Faculty

David Abramson, Peter Bearman, Carri Chan, Sandro Galea, Kirsten Lundberg, Stephen Morse, David Park, Robert SideliVenkat Venkatasubramanian

Professor David Abramson is currently a faculty member of the Medical Center and School of Public Health, and the Deputy Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. His research interests include public health disasters, and their prevention.

 

 

 

Jonathan R. Cole Professor of the Social Sciences Peter Bearman is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics (INCITE), the Cole Professor of Social Science, and Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program. A recipient of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award in 2007, Bearman is currently investigating the social determinants of the autism epidemic. A specialist in network analysis, he co-designed the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

 

 

Professor Carri Chan is currently a faculty member of the school of business. Her research interests include modeling complex stochastic systems, dynamic optimization, scheduling and queuing. Her current focus is on problems related to health-care operations management.

 

 

 

Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor of Epidemiology Sandro Galea is currently chairman of the Department of Epidemiology in Mailman School of Public Health. He is interested in the social production of health of urban populations. His work explores innovative cells-to-society approaches to population health questions. His primary focus is on the causes of brain disorders, particularly common mood-anxiety disorders and substance abuse. Dr. Galea also chairs the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Community Services Board and sits on its Health Board. He is president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.

Ms Kirsten Lundberg is director of the Case Consortium at Columbia, formerly known as the Columbia School of Journalism Knight Case Studies Initiative. Before coming to Columbia, she was acting director of the Case Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her case studies have been widely used and published, including in the classified edition of Studies in Intelligence. She has written extensively on intelligence, on the management and political ramifications of terrorism, and on the transition to capitalism of command economies. Ms. Lundberg is also a trainer in the Case Method and has conducted workshops in the US and abroad, including at the United Nations, the World Bank, in China and in Eastern Europe.

Professor Stephen Morse is a faulty member of Mailman School of Public Health. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats, and the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Future Biowarfare Threats. Dr. Morse’s interests focus on epidemiology of infectious diseases, and improving disease early warning systems.

 

 

Dr. David Park currently serves as Director of Special Projects at the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He was formerly Assistant Professor in political science and the Applied Statistics Center at Washington University, St. Louis, and Assistant Professor in political science at George Washington University. Dr. Park straddles the intersection of social, statistical, and computational systems.

 

 

Dr. Robert Sideli is currently the Chief Information Officer for the medical center. He played an important role in developing and installing the clinical information systems that were built by the clinical informatics group in the Center for Medical Informatics. 

 

 

 

Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering Venkat Venkatasubramanian, who is the founding co-director of CMSR, has pioneered, over past 28 years, the development and use of methodologies and tools for the modeling, design, analysis, control and management of risk in process plants. These methodologies combine modeling concepts from process design, control, fault diagnosis, and artificial intelligence. His group has developed and tested a number of intelligent systems, such as DKit, HAZOPexpert, and PHASuite, for industrial-scale challenges in risk management.


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