Michael Goodman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health


Michael Goodman, MD MPH is an Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.  He is an epidemiologist and a licensed physician with board-certification in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine.  Originally from Lithuania, Dr. Goodman received his MD degree from the Kaunas Medical Academy in 1984.  He received his MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 1995.  In addition to his work as an epidemiologist, Dr. Goodman has nearly 20 years of experience as a practicing physician both in his native Lithuania and in the United States. 

Dr. Goodman’s current research interests include cancer epidemiology with specific focus on the roles of diet, inflammation and oxidative stress as determinants of colorectal and prostate cancer risk and prognosis.  Dr. Goodman has experience in all aspects of epidemiologic research including design, implementation, and data analysis of both observational and experimental studies.  He is conducting several ongoing studies that evaluate quality of life among prostate cancer patients, examine comparative effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening options, and assess morbidity and mortality in a cohort of transgender persons.  In addition to his research activities, Dr. Goodman teaches an introductory course in epidemiology for Masters and PhD level students.

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