Personal profile

Research interests

Dr. Northridge is an internationally and nationally recognized public health leader, with expertise in epidemiology, community-based participatory research, systems science, and implementation science. She currently is the lead PI of a 5-year R01 from the US National Institutes of Health to integrate social and systems science approaches to promote health equity for older adults. A major implementation science initiative to improve the health of Chinese Americans is planned to begin in Fall 2017.

Education / Academic qualification

Epidemiology, PhD, Columbia University


Environmental Health, MPH, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick


Medical Technology, MT, Morristown Memorial Hospital


Chemistry, BA, University of Virginia


External positions

Editor Emerita, AJPH, American Public Health Association

Jun 1 2015 → …

Associated Faculty of Global Public Health, New York University College of Global Public Health

2014 → …

Research Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo

2014 → …

Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences (in Dental Medicine), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

2010 → …

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Research Output 1991 2018

Open Access
Oral Health
Health Equity
Public Health
Delivery of Health Care

Public health's aspirational identity: Who do we want to be?

Northridge, M. E. & Duane, J. F. Jan 1 2018 In : American Journal of Public Health. 108, 1, p. 65-66 2 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

Public Health

"Seniors only want respect": designing an oral health program for older adults

Estrada, I., Kunzel, C., Schrimshaw, E. W., Greenblatt, A. P., Metcalf, S. S. & Northridge, M. E. Jan 4 2018 In : Special Care in Dentistry.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Oral Health
Vulnerable Populations
Focus Groups
Mouth Diseases

Acceptability of Chairside Screening for Racial/Ethnic Minority Older Adults: A Qualitative Study

Greenblatt, A. P., Estrada, I., Schrimshaw, E. W., Metcalf, S. S., Kunzel, C. & Northridge, M. Jun 28 2017 In : JDR Clinical and Translational Research. 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Senior Centers
Dental Anxiety
Oral Health

Engaging in Systems Science to Promote Health Equity

Metcalf, S. S. & Northridge, M. Jan 27 2017 In : SAGE Research Methods. 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle