NYU’s urban faculty includes experienced researchers and clinicians whom are leaders in their fields. Through teaching, research, thought leadership, and scholarship, they are redefining and influencing urban issues across the board. 

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Mariela Alfonzo
Research Assistant Professor
Tandon School of Engineering
neighborhoods, economic investment in cities, urban design, urban data analytics

Rebecca Amato
Associate Director, Civic Engagement Initiatives & Urban Democracy Lab; Associate Faculty
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
cities, space/place, and memory, heritage, historic preservation, public history, U.S. history  

Shlomo Angel
Professor of City Planning
Marron Institute of Urban Management
urban planning, land use, housing, public policy, urban growth, transportation, infrastructure

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Emily Balcetis
Associate Professor of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Science
decision-making, social psychology, social perception, social cognition

Gianpaolo Baiocchi
Associate Professor
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
politics and culture, critical social theory, cities, participation, urban governance, urban democracy, Latin America, urban social movements

Juan Pablo Bello
Associate Professor of Music Technology
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
music technology, music informatics, urban noise

Jan Blustein
Professor of Health Policy and Medicine
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Social Policy
health service equity, program evaluation, medicare, pregnancy, hearing loss, health management, inequality, social policy

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Elise Cappella
Associate Professor of Applied Psychology
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
low-income children, education, social development, neighborhoods, classroom interaction

Jane Carlton
Professor of Biology
Faculty of Arts and Science
comparative genomics of eukaryotic microbes (protists), genomics and global public health

Yu Chen
Associate Professor of Population Health, Environmental Medicine, and Medicine
School of Medicine
chronic disease, epidemiology, environmental exposure, cardiovascular disease

Gene Cittadino
Clinical Associate Professor
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Darwin, disease, evolutionary biology, culture, land use, resource conservation, environmental theory

Salo Vinocur Coslovsky
Associate Professor of International Development
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
environment, governance, labor, urban planning, international development

Kevin Cromar
Clinical Assistant Professor
Marron Institute of Urban Management
air quality, air pollution, health, public health, public policy, environmental policy, climate change

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Kristen Day
Professor of Technology, Culture, and Society
Tandon School of Engineering
urban environments, social justice, obesity, China, air pollution

Kelly Doran
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health
School of Medicine
healthcare, emergency medicine, homelessness, housing, social determinants of health, health policy, substance use

Fabienne Doucet
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
early childhood education, Haiti earthquake, immigrant children and navigation of the educational system, racial socialization, immigrant adaptation, social justice

Dustin T. Duncan
Assistant Professor of Population Health
School of Medicine
GIS, geospatial technologies

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Brian Elbel
Associate Professor of Population Health and Health Policy
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
obesity, behavioral economics, population health, school food policies, inequality, social policy, health policy

Ingrid Gould Ellen
Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning; Director for Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service
urban economics, urban policy, neighborhood segregation, rental housing

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Jacob William Faber
Assistant Professor of Public Service
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
inequality, poverty, housing, policy, cities, race, vulnerable populations

Erica Gabrielle Foldy
Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy
race, gender, diversity, organizations, justice, leadership

Rosalind Fredericks
Associate Professor
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
development, urbanism, and political ecology in Africa, urban citizenship, infrastructure

Juliana Freire
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Tandon School of Engineering
urban data, data analysis and visualization, information integration

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Masoud Ghandehari
Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
Tandon School of Engineering
urban environment, urban energetics, urban engineering, infrastructure

Clayton Porter Gillette
Professor of Law; Director of the Marron Institute of Urban Management
School of Law
local government, municipal finance, taxation, law, fiscal policy, public policy

Andrew Goodman
Clinical Professor
School of Global Public Health
New York City DASH, New York City Hypertension Initia​tive, Population Health Innovation Lab, 1199SEIU Labor Management Project

Marc N. Gourevitch
Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor and Chair of Population Health
NYU Langone
population health, urban health, healthcare delivery science, substance use

Zhan Guo
Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Transportation Policy; Director of Urban Planning Program
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
transportation, infrastructure, urban planning, urban policy, city management

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Louise Harpman
Associate Professor
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
architectural design, design research, and urban design

Anna Harvey
Professor of Politics; Affiliated Professor of Law
Faculty of Arts and Science
criminal justice, judicial decision-making, politics, public safety

Angela Hawken
Professor of Public Policy
Marron Institute of Urban Management
crime, justice, health, education, management, drugs, public policy, corrections

Keng-Yen Huang
Associate Professor of Population Health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
School of Medicine
mental health, health disparities, pediatrics, early childhood health, child development, low-income communities  

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Natasha Iskander
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
environment, governance, immigration, inequality, infrastructure, international development, politics, law & regulation, social policy, urban planning

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Mitchell Joachim
Associate Professor of Practice
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
ecological design, architecture, and urbanism

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Mary Killilea
Clinical Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Faculty of Arts and Science
GIS, remote sensing and modeling, spatial and temporal variability in ecosystems

Mark Kleiman
Professor of Public Policy
Marron Institute of Urban Management
crime, justice, drugs, public policy, corrections, mass incarceration, cannabis

Neil Kleiman
Professor of Public Policy
Marron Institute of Urban Management

cities, governance

Constantine Kontokosta
Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics
CUSP; Tandon School of Engineering
urban planning, data science, systems engineering

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Debra Laefer
Professor of Urban Informatics, Director of Citizen Science
Center for Urban Science and Progress
LiDAR, laser scanning, urban modeling, SCDA, geotechnical engineering, historical structures, remote sensing, urban science, civil engineering

David C. Lee
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health
NYU Langone
emergency department surveillance, geographic information systems, population health, chronic disease prevalence, disaster preparedness

Joshua D. Lee
Associate Professor of Population Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
criminal justice, drug use, disease 

Raul P. Lejano
Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
sustainable cities, city environments, environmental justice and policy, urban waterways

Michael Lindsey
McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies; Director of McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
Silver School of Social Work
child and adolescent mental health services research; adolescent depression; school mental health; adolescent risk behaviors

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Jasmine Y. Ma
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
learning sciences, mathematics education, urban education, learning theory, learning across settings, equity, embodiment

Cheryl Merzel
Clinical Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Global Public Health
community health, community development, community interventions, tobacco control, public health pedagogy

Harvey Molotch
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Science
urban development, architecture, design, inequality, political economy, transportation, urban community studies, environmental degradation

Pamela Morris
Professor of Applied Psychology
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
school reform, New York City, education, childhood development, poverty, inequality

Mitchell L. Moss
Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning, Director of Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
urban policy, infrastructure, governance, city management, cities, urban planning, economic development

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Eugenia Naro-Maciel 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Liberal Studies
conservation, eDNA, marine, metabarcoding, metagenomics, urban ecology, protected areas

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Katherine M. O'Regan
Professor of Public Policy and Planning; Director of Master of Science in Public Policy Program
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
economics, finance, inequality, poverty, city management, social policy

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Tae Hong Park
Associate Professor of Music Composition and Technology
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
soundscape, audio signal processing, urban sound sensing and monitoring

Atul Pokharel
Assistant Professor of Public Service
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
cities, environment, international development, infrastructure, urban planning, governance

Millery Polyné
Associate Professor; Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Caribbean urban politics and history, infrastructure, aviation

Jennifer L. Pomeranz
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
School of Global Public Health
food environment, obesity, social injustice, food policy, public health, health disparities

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Anne Rademacher
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Faculty of Arts and Science
environmental anthropology, modern ecology and statemaking, sustainable design in urban settings, urban ecology

Victor Rodwin
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
world cities project, health policy, vulnerable populations, inequality, city management, international development

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Claudio Silva
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Tandon School of Engineering
urban computing, urban data, urban transportation

Paul Smoke
Professor of Economics, Director of Education and Social Policy Program
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
urban planning, urban policy, nonprofit organizations, international development, governance, finance

Jonathan M. Soffer
Professor of History
Tandon School of Engineering
urban History, affordable Housing, neighborhoods

Leanna Stiefel
Professor of Economics and Education Policy
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
education, social policy, urban policy, inequality, finance, economics, city management

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Lorna E. Thorpe
Professor, Director of the Division of Epidemiology, and Vice Chair of Strategy and Planning in the Department of Population Health
NYU Langone
biostatistics, epidemiology, population health, public health surveillance, chronic disease, infectious disease

Audrey A. Trainor
Associate Professor of Special Education; Content Director, Programs in Special Education
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
special education, transition to adulthood, equity, diversity, exclusionary discipline, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities  

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Alejandro Velasco
Associate Professor
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Latin America, social movements, urban culture and democratization

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Rae Zimmerman
Research Professor; Professor Emerita of Planning and Public Administration
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
urban policy, city management, transportation, public transit, urban infrastructure, environmental quality and planning

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