Terry Huang ,   PhD, MPH, CPH, Director  Professor of Community Health at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Director of the CUNY Center for Systems and Community Design.   Focus: Systems-oriented prevention strategies and translational systems science.     terry.huang@sph.cuny.edu

Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, CPH, Director

Professor of Community Health at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Director of the CUNY Center for Systems and Community Design.

Focus: Systems-oriented prevention strategies and translational systems science.

terry.huang@sph.cuny.edu

  Karen Florez , DrPH, Deputy Director  Assistant Professor of Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Health disparities research     Karen.Florez@sph.cuny.edu

Karen Florez, DrPH, Deputy Director

Assistant Professor of Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Health disparities research

Karen.Florez@sph.cuny.edu

 

"By leveraging theories and methods from diverse disciplines, our team fosters and conducts collaborative and trans-disciplinary research through the lens of systems science and design thinking."

Resident fellows of the Center are current faculty within the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.

Non-resident fellows from both academic and practice-based settings outside of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, are invited to join the Center based on their unique areas of specialization in order to fill expertise gaps and create new collaborations.

 

Resident Fellows

  Gordon Shen , PhD, SM  Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Policy implementation     gordon.shen@sph.cuny.edu

Gordon Shen, PhD, SM

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Policy implementation

gordon.shen@sph.cuny.edu

  Nevin Cohen , PhD, MCRP  Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Research Director of CUNY’s Urban Food Policy Institute.   Focus: Urban planning and design     nevin.cohen@sph.cuny.edu

Nevin Cohen, PhD, MCRP

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Research Director of CUNY’s Urban Food Policy Institute.

Focus: Urban planning and design

nevin.cohen@sph.cuny.edu

  Sergio Costa , PhD  Lecturer in Community Health and Social Sciences and Director of Online Learning at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Political Science     sergio.costa@sph.cuny.edu

Sergio Costa, PhD

Lecturer in Community Health and Social Sciences and Director of Online Learning at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Political Science

sergio.costa@sph.cuny.edu

 
  Glen Johnson , PhD, MA, MS  Associate Professor of Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Geo-spatial analysis and ecological health     glen.johnson@sph.cuny.edu

Glen Johnson, PhD, MA, MS

Associate Professor of Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Geo-spatial analysis and ecological health

glen.johnson@sph.cuny.edu

 
  Diana Romero , PhD, MA, MPhil  Associate Professor Community Health and Social Sciences Department Chair at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Qualitative and community-engaged research     diana.romero@sph.cuny.edu

Diana Romero, PhD, MA, MPhil

Associate Professor
Community Health and Social Sciences Department Chair at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Qualitative and community-engaged research

diana.romero@sph.cuny.edu

  Sheng Li ,   MD, PhD  Assistant Professor of Systems Science and Epidemiology at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Systems modeling     sheng.li@sph.cuny.edu

Sheng Li, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Systems Science and Epidemiology at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Systems modeling

sheng.li@sph.cuny.edu

 
  Katarzyna Wyka , PhD, MA  Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Mental health, quantitative methods, and evaluation research     Katarzyna.Wyka@sph.cuny.edu

Katarzyna Wyka, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Mental health, quantitative methods, and evaluation research

Katarzyna.Wyka@sph.cuny.edu

  Sean Haley , PhD, MPH  Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Substance use and policy systems research     sean.haley@sph.cuny.edu

Sean Haley, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Substance use and policy systems research

sean.haley@sph.cuny.edu

 
  Chris Palmedo , PhD, MBA  Associate Professor of Community Health and Social Sciences at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy   Focus: Public opinions research and social marketing     chris.palmedo@sph.cuny.edu

Chris Palmedo, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor of Community Health and Social Sciences at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Focus: Public opinions research and social marketing

chris.palmedo@sph.cuny.edu

 

Non-Resident Faculty Fellows

 Teresa Chahine, ScD  Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management and Innovation Advisor at Alfanar.    teresa.chahine@yale.edu

Teresa Chahine, ScD

Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management and Innovation Advisor at Alfanar.

teresa.chahine@yale.edu

 Christopher Walker, MPA  Social Innovations Director at Mercy Corps and Lecturer at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service    cwalker@mercycorps.org

Christopher Walker, MPA

Social Innovations Director at Mercy Corps and Lecturer at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service

cwalker@mercycorps.org

  Lorna Thorpe , PhD, MPH  Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Epidemiology, as well as Vice Chair of Strategy and Planning in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health.    lorna.thorpe@nyumc.org

Lorna Thorpe, PhD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Epidemiology, as well as Vice Chair of Strategy and Planning in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health.

lorna.thorpe@nyumc.org

 
 

Research Associates

  Olivia Barata-Cavalcanti , DrPH(c), MIA  Senior Project Manager at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy    Olivia.BarataCavalcanti94@sphmail.cuny.edu

Olivia Barata-Cavalcanti, DrPH(c), MIA

Senior Project Manager at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Olivia.BarataCavalcanti94@sphmail.cuny.edu

  Matthew Cato , MPH  Project Manager at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy    Matthew.Cato@sph.cuny.edu

Matthew Cato, MPH

Project Manager at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Matthew.Cato@sph.cuny.edu

  Emily Ferris , MPH  Senior Project Manager at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy    Emily.Ferris@sph.cuny.edu

Emily Ferris, MPH

Senior Project Manager at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Emily.Ferris@sph.cuny.edu

 
  Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky , DrPH  Research Associate at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy    MargretheHR@gmail.com

Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky, DrPH

Research Associate at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

MargretheHR@gmail.com

  Hind Kasem , MPH  Project Manager at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy    Hind.Kasem@sph.cuny.edu

Hind Kasem, MPH

Project Manager at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Hind.Kasem@sph.cuny.edu

  Hanish Kodali,  MD, MPH  Research Assistant at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy    Hanish.Kodali@sph.cuny.edu

Hanish Kodali, MD, MPH

Research Assistant at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Hanish.Kodali@sph.cuny.edu

 
  Javier Otero Peña,  PhD candidate  Research Assistant at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Javier Otero Peña, PhD candidate

Research Assistant at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

  Chloe Mirzayi,  DrPH candidate  Research Assistant at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Chloe Mirzayi, DrPH candidate

Research Assistant at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

  Ewelina Swierad , PhD, MA, MS, EdM  Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy    Ewelina.Swierad@sph.cuny.edu

Ewelina Swierad, PhD, MA, MS, EdM

Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Ewelina.Swierad@sph.cuny.edu