Paola DiMarzio

Teaching Associate Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Building: McLean Hall

Room: 201

Phone: (201) 216-3503

Email: pdimarzi@stevens.edu

Education
  • BS (2007) Columbia University (Master of Public Health)
  • PhD (1993) State University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Biotechnology)
  • BS (1988) State Univerisity of Rome "La Sapienza" (Biological Science)
General Information

I obtained a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Rome, “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy and a Master of Public Health from The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY.
In light of the AIDS crisis, I joined Dr. Landau’s Lab as a post-doctoral fellow, where I participated in the seminal discovery of the cellular co-receptor (CCR5) that HIV uses during entry into the cells.
As a scientist, I worked with highly specialized teams and published widely on subjects such as viral-host interactions and immunopathogenesis with a particular focus on HIV and inflammatory processes. More recently, I have acquired a strong background in thee field of public health and experience carrying out community-based research and epidemiological investigations. I has been awarded the prestigious Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Fellowship Award, the NSLIJHS Research Award, the Gilead Investigator-Sponsored Award as principal investigator, and the Patient-Centered Outocomes Research Institute grant as co-investigator.
Throughout my research and teaching career, I have trained medical students and medical fellows as well as post-docs in the field of biomedical research.

Institutional Service
  • Graduate Committee Member
  • Health Professions Advisory Committee (HAPC) Member
  • Undergraduate Committee Member
Appointments

Teaching Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology – Hoboken, NJ (September, 2022 - present)

Lecturer, Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology – Hoboken, NJ (2020 - present)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology, Department of Biological Sciences – Brooklyn, NY (2016 - 2019)

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell Hempstead, NY (2014-2018).

Senior Analyst, Department of Medicine and Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY – (2010-2018)

Institute Scientist, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (2000-2007)
Staff Investigator, The Picower Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY (1999-2000)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY (1993-1998)

Honors and Awards

1993-1995: Postdoctoral Italian Fellowship, AIDS Research Foundation, Department of Health, Rome, Italy.

1995-1998: Postdoctoral Fellowship Aaron Diamond Foundation, New York, USA.

2004-2005: Research Award “North Shore-LIJ Health System”, Manhasset, NY, USA.

Grants, Contracts, and Funds

Gilead Foundation; 2017-2018. Assessing differential adherence to medications and quality of life among people living with HIV and comorbidities.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); 2014-2016. Telehealth Self-Management Program in Older Adults Living with Heart Failure in Health Disparity Communities.

Courses

BIO382(Biological Systems)
BIO583 (Physiology)
BIO381 (Molecular and Cell Biology)
BIO282 (Introductory Biology Laboratory)
BIO484 (Introduction to Molecular Genetics lab)