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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Elena Naumova

Adjunct Professor
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

Adjunct Professor
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
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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