Marian Reiff, PhD, MSc
CPHI Senior Fellow
Title: Assessment Specialist, Counseling & Psychological Services
Public Health Interests:
Mental health, Stress and coping, Holistic health
Current Public-Health Related Activities:
I have a Ph.D in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University (specializing in public health and medical anthropology), and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My research experience includes projects involving traditional healing, stigma, trauma, migration, stress, provider-patient communication, and genetic testing. I approach health and prevention in an integrated way, and understand illness and healing in a cultural context. In my current position, I monitor and evaluate outreach and prevention programs designed to promote mental wellness on campus.
Reiff, M, E. Bugos, B. Bernhardt,, P. Sankar, N. Spinner, S. Mulchandani. "Set in stone" or "ray of hope": Parents' beliefs about cause and prognosis after genomic testing of children diagnosed with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (2017) 47(5), 1453-1463.
Reiff, M., D. Castille, K. Muenzenmaier, BG Link. Childhood trauma and adult psychotic symptoms. Psychological Theory, Trauma, Research, Practice and Policy (Jun 20, 2011).
Reiff, M., F. Kronenberg, M. Balick, P. Lohr, B. O'Connor, A. Fugh-Berman. Ethnomedicine in the Urban Environment: Latino Healers in New York City. Human Organization (2003) 62(1):12-26.
Reiff, M., H. Zakut & M. Weingarten Immigration and medicine: Illness and treatment perceptions of Ethiopian immigrants and their doctors in Israel. American Journal of Public Health (1999) 89 (12): 1814-1818.