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Epidemiologist, Writer, Public Health Advocate

Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI is an Assistant Research Professor of Epidemiology at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. With a background in biomedical informatics, he focuses on computational approaches in complex data settings to understand infectious disease transmission among vulnerable populations including children and sexual and gender minorities. This has been demonstrated through his work in HIV, healthcare associated infections, and vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases. As a recipient of an NIH K01 career development award, Dr. Goldstein is currently studying geospatial aspects of HIV surveillance programs. This work aims to improve public health resource allocation by more accurately quantifying the HIV epidemic at a micro level. Dr. Goldstein is well published, including authoring a book on conducting epidemiological analyses from electronic health records (Taylor and Francis, 2017), several co-authored chapters in academic textbooks, and dozens of peer-reviewed publications in leading epidemiological and clinical journals. His work has been profiled in national and local media outlets, including Kaiser Health News, Politico, Slate, Popular Science, Healio, the Advocate, the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, among others.