Departmental Research

Departmental faculty members have an extensive portfolio of sponsored research projects in their areas of expertise. These include:

  • Applied biostatistics
  • Behavioral epidemiology
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Chronic disease epidemiology
  • Clinical trials
  • Environmental and occupational epidemiology
  • Health disparities in minority communities
  • HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmitted disease epidemiology
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Public health microbiology and virology
  • Reproductive health epidemiology

In addition, the Department engages in many research activities through its affiliates, The Biostatistics Center and the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Service (BECS).

Amanda D. Castel

Assistant Professor

  • District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration - GW Public Health Academic Partnership
    • Community Service Assessment
    • HIV/AIDS Surveillance
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of the HIV Testing Campaign
    • Viral Hepatitis Surveillance
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - GW Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health
    • Evaluation of EGPAF Antiretroviral Treatment Programs in Three African Countries
  • Identifying barriers to healthcare access and utilization in hospitalized HIV-infected patients

Sean D. Cleary

Associate Professor

  • Etiologic Frameworks to Prevent Gender-Based Violence among Immigrant Latinos
  • Master Agreement: Partnership in Health Disparities Research and Policy
  • SAFER Latino Project
  • West Virginia SCRIPT Dissemination Trial

Ann S. Goldman

Director of Educational Programs

  • Community Trial and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Efforts to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
  • Small Area Analysis and Economic Aspects of Health Disparities

Alan E. Greenberg

Professor and Chair

  • DC Cohort
  • DC Partnership for HIV/AIDS Progress
  • District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration - GW Public Health Academic Partnership
  • District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR)
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - GW Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health
    • Monitoring and Evaluation Project
  • GWU / EGPAF Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health

Laura A. Guay

Research Professor

  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - GW Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health
    • Technical Assistance for Operational Research Studies in Mozambique
    • Technical Assistance to a WHO-funded Rapid Syphilis Testing Project
  • HPTN 027: A Phase I Study To Evaluate The Safety And Immunogenicity Of ALVAC-HIV Vcp1521 In Infants Born To HIV-1 Infected Women In Uganda
  • UNICEF Operational Research Secretariat

Heather J. Hoffman

Associate Professor

  • District of Columbia Citywide Patient Navigation Research Study
  • District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration - GW Public Health Academic Partnership
    • Viral Hepatitis Surveillance
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - GW Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health

Jeanne A. Jordan

Professor

  • APHL International Institute for Public Health Laboratory Training
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - GW Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health
    • Rapid Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Molecular detection of bloodstream infection in high-risk individuals

Irene Kuo

Associate Research Professor

  • District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration - GW Public Health Academic Partnership
    • National HIV Behavioral Surveillance
    • Viral Hepatitis Surveillance
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - GW Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health
    • Evaluation of EGPAF Antiretroviral Treatment Programs in Three African Countries
  • HIV Prevention Trials Network, GWU Clinical Research Site (31608): studies HPTN 061, 064, 069, and 073
  • Public Health Workforce Enumeration and Public Health Institutes Inventorying Study

Paul H. Levine

Adjunct Professor

  • Development of an Inflammatory Breast Cancer Registry
  • District of Columbia Citywide Patient Navigation Research Study
  • IEvaluation of Population Based Data at the DC Department of Health and Analysis of Disparities in Cancer Rates within DC
  • Pilot Study for Establishment of an Inflammatory Breast Cancer Registry

Manya Magnus

Associate Professor

  • CMS Innovation Challenge Grant (CMS), Using telemedicine in peritoneal dialysis to improve patient adherence and outcomes while reducing overall cost of care
  • CTSI-DC-DCFAR (NIH Pilot Award)
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - GW Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health
  • HIV Prevention Trials Network, GWU Clinical Research Site (31608): studies HPTN 061, 064, 069, and 073
  • NIH/NIMH 1 R21 MH097586-01A1, Structural barriers to HIV prevention and treatment service utilization Among Black MSM in DC (The PRISM Study: Pursuing Real and Innovative ideas to remove Structural barriers for Men)
  • SPNS Information Technology Networks of Care Initiative, Demonstration Project

Samuel Simmens

Research Professor

  • Creating Healing Environments: Spirituality Initiatives in Hospital Settings
  • Evaluating Instructional Design Strategies for Graduate Medical Education
  • Molecular detection of bloodstream infection in high-risk individuals
  • Panic Disorder, Parenting and Infant Neurobiology; Toddler Anxiety: Temperament/Neurophysiology & Parenting

Dante A. Verme

Professor and Vice Chair

  • District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration - GW Public Health Academic Partnership
    • HIV/AIDS Surveillance

Heather Young

Associate Professor

  • DC Cohort
  • District of Columbia Citywide Patient Navigation Research Study
  • District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration - GW Public Health Academic Partnership
    • HIV/AIDS Surveillance
  • Effect of Electronic Prescription upon Attainment of Guideline Based Cholesterol Goals
  • Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment
  • Structured Program for Hypertension Control in Urban Community Clinics: A Randomized Trial