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Dana March, PhD, MPH

Dana March, PhD, MPH

Principal Investigator for CFI Epidemiology Data Analysis
Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Dana March, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. March is a social and psychiatric epidemiologist whose disparities-centered work focuses on how socio-historical context and risk and protective factors impact population physical and mental health over the life span, as well as individual responses to clinical interventions.  She is a core faculty member of the Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities in Health at Columbia University.  Dr. March has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.  She has active projects in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.  Her academic publications have addressed psychiatric epidemiology, the impact of social adversity on physical and mental health, approaches to conceptualizing the social environment in epidemiologic research, priorities for global mental health research, and the intellectual history of epidemiology.

Dr. March received her PhD in epidemiology with distinction in 2010 from Columbia University.  Prior to joining the faculty of Department of Epidemiology at Columbia, Dr. March spent two years at the National Institute of Mental Health as a key strategist in the Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health.

Dr. March serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the 2×2 Project, a project aimed to inform the health conversation through the communication of emerging public health science.  She is also the Fellowship Director of the Communication in Health and Epidemiology Fellowship (“CHEF”).

Dr. March has advised CFI in the structuring of its proprietary epidemiology study and is the lead investigator for data analyses. She will direct the creation of a comprehensive data resource and conceptualize, provide analyses for, and manage the publication of the research and findings.