Interim Department Chair, Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Professor of Pediatrics
David Savitz is Professor of Epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health, with joint appointments in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics in the Alpert Medical School. His epidemiological research has addressed a wide range of public health issues focusing on health effects of environmental agents in the workplace and community and a wide range of reproductive health outcomes. He has done extensive work on health effects of nonionizing radiation, pesticides, drinking water treatment by-products, and perfluorinated compounds. His reproductive health research has focused on preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, pregnancy complications, and miscarriage.
Professor and Founding Chair of Epidemiology, Graduate Program Director
Stephen Buka, Sc.D., M.Sc., M.A., is an epidemiologist and developmental psychologist whose work focuses on the causes, development and prevention of major neuropsychiatric and cognitive disorders. He has conducted extensive research in neuropsychology and psychiatric epidemiology, directed several major longitudinal studies examining the impact of birth complications, environmental hazards, and socioeconomic conditions on behavioral and intellectual development
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Master's Program Director
Chanelle Howe, Ph.D., is interested in methods, infectious diseases, and health disparities. Howe's methodologically focused research interests include improving understanding of potential sources of bias as well as better characterizing, adapting, and illustrating the use of advanced quantitative methods to promote accurate inference. Substantively, she is interested in using state-of-the-art approaches to identify the best targets for effective interventions to improve HIV-related population health and to reduce persistent health disparities.