I am a chronic disease epidemiologist with experience in epidemiologic projects involving multidisciplinary teamwork. My research focuses on how host and environmental factors are related to chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. I have worked with colleagues from Columbia University and the University of Chicago for the past 17 years to study health effects of arsenic exposure in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS) in Bangladesh. I focus on the risk of preclinical and clinical endpoints of cardiovascular disease, as well as the interactions between arsenic exposure with lifestyle, microbiome, and genetic factors in cardiovascular disease-related endpoints. More recently, I am leading a project with colleagues at the Vanderbilt University to investigate the role of gastric and oral microbiome in gastric pre-malignant and malignant lesions. I also conduct research projects utilizing resources from the New York University Women’s Health Study (NYUWHS) and the Asia Cohort Consortium (ACC).
I am a recipient of the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). I direct the course on epidemiology methods for graduate students at NYU. I received PhD with distinction in Epidemiology from Columbia University in 2005. I am author of 153 journal articles as of May, 2017.
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
MPH from Columbia University
PhD from Columbia University
Journal of clinical periodontology. 2016 Nov; 43(11):909-917
Public health nutrition. 2016 Feb; 19(2):218-229
Environmental research. 2016 Jan; 144(Pt A):149-157
PLoS one. 2016; 11(2):e0149015-e0149015e0149015
International journal of environmental research & public health. 2015 Dec 25; 13(1):80-80
BMJ open. 2015 Nov 30; 5(11):e008590-e008590e008590
Toxicology & applied pharmacology. 2015 Oct 01; 288(1):95-105
Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015 Oct 01; 93(10):684-692