Core Faculty

Charles Branas, PhD

Director of the Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor of Epidemiology

Research interests: biostatistical methods, community health, environmental health, global health, healthcare policy, substance dependence, and urban health

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Katherine M. Keyes, PhD, MPH

Director of Research, Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Research interests: alcohol-attributable injury, unintentional drug overdose, suicide

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Thelma J. Mielenz, PT, PhD, MS, OCS

Director of Training and Education, Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Research interests: translation research on physical activity, clinical and community linkages to deliver preventive services, functional outcomes

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Joyce Pressley, PhD, MPH

Director of Outreach, Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management

Research interests: injury-related disparities, laws/regulations for injury prevention, road safety, vulnerable populations, technology and safety

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Barbara Barlow, MD, FACS, FAAP

Co-Director of Outreach, Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention
Emeritus Professor of Surgery in Epidemiology

Research interests: community based injury prevention, translation of research into action

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Guohua Li, MD, DrPH

M. Finster Professor of Epidemiology and Anesthesiology
Director Emeritus of the Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention
Chair of the Internal Advisory Committee

Research interests: alcohol and other drugs, epidemiological methods, motor vehicle crashes, occupational injury, and program evaluation

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