Trainee Profiles

 

Post-doctoral Trainees

Name: Adam J. Santanasto, MPH, PhD
Advisor: Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH
Undergraduate: BS, Health Information Management, University of Pittsburgh
Graduate: MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PhD, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Prevention of mobility disability, body composition and its effects on physical function and mobility, healthy aging and prolonging years of active life expectancy
ajs51@pitt.edu

Name: Rebekah J. Harris, PT, DPT
Degree program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Jane A. Cauley, DrPH
Undergraduate: BS, Biology, Geneva College
Graduate: DPT, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Fall prevention, healthy aging, preventing decline in physical activity
rjh86@pitt.edu

 

Pre-doctoral Trainees

Name: Chendi Cui, MBBS, MS
Degree program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Akira Sekikawa, MD, PhD, MPH
Undergraduate: MBBS, Preventive Medicine, Peking University, China
Graduate: MS, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Nutritional epidemiology, chronic disease, health data science
chc217@pitt.edu

Name: Kimberly Jacoby, MPH
Degree program: PhD (Human Genetics)
Advisor: Candace M. Kammerer, PhD
Undergraduate: BS, Biology, Pennsylvania State University
Graduate: MPH, Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Analysis of genetic data and healthy aging
kjacoby@pitt.edu

Name: Guru Rajesh Jammy, MD
Degree Program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Jane A. Cauley, DrPH
Undergraduate: MBBS., Karnataka University, India
Graduate: M.D. in Community Medicine, NTR University of Health Sciences, India
Research and professional interests: Ageing, osteoporosis, bone and muscle health in ageing, non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases interface.
Guj7@pitt.edu

Name: Dana Jorgensen, MPH
Degree program: PhD (Epidemiology), T-32 subclinical CVD trainee, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition trainee
Advisors: Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH & Dr. Peter Gianaros, Ph.D.
Undergraduate: BA, Magna Cum Laude in Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate: MPH, Epidemiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Research and professional interests: Cardiovascular and other physiologic factors that contribute to healthy brain aging, disparities in brain health, vascular determinants of brain health, and neuroepidemiology.
drj19@pitt.edu

Name: Raj G. Kumar, MPH
Degree Program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Undergraduate: BS, Psychology, University of Georgia
Graduate: MPH, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
Research and Professional Interest: Inflammatory and hormonal changes in older adults after traumatic brain injury; neuroepidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology
rak119@pitt.edu

Name: Hemant D. Mahajan, MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)
Degree Program: DrPH (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Akira Sekikawa, MD, PhD, MPH
Undergraduate: MBBS, Maharashtra University of health Science, Nashik, India;
Graduate: MD, Community Medicine, Maharashtra University of health Science, Nashik, India;
Research and professional interests: Racial disparities in subclinical atherosclerosis
Pitt Email: hdm12@pitt.edu

Name: Megan M. Marron, MS
Degree Program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH
Undergraduate: BS, Applied Statistics, Rochester Institute of Technology
Graduate: MS, Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh
Research and Professional Interests: Healthy aging, biological age, longitudinal analysis, cluster analysis
mmm133@pitt.edu

Name: Nayana Nagaraj, MBBS, MPH, CPH
Degree program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Jane A. Cauley, DrPH
Undergraduate: MBBS, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India
Graduate: MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Bone aging, reproductive health and successful aging in women, subclinical cardiovascular diseases.
nayana.nagaraj@pitt.edu

Name: C. Elizabeth (Beth) Shaaban, MPH
Degree program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Undergraduate: BS, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Graduate: MPH, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Healthy brain aging, interventions to promote neurovascular integrity (including physical activity) and mechanisms of these effects, cognition, neuroepidemiology, and neuropsychology
Beth.Shaaban@pitt.edu

Name: Andrea L. Stewart
Degree program: DrPH (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Maria Mori Brooks, PhD
Undergraduate: BA, Mathematics; BA, Community; Tufts University
Research and professional interests: Women’s health, social determinants of health, vital statistics, cardiovascular health
als329@pitt.edu

Name: Mary E. Winger, MPH
Degree program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Elsa S. Strotmeyer, PhD, MPH
Undergraduate: BS, Biostatistics, The Pennsylvania State University
Graduate: MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Risk factors and prevention for falls, fall injury and fracture, muscle function decline, relationships between muscle function and falls/fall injuries and healthy aging
mew122@pitt.edu

Name: Sharon Welburn, MPH
Degree program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Nancy W. Glynn, PhD
Undergraduate: BS, Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate: MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Injury, fall prevention, motor vehicle collision risk, fatigue, fatigability, interventions
scw42@pitt.edu

Name: Lingshu Xue, MS
Degree program: PhD (Epidemiology)
Advisor: Elsa S. Strotmeyer, PhD
Graduate: MS, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Research and professional interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, diabetes
lix19@pitt.edu

 

Last Updated May 3, 2017