Faculty Director for a new Climate Change and Health Initiative at Yale School of Public Health,
Dr. Dubrow has been heavily involved in the educational mission of Yale School of Public Health, as well as in research. Moved by what he sees as the greatest public health challenge in this century, Dr. Dubrow has committed himself to a new direction of education, training, and research on climate change and health. He serves as Faculty Director for a new Climate Change and Health Initiative at Yale School of Public Health, which aims to 1) create a cohort of leaders dedicated to addressing climate change and health; 2) establish an educational program on climate change and health for students across the University; and 3) catalyze research on climate change and health utilizing Yale’s multidisciplinary expertise to generate innovative interventions and policy prescriptions.Dr. Dubrow has taught both Principles of Epidemiology I and Principles of Epidemiology II and was chosen by the Classes of 2002, 2007, and 2012 to be Teacher of the Year. He co-Chaired the Yale School of Public Health Accreditation Advisory Committee, which oversaw the School's self-study process leading up to its successful 7-year re-accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2014.Historically, Dr. Dubrow's research has focused on cancer, HIV, and their intersection. Most recently, his research has focused on two distinct areas: glioma (the main form of brain cancer) and HIV-related malignancies. He serves as co-Chair of the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) Malignancy Working Group.
Research interest in cancer research for most of his career, first in cancer biology and then, for the major portion of his career, in cancer epidemiology, which has included the following work: 1) studies aimed at the identification of fecal and serum markers for the early detection of colorectal cancer and/or for the identification of persons at high risk for colorectal cancer; 2) case-control studies of cancers of the stomach, esophagus, breast, endometrium, and larynx, as well as malignant melanoma, childhood osteosarcoma, and childhood rhabdomyosarcoma; 3) a study of the effects of race and social factors on the stage at diagnosis of breast, prostate, colorectal, and endometrial cancers; 4) time trend and age-period-cohort analyses of malignant melanoma and colorectal cancer; and more recently, 5) HIV-related malignancies; and 6) descriptive and analytic epidemiology and patterns of care and outcomes for glioma. Since 2009, the latter two areas have been the main focus of his research. Dr. Dubrow serves as Chair of the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Cancer Core and co-Chair of the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) Malignancy Working Group.
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