Levi Waldron

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Ph.D Wood Science
University of Toronto

M.S Physics
University of Waterloo

B.S Physics
University of British Columbia

levi.waldron@sph.cuny.edu

Waldron Lab

Dr. Waldron is active in public health data science, combining statistics and computation to address data-intensive public health problems, particularly in the field of translational cancer research. He is a technical advisor to the Bioconductor project for computational biology and the author of multiple software and data packages for genomic analysis and analysis of the human microbiome.

Prior to his work at CUNY ISPH, Dr. Waldron completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University Health Network in Toronto, and at the Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Waldron’s implementation science expertise focuses on assessing the effectiveness of novel HIV patient care, and the clinical translation of molecular subtypes of cancer.

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Recent Publications: 

Wirbel J, Pyl PT, Kartal E, Zych K, Kashani A, Milanese A, Fleck JS, Voigt AY, Palleja A, Ponnudurai R, Sunagawa S, Coelho LP, Schrotz-King P, Vogtmann E, Habermann N, Niméus E, Thomas AM, Manghi P, Gandini S, Serrano D, Mizutani S, Shiroma H, Shiba S, Shibata T, Yachida S, Yamada T, Waldron L, Naccarati A, Segata N, Sinha R, Ulrich CM, Brenner H, Arumugam M, Bork P, Zeller G. Meta-analysis of fecal metagenomes reveals global microbial signatures that are specific for colorectal cancer. Nat Med. 2019 Apr;25(4):679-689. doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0406-6. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Thomas AM, Manghi P, Asnicar F, Pasolli E, Armanini F, Zolfo M, Beghini F, Manara S, Karcher N, Pozzi C, Gandini S, Serrano D, Tarallo S, Francavilla A, Gallo G, Trompetto M, Ferrero G, Mizutani S, Shiroma H, Shiba S, Shibata T, Yachida S, Yamada T, Wirbel J, Schrotz-King P, Ulrich CM, Brenner H, Arumugam M, Bork P, Zeller G, Cordero F, Dias-Neto E, Setubal JC, Tett A, Pardini B, Rescigno M, Waldron L, Naccarati A, Segata N. Metagenomic analysis of colorectal cancer datasets identifies cross-cohort microbial diagnostic signatures and a link with choline degradation. Nat Med. 2019 Apr;25(4):667-678. doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0405-7. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Beghini F, Renson A, Zolnik CP, Geistlinger L, Usyk M, Moody TU, Thorpe L, Dowd JB, Burk R, Segata N, Jones HE, Waldron L. Tobacco exposure associated with oral microbiota oxygen utilization in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S1047-2797(18)30677-X. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.03.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Wirbel J, Pyl PT, Kartal E, Zych K, Kashani A, Milanese A, Fleck JS, Voigt AY, Palleja A, Ponnudurai R, Sunagawa S, Coelho LP, Schrotz-King P, Vogtmann E, Habermann N, Niméus E, Thomas AM, Manghi P, Gandini S, Serrano D, Mizutani S, Shiroma H, Shiba S, Shibata T, Yachida S, Yamada T, Waldron L, Naccarati A, Segata N, Sinha R, Ulrich CM, Brenner H, Arumugam M, Bork P, Zeller G. Meta-analysis of fecal metagenomes reveals global microbial signatures that are specific for colorectal cancer. Nat Med. 2019 Apr 1. doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0406-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Thomas AM, Manghi P, Asnicar F, Pasolli E, Armanini F, Zolfo M, Beghini F, Manara S, Karcher N, Pozzi C, Gandini S, Serrano D, Tarallo S, Francavilla A, Gallo G, Trompetto M, Ferrero G, Mizutani S, Shiroma H, Shiba S, Shibata T, Yachida S, Yamada T, Wirbel J, Schrotz-King P, Ulrich CM, Brenner H, Arumugam M, Bork P, Zeller G, Cordero F, Dias-Neto E, Setubal JC, Tett A, Pardini B, Rescigno M, Waldron L, Naccarati A, Segata N. Metagenomic analysis of colorectal cancer datasets identifies cross-cohort microbial diagnostic signatures and a link with choline degradation. Nat Med. 2019 Apr 1. doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0405-7. [Epub ahead of print]