Elinor Schoenfeld, PhD
Dr. Schoenfeld received her MS and her PhD from the Roswell Park Division of the University at Buffalo with a concentration in epidemiology. Since joining the faculty at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in 1988, she has developed a research program in community engaged research, and helped build a clinical research coordinating center. She has served as PI, Co-PI, or Co-I on close to 40 NIH, HRSA, state and private foundation funded research conducting intervention studies and determining risk factors for a number of conditions including various types of cancers, diabetes, leading causes of visual impairment, periodontal disease, cardiac arrest, osteoporosis, and obesity. She currently serves as Associate Director for the Master’s Program in Clinical Research where she directs courses in Epidemiology, and Data Management and Informatics. She serves as research mentor for students and junior faculty with an interest in clinical and translational research. Dr. Schoenfeld was appointed to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Advisory Board on Addressing Disparities and holds voluntary appointments in the School of Nursing, Program in Public Health, and the Renaissance School of Medicine Department of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University.
Academic Interests: Community Engaged Research; Addressing Health Disparities; Sensor Data Use for Health; Screening and Early Detection of Disease; Cancer Epidemiology; Cancer Prevention; Diabetes Epidemiology, Data management and informatics