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Faculty and Staff


Epidemiology Biostatistics

Seth L. Welles, PhD, ScD
Interim Chair and Professor

Zekarias Berhane, PhD
Assistant Professor

Amy H. Auchincloss, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Edward J. Gracely, PhD
Associate Professor

Alison A. Evans, ScD
Assistant Professor

Marcia Polansky, MS, ScD, MSW
Associate Professor

Mary E. Hovinga, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Lucy Robinson, PhD
Assistant Professor

Brian K. Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor

Loni Philip Tabb, PhD
Assistant Professor

Nora L. Lee, PhD
Assistant Research Professor

Yunwen Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor

Felice Le-Scherban, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Issa F. Zakeri, PhD

Longjian Liu, MD, MSc, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor


Yvonne L. Michael, ScD
Associate Professor


Jana M. Mossey, PhD, MPH, MSN


Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD
Professor, Director of the AJ Drexel Autism Institute


Theresa Sweet, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor


Yong Yang, PhD
Assistant Research Professor


Secondary Appointments

Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD, CRNP
Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Jay Horrow, MD, MS, FAHA
Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine; Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology

Matthew E. Levison, MD
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

Peter A. Sklar, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of HIV/AIDS Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

Adjunct Faculty:

Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP
Adjunct Professor
Chair, Department of Clinical Genetics, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Joanne F. Dorgan, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Michael G. Eberhart, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiologist, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Allen Glicksman, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Director of Research and Evaluation, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Sam P. Gulino, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chief Medical Examiner, City of Philadelphia Medical Examiners Office

Caroline C. Johnson, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Director, Division of Disease Control, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Brett Alyson Maiese, PhD, MHS
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Outcomes Fellow (with Jefferson University) at Endo Pharmaceuticals

Mia A. Papas, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jessica M. Robbins, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health Epidemiologist, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Robert G. Sharrar, MD, MSc
Adjunct Professor
Executive Director, Safety, Epidemiology and Risk Management, United BioSource Corporation

J. Morel Symons, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research Epidemiologist, DuPont Haskell Global Centers for Health and Environmental Sciences

Department Staff:

Postdoctoral Fellows

Sharrelle Barber, ScD
Ph: 267.359.6169,

Mustafa Hussein, PhD
Ph: 267.359.6135,                                                                                                          

Administrative Assistants

Kerin Corcoran
Ph: 267.359.6207,

Melissa Kaufman
Ph: 267.359.6208,

Nancy Colon-Anderson
Administrative support staff for the Interim Chair of the Department (Dr. Welles).
Ph: 267.359.6204,

Sr. Business Administrator

Georgeanne Bieg, MBA
Ph: 267.359.6206,

Program Manager

Mary Genevieve Carty, MHEd
Coordinates the MS Biostatistics, MS Epidemiology, PhD Epidemiology and Certificate in Epidemiology & Biostatistics programs as pertaining to recruitment, retention and administration, including facilitating faculty and student needs and responding to inquiries from prospective students.
Ph: 267.359.6205,

Research Staff

Steven Xu Wang, MS
Programmer and Systems Analyst
Ph: 267.359.6137,

Kari Moore