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: lbesser at fau.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

      GIS Analyst

      Email: stf45 at drexel.edu

        Channa Buxbaum

        Dornsife Fellow (Research Assistant)

        Email: cmb692 at drexel.edu

          Ugonwa Ezeanyagu

          Research Assistant

          Email: une23 at drexel.edu

            Julia Langmuir

            Undergraduate Research Assistant

            Email: jcl366 at drexel.edu

              Araliya Senerat

              Email: ams3276 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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