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Elena Naumova
Associate Dean for Research, The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy
Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Education

1988 Ph.D., Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia
1982 M.S., Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia

Research Interests

Dr. Naumova's area of expertise is in methodology development for modeling of transient processes with application in environmental epidemiology, infectious diseases, and public health. Her research on developing innovative analytical and computational tools for monitoring environmentally-driven infections and longitudinal studies of growth is funded by NIAID, NIEHS, and EPA. She is a Director of the Tufts Initiative for Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases (InForMID). She facilitates utilization of novel data sources, including remote sensing data and satellite imagery for better understanding the nature and etiology of diseases on local and global scales. She applied her theoretical work to studies of infections sensitive to climate variations and extreme weather events. Her research activities span a broad range of research programs in emerging and re-emerging diseases, environmental epidemiology, molecular biology and immunogenetics, nutrition and growth. Dr. Naumova is participating in a number of international projects collaborating with epidemiologists, immunologists, and public health professionals in India, Kenya, Ecuador, Japan, Canada, UK, and Russia.

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Academic Positions

  • 2010-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • 2009-present Adjunct Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • 2009-2010 Visiting Professor, DIMACS, Rutgers State University of New Jersey
  • 2006-present Adjunct Professor, The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy, Tufts University
  • 2006-present Director of the Tufts University Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases (InForMID), Tufts University
  • 1997-2010Assistant (97-2003), Associate (2003-2008), and Full Professor (2008-2010), Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • 1993-1997 Research Assistant, Center for Environmental Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 1991-1992 Senior Investigator, Department of Information and Analysis. Institute of Pathology of Blood Circulation, Ministry of Public Health, Russia
  • 1982-1991 Research Assistant, Mathematical Modeling and Statistical Processing Laboratory. Institute of Clinical Immunology, Siberian Division of the USSR Academy of Medical Science

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI)
  • 2010 Winner of the Milton O. and Natalie V. Zucker Prize, TUSM
  • 2008 Recipient of the Aging and Rural Health Research Award, Gerontological Health Section, APHA
  • 2001 Recipient of the Ross Aging Initiative Award, TUSM
  • 1999 Certificate of Appreciation from Combined MD/MPH Programs, TUSM
  • 1998 Recipient of the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association Award, USA/Canada
  • 1989 Baumann State Technical University Scholarship, Moscow, Russia
  • 1987 First Prize for Innovation. Section: Statistical processing and Software in Medical Application
  • 1986 Professional Excellence Award Nominee
  • 1983 All-USSR Competition of Master and Bachelor of Science Attestation Work Award Nominee
  • 1982 Student Science Conference Honorable Mention

Service Memberships

  • 2014-present International Statistical Institute
  • 1999-present American Public Health Association
  • 1998-present The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • 1998-present The International Environmetrics Society
  • 1993-present American Statistical Association