professor. Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. PhD, University of Houston, TX. Specialty Interests: Prediction, medical decision making, quality of life asessment, patient references, decision analysis.

Charles King
Associate Professor of International Health, Case-SOM Center for Global Health and Diseases. M.D., State University of New York, 1978; M.S. Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2000. Clinical epidemiology, ecology of infectious disease, and control strategies for vector-borne and parasitic infections

Christopher Kippes

Kristina Knight
Adjunct Instructor.

Tzuyung Douglas Kou, PhD, MPH, MA
Associate Director, Global Pharmacovigilance & Epidemiology, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. PhD in Epidemiology, 2008; MPH in Epidemiology; 2005; MA in Bioethics, 2004. Case Western Reserve University. Research Interests: cancer epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology with emphasis on diabetes, risk communication, pharmacoepidemiology, unmet medical needs, comparative effectiveness research, and use of observational data to support drug development process.

Carolyn Landis
Assistant Professor in the Division of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University, 1997; M.A. 1991, Wake Forest University. Research Interests: dietary modification among children with chronic diseases; physical activity; family-based interventions; parental monitoring.

Elizabeth Larkin

Jonathan Lass
Professor and Chair for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. M.D., 1973, Boston University; M.A., 1972, Boston University. Research Interests: corneal endothelial image analysis; genetics of fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy.

Jing Li
Associate Professor. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Deparement. PhD, Computer Science, University of California at Riverside, 2004. Research Interest in the Area of Computational Biology.

Li Li
Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Preventive Medicine/Epidemiology, 1996, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; M.S. in Applied Biometry, 1995, Keck School of Medicine; M.P.H., 1989, Tongji Medical University in China, M.D., 1986, Tongji Medical University in China.

Sana Loue

Thomas Love
Professor. Director of the Biostatistics and Evaluation Unit at the Center for Health Care Research & Policy at MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University. PhD, Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1994; MA, Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1992.

Vanessa Maier

Anna Mandalakas

Sharon Meropol 

David B. Miller, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Associate Professor (Secondary) Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences. Research Interests: Health Disparities, Health Behaviors and Practices of African American males and Cancer awareness and knowledge among minority populations.

Courtney Montgomery
Adjunct Assistant Professor. Associate Member at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Ph.D. in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, 2004; M.S. in Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2000. Research Interests: identification of genes predisposing to complex diseases, particularly colon cancer and inflammatory disorders like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and sarcoidosis; development of new statistical and computational tools to aid in specific gene discovery.

Lynda Montgomery
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health . M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1996; M.Ed., Medical education, John Carroll University 2004. Research and Education interests: care of medically vulnerable populations; teaching of leadership and advocacy to health professionals; understanding factors that create and support professional identity.

Masahiro Morikawa 
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Assistant Professor (Secondary), Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. M.D, M.P.H.

Ezekiel Mupere

Patrick Murray

Katherine Nagel(Fox)
Adjunct Instructor.

Junghyun Namkung, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Manager, Bioinformatics Lab, SKT Research Institute, Sungham, Korea.

Sena Narendran

Suchitra Shirley Nelson
Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry. Ph.D. in Epidemiology, 1992, M.S. in Epidemiology, 1988, M.S. in Nutrition, 1984, Case Western Reserve University; M.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics, 1981, University of Madras in India. Research Interests: oral health; prevention; urban child health; low birth weight babies and oral health.

Heather Ochs-Balcom

Ashok Paneerselvam
Adjunct Instructor.

Julie Patterson

Ileana Pina

Lakshmi Pulagam
Adjunct Instructor.

Huaizhen Qin, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, 2008, Michigan Technological University, Ph.D. in Theoretical Statistics, 2001, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Qin has been focusing his research efforts on important challenges in Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genetics, Microarray Experiments, Econometrics and Survey Sampling. He has been significantly involved in developing effective statistical approaches and computational tools for interrogating high throughput data in real life sciences, e.g., for mapping susceptibility genes for complex human diseases in diverse populations, for analyzing microarray data in small- and large-replicate experiments, for addressing sensitivity analysis in econometrics and for designing nationwide surveys.

Feiyou Qiu, Ph. D.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Research Interest: predictive modeling.

Tomas Radivoyevitch
Associate Staff. Ph.D., 1996, Medical University of South Carolina; M.S., 1992, Case Western Reserve University. Interests: Mathematical models of the induction and treatment of myeloid cancers.
Location: Cleveland Clinic (main campus), M3-026
Phone: (216) 442-5649

J. Sunil Rao

Susan Redline
Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. M.P.H., Harvard University, 1986; M.D. Boston University, 1979. Research Interests: Epidemiology of chronic diseases with an emphasis on pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases; occupational/environmental lung diseases; clinical epidemiology, pediatric asthma; clinical trials; and the genetic epidemiology of sleep apnea.

Thomas A. Rehman, MA, MPH
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. MPH, Case Western Reserve University, 2009; MA, Case Western Reserve University, 2007; BA, Case Western Reserve University, 2007. Research information support. Clinical data management and statistical programming.

Mona Rizkallah

Ellen Rome

Jeff Romig, MD
Adjunct Instructor.

Robert Ronis
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor (Secondary), Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. M.D, M.P.H.

Douglas Rowland
Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Martha Sajatovic
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Geropsychiatry Program. M.D., 1982, Medical College of Ohio. Research Interests: health outcomes for individuals with serious mental illness; assessment instruments in psychiatry.

Laura Santurri

Ashwini Sehgal
Professor. Assistant Professor of Medicine. M.D., Harvard University, 1986. Chronic and stage renal disease in the elderly; the prevalence of mental impairment among hemodialysis patients.

Sinziana Seicean, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Epidemiologist, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Amy R. Sheon, Ph.D., MPH
Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. PhD, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University; MPH, University of Michigan.

J.B. Silvers 
Professor. Treuhaft Professor of Management. Professor of Finance. Ph.D., Stanford University, 1971; M.S., Purdue University, 1966. Evolution of the health care market, government policy; provider and strategy financing; hospital capital investment decisions; changes in the demand for nurses; following the decision making process on several levels regarding growth hormone utilization.

Mamta Singh
Associate Professor.

Kurt C. Stange 
Professor. Associate Professor of Family Medicine. M.D., Albany Medical College, 1983; Ph.D., University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 1989. Research Interests: Clinical preventive service delivery; primary care research methods; disability prevention in the elderly.

Joseph Sudano
Assistant Professor.

Shuying Sun

Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, O.D, Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
Professor.  University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Ophthalmology.

Curtis Tatusoka, PhD

Siva Theru Arumugam

Cheryl Thompson
Assistant Professor.  Department of Family Medicine

Xiaofeng Wang
Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Assistant Staff of Biostatistics in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the Cleveland Clinic. Ph.D. in Statistics, Case Western Reserve University, 2005. Research Interests: neuroinformatics; biomedical signal analysis; statistical image analysis; nonparametric and semiparametric methods for the data with measurement errors; statistical data mining; functional and spatial data analysis.

Brook Watts 
Associate Professor of Medicine. Physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Cleveland VA Medical Center. M.S. in Health Policy, 2006, Case Western Reserve Univesity; M.D., 2000, University of Alabama School of Medicine. Research Interests: quality improvement; access and utilization of healthcare.

Susan Wentz
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Assistant Professor (Secondary), Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. M.D., M.S.

Christopher Whalen
Professor of Epidemiology at the Paul Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences at the University of Georgia. M.D., 1984 and M.S. in Epidemiology in 1982 at Case Western Reserve University. Research Interests: Tuberculosis and HIV.

Joseph White

Kristin Williams

Yifan (Ethan) Xu
Adjunct Instructor.

Melissa Zullo