Faculty & Staff


Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH

Marc N. Gourevitch, MD, MPH, is the Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor and founding Chair of the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Gourevitch is Principal Investigator of the Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET) program, a NIDA-funded initiative to increase substance use research among medical, nursing, dentistry and social work students.  In other research, Dr. Gourevitch focuses on improving health outcomes among drug users and other underserved populations, integrating pharmacologic treatments for opioid and alcohol dependence into primary care, and developing strategies for bridging academic research with applied challenges faced by health care delivery systems and public sector initiatives.

Kathleen Hanley, MD

Kathleen Hanley, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and an Associate Director of the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. Kathleen is currently the curriculum director for the Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET) program, a NIDA-funded inter-professional initiative to increase substance use research among health professional students. She practices primary care at Gouverneur Health where she also supervises medical students and residents. Her research interests include longitudinal assessment of clinical skills, especially using OSCEs and unannounced standardized patients.

Jennifer McNeely, MD, MS

Jennifer McNeely, MD, MS is Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Population Health, and a general internist specialized in addiction medicine. Dr. McNeely’s research focuses on the implications of substance use for individuals and health systems, and on improving the identification and treatment of addiction in general medical settings. As a NIH/NIDA-funded investigator, she has developed patient self-administered substance use screening tools and clinical decision support to assist medical providers in addressing unhealthy drug use. Dr. McNeely is also a clinician in the Adult Primary Care and HIV clinics at Bellevue Hospital.

Peter M. Loomer, DDS, PhD, MRCD

Dr. Peter Loomer is a Clinical Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University. He also serves as the Director of Global Health for Oral Health Sciences and is affiliated faculty in the New York University Global Institute of Public Health. Dr. Loomer is an expert in health professions curriculum, which has been a major focus of his international research program. His work in global oral health is focused on inter-professional education, student international education and global research experience, faculty development and curriculum reform in developing nations with an emphasis on Tanzania, Kenya and India.

Caroline Dorsen, FNP-BC, PhD

Caroline Dorsen, FNP-BC, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of NYU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She is also an Affiliated Investigator with the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR). Caroline’s research focuses on the health promotion, disease prevention and reduction of healthcare disparities for underserved populations including new immigrants, the homeless and LGBT persons.

Jennifer I. Manuel, PhD, MS

Dr. Jennifer I. Manuel is an associate professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She earned her MSW and PhD from Columbia University School of Social Work, where she was funded by an NIMH T32 Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Services Research. Dr. Manuel’s research focuses on the delivery and quality of treatment services among persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health needs. Dr. Manuel’s future work will focus on implementation research to optimize the delivery of existing evidence-based interventions, such as CTI, for multiple contexts in community practice.

Danielle Ompad, PhD

Danielle Ompad, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the NYU College of Global Public Health and the Deputy Director of the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is an epidemiologist whose work is focused in the areas of urban health, HIV, illicit drug use, and adult access to vaccines. With respect to illicit drug use, her work has spanned the entire natural history of addiction – from initiation to cessation, with particular attention paid to risk for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, and STIs. She has primarily worked with people who use heroin, crack, cocaine, and/or club drugs.


Sewit Bereket, MPH

Sewit Bereket, MPH, is the Program Manager for the Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET) program, an NIH-funded educational and research initiative within the Department of Population Health. As Program Manager, Sewit works closely with Dr. Hanley overseeing the program’s implementation and evaluation. Before joining NYU School of Medicine, she studied epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where she doubled as a teaching assistant in graduate-level biostatistics courses. During her time at Mailman, Sewit was also a part of a large-scale NIH-funded HIV prevention study to evaluate interest and uptake of PEP among injection drug users in NYC.