Erin R. Kulick

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Ritter Annex 913


Dr. Kulick is an epidemiologist with a background in both neuroepidemiology and environmental health sciences. Her research focuses on environmental and social determinants of brain aging, primarily in underserved and minoritized communities. Using traditional epidemiologic methods combined with environmental exposures, Dr. Kulick's research has identified associations between traffic-related air pollution on stroke, subclinical markers of cerebrovascular disease, and trajectories of cognitive decline in diverse cohorts of older adults. Her ongoing work aims to identify mechanistic pathways through which air pollution influences an individual’s brain health, focusing primarily on inflammatory biomarkers and vascular risk factors. Dr. Kulick's research also examines the complex relationship between air pollution and cognitive function by analyzing the joint effects of an individual's exposure to air pollution, neighborhood factors and social determinants of health—another set of environmental exposures which may explain some of the health disparities found in these relationships.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, Columbia University
  • MPH, Epidemiology, Drexel University
  • BS, Biology, Villanova University

Curriculum Vitae 

Labs: Kulick Lab

Courses Taught




EPBI 5201

Epidemiological Research Methods I


EPBI 8401

Concepts and Methods in Epidemiologic Research


ENVH 5004

Environmental Health


Selected Publications

  • Kulick, E.R., Eliot, M.N., Szpiro, A.A., Coull, B.A., Tinker, L.F., Eaton, C.B., Whitsel, E.A., Stewart, J.D., Kaufman, J.D., & Wellenius, G.A. (2023). Long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter and stroke etiology: Results from the Women's Health Initiative. Environ Res, 224, p. 115519. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.115519

  • Kulick, E.R., Alvord, T., Canning, M., Elkind, M.S.V., Chang, B.P., & Boehme, A.K. (2021). Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction after influenza-like illness in New York State. BMC Public Health, 21(1), p. 864. England. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10916-4

  • Hunter, M.D., Moon, Y.P., Miller, E.C., Kulick, E.R., Boehme, A.K., & Elkind, M.S.v. (2021). Influenza-Like Illness is Associated with Increased Short-Term Risk of Cervical Artery Dissection. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 30(2), p. 105490. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105490