Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD
- DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR TRANSLATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
- PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
- PROFESSOR | Thoracic Surgery
Research Topics:Biostatistics, Cancer, Epidemiology, Healthcare, Lung, Obesity, Personalized Medicine, Public Health, Thyroid, Translational Research
Dr. Emanuela Taioli received her M.D. from University of Milan in 1981. She then attended Columbia University where she received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Epidemiology.
In 2015 Dr. Taioli joined Mount Sinai as Professor of Population Health and Science and of Thoracic Surgery, and the Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology, and as Director of the Center for the Study of Thoracic Diseases Outcomes. Recently, she was named Associate Director for Population Science of The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI).
As Associate Director, Dr. Taioli oversees the epidemiological, behavioral and health service research activities of TCI’s multi-disciplinary faculty with a goal of securing designation of TCI as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Comprehensive Cancer Center – a level higher than the NCI Cancer Center designation that TCI obtained in 2015, reflecting an added depth and breadth of research as well as substantial transdisciplinary research. Dr Taioli also co-leads the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
Prior to joining the School, Dr. Taioli was the Chief of Epidemiology for the Northwell Health System at Hofstra School of Medicine. She established herself as a pioneer in pooling large datasets and establishing the first international pooled analysis of studies on gene-environment interaction, which lead to the formation of large consortia investigating cancer outcomes on an international level.
Among her most important contributions are those to the field of cancer prevention, including the study of cancer risk factors in healthy populations, cancer predisposing factors, hormone metabolism and genetic susceptibility to environmental exposure. She is a well-recognized expert in cancer survivorship and the effect of lifestyles changes on the risk for cancer recurrence and the development of new secondary cancers. Moreover, she has worked extensively on health disparities, access to care in minority populations, and chronic diseases prevention in the underserved.
MD, University of Milan
PhD, Columbia University School of Arts and Science
My research interest and expertise is in the area of cancer epidemiology. I have published widely on environmental carcinogens, cancer and nutrition, and genetic susceptibility to cancer. I am internationally known for my work in cancer prevention which includes the study of cancer risk factors in healthy populations, cancer predisposing factors, hormone metabolism and genetic susceptibility to environmental exposure; cancer survivorship and the effect of lifestyles changes on the risk for cancer recurrence and the development of new secondary cancers; health disparity, access to care in minorities, and chronic diseases prevention in the underserved. I am the Director of the Center for the Study of Thoracic Diseases Outcomes and in that capacity I work closely with surgeons, radiologists and immunologists on lung cancer early detection and treatment studies.
Taioli E, Flores-Obando RE, Agalliu I, Blanchet P, Bunker CH, Ferrell RE, Jackson M, Kidd LC, Kolb S, Lavender NA, McFarlane-Anderson N, Morrison SS, Multigner L, Ostrande EA, Park JY, Patrick AL, Rebbeck TR, Romana M, Stanford JL, Ukoli F, Vancleave TT, Zeigler-Johnson CM, Mutetwa B, Ragin C. Multi-institutional prostate cancer study of genetic susceptibility in populations of African descent. Carcinogenesis 2011 Sep; 32(9).
Paracchini V, Raimondi S, Gram IT, Kang D, Kocabas NA, Kristensen VN, Li D, Parl FF, Rylander-Rudqvist T, Soucek P, Zheng W, Wedren S, Taioli E. Meta- and pooled analyses of the cytochrome P-450 1B1 Val432Leu polymorphism and breast cancer: a HuGE-GSEC review. American journal of epidemiology 2007 Jan; 165(2).
Taioli E, Raimondi S. Genetic susceptibility to bladder cancer. Lancet (London, England); 366(9486).
Cote ML, Chen W, Smith DW, Benhamou S, Bouchardy C, Butkiewicz D, Fong KM, Gené M, Hirvonen A, Kiyohara C, Larsen JE, Lin P, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Povey AC, Reszka E, Risch A, Schneider J, Schwartz AG, Sorensen M, To-Figueras J, Tokudome S, Pu Y, Yang P, Wenzlaff AS, Wikman H, Taioli E. Meta- and pooled analysis of GSTP1 polymorphism and lung cancer: a HuGE-GSEC review. American journal of epidemiology 2009 Apr; 169(7).
Taioli E, Wynder EL. Effect of the age at which smoking begins on frequency of smoking in adulthood. The New England journal of medicine 1991 Sep; 325(13).
Taioli E, Wynder EL. Re: Endocrine factors and adenocarcinoma of the lung in women. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1994 Jun; 86(11).
Taioli E, Garte SJ, Trachman J, Garbers S, Sepkovic DW, Osborne MP, Mehl S, Bradlow HL. Ethnic differences in estrogen metabolism in healthy women. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1996 May; 88(9).
Liu B, Taioli E. Associations between human papillomavirus and history of cancer among U.S. adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2003-2010). British journal of cancer 2014 Sep; 111(7).
Taioli E, Yip R, Olkin I, Wolf A, Nicastri D, Henschke C, Yankelevitz D, Pass H, Flores RM. Survival after Sublobar Resection for Early-Stage Lung Cancer: Methodological Obstacles in Comparing the Efficacy to Lobectomy. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2016 Mar; 11(3).
Flores RM, Liu B, Taioli E. Association of serum cotinine levels and lung cancer mortality in non-smokers. Carcinogenesis 2016 Sep;.
Taioli E, Flores R. Appropriateness of Surgical Approach in Black Patients with Lung Cancer-15 Years Later, Little Has Changed. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2017 03; 12(3).
Liu B, van Gerwen M, Bonassi S, Taioli E. Epidemiology of Environmental Exposure and Malignant Mesothelioma. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2017 Jul; 12(7).
Mongin SJ, Baron SL, Schwartz RM, Liu B, Taioli E, Kim H. Measuring the Impact of Disasters Using Publicly Available Data: Application to Hurricane Sandy (2012). American journal of epidemiology 2017 Dec; 186(11).
McDonald AC, Vira M, Shen J, Sanda M, Raman JD, Liao J, Patil D, Taioli E. Circulating microRNAs in plasma as potential biomarkers for the early detection of prostate cancer. The Prostate 2018 May; 78(6).
Wolf A, Liu B, Leoncini E, Nicastri D, Lee DS, Taioli E, Flores R. Outcomes for Thoracoscopy Versus Thoracotomy Not Just Technique Dependent: A Study of 9,787 Patients. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2018 Mar; 105(3).
Langevin SM, Stone RA, Bunker CH, Grandis JR, Sobol RW, Taioli E. MicroRNA-137 promoter methylation in oral rinses from patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is associated with gender and body mass index. Carcinogenesis 2010 May; 31(5).
Langevin SM, Stone RA, Bunker CH, Lyons-Weiler MA, LaFramboise WA, Kelly L, Seethala RR, Grandis JR, Sobol RW, Taioli E. MicroRNA-137 promoter methylation is associated with poorer overall survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Cancer 2011 Apr; 117(7).
Mutetwa B, Fryzek J, Du Y, Yong M, Sekeres MA, Taioli E. Baseline characteristics and predictors of outcome in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes living in Western Pennsylvania. Leukemia & lymphoma 2011 Feb; 52(2).
Lee KM, Kang D, Clapper ML, Ingelman-Sundberg M, Ono-Kihara M, Kiyohara C, Min S, Lan Q, Le Marchand L, Lin P, Lung ML, Pinarbasi H, Pisani P, Srivatanakul P, Seow A, Sugimura H, Tokudome S, Yokota J, Taioli E. CYP1A1, GSTM1, and GSTT1 polymorphisms, smoking, and lung cancer risk in a pooled analysis among Asian populations. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 2008 May; 17(5).
Varela-Lema L, Taioli E, Ruano-Ravina A, Barros-Dios JM, Anantharaman D, Benhamou S, Boccia S, Bhisey RA, Cadoni G, Capoluongo E, Chen CJ, Foulkes W, Goloni-Bertollo EM, Hatagima A, Hayes RB, Katoh T, Koifman S, Lazarus P, Manni JJ, Mahimkar M, Morita S, Park J, Park KK, Pavarino Bertelli EC, de Souza Fonseca Ribeiro EM, Roy B, Spitz MR, Strange RC, Wei Q, Ragin CC. Meta-analysis and pooled analysis of GSTM1 and CYP1A1 polymorphisms and oral and pharyngeal cancers: a HuGE-GSEC review. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2008 Jun; 10(6).