Associate Dean for Field Practice and Professor of Population and Family Health. Mailman School of Public Health - Columbia University. New York, USA.
Dr. Cushman is a sociologist and health researcher with expertise in research design and implementation in underserved and minority communities.
She has directed numerous clinic and community-based studies in the areas of reproductive health, disease prevention, health-services utilization, the use of alternative medicines, and health and migration issues in the Dominican Republic. For many years she has taught research methodology to public health, medical, and international affairs students in academic as well as field settings.
She directs an array of field practice programs in African, European, and Latin American countries as well as in domestic settings including US Native-American communities. Dr. Cushman is the recipient of numerous awards including the Dean’s Award for Innovation in the Curriculum, Mailman School Award for Teaching Excellence, Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy, the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, and most recently, the Dean’s Excellence in Leadership Award in 2014.