Denis Nash, PhD

Director, Public Health Policy and Practice Core
Member, Statistics, Epidemiology, and Data Management Core
Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Executive Director, Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH)

Email: denis.nash@sph.cuny.edu
 

Denis Nash, PhD, is a Professor of Epidemiology at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is also Director of the HIV Center's Public Health Policy and Practice Core and a member on the Statistics, Epidemiology, and Data Management (SED) Core.

Having formerly served as a CDC EIS Officer, as a director of routine HIV/AIDS Surveillance activities at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), and as a PEPFAR implementing partner with ICAP, Dr. Nash has substantial experience applying epidemiology to public health practice. He also spent six years as the Director of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Unit within the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a major PEPFAR implementing partner.

EDUCATION

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
BS - 1991 - Physics

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
MPH - 1995 - Public Health

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
PhD - 1999 - Epidemiology

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic Intelligence Service, New York, NY
Post-doctoral Fellowship - 1999-2001 - Applied Epidemiology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1997-1998: Heinz Family Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Program in Human Health and the Environment, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1998-1999: Senior Research Assistant, Program in Human Health and the Environment, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1999-2001: Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based at the New York City Department of Health, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program, New York, NY

1999-present: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

2001-2003: Director, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Unit, HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Epidemiology Program, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY

2003-2004: Investigator, Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY

2004-2005: Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY

2006-2010: Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY

2004-2010: Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, International AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY

2010: CDC Special Emphasis Panel, National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS)
CDC Special Emphasis Panel, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KMRI)

2010-present: Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY
Associate Professor, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, New York, NY

2010-2013: Pan-NIH Natural History and Epidemiology Planning Group

HONORS AND AWARDS

1989: Dean's List, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1990: Dean's List, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1991: National Physics Honor Society, Sigma Pi Sigma

1995: Delta Omega: National Public Health Honor Society (nominated)

1995: John C. Hume Award: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (nominated)

2001: Outstanding Unit Citation: U.S. Public Health Service for work on the 1999 West Nile outbreak

2001: Honor Award: Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Infectious Diseases

2001: Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service (West Nile outbreak response): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2002: CDC, Charles C. Shephard award finalist, for best epidemiologic publication in 2001

2002: James H. Nagano Citation for an outstanding CDC scientific publication in 2001, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC

2004: NIH Health Disparities Research Fellow, NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)