Denis Nash, PhD

Denis Nash, PhD, is Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research for the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP) and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Nash also is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Course Director at the Mount Sinai Medical School in the Department of Community Medicine.

Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, Dr. Nash was an Investigator in the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies at The New York Academy of Medicine and also served as Director of the HIV/AIDS Case Surveillance Unit at the New York City Department of Health. He also has done extensive work in Nigeria and Botswana on the design and conduct of national surveys to estimate HIV prevalence. Dr. Nash's recent work has focused on the epidemiology of HIV and AIDS, and the implementation of a new citywide laboratory-based surveillance system to track HIV/AIDS in NYC.

Dr. Nash received an MPH at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Maryland. His post-doctoral training included two years in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during which he received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service for his role in the 1999 West Nile Virus outbreak response.