Charles Branas, PhD

Charles Branas, PhD
Adjunct Fellow

Chair of Epidemiology, Columbia University

Public Health Interests

Epidemiology, Global Health, Rural Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Dr. Branas has conducted research that extends from urban and rural areas in the US to communities across the globe, incorporating place-based interventions and human geography. His pioneering work on geographic access to medical care has changed the healthcare landscape, leading to the designation of new hospitals and a series of national scientific replications in the US and other countries for many conditions: trauma, cancer, stroke, etc. His research on the geography and factors underpinning gun violence has been cited by landmark Supreme Court decisions, Congress, and the NIH Director.