Public Health Sciences Faculty

The Henry Ford Public Health Sciences Faculty is comprised of researchers each of whom do their part to ensure excellence in research.

Johnson Christine grey
Christine Cole Johnson, PhD, MPH
Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences
Senior Scientist, Epidemiology
Research Interests:
Early life exposures, Microbiome, Asthma
Indra Adrianto, PhD
Indra Adrianto, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Bioinformatics
Research Interests: Multiomics approaches for disease risk prediction, Single-immune cell transcriptomics and epigenomics, Predictive modeling of patient outcomes
Dr. Gwen Alexander
Gwen Alexander, PhD
Assistant Scientist,
Health Behavior
Research Interests: Behavior change interventions, Cancer communication, Survey design, Program evaluation
Dr. Andrea Cassidy
Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow, PhD
Senior Scientist,
Epidemiology
Research Interests: Developmental origins of health and disease, Cardiovascular and renal disease, Racial disparities
Yalei Chen, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Bioinformatics
Research Interests: Computational imaging analysis for cancer diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Quantitative genomic analysis, statistical method development, and digital pathology
George Divine, Ph.D
George Divine, PhD
Senior Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests:
The Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test, Sample size estimation
Xiaoxia ‘Sasha’ Han, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Research design, Data analysis, Sample size justification
Dr. Christine Joseph
Christine Joseph, PhD
Senior Scientist, Epidemiology
Research Interests: Adolescent health, Asthma and Allergy, Comparative effectiveness, Health disparities/Social determinants of health
Lois Lamerato, Ph.D.
Lois Lamerato, PhD
Senior Scientist, Epidemiology
Research Interests:
Health services research, Health economics and outcomes research, Vaccine effectiveness and safety
Dr. Albert Levin
Albert Levin, PhD
Vice- Chair, Senior Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Genetic-epidemiological study design, Statistical methods for disease gene mapping, DNA analysis of copy number & gene expression data
Jia Li, Ph.D.
Jia Li, PhD
Senior Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Statistical genetics and bioinformatics Cancer, immune cell, autoimmune epigenetics, Rigorous statistical methods to improve disease diagnosis and treatment, Precision medicine
Pin Li, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Data-driven precision medicine, Clinical trial design and analysis
Dr. Mei Lu
Mei Lu, PhD
Senior Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests:
Clinical trial DCC management, Comparative effectiveness statistical methods, Risk-model design and validation, Chronic hepatitis
Dr. Christine Neslund-Dudas
Christine Neslund-Dudas , PhD
Associate Scientist, Epidemiology
Research Interests:
Cancer epidemiology, Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer & Lung Cancer Screening, Cancer disparities
Cathy Peltz, Ph.D.
Cathy Peltz, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Research Interests: Patient-Centered Research, Precision Medicine Research
Dr. Edward Peterson
Ed Peterson, PhD
Senior Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Childhood asthma, Hypertension, Otolaryngology
Dr. Laila Poisson
Laila Poisson, PhD
Vice-Chair, Senior Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Disease progression, Molecular marker identification, Statistical and study design education
Dr. Benjamin Rybicki
Benjamin Rybicki, PhD
Vice-Chair, Senior Scientist, Epidemiology
Research Interests: Prostate Cancer Biomarkers, Sarcoidosis Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology Methods, Case-control studies
Dr. Sara Santarossa
Sara Santarossa, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Research Interests: Patient-Centered Research, qualitative and mixed-methods design, digital technologies, knowledge translation and exchange
Dr. Lonni Schultz
Lonni Schultz, PhD
Senior Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Neurology, Neurosurgery, MSSIC (MI Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative)
Jennifer Straughen, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Epidemiology
Research Interests: Perinatal epidemiology, Developmental origins of health and disease, Placental function, Neurodevelopment
Wan-Ting Su, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Medical Informatics
Research Interests: EHR Data-driven Risk Predictive Modeling of Health Outcomes, Women's Health, Cancer Informatics, Natural Language Processing
Amy Tang, Ph.D.
Amy Tang, PhD
Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Diagnostic prediction modeling, Population-level health interventions, Clinical and translational research
Dr. Ganesa Wegienka
Ganesa Wegienka, PhD
Senior Scientist, Epidemiology
Research Interests: Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Clinical Care Research
Kim Woodcroft, Ph.D.
Kim Woodcroft, PhD
Associate Scientist,
Lab Science
Research Interests: Childhood immune development, Immune markers of disease, Biospecimen collection and processing methodology
 
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