Faculty Affiliates

Become a Swetland Center Faculty Affiliate!

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at CWRU, School of Medicine in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences is seeking to grow its network of affiliated faculty from across a variety of disciplines to further its mission to investigate the complex interplay between the environment and health.

To learn more or to apply to become a Faculty Affiliate, see the application below. 

Current Affiliates 


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William Bush, Ph.D

Associate Professor for Bioinformatics, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests: genetic and environmental causes of disease through statistical approaches and information resources; community-level data research

Email: wsb36@case.edu



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Andrew Curtis, Ph.D

Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests: capturing and mapping contextualized aspects of environmental health; spatial patterns of lead exposure; health improvement through exercise; GIS; access to clean water; disease risk

Email: ajc321@case.edu



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Daniel Lacks, Ph.D 

Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and C. Benson Branch Professor of Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests: incorporation of broader impacts into engineering education and research; professional development; chemical engineering with environmental health-based focus; urban gardens

Email: daniel.lacks@case.edu



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David Lounsbury, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Population Health and Associate Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Training, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research Interests: health services interventions; community-based interventions; prevention and control of chronic health illnesses; cancer; diabetes and obesity; HIV/AIDS; medically underserved populations; ecologically-grounded social science methodologies; participatory action research; systems modeling; health care delivery

Email: david.lounsbury@einstein.yu.edu



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 Kurt Stange, MD, Ph.D

Professor, Center for Community Health Integration, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests: how complex environments and their interaction with human systems can be understood to improve health and equity; public health; primary health care practice; and community and population health; practice-based research; cancer prevention and early detection; multimethod research; health promotion; disability prevention; preventive service delivery in primary medical care; promoting health across boundaries

Email: kcs@case.edu