Faculty

About our faculty:

Our award-winning faculty has decades’ worth of experience educating students in the classroom and online, and in areas of research and outreach. Faculty expertise extends to many pressing public health problems as well as cross-cutting issues such as obesity and diabetes prevention, women’s health, global health, aging and healthy living, and environmental health concerns. Public Health faculty promote health and the quality of life in diverse populations.

Faculty directory:

  • Dean C. Marjorie Aelion
    Professional Title:
    Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-545-2526
    Campus Address:
    106 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.Sc., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1980; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1988

  • Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-545-4601
    Campus Address:
    416 Arnold House
    Personal Website:
    Education:

    M.S., Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2003; Ph.D., University of Washington, 2008; Postdoctoral, Columbia University, 2008-09.

  • Raji Balasubramanian
    Professional Title:
    Associate Professor
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-577-0277
    Campus Address:
    404 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1996; Sc.D. Harvard University, 2002; Postdoc, Harvard University

  • Michael Begay
    Professional Title:
    Associate Professor
    Department:
    Health Policy and Management
    Telephone:
    413-545-1203
    Campus Address:
    323 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A.; California State Polytechnic University; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
    Professional Title:
    Associate Professor
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-577-1672
    Campus Address:
    409 Arnold House
    Education:

    A.B.mcl., Harvard College, 1994; S.M., Harvard School of Public Health, 1996;
    Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health, 1999; Postdoctoral, Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Public Health, 2000-2001

  • Carol Bigelow
    Professional Title:
    Research Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-545-1319
    Campus Address:
    402 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., Skidmore College, 1978; M.S., University of Washington, 1982; Ph.D, University of Washington, 1984

  • David Buchanan
    Professional Title:
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion & Policy, and Director of the Institute for Global Health
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-1005
    Campus Address:
    306 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1974; M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 1979; Dr.PH., University of California, Berkeley, 1989

  • Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Health Policy and Management
    Telephone:
    413-545-7428
    Campus Address:
    310 Arnold House
    Education:

    A.B., Bowdoin College, 1995; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2006

  • Professional Title:
    Professor
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-545-3164
    Campus Address:
    Morrill I, N344
    Education:

    B.S., Bridgewater State, 1968; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1972; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1973; A.T.S.

  • Lisa Chasan-Taber
    Professional Title:
    Professor
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-545-1664
    Campus Address:
    405 Arnold House
    Education:

    University of Pennsylvania, 1987; M.P.H., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1990; Sc.D., Harvard University, 1995; Postdoctoral, Harvard University

  • Professional Title:
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Education:

    A.B., Dartmouth College, 1994; M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1997; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2003

  • Gloria DiFulvio
    Professional Title:
    Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director, Public Health Sciences
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-4535
    Campus Address:
    307 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., Psychology, Binghamton University, 1988; M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1993; M.P.H., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1993; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004

  • Salvatore Dinardi
    Professional Title:
    Professor Emeritus
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Personal Website:
    Education:

    B.A., Hofstra University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Karen Ertel
    Professional Title:
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-545-0309
    Campus Address:
    423 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S., Georgetown University, 1999; M.P.H., University of California Berkeley, 2004; Sc.D., Harvard University, 2008

  • Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Health Policy and Management
    Telephone:
    TBD
    Campus Address:
    325 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., Williams College, 2006; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2013; Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University, 2013-14

  • Daniel Gerber
    Professional Title:
    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of the online MPH in Public Health Practice program, and Senior Lecturer
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-1003
    Campus Address:
    308 Arnold House
    Education:

    B. S., University of New York College at Buffalo, 1976; M.P.H., Hunter College, 1982; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1995

  • Professional Title:
    Associate Professor
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-2216
    Campus Address:
    301 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 1997; M.A., Michigan State University, 2000; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2004; Postdoctoral research fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2004-2006

  • Louis Graham
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-7332
    Campus Address:
    315 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., Carleton College, 2005; M.P.H., Morehouse School of Medicine, 2007; Dr.P.H., University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), 2010

  • Professional Title:
    Associate Professor (on sabbatical in Spring 2015)
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-2244
    Campus Address:
    304 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., Indiana University; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida

  • Susan Hankinson
    Professional Title:
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-577-4369
    Campus Address:
    426 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S., University of Southern Maine, 1979; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1985; M.P.H., University of Minnesota, 1986; Sc.D., Harvard University, 1992

  • Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-545-7426
    Campus Address:
    403 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

  • David W. Hosmer
    Professional Title:
    Professor Emeritus
    Department:
    Biostatistics
  • Professional Title:
    Associate Professor
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-545-0309
    Campus Address:
    423 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., Oberlin College, 1988; M.Sc., Harvard School of Public Health, 1994; Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health, 1996; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, 1996-1997

  • Professional Title:
    Professor and Associate Director, Northeast Regional Environmental Public Health Center
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-577-9009
    Campus Address:
    Morrill Science Center I, N342
    Education:

    B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1973; M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1978; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1981

  • Professional Title:
    Research Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-545-1872
    Campus Address:
    406 Arnold House
    Education:

    A.B., Brown University, 1977; M.S.P.H. University of North Carolina, 1982; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1991.

  • Richard Peltier
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-545-1317
    Campus Address:
    149 Goessmann
    Education:

    B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1997; M.P.H., Columbia University, 2001; Ph.D., Georgia Tech, 2007; Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU School of Medicine, 2007-2009

  • Richard Pilsner
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-545-0036
    Campus Address:
    149F Goessmann
    Personal Website:
    Education:

    B.A., Hamline University, 1995; M.P.H., Columbia University, 2003; Ph.D., Columbia University, 2007; Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Michigan, 2007-10

  • Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-545-1778
    Campus Address:
    149D Goessman Laboratories
    Education:

    B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 2005; M.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 2007; Ph.D., King’s College London 2011; Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto/ University Health Network, 2011-2014.

  • Krishna Poudel
    Professional Title:
    Associate Professor
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-1448
    Campus Address:
    316 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.P.H., Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1996; M.A., Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1999; M.H.Sc., The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2003; Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2006

  • Elaine Puleo
    Professional Title:
    Research Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Campus Address:
    149 Goessmann
    Education:

    B.A., University of Colorado, 1973; M.S., Colorado State University, 1981; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1989

  • Jing Qian
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-545-1347
    Campus Address:
    419 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S., Renmin University of China, 2002; Ph.D., Emory University, 2009; Postdoctoral, Harvard University, 2009-2011

  • Katherine Reeves
    Professional Title:
    Associate Professor and Program Head, Epidemiology
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-577-4298
    Campus Address:
    411 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S., Yale University, 2002; M.P.H., The Ohio State University, 2003; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008

  • Nicholas Reich
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-545-4534
    Campus Address:
    425 Arnold House
    Personal Website:
    Education:

    B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Postdoctoral, Johns Hopkins University

  • Professional Title:
    Associate Professor and Director of the Health Policy & Management Program
    Department:
    Health Policy and Management
    Telephone:
    413-545-7427
    Campus Address:
    322 Arnold House
    Personal Website:
    Education:

    B.S. in Economics, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, 1994; Ph.D. in Health Economics, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2001

  • Christine Rogers
    Professional Title:
    Research Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Academic Safety & Environmental Health
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-545-5112
    Campus Address:
    Morrill Science Center I, 239A
    Education:

    B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1989; Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1996

  • Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-7430
    Campus Address:
    320 Arnold
    Education:

    BA, University of South Carolina; MPH, Indiana University Bloomington; PhD, University of Texas

  • Paula Stamps
    Professional Title:
    Professor Emerita and Graduate Program Director, Departments of Biostatistics & Epidemiology and Health Promotion & Policy
    Department:
    Health Policy and Management
    Telephone:
    413-545-6880
    Campus Address:
    311 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S. (Biology); M.S. (Health Administration); Ph.D. (Human Ecology)

  • Professional Title:
    Professor
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-545-3812
    Campus Address:
    401 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1971; M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1977; Ph.D, University of North Carolina, 1984

  • Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Biostatistics
    Telephone:
    413-545-1934
    Campus Address:
    410 Arnold House
    Education:

    Diplom, Bielefeld University, 2006; Ph.D., TU Berlin, 2009; Postdoctoral, UC Berkeley, 2010-2015

  • Professional Title:
    Associate Professor
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-577-1364
    Campus Address:
    407 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S. University of Connecticut, 1978; M.P.H., Yale University, 1982; Dr.P.H. Columbia University, 1992

  • Alexander Suvorov
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-545-3487
    Campus Address:
    149A Goessmann
    Education:

    B.S., Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1990; Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1994; Dr.Sci., Ecology and Evolution Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2006; Postdoctoral Research, Sherbrooke...

  • Alicia_Timme-Laragy
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-545-7423
    Campus Address:
    Goessmann 149C
    Education:

    B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, 2000; Ph.D., Duke University, 2007; Post-doctoral, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Telephone:
    413-577-7405
    Campus Address:
    149B Goessman
    Education:

    B.S., Cornell University, 2003; Ph.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 2007; Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate, The Forsyth Institute Center for Regenerative & Developmental Biology and Harvard University School of Dental...

  • Rachel A. Volberg
    Professional Title:
    Research Associate Professor
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-545-6700
    Campus Address:
    418 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.C.E. (A level), Aiglon College, Chesières-Villars, Switzerland, 1972; B. A., University of California, San Diego, 1977; Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1983

  • Lisa Wexler
    Professional Title:
    Associate Professor and Program Head, Community Health Education
    Department:
    Community Health Education
    Telephone:
    413-545-2248
    Campus Address:
    313 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., University of West Florida, 1991; M.S.W., Florida State University, 1996; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2005

  • Brian Whitcomb
    Professional Title:
    Associate Professor
    Department:
    Epidemiology
    Telephone:
    413-577-7440
    Campus Address:
    408 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.A., University of California Berkeley, 1994; Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore, 2006; Postdoctoral, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Jennifer M. Whitehill
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Health Policy and Management
    Email:
    Telephone:
    413-545-1923
    Campus Address:
    326 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S., Tufts University, 2004; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2011; Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington, 2011-2013

  • Ning Zhang
    Professional Title:
    Assistant Professor
    Department:
    Health Policy and Management
    Telephone:
    413-545-1851
    Campus Address:
    323 Arnold House
    Education:

    B.S., Business Administration, Nanjing University (P.R. China), 1997; M.S., Economics, Cornell University, 2008; Ph.D., Public Policy (Concentration: Health Economics and Policy), Cornell University, 2009