Our Team

Jana A. Hirsch, MES PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Call: +1-267-359-6277

Email: jah474 at drexel.edu

Brisa N. Sánchez, MS MSc PhD

Dornsife Endowed Professor of Biostatistics

Call: +1-267-359-6128

Email: bns48 at drexel.edu

Yvonne L. Michael, ScD SM


Call: +1-267-359-6064

Email: ylm23 at drexel.edu

Ana V. Diez Roux, MD PhD MPH

Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor

Call: +1-267-359-6070

Email: avd37 at drexel.edu

Lilah M. Besser, PhD MSPH

Assistant Professor

Call: +1-(561-316-0628

Email: lmb9767 [at] med.miami.edu

Tara McAlexander, PhD, MPH

Assistant Research Professor

Email: tpm58 [at] drexel.edu

Jingjing Li, PhD

Associate Professor

Call: +86 19526006695

Email: jl4246 [at] drexel.edu

Marcia Pescador Jimenez

Email: jimenezm [at] bu.edu

    Amy Auchincloss

    Email: aha27 [at] drexel.edu

      Kari A. Moore, MS

      Research and Data Core Co-lead

      Call: +1-267-359-6276

      Email: kam642 at drexel.edu

        Steven Melly, MS MA

        Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist

        Email: sjm389 at drexel.edu

        Stephen T. Dickinson, PhD

        Project Manager

        Email: std63 at drexel.edu

          Stephen Francisco, PSM

          GIS Analyst

          Email: stf45 at drexel.edu

            Shufang Wang

            Email: sw3427 [at] drexel.edu

              Cassie Bambrick

              Email: cb3685 [at] drexel.edu

                Drexel Team Receives New Grant on Aging and Neighborhoods

                In 2021, the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative team received a new grant from the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. This grant leverages existing MESA Neighborhood data and will create new data specific to Aging and Neighborhoods

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                MESA Neighborhood Biostatistics Team Works on Methodologic Hurdles

                Led by Brisa Sanchez, a team of biostatisticians work to advance spatial and temporal methods relevant to neighborhood health research. 

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