Appointment of Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD, as Director, Institute for Translational Epidemiology
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Posted by: Vanessa Ball
FROM: Dennis S. Charney, MD
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
President for Academic Affairs
Mount Sinai Health System
DATE: September 24, 2015
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD, as Director of Mount Sinai’s Institute for Translational Epidemiology. Dr. Taioli is an expert molecular epidemiologist whose research addresses disease prevention and outcomes. Her appointment reflects an important commitment by the School to expand the role of epidemiology in clinical research at Mount Sinai.
As Institute Director, Dr. Taioli is charged with developing and facilitating highly collaborative translational and interdisciplinary research that will fuel changes in clinical practice and improvements in disease treatment, disease outcome and quality of life. Dr. Taioli plans to organize research into "concentration areas" that will build on existing ISMMS clinical and research strengths in Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Mental Health, Occupational Epidemiology, Epidemiologic Methods, Life Course Epidemiology, and Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology. Training, education, and health inequalities will be part of the research portfolio. Epidemiologists are now poised to integrate genetic and genomic data with social and environmental factors and large clinical databases to predict individual disease risk, response to treatment, and prognosis. They will work closely with their clinical counterparts to build methodologically sound, groundbreaking clinical projects. The enormous, diverse Mount Sinai Health System patient population will be central to these efforts.
Dr. Taioli earned her MD degree and completed residency training in cardiology and sports medicine at the University of Milan School of Medicine, followed by research fellowships in internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, cardiovascular epidemiology and epidemiology. She also has a PhD in Epidemiology from the Columbia University School of Public Health. Dr. Taioli’s illustrious career has included medical directorships in Milan, professorships and directorships at the University of Pittsburgh, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (where she was also Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health), and the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Dr. Taioli was recruited to Mount Sinai this year as Chief of the Division of Social and Clinical Epidemiology within the Department of Population Health Science and Policy, and as Director of a new Center for the Study of Thoracic Diseases. She will continue in these roles while serving as Institute Director.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Taioli on her appointment.