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W. Marcus Lambert, PhD

Associate Vice President for Research Strategy and Operations, Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • MS in Clinical Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Graduate School

Background and Expertise:

Dr. Marcus Lambert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Associate Vice President for Research Strategy & Operations at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. In this role, Dr. Lambert spearheads initiatives to expand Downstate’s extramurally funded research portfolio, particularly focusing on health disparities and public health research and training. He co-leads multiple research training programs at Downstate, including TRANSPORT, a $20 million endowment grant aimed at recruiting and training underrepresented scientists in health disparities research. Dr. Lambert is also an active member of national boards, such as the HHMI's Center for the Advancement of Science Leadership and Culture Advisory Board and the NIH Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) Study Section.

Research Interests:

Dr. Lambert’s research group investigates health inequities through the lens of workforce diversity, mentorship, and community engagement. His research examines the composition of the health workforce, disparities in training and mentorship, and how these disparities influence health outcomes. In addition to workforce-related research, he is interested in broader impacts of community-engagement and network dynamics in addressing health inequities.

His group leverages a combination of data and survey analytics, qualitative research methodologies, and network analysis tools. For more information on his current projects, please visit Lambert Lab Research.