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NYU Women’s Health Study Faculty & Staff

NYU Women’s Health Study faculty and staff manage all aspects of the study. Under the aegis of the Division of Epidemiology in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health, we correspond with and collect data from participants, analyze data and biospecimens, and publish research results. We have backgrounds in a variety of clinical and research disciplines, including biostatistics, cell biology, dermatology, environmental medicine, epidemiology, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, and population health.

Faculty

Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, MD, MS
Principal Investigator
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine
Role: involved in the study since 1995; research focuses on sex hormones and biomarkers in relation to female cancers

Alan A. Arslan, MD
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Environmental Medicine, and Population Health
Role: with the team since 1995; research focuses on the role of inflammation in the development of ovarian, breast, and other cancers; interested in the role of pregnancy and reproductive history in cancer

Yu Chen, PhD, MPH
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine
Role: joined the study research team in 2006; researches environmental and dietary factors involved in the development of chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease

Luis A. Chiriboga, PhD
Immunohistochemistry Core Director
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Role: directs the study’s immunohistochemistry analyses of tumor tissue samples

Farbod Darvishian, MD
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Role: study pathologist

Karen L. Koenig, PhD
Co-Investigator
Research Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine
Role: investigator with the study since it began in 1985; researches the effects of diet and hormones on cancer and cardiovascular disease in women

Cynthia A. Loomis, MD, PhD
Histopathology Core Director
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pathology and Cell Biology and Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
Role: directs histology analyses for the study’s tumor tissue samples

Mengling. Liu, PhD
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine
Role: study biostatistician

Staff

Yelena Afanasyeva, MS
Senior Data Manager

Mark Alu
Histopathology Core Laboratory Manager

Liz Clancy, MS
Senior Program Coordinator

Tess Clendenen, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Teresa Gonzalez
Follow-Up Coordinator

Fen Wu, PhD
Associate Research Scientist

Former Faculty and Staff

Bernard Pasternack, PhD
Professor (Biostatistics), Department of Environmental Medicine
Contribution: initiated the study; first principal investigator from 1984 to 1995

Roy Shore, PhD, DrPH
Contribution: instrumental in designing the study; principal investigator from 2002 to 2006

Paolo G. Toniolo, MD
Research Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contribution: responsible for the implementation of the study; principal investigator from 1995 to 2002

Over the years, several graduate students have based their doctoral dissertation research on the NYU Women’s Health Study: Jennifer Brooks, PhD; Wenzhen Ge, PhD; Yian Gu, MD, PhD; Kathryn Hertzmark, PhD; Hiroko Watanabe Meserve, PhD; Tess Clendenen, PhD; and Oktawia Wojcik, PhD. Stephanie Scarmo, PhD, completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the NYU Women’s Health Study.