Faculty & Staff

Department of Epidemiology faculty, staff and their research interest:

Christine M. Arcari, PhD MPH - Associate Dean Academic and Student Affairs & Associate Professor

Lorena Baccaglini, DDS, PhD - Associate Professor

Clinical research, evidence–based medicine, systematic reviews, epidemiological methods, genetic epidemiology, oral and systemic diseases, wound healing, growth factors, head and neck injuries...

Robert Chamberlain, PhD - Research Professor

Cancer, cancer epidemiology, international health, developing countries, special populations, field methods...

Col. Ted Cieslak, MD, FAAP, FIDSA - Associate Professor

Areas of interest include Public Health, Immunization, Travel Medicine, Humanitarian Pediatrics, Animal Bites, and Adoption Medicine...

Wael ElRayes, MBBCh, PhD - Instructor & TSQC Program Manager

  • Healthcare and hospital management, Emergency preparedness, Health Security and Biopreparedness, and Healthcare systems development & technology...

 Evi Farazi, PhD Research Professor

Dr. Farazi’s research focuses on understanding the complex interactions of genetic and environmental factors in cancer development...

Jennie L. Hill, PhD - Associate Professor

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) and mixed-methods approaches, Built environment assessment and influence of built environment on behavior...

KM Monirul Islam, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program, Director & PI PCORI Lung Cancer Study

My research expertise is in infectious diseases and patient-centered outcomes that utilizes my education, training, and experience in epidemiology and medicine...

Ali S. Khan, MD, MPH - Dean College of Public Health

Dr. Khan's professional career has focused on emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism and global health security...

Tricia D. LeVan, PhD - Associate Professor

Genomic Medicine, Genetic Epidemiology. Gene by environment interactions in COPD and Asthma. Functional genomic studies. Genetic and epigenetic influences of pathogen colonization in the lung...

Deborah Levy, PhD, MPH - Chair & Professor

Her primary interest has been on working with communities to assist them with integrating planning of the public health, healthcare, emergency medical services, and emergency management sectors to improve responses to public health emergencies....

Veenu Minhas, MPH, PhD - Assistant Professor

Viral pathogenesis, Viral Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Infectious agents and Cancer and Global Epidemiology...

Pinaki Panigrahi, MD, PhD - Professor

Pathogenesis of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the G.I. tract, international health, human research protection and clinical trials...

Philip Smith, MD - Professor

Biopreparedness research, development of biocontainment patient care unit, hospital environmental cleaning assessment, nursing home infection control research...

Amr Soliman, MD, PhD - Assistant Dean for International Cooperation

Cancer, cancer epidemiology, international health, developing countries, special populations, field methods...

Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD - Associate Professor

Psychiatric services research with focus on adults with serious mental illness and of childhood mental disorder early intervention...

Affiliated Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Courtesy Faculty

Research Associates:

Ann Fetrick, RN, MC, PhD - Research Associate

Quality improvement; health services such as dual care, transitions in care, reliability in health care services provision, international health, maternal/child health, personal health record, electronic health record...

Administrative Staff

Sharon Barnett - Office Associate II (Provides administrative support to the EPI department)

Mendoza, Camelea M - Office Associate I


Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4395
Phone: 402-559-4248


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