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Mario Schootman, Ph.D.

Professor; Director of the Ph.D. in Public Health Studies program
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Courses Taught

Advanced Epidemiologic Methods


  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1993
  • M.S., Health Science, Vrije University Faculty of Human Movement Sciences in The Netherlands, 1990

Research Interests

Clinical epidemiology; colorectal cancer; geographic disparities; neighborhood effects on health and behavior.

Publications and Media Placements

Schootman has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific publications and serves on numerous editorial boards. He has received several NIH R01 grants for his research.

  • Schootman M, Nelson EJ, Werner K, Shacham E, Elliott M, Ratnapradipa K, Lian M, McVay A. Emerging technologies to measure neighborhood conditions in public health: Implications for interventions and next steps. Int J Health Geographics 2016; 1: 1-9.

  • Martin DN, Lam TK, Brignole K, Ashing KT, Blot WJ, Burhansstipanov L, Chen JT, Dignan MB, Gomes SL, Martinez ME, Matthews AK, Palmer JR, Perez-Stable EJ, Schootman M, Vilchis H, Vu A, Srinivasan S. Recommendations for cancer epidemiologic research in understudied populations and implications for future needs. Cancer Epidemiol Biom Prev 2016; 25: 573-580

  • Boutwell B, Nelson EJ, Emo B, Vaughn M, Schootman M, Rosenfeld R, Lewis R. The intersection of aggregate-level lead exposure and crime. Env Research 2016; 148: 79-85.

Find Mario Schootman on ResearchGate