Aimee J. Palumbo, PhD, MPH, joined the faculty of Temple University’s College of Public Health in August 2018. Prior to this she was a postdoctoral fellow with joint appointments at the Penn Injury Science Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and as adjunct teaching faculty at Drexel University. She received her doctoral degree from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health in 2016 with a focus on life course social exposures. She worked for three years at the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology managing public health investigations related to foodborne, waterborne, and healthcare-associated infection illnesses. The goal of Aimee’s research and teaching is to use the foundational principles of epidemiology to understand how social exposures, including where we live and where we work, influence multiple aspects of health. Her goal with teaching is to engage students with practical applications of epidemiologic concepts in order to solidify understanding and motivate students to answer questions that matter to them.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, Drexel University
  • MPH, Epidemiology, George Washington University
  • BA, Economics, University of Virginia

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




EPBI 2361

Epidemiology 360: Determinants, Disease and Health-related Outcomes


EPBI 3102

Introduction to Research Methods


EPBI 5101

Fundamentals of Epidemiology


EPBI 8403

Applied Concepts and Methods in Health Research


EPBI 9289

MPH Fieldwork I


EPBI 9389

MPH Fieldwork II


Selected Publications

  • Rosenbaum, A.M., Ojo, M., Dumenci, L., Palumbo, A.J., Reed, L., Crans, S., Williams, G.M., Gruener, J., Indelicato, N., & Cervantes, K. (2021). Development of an Index to Measure West Nile Virus Transmission Risk in New Jersey Counties. J Am Mosq Control Assoc, 37(4), pp. 216-223. United States. doi: 10.2987/21-7029

  • Palumbo, A.J., Richmond, T.S., Webster, J., Koilor, C., & Jacoby, S.F. (2021). The relationship between work and mental health outcomes in Black men after serious injury. Injury, 52(4), pp. 750-756. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.02.021

  • Johnson, K., Hollin, I., Palumbo, A., Spitzer, J., & Sarwer, D. (2020). An Ecologic Analysis of Comorbidities in Patients with COVID-19 in Philadelphia and New York City. CommonHealth, 1(3), pp. 85-92. doi: 10.15367/ch.v1i3.407

  • Goldstein, N.D., Palumbo, A.J., Bellamy, S.L., Purtle, J., & Locke, R. (2020). State and Local Government Expenditures and Infant Mortality in the United States. Pediatrics, 146(5). United States. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-1134

  • Palumbo, A.J., Cannuscio, C., Roos, A.J.D.e., Robinson, L., Mossey, J., Wallace, R., Garcia, L., Shadyab, A.H., Sealy-Jefferson, S., & Michael, Y. (2020). Women's Occupational Patterns and Later Life Physical Functioning. J Aging Health, 32(5-6), pp. 410-421. United States. doi: 10.1177/0898264319826797

  • Ahonen, E.Q., Fujishiro, K., Brown, S., Wang, Y., Palumbo, A.J., & Michael, Y.L. (2020). Gendered exposures: exploring the role of paid and unpaid work throughout life in U.S. women’s cardiovascular health. Critical Public Health. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2020.1854183

  • Palumbo, A.J., Pfeiffer, M.R., Metzger, K.B., & Curry, A.E. (2019). Driver licensing, motor-vehicle crashes, and moving violations among older adults. J Safety Res, 71, pp. 87-93. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2019.09.019

  • Palumbo, A.J., Wiebe, D.J., Kassam-Adams, N., & Richmond, T.S. (2019). Neighborhood Environment and Health of Injured Urban Black Men. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities, 6(6), pp. 1068-1077. Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/s40615-019-00609-5