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Lora Kasselman PhD, MPH, Eastern Section Secretary-Treasurer
Lora Kasselman, PhD, MPH
Eastern Section Secretary-Treasurer
Lora Kasselman, PhD, MPH

Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Foundations of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine


  • PhD - City University of New York, Graduate Center, Neuropsychology, 2002 2006
    Dissertation title: "The interaction between brain derived neurotrophic factor and sympathetic dysfunction in perivascular inflammation."

  • MPH - City University of New York, Graduate School of Public Health, 2018 - 2020
    Thesis title: "Gut Microbiome as a Potential Mediator between Colorectal Cancer and Low-fiber Diet."

  • MS - New York Medical College, Microbiology and Immunology, 1999 2002
    Thesis title: "The effects of depleting inflammatory cell surface markers in a mouse model of brain angiogenesis."

  • BS - Pennsylvania State University, General Science, 1992 1996

Research Interests:
Gut microbiome, Probiotics and Cognition, Cardiovascular disease

Awards and Honors:

  • Scientific Teaching Fellow, Summer Institutes 2018 - 2019
  • American Federation for Medical Research Scholar Award 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Albright College 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Queens College 2004 - 2006
  • Stereology Resource Center Stereology Fellowship 2005
  • City University of New York Science Fellow 2002 2004

Course Faculty - Language Acquisition, Problem-based Learning, Health Systems Science
Medical Student Research Advisor

Current AFMR position: Eastern Section Secretary-Treasurer

Term: 05/01/22 - 04/30/23

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