Aaron Mendelsohn

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

Dr. Mendelsohn received an MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Mendelsohn became a member of the Research Faculty at Pittsburgh where he was primarily responsible for providing methodological support for large, multisite prospective cohort studies. Dr. Mendelsohn entered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program in 2003, with assignment to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Mendelsohn has expertise in general epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, infectious diseases, and pharmacoepidemiology. Dr. Mendelsohn has enjoyed teaching and mentoring epidemiologists in training for approximately 15 years. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and George Washington University in addition to his ongoing teaching responsibilities with Walden University. Dr. Mendelsohn is a member in several professional societies including APHA, SER, ACE, and ISPE, to name a few. He previously served as Programming Chair and Section Councilor for the Epidemiology Section of APHA.

Courses Taught

CLRA 6235 - Epidemiology

CLRA 6190 - Information and Data Mangement

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

PUBH 6145/8145 - Introduction to Epidemiology

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis


PhD, University of Pittsburgh

MPH, University of Pittsburgh

Public Service

Girl Scouts, Troop 0029, Committee Member - Rockville

Awards / Honors

Public Health National Honor Society, Delta Omega: Omicron Chapter, 2014

Outstanding Service Award, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 2005

University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 1994


Ford, D., Margaritis, V., Mendelsohn, A. (2016). Characteristics of childhood lead poisoning among Tennessee children ages one to five years, 2009-2013. Public health

Mendelsohn, A. (2012). Central nervous system involvement.

Cappello, M., Ferraro, A., Mendelsohn, A., Prehn, A. W. (2013). Radon-contaminated drinking water from private wells: an environmental health assessment examining a rural Colorado mountain community's exposure.. Journal of environmental health


Cappello, M., Ferraro, A., Mendelsohn, A., Prehn, A. W. (2013). Radon contaminated drinking water from private wells: An environmental health assessment examining a rural Colorado mountain community's exposure. American Public Health Association