pat cassano

Under the direction of Director Patricia A. Cassano our leadership team is guiding the Division towards groundbreaking discoveries, translation of discoveries for the public good, and training the next generation of nutrition scientists.

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Joining the Division in 1989, Cassano is a chronic disease epidemiologist with a research program that focuses on nutritional genomics and a specialized expertise in the etiology of respiratory diseases. During her time at Cornell, she has distinguished herself as an administrative leader and an influential epidemiologist and served as the Division’s Associate Director from 2015 prior to her appointment to director. In 2020 she was named the Alan D. Mathios Professor in the College of Human Ecology.

She is also a professor of healthcare policy and research at Weill Medical College, director of Graduate Studies for the minor field of epidemiology in the Cornell University Graduate School, Director of U.S. Cochrane Network Affiliate Center at Cornell University and she leads the WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making.

Executive Committee

Academic Leadership

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Marie Caudill
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Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Field of Nutrition
Professor Barbara Strupp
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Graduate Field of Nutrition

Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Field of Epidemiology
Professor Pat Cassano, The Alan D. Mathios Professor in the College of Human Ecology
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Graduate Field of Epidemiology

Contact the Director's office:

607-255-8001
dnsdirector@cornell.edu
Assistant to the Director: Erica Anderson