Our Faculty

Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Children collecting water from a well.

Faculty focus on understanding the determinants and prevention of disease, on the role of environmental factors in health and disease and on the administration of health programs to implement that understanding.

  • Matthew R. Bonner.

    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.

  • Jo L. Freudenheim.

    270D Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5375

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    jfreuden@buffalo.edu

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

    Research Topics/Projects: 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. Recent projects include a study of the breast microbiome and a study of DNA methylation in lung tissues from smokers, non-smokers and electronic cigarette users.

  • Katarzyna Kordas.

    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
    Co-Director
    Community for Global Health Equity
    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.

  • Lina Mu.

    273A Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5381

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    linamu@buffalo.edu

    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.

    273A Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5381

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    linamu@buffalo.edu

  • Katia Noyes.

    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.

  • James R. Olson.

    273 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.

    273 Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-2319

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    jolson@buffalo.edu

  • Pavani Kalluri Ram.
    Research 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.

  • Xuefeng Ren.

    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.

    276 Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5384

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    xuefengr@buffalo.edu

  • Laura Smith.

    275 Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5382

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    lesmith6@buffalo.edu

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

    Research Topics: Mycotoxin exposure, pregnancy exposure, birth outcomes.

    275 Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5382

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    lesmith6@buffalo.edu

  • Meng Wang.

    234A Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5341

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    mwang54@buffalo.edu

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

    Research Topics: Environmental exposure monitoring, air pollution modeling, health impacts of environmental exposures.

    234A Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5341

    Fax: (716) 829-2979

    mwang54@buffalo.edu

Kim Griswold

Research Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health