Emily K. Romero, MS candidate

MS Biostatistics Candidate 
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Clinical Research Coordinator / Junior Programmer
Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health

Department of Medicine
Columbia University

Email er2822@cumc.columbia.edu

Research Interests

My main research interest involves diet’s role in chronic diseases and psychiatric disorders. This interest spiked when I started working on a study which evaluated the dietary impact of the Comprando Rico y Sano (CRS) educational program administered to Mexican immigrants in the South Bronx. The study aimed to quantify vegetable intake as well as describe barriers impeding adherence to the program’s recommendations. Barriers included but were not limited to migration status, household composition, and living conditions. During my time on the study and as a MS Biostatistics candidate, at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, I have come to realize the detriments and controversies of nutrition.


Cornelius, T., Voils, C. I., Birk, J. L., Romero, E. K., Edmondson, D. E., & Kronish, I. M. (2018). Identifying targets for cardiovascular medication adherence interventions through latent class analysis. Health Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000661