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Elena Naumova

Adjunct Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Academic Dean for Faculty, Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy
Professor, Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy
Adjunct Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine

Elena Naumova

Elena Naumova

Adjunct Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Academic Dean for Faculty, Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy
Professor, Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy
Adjunct Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine

Phone 617-627-2273
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
public health, infectious disease, environmental epidemiology, molecular biology, nutrition and growth
Biography: 

Elena Naumova is a director of the Tufts Initiative for Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases (InForMID). She applies 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. Naumova participates in a number of international projects, collaborating with epidemiologists, immunologists, and public health professionals in India, Kenya, Ecuador, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Russia.

Education: 
Ph.D., Novosibirsk State Technical University, 1988
M.S., Novosibirsk State Technical University, 1982
Professional Experience: 
2015-present:

Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2009-present:

Adjunct Professor, Christian Medical College

2009-2010:

Visiting Professor, DIMACS, Rutgers University

2006-present:

Professor, Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy, Tufts University

2006-present:

Director, Tufts University Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases (InForMID), Tufts University

1997-present:

Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

  • 2010-present: Adjunct Professor
  • 2008-2010: Professor
  • 2003-2008: Associate Professor
  • 1997-2003: Assistant Professor
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, Russian Ministry of Public Health

1982-1991:

Research Assistant, Mathematical Modeling and Statistical Processing Laboratory, Institute of Clinical Immunology, Siberian Division of the USSR Academy of Medical Science

Research Interests: 

Elena 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 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.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2014: Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (ISI)
2010: Milton O. and Natalie V. Zucker Prize, Tufts School of Medicine
2008: Aging and Rural Health Research Award, Gerontological Health Section, APHA
2001: Ross Aging Initiative Award, Tufts School of Medicine
1999: Certificate of Appreciation, Combined MD/MPH Programs, Tufts School of Medicine
1998: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association Award, USA/Canada
1989: Baumann State Technical University Scholarship
1987: First Prize for Innovation. Section: Statistical Processing and Software in Medical Application
1986: Professional Excellence Award Nominee
Professional Memberships: 
International Statistical Institute
American Public Health Association
The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
American Statistical Association
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CEE-0194A: Environmental Informatics

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