Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty members’ interests include epidemiology of cancer, infectious diseases in children, diabetes, osteoporosis, eye disease, chronic diseases of aging, cardiovascular diseases, women’s health and disease prevention, as well as molecular, environmental and occupational epidemiology.

This work includes evaluating factors such as nutrition, physical activity and fitness, stress, genetic factors, pesticides, heavy metals, hormones and hand hygiene in relation to the risk of chronic and infectious diseases.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-3082

Fax: (716) 845-8125

christine.ambrosone@roswellpark.org

Research Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Molecular epidemiology; cancer treatment outcomes; risk factors associated with the development of breast cancer.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-3082

Fax: (716) 845-8125

christine.ambrosone@roswellpark.org

277 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5385

Fax: (716) 829-2979

mrbonner@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Environmental and occupational epidemiology; cancer epidemiology; pesticides; air pollution; radon; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; phthalates.

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277 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5385

Fax: (716) 829-2979

mrbonner@buffalo.edu

268H Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5369

Fax: (716) 829-2979

ycao25@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor, Division of Health Services Policy and Practice
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Health economics; behavioral economics; experimental economics; decision-making in health and healthcare; health services policy and practice; cost-benefit analysis.

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268H Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5369

Fax: (716) 829-2979

ycao25@buffalo.edu

268F Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5368

Fax: (716) 829-2979

rpd1@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Epidemiology; insulin resistance; population sciences; diabetes; cardiovascular disease.

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268F Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5368

Fax: (716) 829-2979

rpd1@buffalo.edu

270D Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5375

Fax: (716) 829-2979

jfreuden@buffalo.edu

Chair
UB Distinguished Professor
Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Most of Jo Freudenheim's research has focused on cancer epidemiology, using epidemiologic tools to understand carcinogenesis at the population, individual, tissue and molecular levels in order to better prevent and control the disease. With a background in clinical nutrition, she has worked extensively on understanding diet and dietary patterns in relation to risk of disease and to disease prognosis. Recent work includes a study in Western New York as well as one with collaborators at the University of Puerto Rico to study breast cancer among Puerto Rican women. The latter study is focused on understanding the underlying mechanisms for the increases in incidence seen there. In addition, Freudenheim has a longstanding interest in life course epidemiology, examining the role of exposures in early life on adult chronic diseases including cancer. The work in Puerto Rico includes an examination of early life diet and physical activity in breast cancer risk. With collaborators at The Ohio State University, she is also involved in a study of the biology of healthy breast tissues using tissues collected from reduction mammoplasties. Finally, she is also doing research comparing effects of electronic cigarettes and cigarettes to never use of both among healthy young people.

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270D Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5375

Fax: (716) 829-2979

jfreuden@buffalo.edu

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-8391

Fax: (716) 845-8487

andrew.hyland@roswellpark.org

Research Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Evaluation of tobacco policies; cancer and tobacco surveillance; biostatistical support.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-8391

Fax: (716) 845-8487

andrew.hyland@roswellpark.org

234 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5340

Fax: (716) 829-2979

kkordas@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Environmental epidemiology: global health: toxic metals and child development: health effects of metal mixtures: nutrient-metal interactions: dietary predictors of toxicant exposure: gene-environment interactions.

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234 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5340

Fax: (716) 829-2979

kkordas@buffalo.edu

273 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5379

Fax: (716) 829-2979

mlamonte@buffalo.edu

Research Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Measurement of physical activity and functional capacity, and their influence on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease as well as healthy aging with focus in postmenopausal women. Also interested in how studying the human microbiome and metabolome can enhance understanding of mechanisms linking modifiable risk factors to diseases of aging.

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273 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5379

Fax: (716) 829-2979

mlamonte@buffalo.edu

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-8444

Fax: (716) 845-8487

james.marshall@roswellpark.org

Research Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Chemoprevention strategies in human populations; diet and breast cancer; epidemiologic analysis of predictors of genetic mutation in adenomatous polyps; familial colon cancer registries; endometrial cancer; metabolic factors among multi-ethnic populations.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-8444

Fax: (716) 845-8487

james.marshall@roswellpark.org

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-8842

Fax: (716) 845-8487

susan.mccann@roswellpark.org

Research Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Nutritional; molecular epidemiology; diet and cancers of the reproductive organs; dietary phytoestrogen intake and genetic susceptibility to breast cancer.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-8842

Fax: (716) 845-8487

susan.mccann@roswellpark.org

270F Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5377

Fax: (716) 829-2979

aemillen@buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies, MS and PhD Programs
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

270F Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5377

Fax: (716) 829-2979

aemillen@buffalo.edu

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-8004

Fax: (716) 845-1126

kirsten.moysich@roswellpark.org

Research Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Role of inflammation in ovarian cancer; radiation exposure and subsequent reproductive health indicators; environmental risk factors for breast cancer.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Phone: (716) 845-8004

Fax: (716) 845-1126

kirsten.moysich@roswellpark.org

273A Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5381

Fax: (716) 829-2979

linamu@buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies, MPH Program
Director, MPH Concentration in Epidemiology
Director, Office of Global Health Initiatives
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Environmental epidemiology; air pollution; water pollution; cancer molecular epidemiology (primarily lung cancer, breast cancer and Upper-GI cancers); gene-environment interaction; cancer survival.

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273A Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5381

Fax: (716) 829-2979

linamu@buffalo.edu

270C Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5386

Fax: (716) 829-2979

enoyes@buffalo.edu

Director, Division of Health Services Policy and Practice
Director, MPH Concentration in Health Services Administration
Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Outcomes and quality of care assessment; economic evaluation of healthcare programs; comparative effectiveness research; multidisciplinary team science and stakeholder engagement; and regional care delivery in surgical oncology.

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270C Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5386

Fax: (716) 829-2979

enoyes@buffalo.edu

268D Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5338

Fax: (716) 829-2979

hmochs2@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Genetic epidemiology of complex traits; cancer health disparities; gene-environment interactions.

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268D Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5338

Fax: (716) 829-2979

hmochs2@buffalo.edu

233 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2319

Fax: (716) 829-2979

jolson@buffalo.edu

Director, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
UB Distinguished Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions
UB Distinguished Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Research Topics: Assessing the health risks and biomarkers of exposure; effect and susceptibility to organophosphate (OP) pesticides and persistent halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons.

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233 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2319

Fax: (716) 829-2979

jolson@buffalo.edu

237 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5380

Fax: (716) 829-2979

pkram@buffalo.edu

Director, Community for Global Health Equity
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Child survival; handwashing; global health; diarrheal diseases; acute respiratory infections; infectious disease epidemiology.

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237 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5380

Fax: (716) 829-2979

pkram@buffalo.edu

276 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5384

Fax: (716) 829-2979

xuefengr@buffalo.edu

Director, MPH Concentration in Environmental Health
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Environmental health and toxicology; environmental epigenetics; mechanism(s) of metal carcinogenesis; development of alternative and novel prevention and treatment approaches for human diseases related to environmental exposures; and FRY gene and cancer progression.

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276 Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5384

Fax: (716) 829-2979

xuefengr@buffalo.edu

410 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-5374

Fax: (716) 829-2979

jww@buffalo.edu

Dean
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Biomarkers; cancer; hormone therapy; hormonal variation; menopause; oral microbiome; osteoporosis; oxidative stress; periodontal disease; women's health.

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410 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-5374

Fax: (716) 829-2979

jww@buffalo.edu