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Chinazo O. Cunningham, M.D., M.S.

Chinazo O. Cunningham, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Associate Chief, General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine

Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Medicine

Attending Physician, General Internal Medicine, Montefiore Health System

Substance use disorder and treatmentOpioid prescribingDrug use in HIV-infected patientsMedical marijuana

Dr. Cunningham is a physician whose research centers on substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorder, and treatments, including buprenorphine and methadone. She is currently leading the first long-term federally-funded study on medical marijuana’s impact on opioid use for pain.   read more...


Betsy Herold, M.D.

Betsy Herold, M.D.

Professor and Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics, Einstein

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Einstein

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women, Einstein

Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Einstein

Infectious diseasesHIV/AIDSMicrobicides

Human papillomavirus (HPV)Sexually transmitted infections (STI)

Dr. Herold is developing safe and effective topical microbicides for preventing HIV, genital herpes and other sexually transmitted infections.  She is currently conducting NIH-funded studies to develop microbicide-releasing vaginal rings to prevent HIV transmission. read more...


Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health

Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics

BioethicsMultinational researchEthics in reproductive healthBioethics of research involving human subjectsGlobal health

Dr. Macklin is considered one of the founders of the field of bioethics. In a career dating to the early seventies, Dr. Macklin has lectured and published widely on a variety of medical ethics topics, including research using human subjects, global health, stem cell research, reproductive health, public health ethics, end-of-life issues and HIV/AIDS. She is a past president of the International Association of Bioethics and currently serves on its board of directors. read more...