Overview

Adebola A. Adedimeji, Ph.D., M.B.A.
HEAD: Adebola A. Adedimeji, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Health behaviors, lifestyle, environment, policy, and other social-ecological factors play critical roles in disease prevention and control. Access to evidence-based interventions and high quality health information and care can provide a foundation for eliminating health disparities. Our mission is to:

  1. Advance understanding of behavioral, nutritional, and environmental factors, as well as policies that affect physical health and psychosocial well-being.
  2. Increase dissemination and implementation of effective approaches for improving care at the local and global level, with emphasis on promoting health equity.

HBRIS Faculty: The academic/professional backgrounds of our multidisciplinary faculty include anthropology, business administration, epidemiology, health education, medicine, nutrition-dietetics and psychology (clinical health, community).

Faculty Collaborative Initiatives & Partnerships

Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD)

Alyson Robblee-Moadel, Director
Cancer wellness program includes peer navigation and mentoring for cancer patients (BOLD Buddies) and their children (BOLD Brothers and Sisters)
https://www.einsteinmed.edu/cancercenter/support
https://tinyurl.com/BOLDpgmVideo

Bronx Community Health Network

David Lounsbury, Collaborating Investigator
https://www.bchnhealth.org/

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

Bruce Rapkin, Program Co-Leader
https://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/cancer/research-programs/cancer-epidemiology-prevention-control/

Center for Systems and Community Design, CUNY School of Public Health

David Lounsbury, Collaborating Investigator
https://www.cunycscd.org/

Global Health Center

Adebola Adedimeji and David  Lounsbury, Center Faculty
http://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/global-health/

University of Ibadan, College of Medicine
David Lounsbury, Collaborating Investigator
https://com.ui.edu.ng/

Institute for Community Research

David Lounsbury, Collaborating Investigator
https://icrweb.org/

HBRIS Wordle
HBRIS Division Retreat

Harold and Muriel Block INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH at Einstein and Montefiore

Community Engagement & Collaboration Core
Alvin Strelnick, Director

Life Span & Special Population Core
Carmen Isasi, Co-Director

Program Evaluation
David Lounsbury

https://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/ictr/

Healing Communities Study

Bruce Rapkin, Damara Gutnick, David Lounsbury, Collaborating Investigators
https://www.montefiore.org/multimillion-dollar-nih-grant-to-help-reduce-opioid-use-get-care-to-people-who-need-it

Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of  Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Bronx Field Center
Robert C. Kaplan (PI), Carmen R. Isasi (co-PI)

SOL Nutrition & Physical Activity Assessment Study (SOLNAS)
Yasmin  Mossavar-Rahmani, PI

SOL-Youth
Carmen Isasi, PI;

Cardiometabolic Outcomes in Multi-Ethnic Physical Activity & Sedentary behavior Study (COMPASS)
Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, MPI with Robert C. Kaplan & Vasan Ramachandran

https://sites.cscc.unc.edu/hchs/front-page-news

Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative

Damara Gutnick, Medical Director
https://montefiorehvc.org/

Community Networks
https://montefiorehvc.org/community/

What Matters to You? (WMTY) Tool and Resources
https://montefiorehvc.org/what-matters-to-you/

More WMTY Materials
https://montefiore.ent.box.com/s/t07ax771qi3ubqdbjww1hqqxde3svr63

Library Intervention video
https://vimeo.com/358366525

Paramedic Program video
https://vimeo.com/391047498

Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

David Lounsbury, Collaborating Investigator
https://case.edu/swetland/

Multicultural Healthy Diet Study to Reduce Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, PI
http://www.einsteinmed.edu/news/releases/1278/nih-funds-research-to-fight-alzheimers-disease-with-anti-inflammatory-diet/

NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)

Bruce Rapkin, MPI for Cancer Care Delivery Research
Montefiore Einstein Minority/Underserved Community Site
https://ncorp.cancer.gov

New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translational Research (CDTR)

Jeffrey Gonzalez, Director
Judith Wylie-Rosett, Co-Director
Earle Chambers, Associate Director
Carmen Isasi, Associate Director
CDTR Core Services for diabetes/obesity translational research
http://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/diabetes-translational-research/

Translational Intervention Methodology Core
Jeffrey Gonzalez, Director
Judith Wylie-Rosett, Co-Director
http://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/diabetes-translational-research/timc/

Life Course Methodology Core
Carmen Isasi, Director
http://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/diabetes-translational-research/lcmc/

Population Health and Health Systems Core
Earle Chambers, Director
http://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/diabetes-translational-research/phhs/

Latino Network for Diabetes Translational Research -National Resource Core
Jeffrey Gonzalez, Co-Director
Carmen Isasi, Co-Director
http://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/diabetes-translational-research/latino-network/

Enrichment Program
Earle Chambers, Director
https://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/diabetes-translational-research/seminars/

Pilot & Feasibility Grants
Judith Wylie-Rosett, Director
Elizabeth Walker, Co-Director
https://www.einsteinmed.edu/centers/diabetes-translational-research/pilot/

Team Participatory Systems Dynamics (PSD) VA Palo Alto

David Lounsbury, Facilitator
https://forio.com/app/va/va-psd-team/teampsd.html

Division Contact

Susan Mangot
718.839.7451

Division Faculty

Division Chief

Adebola A. Adedimeji, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.S.

Adebola A. Adedimeji, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.S.

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

Division Head, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Division of Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science

Associate Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

718.839.7098

Areas of Research: Social and Structural Determinants of Health, HIV Prevention, HIV-Stigma, and Intersectional Stigma, Cancer Education and Prevention, Marginalized Populations, Implementation Science, Real-World Evidence, Community-Based Health Interventions, Cap

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Full-Time Faculty

Primary Faculty
Damara Gutnick, M.D.

Damara Gutnick, M.D.

914.354.5605

Areas of Research: Trust in Science Health Equity Disparities Structural Racism Community Engagement Behavior Change Motivational Interviewing

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Breanne Lott, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Breanne Lott, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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

718.430.4158

Areas of Research: Public health; social determinants of health; health promotion sciences and behavioral interventions; cancer prevention, screening, and control; global oncology; underserved populations; community-engaged and mixed methods research

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David W. Lounsbury, Ph.D.

David W. Lounsbury, Ph.D.

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

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

718.839.7452

Areas of Research: My domestic and international research aims to reduce chronic disease burden in medically underserved populations. I am a community psychologist and a psycho-oncologist with expertise in systems science methods.

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Alyson B. Moadel-Robblee, Ph.D.

Alyson B. Moadel-Robblee, Ph.D.

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

Professor, Department of Medicine

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Deputy Director, Community Engagement and Cancer Health Equity Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

718.430.2696

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Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D.

Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D.

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

718.430.2136

Areas of Research: Reducing measurement error of self-reported diet and physical activity using biomarkers in multicultural populations; cognition and nutritional status; sleep and diet in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

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Bruce D. Rapkin, Ph.D.

Bruce D. Rapkin, Ph.D.

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

Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Co-Leader, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Epidemiology Prevention & Control Program

Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

718.839.7453

Areas of Research: My research focuses on building community-academic partnerships that can reduce barriers and improve standard of care.

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Secondary Faculty
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

Associate Director, Global Health Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer 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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Earle C. Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Earle C. Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

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

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Director, Department of Family and Social Medicine Research Division

Associate Director, NY Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research

Co-Director, National Center for Engagement in Diabetes Equity Research

718.430.3057

Areas of Research: The intersection of primary care and public health: how social determinants of health within the context of the physical and social environments influence health behaviors and health outcomes in patients and populations.

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Carol A. Derby, Ph.D.

Carol A. Derby, Ph.D.

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

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

Louis and Gertrude Feil Faculty Scholar in Neurology

718.430.3882

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Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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

Director, New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translational Research

646.592.4506

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Peter A. Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H.

Peter A. Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

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

Professor, Department of Medicine

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chair Department of Family and Social Medicine

Director, Palliative Care Program at Montefiore Medical Center

718.920.8434

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Alvin H. Strelnick, M.D.

Alvin H. Strelnick, M.D.

Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

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

Associate Dean for Community Engagement

Chief, Department of Family and Social Medicine Division of Community Health

718.920.4678

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Part-Time Faculty

Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D.

Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D.

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

Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine

718.430.3345

Areas of Research: Role of diet and other lifestyle variables in the development of chronic diseases, prevention, and control of obesity-related cardiometabolic diseases, diabetes,

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Emeritus and Voluntary Faculty

Hannah-Rose Mitchell, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Hannah-Rose Mitchell, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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

646.592.4348

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Aamna Qamar, Ph.D.

Aamna Qamar, Ph.D.

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

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Sonia Suchday, Ph.D.

Sonia Suchday, Ph.D.

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

718.430.3856

Areas of Research: biopsychosocial health - specifically anger/stress and heart disease, global health, impact of stress related to immigration, acculturation, globalization on health; cultural contributions to understanding health/well-being

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Charles Swencionis, Ph.D.

Charles Swencionis, Ph.D.

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

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

646.592.4538

Areas of Research: Most of our research focuses on the Psychology of obesity. Recently published research includes: social anxiety and disordered eating; weight change, psychological well-being, and vitality; psychology of obesity; and others.

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Arthur Emanuel Blank, Ph.D.

Arthur Emanuel Blank, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Social Medicine

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

Co-Director, Department of Family and Social Medicine Division of Research

718.430.3351

Areas of Research: Research design and analysis in health services research and evaluation research; translational science; population and community health; health equity/health disparities; palliative care and HIV/AIDS; access to care.

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Elizabeth A. Walker, Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. Walker, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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

718.430.3242

Areas of Research: Evidence-based behavioral interventions to improve diabetes self-management and diabetes prevention. Focus on medication adherence for therapeutic and preventive medications. Risk perception re: diabetes. Global health care

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