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Robert Dubrow, MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Faculty Director, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Environmental Health Sciences

Research Summary

Dr. Dubrow’s research has focused on two separate areas: HIV-related malignancies and glioma. HIV-infected persons are at elevated risk for cancer. Dr. Dubrow's work has focused on determining which cancer types have elevated incidence, describing time trends in incidence, disentangling immune system effects of HIV infection from non-HIV risk factor effects, and understanding relationships between cumulative and current measures of CD4 count, HIV RNA level, and antiretroviral therapy and cancer risk. With respect to glioma, Dr. Dubrow has published on its descriptive epidemiology, dietary and genetic risk factors, and outcomes. In a new phase of his career, Dr. Dubrow is currently developing scholarly work on climate change and health.

Specialized Terms: Glioma; Glioblastoma; HIV-related malignancies; Immunosuppression and cancer; Climate change; Global warming


Research Interests

Brain Neoplasms; Epidemiology; Glioma; HIV Infections; Climate Change; Global Warming

Public Health Interests

Cancer; Environmental Health; Climate Change; HIV/AIDS; Infectious Diseases; COVID-19

Selected Publications