Epidemiologist, Writer, Data Scientist
Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI is Assistant Research Professor of Epidemiology at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. With a background in biomedical informatics, he focuses on computational approaches in complex data settings, especially electronic health records and disease surveillance, to understand infectious disease transmission among vulnerable populations. This has been demonstrated through his work with blood borne pathogens (HIV and hepatitis C), COVID-19, vaccine preventable diseases, and healthcare associated infections. As a recipient of an NIH K01 career development award, Dr. Goldstein is currently studying epidemiological aspects of HIV surveillance programs. This work aims to improve public health resource allocation by more accurately quantifying the HIV epidemic at a micro level. Dr. Goldstein is well published, including authoring a book on conducting epidemiological analyses from electronic health records, several co-authored chapters in academic textbooks, and over sixty peer-reviewed publications in leading biomedical journals. His work has been profiled in national and local media outlets, including Kaiser Health News, Politico, Slate, Popular Science, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and WHYY, among others.