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Epidemiology

Karin B. Michels

Dr. Michels has expertise in epidemiologic methods, and epigenetic, nutritional, and cancer epidemiology. Her research focuses on women's health. 

Dr. Michels is one of the co-founders of the area of epigenetic epidemiology and has made seminal contributions to the methods used in this field. Her research addresses the role of epigenetics in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). The Michels' lab studies the impact of events during perinatal life on the establishment of the epigenome.

Deborah Rohm Young

Deborah Rohm Young, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland. Her research interests focus on physical activity behavior and its association with cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Young has a primary interest in developing and evaluating community-based physical activity interventions, particularly in population subgroups that are known to be underactive. She also has expertise in evaluating determinants of physical activity and physical activity assessment issues.

Marc A. Strassburg

Dr. Strassburg has had a long and successful career at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Most recently as Director of Web Informatics where he directed all Web Development for the Department (http://ph.lacounty.gov). In previous positions, Dr. Strassburg was Chief Epidemiologist for the Department, and Director of the Immunization Program. He has been involved in developing emergency preparedness plans and training protocols for bioterrorism, pandemic flu, and emerging diseases both for Los Angeles and other municipalities.

Beate Ritz

Beate Ritz joined the faculty of the School of Public Health at UCLA in 1995 and is Professor of Epidemiology with co-appointments in the Environmental Health department at the UCLA School of Public Health and in Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine; she is a member of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), the Southern California Environmental Health Science Center (SCEHSC), co-directed the NIEHS-funded UCLA Center for Gene-Environment Studies of Parkinson's disease and is the Interim Director for the APDA Center of Excellence in Parkinon's Disease Research. Dr.

Leeka I. Kheifets

Dr. Leeka Kheifets is a Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health. She is widely known for her work in environmental and occupational epidemiology, and currently serves on several international and national committees that advise governments on environmental policy, including the Scientific Expert Group of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

Roger Detels

Roger Detels

Roger Detels M.D., M.S., Distinguished Research Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, began his research career at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit in Taipei, Taiwan in 1966.  In 1969 he joined the research staff of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases and Stroke.

Onyebuchi A. Arah

Dr. Arah is a Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is the Chair of the Epidemiology Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee. He has also served as the Chair of the International Health Committee, Director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health, and the founding Associate Dean for Global Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

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