IPPH Faculty Members

Luc Anselin, PhD

Luc Anselin, PhD

Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College and Director, Center for Spatial Data Science

Specialties

  • Health disparities
  • Spatial data science
  • Neighborhood dynamics

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Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, MPH

Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, MPH

Epidemiologist and Associate Research Professor

Specialties
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Recruitment & engagement

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Luis Bettencourt, PhD

Luis Bettencourt, PhD

Pritzker Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation. Professor Ecology and Evolution and the College

Specialties 
  • Population dynamics
  • Urban environments
  • Epidemiology

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Kate Cagney, PhD

Kate Cagney, PhD

Professor of Sociology, Deputy Dean of Social Sciences Division

Specialties 
  • Social Inequality
  • Neighborhood Factors
  • Aging
  • Urban Health

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Charlie Catlett, PhD

Charlie Catlett, PhD

Senior Computer Scientist Argonne National Laboratory and Fellow at the University of Chicago Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Specialties 
  • Data analytics
  • Computer science
  • Urban innovation

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Lin Chen, PhD

Lin Chen, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Specialties 
  • Statistical genetics
  • Genomics

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Marshall Chin, MD, MPH

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH

Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics

Specialties 
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Diabetes
  • Quality of care

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Brian Chiu, PhD

Brian Chiu, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Specialties 
  • Cancer etiology and prevention
  • Hematopoietic cancers
  • Racial/ethnic disparities

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Eileen Dolan, PhD

Eileen Dolan, PhD

Professor of Medicine. Chair, Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics. Associate Director of Education, UCCCC. Co-leader, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics Program, UCCCC

Specialties 
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • GWAS
  • Chemotherapeutic toxicity
  • Adverse Events

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Scott Eggener, MD

Scott Eggener, MD

Professor of Surgery and Radiology. Director, Prostate Cancer Program. Director of Translational and Outcomes Research, Section of Urology.

Specialties 
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Kidney cancer

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Robert Gibbons, PhD

Robert Gibbons, PhD

Blum-Riese Professor of Biostatistics

Specialties 
  • Biostatistics
  • Psychometrics
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis

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Jack Gilbert, PhD

Jack Gilbert, PhD

Faculty Director, The Microbiome Center Professor, Department of Surgery

Specialties 
  • Cancer etiology and prevention
  • Microbial ecosystems
  • Omics technologies

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Robert Grossman, PhD

Robert Grossman, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine

Specialties 
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data mining
  • Cloud computing

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Donald Hedeker, PhD

Donald Hedeker, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics

Specialties 
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Multilevel analysis

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Elbert Huang, MD

Elbert Huang, MD

Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research & Policy (CDRP)

Specialties 
  • Diabetes
  • Aging
  • Health Economics

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Dezheng Huo, MD, PhD

Dezheng Huo, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Specialties 
  • Breast Cancer
  • Health Disparity
  • Genomics
  • Epidemiology

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Yuan Ji, PhD

Yuan Ji, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics

Specialties 
  • Bayesian Modeling
  • Adaptive Design
  • Bioinformatics

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Muhammad Kibriya, MD, PhD

Muhammad Kibriya, MD, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Specialties 
  • Integrative molecular genomics in cancer epidemiology
  • Oncogenesis and its use in disease classification
  • Therapeutic response and prognosis of different human cancers

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Karen Kim, MD

Karen Kim, MD

Professor of Medicine, Dean for Faculty Affairs, Director of Center for Asian Health Equity

Specialties 
  • Cancer Disparity
  • Community-based Research
  • Asian Health
  • Cancer Screening

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Sonia Kupfer, MD

Sonia Kupfer, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine. Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic. Co-Director, Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic

Specialties 
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Genetics
  • Disparities

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Diane Lauderdale, PhD

Diane Lauderdale, PhD

Chair, Public Health Sciences and Professor of Epidemiology

Specialties 
  • Epidemiology
  • Aging
  • Immigration and health
  • Sleep

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David Meltzer, MD, PhD

David Meltzer, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Specialties 
  • Prostate cancer
  • Disease Prevention
  • Medical Ethics

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Carole Ober, PhD

Carole Ober, PhD

Professor, Chair of the Department of Human Genetics

Specialties 
  • Methylation and gene expression 
  • Asthma
  • Chronic rhinosinutsitis 
  • Fertility and parturition

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Peter H. O'Donnell, MD

Peter H. O'Donnell, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine. Deputy Director for the Center for Personalized Therapeutics

Specialties 
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Bladder cancer

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Funmi Olopade, MD

Funmi Olopade, MD

Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics

Specialties 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Cancer risk and prevention 
  • Hematology and oncology

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Sola Olopade, MD, MPH

Sola Olopade, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine - Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Department of Medicine. Director, International Programs - Pritzker School of Medicine.

Specialties 
  • Household air pollution
  • Environment
  • Asthma
  • Global health

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Monica Peek, MD, MPH

Monica Peek, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine. Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research

Specialties 
  • Internal medicine
  • Diabetes care
  • Breast cancer-screening education
  • Preventive health for adults

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Brandon Pierce, PhD

Brandon Pierce, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Public Health Sciences and Human Genetics

Specialties
  • Genetic and Environmental Epidemiology

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Jay Pinto, MD

Jay Pinto, MD

Professor of Surgery and Director of Research - Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Specialties 
  • Upper airway disease
  • Genetics
  • Neurosensory Disorders
  • Aging

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Harold Pollack PhD

Harold Pollack PhD

The Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration

Specialties 
  • Poverty policy and public health
  • HIV and hepatitis prevention efforts for injection drug users
  • Drug abuse and dependence among welfare recipients and pregnant women
  • Infant mortality prevention and child health

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Tammy Polonsky, MD, MSCI

Tammy Polonsky, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specialties
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention
  • Cardio-oncology

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Mark Ratain, MD

Mark Ratain, MD

Leon O. Jacobson Professor of Medicine. Director, Center for Personalized Therapeutics. Associate Director for Clinical Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specialties 
  • Pharmacogenetics 
  • Advanced solid tumors
  • Clinical trial methodology

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Andrey Rzhetsky, PhD

Andrey Rzhetsky, PhD

Professor of Medicine - Section of Computational Biomedicine and Biomedical Data Science

Specialties
  • Complex disease
  • Genetic and environmental factors
  • Health trajectories

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Loren Saulsberry, PhD

Loren Saulsberry, PhD

Assistant Professor - Health Services Research - Department of Public Health Sciences.

Specialties 
  • Health policy
  • Health services research
  • Cancer prevention and control
  • Health disparities

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John Schneider, MD, MPH

John Schneider, MD, MPH

Director, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination

Specialties 
  • HIV
  • Network Science
  • Modeling
  • Social Justice

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Sabina Shaikh, PhD

Sabina Shaikh, PhD

Director, Program on Global Environment Senior Lecturer, The College and the Harris School of Public Policy

Specialties 
  • Economics of environmental policy
  • Natural resource management
  • Market-based mechanisms for pollution control
  • Economic valuation of ecosystem services

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Julian Solway, MD

Julian Solway, MD

Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor for Medicine and Pediatrics

Specialties
  • Asthma genetics and therapeutics
  • Airway smooth muscle (ASM) function
  • Preclinical development of novel asthma treatments

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Corey Tabit, MD, PhD, MBA, MPH

Corey Tabit, MD, PhD, MBA, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Quality for Cardiology

Specialties
  • Health Care Quality
  • Social Determinants of Healthcare
  • Machine Learning

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