Faculty Profile: Annie Gjelsvik, PhD

Annie Gjelsvik, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research)
Epidemiology
Work: +1 401-863-2396
My current work focuses the effects of incarceration on chronic disease health among incarcerated individuals, their families and their communities. In addition, I worked at the RI Department of Health for 10 years as both the epidemiologist for the Rhode Island Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and for the Assessment Initiative. I currently work with the Pediatric Health Services Research Institute at Hasbro Hospital.

Grants and Awards

Brown University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Honorable Mention, May 2002

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in Public Health • Brown University • Division of Biology and Medicine • 2010

Teaching Experience

I currently co-teach a two-semester course sequence on Introduction to Biostatistics and Data Analysis that gives students a structured approach to secondary data analysis. In addition I teach "Research Methods in Clinical, Translational and Health Services Research " a six-week intensive course for post-doctoral students. In 2010 I received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in Public Health.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Biostatistics and Data Analysis I (PHP 2507)
  • Introduction to Biostatistics and Data Analysis II (PHP 2508)
  • Research Methods in Clinical, Translational and Health Services Research (PHP 2460)

Selected Publications

  • Gjelsvik A, Dumont DM, Nunn A. Incarceration of a household member and Hispanic health disparities: Childhood exposure and adult chronic disease risk behaviors. Preventing Chronic Disease 2013 May;10:120281. (2013)
  • Ranney M, Madsen T, Gjelsvik A. Predictors of being unsafe: Participation in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2006 intimate partner violence module. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2012 Jan; 27(1):84-102. (2012)
  • Everage N, Gjelsvik A, McGarvey ST, Linkletter CD, Loucks EB. Inverse associations between perceived racism and coronary artery calcification. Annals of Epidemiology. 2012 Mar, 22(3):183-90. (2012)
  • Wojcik K, Gjelsvik A, Goldman D. Identifying populations at high risk for diabetes with the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Rhode Island, 2003. Preventing Chronic Disease 2010;7(4). (2010)
  • Gjelsvik A, Zierler S, Blume J. Homicide risk across race and class: A small-area analysis in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2004; 81(4), 702-718. (2004)
  • Gjelsvik A, Verhoek-Oftedahl W, Pearlman D. Domestic violence incidents with children witnesses: findings from Rhode Island surveillance data. Women's Health Issues 2003; 13(2), 67-72. (2003)