Leadership

Louis M. Weiss, M.D., M.P.H.

Louis M. Weiss, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Pathology

Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Codirector of the Einstein Global Health Center

718.430.2142

Areas of Research: Toxoplasma gondii: Mechanisms of latency of infection. Structure and composition of the T. gondii cyst wall. Microsporidia: Mechanism of host cell invasion. Structure and composition of the polar tube and spore wall.

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Jill Raufman, M.P.H., M.S.

Jill Raufman, M.P.H., M.S.

Principal Associate, Department of Pathology

Director, Medical Student Global Health Programs

Associate Director, Global Health Center

718.430.3518

Areas of Research: I am conducting research in Kenya in the field of environmental health literacy, examining the use of cookstoves and health. As part of that project, we used a survey instrument, tailored to examine health and environmental health literacy.

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Kathryn Anastos, M.D.

Kathryn Anastos, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Co-Director Emerita, Global Health Center

718.515.2593

Areas of Research: Clinical, epidemiologic & translational research in HIV disease & associated conditions in Bronx & Central Africa; HIV in women, HIV associated metabolic disease, race/sex differences, research capacity building in Africa

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Jacqueline M. Achkar, M.D., M.S.

Jacqueline M. Achkar, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Codirector of the Einstein Global Health Center

Associate Director, Translational Bench to Bedside Research Training Clinical Research Training Program

718.430.8763

Areas of Research: Human host responses to M. tuberculosis - identification and development of TB biomarkers and diagnostics; correlates of M. tuberculosis infection activity; protective antibody responses and functions against M. tuberculosis

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Meredith A. Hawkins, M.D., M.S.

Meredith A. Hawkins, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Medicine

Director, Global Diabetes Institute

718.430.3186

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Kevin P. Fiori, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Kevin P. Fiori, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

718.741.2450

Areas of Research: Implementation Science & Pragmatic Research Designs, Learning Health System Approaches, Social Determinants of Health & Health Disparities, Community & Population Health, Global Health

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Viraj V. Patel, M.D.

Viraj V. Patel, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.5256

Areas of Research: HIV prevention and treatment interventions, mHealth, social networking technology based research, sexual and gender minority health disparities, LGBTQ health, global health (India and Rwanda), primary care

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Johanna P. Daily, M.D., M.S.

Johanna P. Daily, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

718.678.1176

Areas of Research: We study the biology and host response to Plasmodium falciparum infection. We study naturally infected cohorts using comprehensive genetic and metabolic approaches to guide laboratory based pathogenesis and immunology studies

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Vinayaka R. Prasad, Ph.D.

Vinayaka R. Prasad, Ph.D.

718.430.2517

Areas of Research: Role of extrinsic factors such as CCL2 in the modulation of ESCRT factors to enhance HIV-1 budding and release; Effect of drugs of abuse on HIV replication and HAND; Viral determinants of HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND)

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Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor Emerita, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biomedical & Bioethics Research Training)

Areas of Research: Ethics in research involving humans, ethics and reproductive health, ethics in HIV research and treatment, public health ethics, ethics and health policy

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