Russell Rothman, MD, MPP

Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, named to Ingram Chair in Integrative and Population Health

Dr. Rothman was recognized  by Vanderbilt University for his extraordinary academic achievements in a celebration to honor faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs. Nine new endowed chair recipients honored


Christian Rosas-Salazar, MD, MPH

“These findings provide new insights not only about how RSV infection in infancy may cause wheezing later in life, but also how the normal bacteria that live in and on us may protect us from disease,” said Christian Rosas-Salazar, MD, MPH, one of the study’s first authors and assistant professor of Pediatrics.

Carlos Grijalva, MD, MPH

Study found  that people who use opioids have 1.62 times higher risk of invasive pneumococcal disease

“A unique feature of the study is the use of laboratory-confirmed infections as study outcomes. The sources of data allowed us to reconstruct and compare the history of opioid exposures in those subjects with and without invasive pneumococcal diseases,” said Carlos Grijalva, MD, MPH associate professor of Health Policy and senior author of the study.

Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM 

Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM has received a K08 Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“In our practice, we’ve developed an innovative community-engaged approach that allows a woman to meet with a nurse-midwife and a physician at the same time and make a comprehensive plan for her future maternity care.” Dr. Phillippi said. For more

Melinda Buntin, PhD

“While prior studies have focused on individuals who’ve received services through these community-based efforts, our study takes a broader approach, looking for any associated changes in population health,” said one of the authors, Melinda Buntin, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt.

William Heerman, MD, MPH

William Heerman, MD, MPH, and colleagues reviewed existing behavioral trials targeting childhood obesity – published between 1990 and June 2017- to quantify the relationship between dose and weight-related outcome. 

Thomas Wang, 


Thomas Wang, MD, the Gottlieb C. Friesinger II Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has made significant contributions to understanding the effects of obesity on cardiac function and early biomarkers of heart disease.

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