Faculty

Dr. Suzanne Bakken
Dr. Suzanne
Bakken

Dr. Suzanne Bakken is the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Program. Her research focuses on the application of informatics methods to advance health equity for underserved populations.

  • PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • MS, University of California, San Francisco
  • BSN, Arizona State University
Dr. Daniel Barth-Jones
Dr. Daniel
Barth-Jones

Dr. Daniel Barth-Jones is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. His research focuses on systems dynamic and agent-based HIV vaccine modeling and HIV vaccination strategy/policy development as well as the use of statistical and geospatial disclosure control methodologies to help assure the confidentiality and privacy of healthcare data.

  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • MPH, University of Michigan
Dr. Peter Bearman
Dr. Peter
Bearman

Dr. Peter Bearman is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics (INCITE), the Cole Professor of Social Science in the Department of Sociology, and Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program. His research focuses on social network analysis and has done extensive work on adolescent sexuality and the social determinants of autism.

  • PhD, Harvard University
Dr. Andrea Califano
Dr. Andrea
Califano

Dr. Andrea Califano is the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology in the departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics and of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. His research interests reside in the assembly of gene regulatory models, with specific applications to cancer, stem cells, and neurodegenerative disease, and he has also pioneered network-based methods for the elucidation of drug action, synergy, and sensitivity.

  • PhD, University of Florence
Dr. Carri
Chan

Dr. Carri Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Decision, Risk, and Operations at the Columbia Business School. Her research interests include modeling complex stochastic systems, dynamic optimization, scheduling, and queuing, and she is currently focusing on problems related to health-care operations management.

  • PhD, Stanford University
  • MS, Stanford University
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Ken
Cheung

Dr. Ken Cheung (Ying Kuen K. Cheung) is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health. His research interests include the modeling of high dimensional physical activity data and its association with obesity and secondary stroke prevention.

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • BS, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Andrew Einstein
Dr. Andrew
Einstein

Dr. Andrew Einstein is the Victoria and Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Radiology) at Columbia University, as well as the Director of Cardiac CT Research and the Co-Director of Cardiac CT and MRI. His research focuses on medical imaging and radiological protection, and incorporates a variety of methodologies including radioepidemiological cancer risk modeling, Monte Carlo methods for radiation dose estimation, and Markov modeling.

  • MS, Columbia University
  • PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • AB, Princeton University
Dr. Sandro Galea
Dr. Sandro
Galea

Dr. Sandro Galea is the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, and a co-chair of CUSSP. His work features the application of novel methods to population health science questions and in this context he has been a pioneer in the adoption of complex systems dynamic methods in public health.

  • DrPH, Columbia University
  • MPH, Harvard University
  • MD, University of Toronto
Dr. Linda Green
Dr. Linda
Green

Dr. Linda Green is the Armand G. Erpf Professor of the Modern Corporation at the Columbia Business School. Her research has focused on the development and application of mathematical models of service systems and she is currently working to provide policy insights and operational methodologies for improving health care delivery.

  • PhD, Yale University
  • MS, New York University
  • BS, City University of New York, City College
Dr. Garud Iyengar
Dr. Garud
Iyengar

Dr. Garud Iyengar is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a co-chair of CUSSP. His work includes the development of simulation and optimization methods for studying complex networks and in particular systemic failures in these networks.

  • PhD, Stanford University
  • MS, Stanford University
  • B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India
Dr. Andrew Kanter
Dr. Andrew
Kanter

Dr. Andrew Kanter is the Director of the Columbia International eHealth Laboratory (CIEL) and is Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Earth Institute. He works on the application of information and computer technology (ICT) to health in the developing world, with a focus on standards-based and interoperable health information systems, and works to combine mobile health (mHealth) and eHealth into cohesive, scalable, and sustainable health information systems at local and national levels.

  • MPH, Harvard University
  • MD, Harvard University
  • BS, University of California at Los Angeles
Marc Levy
Marc
Levy

Marc Levy is the deputy director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at the Earth Institute and is an adjunct professor in Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He leads work on climate-conflict linkages, anthropogenic drivers of environmental change, and other projects seeking to understand human-environment interactions in a context of global change. He serves as an adviser to several U.S. government and international agencies.

  • MA, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • BA, Dartmouth College
Dr. Nan Liu
Dr. Nan
Liu

Dr. Nan Liu is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Mailman School of Public Health. His research primarily focuses on developing operations management models for effectively and efficiently delivering high quality care in healthcare organizations, as well as using these models to inform health policy making.

  • Ph.D., M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.Eng., National University of Singapore
  • B.Eng., Tsinghua University
Dr. Jacqueline Merrill
Dr. Jacqueline
Merrill

Dr. Jacqueline Merrill is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing in Biomedical Informatics at the School of Nursing and is the Associate Clinical Director of the Center for Advanced Information Management in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. She also directs the Laboratory for Informatics, Complexity and Organizational Study (LICOS). The mission of LICOS is to apply network, organizational and management theory and research methods to improve information management, practice, and performance in service organizations, with an emphasis on the public health system.

  • DNSc, Columbia University
  • MPH, Columbia University
  • RN, Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing
Dr. Andrew Moran
Dr. Andrew
Moran

Dr. Andrew Moran is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Medicine. His main project is the use of a computer-based cardiovascular disease policy model to perform a cost effectiveness analysis of blood pressure treatments and other cardiovascular disease prevention in the U.S. and China.

  • MPH, Columbia University
  • MD, Columbia University
  • BA, Brown University
Dr. Peter Muenning
Dr. Peter
Muenning

Dr. Peter Muenning is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health. His research uses randomized trials, cost-effectiveness models, and complex systems models to explain how population health can be optimized using a mix of medical and non-medical policies.

  • MPH, Columbia University
  • MD, University of California at San Diego
  • BS, University of California at Santa Barbara
Dr. Mark G. Orr
Dr. Mark G.
Orr

Dr. Mark G. Orr is a Merit Fellow of Epidemiology and Associate Research Scientist of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. His research on health behavior employs more traditional correlational approaches to identify factors and populations at risk and to study changes in risk over time as well as highly innovative computational modeling approaches to study the dynamics of individual- and population-level health behavior.

  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, West Chester University
Dr. Dana Pe'er
Dr. Dana
Pe'er

Dr. Dana Pe’er is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. She uses systems biology and computational approaches to understand how biological networks function, with a focus on how to personalize cancer care, through development of models that predict how individual tumors will respond to certain drug and drug combinations.

  • PhD, The Hebrew University
Dr. Raul Rabadan
Dr. Raul
Rabadan

Dr. Raul Rabadan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Rabadan's current interest focuses on patterns of evolution in biological systems - in particular, RNA viruses and cancer, Next Generation Sequencing Technologies, pathogen discovery and emerging viruses, and data mining Electronic Health Records.

  • PhD, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Van-Anh Truong
Dr. Van-Anh
Truong

Dr. Van-Anh Truong is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. She is interested in a broad class of problems that arise in Healthcare and Operations Management involving decision making under uncertainty in highly dynamic environments - for example, the scheduling of diagnostic and surgical resources in hospitals, the control of medical formularies, the pricing and designing of supply contracts for pharmaceuticals, and the management of public vaccine-stockpiles.

  • PhD, Cornell University
  • BS, University of Waterloo
Dr. Roger Vaughan
Dr. Roger
Vaughan

Dr. Roger Vaughan is the Vice Dean for Academic Advancement and the Interim Chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the Mailman School of Public Health, and a co-chair of CUSSP. His work includes the development of analytic methods for clustered or correlated data and the evaluation of community based public health programs.

  • DrPH, Columbia University
  • MS, Columbia University
  • BA, Washington College
Dr. Venkat Venkatasubramanian
Dr. Venkat
Venkatasubramanian

Dr. Venkat Venkatasubramanian is the Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and directs the Complex Resilient Intelligent Systems Laboratory (CRIS Lab). His research and teaching interests focus on the fundamental principles behind the evolution, design, control, and optimization of complex systems, both natural and human engineered.

  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MS, Vanderbilt University
  • B.Tech, University of Madras, India
Dr. Y. Claire
Wang

Dr. Y. Claire Wang is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health. Her research focuses on using mathematical models to explore the distribution of modifiable risk factors and she is currently studying obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention.

  • ScD, Harvard University
  • MSc, Harvard University
  • MD, National Taiwan University
Dr. Chunhua
Weng

Dr. Chunhua Weng is a Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Her research addresses the socio-technical issues around sharing and reusing fragmented research sources, reusing clinical data for clinical research, facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations, and streamlining research workflows in busy clinical care settings.

  • PhD, University of Washington, Seattle
  • MS, University of California, Irvine
  • BS, Nankai University, PR China
Dr. Elwin
Wu

Dr. Elwin Wu is an Associate Professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and is an Associate Director of the CUSSW Social Intervention Group and the Co-Director of the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Racial/Ethnic Minority New Investigators. His research primarily consists of prevention and intervention research with populatios shouldering prominent health, social, and service disparities. This includes men who have sex with men (MSM) and criminal justice-involved individuals residing at the nexus of drug abuse, partner violence, and HIV. Dr. Wu uses systems science methods to investigate and dissect the dynamics of interacting social units.

  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MS, Columbia University
  • BS, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. David
Yao

Dr. David Yao is the Piyasombatkul Family Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has done extensive work in stochastic systems and applied probability, focusing on resource control and risk management issues in application areas such as health care, financial services, and supply chains.

  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • MASc, University of Toronto
Dr. Sunmoo
Yoon

Dr. Sunmoo Yoon is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the School of Nursing. Her research focuses on data and web mining and the use of informatics for self-management in the field of neuroscience nursing.

  • PhD, Columbia University
  • MS, Columbia University
  • BSN, Seoul National University