Faculty Profile

Dr. Earle C. Chambers, Ph.D.

Earle C. Chambers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Areas of Research: The intersection of social epidemiology and social medicine: how social determinants of health within the context of the physical environment can influence health behaviors and health outcomes in patients and populations.

Professional Interests

Dr. Chambers’ research falls into 4 integrated areas: (1) psychosocial factors; (2) body size and body composition; (3) built and social environment; and (4) linking public health and primary care - all of which are linked to cardiovascular disease risk using a socio-ecological framework for prevention where health outcomes are affected by multiple spheres of influence. Under this paradigm, health outcomes are influenced by health behaviors that are shaped by social-networks within community environments and within social and political contexts.


  • Social determinants of health
  • Built environment
  • Eliminating race/ethnic and socio-economic related health disparities particularly around obesity and related disorders

Active Projects:

  • Affordable Housing and Health Outcomes in the Bronx, NY
  • Explore Associations between Health Behaviors and Neighborhood Characteristics
  • Identify Longitudinal Trends in Health Behaviors among Patients Seen in Primary Care.

Selected Publications

  1. Chambers EC, Wong BC, Riley RW, Hollingsworth N, Blank AE, Myers C, Bedell J, Selwyn P. Combining Clinical and Population-Level Data to Understand the Health of Neighborhoods. Amer J Public Health 2015 Mar;105(3):510-2.
  2. Chambers EC, Suglia SF, Fuster D, Rosenbaum E. Depressive Symptomology and Hostile Affect among Latinos using housing rental assistance: the AHOME Study. Journal of Urban Health. Volume 92, Issue 4 (2015), Page 611-621.
  3. Chambers EC, Wylie-Rosett J, Blank AE, Ouziel J, Hollingsworth N, Riley R, Selwyn P. Increasing referrals to a YMCA-based Diabetes Prevention Program: Effects of electronic referral system and provider education in federally qualified health centers. Preventing Chronic Disease 2015 Nov 5, 12:E189.
  4. Suglia SF, Duarte CS, Chambers EC, Boynton-Jarrett R. Social and behavioral risk factors for obesity in early childhood. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Oct;34(8):549-556. 2013
  5. Bafna S, Chambers EC. The influence of spatial organization of the home on inhabitant activity. ITU Journal of Faculty of Architecture. Fall;11(2):31-46. 2014
  6. Chambers EC, Rosenbaum E. Cardiovascular health outcomes of Latinos in the Affordable Housing as an Obesity Mediating Environment (AHOME) Study: A study of rental assistance use. Journal of Urban Health. 2014; 9(3): 489-498.
  7. Chambers EC, Pichardo M, Rosenbaum E. Sleep and the housing and neighborhood environment of urban Latino adults living in low-income housing: The AHOME Study. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 2014 Nov 11:1-16.

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Affordable HOME Study

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Bronx, NY 10461

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