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

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:

Bakhshaie J, Kulesz PA, Garey L, Langdon KJ, Businelle MS, Leventhal AM, Gallagher MW, Schmidt NB, Manning K, Goodwin R, Zvolensky MJ.A Prospective Investigation of the Synergistic Effect of Change in Anxiety Sensitivity and Dysphoria on Tobacco Withdrawal. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Nov 27. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000256

Weinberger AH, Gbedemah M, Wall MM, Hasin DS, Zvolensky MJ, Goodwin RD. Cigarette use is increasing among people with illicit substance use disorders in the United States, 2002-14: emerging disparities in vulnerable populations. Addiction. 2017 Dec 19. doi: 10.1111/add.140

Goodwin RD, Pacek LR, Copeland J, Moeller SJ, Dierker L, Weinberger A, Gbedemah M, Zvolensky MJ, Wall MM, Hasin DS. Trends in Daily Cannabis Use Among Cigarette Smokers : United States, 2002-2014. Am J Public Health. 2017 Nov 21 : e1-e6. Doi : 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304050

Zvolensky MJ, Paulus DJ, Garey L, Raines AM, Businelle M, Shankman SA, Manning K, Goodwin RD, Schmidt NB. Anxiety Sensitivity and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Side Effects: Examining the Role of Emotion Dysregulation Among Treatment-Seeking Smokers. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2017 Nov; 78(6):877-883.

Weinberger AH, Gbedemah M, Martinez AM, Nash D, Galea S, Goodwin RD. Trends in depression prevalence in the USA from 2005 to 2015: widening disparities in vulnerable groups. Psychol Med. 2017 Oct 12:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717002781.