She is an experienced practitioner, educator and researcher, with expertise in urban health, environment and occupational health, epidemiology, leadership and public health policy. She has conducted research and published numerous scientific reports on such urban environmental health issues as housing, adult and childhood lead poisoning, mercury poisoning, mold and other allergens, and cancer clusters. She has taught developed and evaluated curricula and taught courses in environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, leadership and policy. She has held leadership and consulting positions in several local and national public health organizations including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health Association of New York City and, since 2002, has been one of 11 mayoral appointees to the New York City Board of Health, which has been responsible for helping to promulgate ground breaking rules, such as on menu calorie labeling and sodium warnings.
Post-Doctoral Certificate from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
DPH from Columbia University, New York, NY
MPH from Columbia University, New York, NY
BA from SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
Health Policy, Environmental and Occupational Health, Academic Public Health