Research Interests

  • Global health and health disparities
  • Genetic epidemiology with emphasis on genome wide and epigenome-related association studies
  • Predictive models and biomarkers for cardio-metabolic conditions/diseases
  • Risk assessment/stratification in large cohorts

I have the expertise, leadership, training, and motivation necessary to successfully carry out (as principal investigator / project director) several research projects. I have a broad background in medicine, public health and epidemiology, with specific training and expertise in several key research areas. My clinical background training is in metabolic diseases (in Romania and France). My US-based training is in environmental and genetic toxicology (Yale University) as well as, during my doctoral and post-doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in cardiovascular disease and nutritional epidemiology.

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
MPH, Yale University, 2002
MD, Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie "Carol Davila", Romania, 1994