Renee Goodwin

ISPH Deputy Director
Professor of Epidemiology

Ph.D Clinical Psychology
Northwestern University

M.P.H Epidemiology
Columbia University

B.S Human Development (Honors)
Cornell University

renee.goodwin@sph.cuny.edu

Dr. Goodwin has received training in clinical psychology, psychiatry, health services research and epidemiology. The overarching focus of her research—psychiatric and substance use epidemiology from a lifecourse perspective—involves the intersection of these disciplines. She brings over 15 years of experience in NIH-funded research on the epidemiology of mental disorders (with a focus on depression, anxiety), substance use disorders (with a focus on tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use) and asthma/allergy and other physical health conditions in terms of their co-occurrence with mental health and substance use both within individuals over time, as well as a focus on changes in trends at a population level over time.

She has published over 195 papers in peer reviewed journals and currently serves as a Deputy Editor for Nicotine and Tobacco Research. She is a member of the College of Problems on Drug Dependence and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Dr. Goodwin is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and an Associate Faculty Member in the Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Hunter College.

Dr. Goodwin’s implementation experience focuses on the study of the interrelationships between behavior disorders, cigarette smoking and other substance use problems from an intergenerational life course perspective

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Recent publications:

Weinberger AH, Pacek LR, Sheffer CE, Budney AJ, Lee J, Goodwin RD. Serious psychological distress and daily cannabis use, 2008 to 2016: Potential implications for mental health? Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Feb 14;197:134-140. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.01.010. [Epub ahead of print]

Weinberger AH, Pacek L, Giovenco D, Galea S, Zvolensky M, Gbedemah M, Goodwin RD. Cigarette use among individuals with alcohol use disorders in the United States, 2002-2016: Trends overall and by race/ethnicity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Nov 8. doi: 10.1111/acer.13922. [Epub ahead of print]

Smith PH, Chhipa M, Bystrik J, Roy J, Goodwin RD, McKee SA. Cigarette smoking among those with mental disorders in the US population: 2012-2013 update. Tob Control. 2018 Oct 30. pii: tobaccocontrol-2018-054268. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054268. [Epub ahead of print]

Streck JM, Weinberger AH, Pacek LR, Gbedemah M, Goodwin RD. Cigarette smoking quit rates among persons with serious psychological distress in the United States from 2008-2016: Are mental health disparities in cigarette use increasing? Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty227. [Epub ahead of print]

Pacek LR, Copeland J, Dierker L, Cunningham CO, Martins SS, Goodwin RD. Among whom is cigarette smoking declining in the United States? The impact of cannabis use status, 2002-2015.  Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Oct 1;191:355-360. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.01.040. Epub 2018 Apr 11.