Primary Care Fellowship Faculty

General Medicine Faculty

  • Steven Shea, MD, MS

    Fellowship Co-Director; Hamilton Southworth Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology

    Steven Shea, MD, MS, is the Co-Program Director. Dr. Shea is Hamilton Southworth Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology (in Biomedical Informatics), and Senior Vice Dean at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons (P&S). Dr. Shea's research interests are in cardiovascular epidemiology, disparities, and prevention. He is the principal investigator for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Columbia University Field Center.

    Portrait of Dr. Steven Shea, Program Director of the Primary Care Research Fellowship
  • R. Graham Barr, MD, DrPH

    Hamilton Southworth Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Director of the Columbia Respiratory Epidemiology Program; Chief of the Division of General Medicine

    R. Graham Barr, MD, DrPH, is Hamilton Southworth Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Director of the Program in Pulmonary Epidemiology and Chief of the Division of General Medicine. Dr. Barr's research focuses primarily on the respiratory epidemiology of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He leads studies on the role of endothelial dysfunction and systemic inflammation in obstructive lung disease in the Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), and dietary factors, systemic inflammation and COPD in a cohort of current and former smokers (EMCAP). He has additional interests in the potential of drugs such as over-the-counter analgesics to modulate host responses in obstructive lung disease, air pollution, and clinical epidemiologic methods.

    R. Graham Barr headshot
  • Jose Luchsinger, MD, MPH

    Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology/Vice Chair for Clinical and Epidemiological Research

    Jose Luchsinger, MD, MPH, is a graduate of the general medicine fellowship program in 1999. He is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Vice Chair for Clinical and Epidemiological Research in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Luchsinger has published extensively in the areas of cognitive impairment, dementia, and disparities in aging and cognition. Dr. Luchsinger also has a leading role in cognitive assessments in the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study and the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study.

    Jose Luchsinger headshot
  • Andrew Moran, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Andrew Moran, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Medicine. His primary research interest is in cardiovascular disease and related health policy decisions in developing nations. Dr. Moran's main projects are using a computer-based cardiovascular disease policy model to perform a cost effectiveness analysis of treat-to-target vs. treat by risk level strategies for blood pressure control and to assess various strategies

  • Yifei Sun, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

    Yifei Sun, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Mailman School of Public Health and serves as the statistical consultant for the fellowship program.

     

  • Ian Kronish, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Ian Kronish, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine and a member of the Center For Behavioral Cardiovascular Health. His research focus is on depression and other psychological factors as they relate to cardiovascular disease and medication adherence, with a particular focus on hypertension management and out-of-office blood pressure monitoring.

  • Nathalie Moise, MD, MS

    Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Nathalie Moise, MD, MS, is a graduate of the general medicine fellowship program and Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and a member of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health. Her research focuses on implementation science methods and specifically on clinical inertia and barriers to cardiovascular disease guideline implementation in patients with depression and anxiety disorders.

    Headshot of Nathalie Moise.

General Pediatrics Faculty

  • Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH

    Fellowship Director; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Population and Family Health; Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Health

    Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, is Program Co-Director and Director for the General Pediatrics Fellowship. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Population and Family Health. Dr. Stockwell trained in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed the GP fellowship at CUIMC. Dr. Stockwell's research focuses on improving vaccination coverage of disadvantaged pediatric, adolescent and maternal populations through the use of health technology and improving health literacy. She is also the medical director of the NYP Immunization Registry. She actively participates in the Academic Pediatric Association Fellowship Directors' Group.

    Headshot of Kaylan Christianer, MD.
  • John Santelli, MD, MPH

    Professor of Population and Family Health and Pediatrics

    John Santelli, MD, MPH is the Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a Senior Fellow at the The Guttmacher Institute. Dr. Santelli received his MD from the Buffalo School of Medicine, his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University, and Adolescent Medicine training at the University of Maryland Hospital. He has worked in local and national public health including 13 years with the CDC. His research has included studies on trends in teen pregnancy in the U.S. and programs to prevent STD/HIV/unintended pregnancy, and HIV/STD risk behaviors in the U.S. and Uganda. He has been a leader in ensuring that adolescents are appropriately included in health research and have access to medically accurate, comprehensive sexuality education. Currently, Dr. Santelli is president for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Adolescent Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, American Journal of Sexuality Education, and AIDS Education and Prevention.

  • David Bell, MD, MPH

    Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health

Family Medicine Faculty

  • Richard Younge, MD, MPH

    Fellowship Co-Director; Associate Professor of Medicine (in the Center for Family and Community Medicine); Director, Center for Family and Community Medicine

    Richard Younge, MD, MPH, is Program Co-Director and Director for the Family Medicine Fellowship. He is Director of the Columbia University Center for Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Younge's research focuses on the medical home, quality improvement, integration of behavioral health in primary care practice, and medical education specifically teaching preventive services and population medicine to medical students and residents.

  • Sylvia Cunto-Amesty, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Population and Family Health (in the Center for Family and Community Medicine); Provost's Senior Faculty Teaching Scholar

    Sylvia Amesty, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Center for Family and Community Medicine.  Her research focuses on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), specifically pharmacy access to syringe exchange, HIV testing, and hepatitis B immunization.