Epidemiology Faculty

Biostatistics Faculty

Additional Faculty

Link to Faculty Profiles


The Faculty have a wide range of backgrounds and research interests. Click on the Faculty Profiles link to see their photo, contact info, and recent publications on the School of Public Health website.


Barbara Abrams, DrPH, RD: Maternal and child nutrition; nutrition and AIDS; current developments in public health nutrition; maternal weight gain and pregnancy outcome.

Jennifer Ahern, PhD, MPH: Social Epidemiology; Population Health

Tomas Aragon, MD, DrPH (Adjunct): Epidemiology of HIV infection; bioterrorism; emerging infections.

Lisa Barcellos, PhD: Application of statistical methods to complex genetic disorders; human genetics; identification of gene-environment interactions in complex disorders; genetic epidemiology of autoimmune diseases.

Michael Bates, PhD, MPH (Adjunct): Health effects of arsenic and of organoclorines.

Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH (Adjunct): Women’s health including human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer, domestic violence, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV prevention.

Patrick Bradshaw, PhD: Epidemiology of cancer, diabetes, obesity and epidemiology methods.

Ray Catalano, PhD, MRP: Economic antecedents of alcohol abuse, specialty mental health surveys.

Jack Colford, MD, PhD, MPH: Epidemiology of infectious diseases, including AIDS, cryptosporidiosis and other waterborne infectious diseases, and the public health effects of wastewater control strategies. Application of tree-based survival methods (recursive partitioning) to epidemiologic studies.

Ellen Eisen, MS, ScD (Adjunct): Exposure-response modeling for occupational health studies; healthy worker survivor bias; occupational respiratory disease.

Brenda Eskenazi, PhD: Reproductive hazards in the workplace, behavioral toxicology and teratology, and reproductive epidemiology.

Lia Fernald, PhD: Psychosocial and biological determinants of health; malnutrition, international child health and development.

William Jagust, MD: Cerebral metabolism; cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neurology and neuropsychology.

Sandra McCoy, PhD, MPH (Adjunct:): Prevention and control of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, multi-sectoral health approvached, impact evaluation and implementation, women's economic empowerment.

Alexandra Minnis, MPH, PhD (Adjunct): Sexually transmitted diseases; AIDS; reproductive health.

Mahasin Mujahid, PhD: multi-level determinants of chronic disease, racial/ethnic health disparities, social epidemiology.

Amani Nuru-Jeter, PhD, MPH: Race and socioeconomic inequalities in health; social disadvantage.

Emily Ozer, PhD: Promotion of mental and physical health among adolescents; violence prevention; trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nancy Padian, PhD, MPH (Adjunct): Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection.

David R. Ragland, PhD, MPH (Emeritus): Social and behavioral influences on disease and injury; systems approach to health and disease.

Arthur L. Reingold, MD: The epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly bacterial, mycobacterial, and fungal infections; control of infectious disease in developing countries; emerging and re-emerging infections.

Lee Riley, MD: The epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis and diarrheal diseases in the U.S. and in developing countries.

George Rutherford, MD (in Residence): The epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS.

Sharon Sagiv, MPH, PhD: The epidemiology of prenatal and early life exposure to environmental contaminants and neurodevelopment

William A. Satariano, PhD, MPH: Epidemiology of aging and cancer epidemiology. Special interest in the epidemiology of disability in older women with breast cancer.

Craig Steinmaus, MD, MPH (Adjunct): Occupational and environmental epidemiology, arsenic carcinogenicity, beryllium surveillance.

S. Leonard Syme, PhD (Emeritus): Social and cultural influences on the occurrence of disease, especially stress and the cardiovascular diseases.


Sandrine Dudoit, PhD: Application of statistics to problems in genetics and molecular biology.

Alan E. Hubbard, PhD: Survival analysis and missing data.

Nicholas P. Jewell, PhD: Statistical methods in AIDS research, survival analysis.

Maureen Lahiff, PhD: Applied multivariate methods, time series.

John Marshall, PhD: Genetic control of mosquito-borne diseases; Human movement, parasite genomics and malaria elimination; Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases.

Maya Petersen, MD, PhD: Causal inference, dynamic treatment regimes.

Steve Selvin, PhD: Data analysis applied to environmental and epidemiologic issues, particularly graphical analysis.

Mark J. van der Laan, PhD: Semi-parametric methods and survival analysis.

In addition to the faculty listed above, over two dozen outstanding epidemiologists, biostatisticians, survey researchers, and other scientists working at various other institutions in the San Francisco Bay area (UC San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, California Department of Public Health, California Birth Defects Monitoring Program, Northern California Cancer Center, Human Population Laboratory, UC Berkeley Survey Research Center, and local county health departments) have appointments as lecturers and/or contribute to both classroom teaching and mentoring of masters and doctoral student research.

These individuals include:

• Cheryl Cherpitel, DrPH, RN, University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Epidemiology of Alcohol-related problems

• Maria Ekstrand, PhD, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Behavior and Policy Science in HIV Treatment and Prevention

• Wayne Enanoria, PhD, MPH, University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness (CIDP) Disaster Epidemiology

• Lee Kaskutas, DrPH, University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Ethnic Differences in Alcohol-Related Problems Among Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics

• Barbara Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD, University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Neighborhood Effects on Weight Change and Diabetes Risk Factors

• Kristine Madsen, MD, MPH, University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Federally Qualified Health Centers as a means of reducing pediatric obesity in Latino youth.

• Janet Mohle-Boetani, MD, MPH, University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness (CIDP) Conducting an Outbreak Investigation

• Stephen F. Morin, PhD, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Behavior and Policy Science in HIV Treatment and Prevention

• Thomas L. Piazza, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Applied Sampling

• Travis C. Porco, PhD, MPH, California Department of Public Health Services, Division of Communicable Disease Control
Modeling the Dynamics of Infectious Disease Processes


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