As an infectious disease epidemiologist, Dr. Moise Desvarieux has had two research foci covering the traditional field of infectious disease epidemiology and the newer interface of infectious and chronic diseases. Throughout his career, he has served as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator of seven externally funded research grants. Five of these grants have been funded by NIH, and one by CDC. Notably, Dr. Desvarieux is the PI of the INVEST study, and works collaboratively with colleagues in the Department of Neurology at P&S and the School of Dentistry on this large multi-ethnic cohort of participants in Northern Manhattan aiming to assess the contribution of chronic periodontal infections to vascular disease. Dr. Desvarieux has published in Lancet, the American Journal of Public Health, Stroke, Circulation, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and Atherosclerosis, among others. In 2005, he was awarded a Chair of Excellence by the French National Agency for Research in collaboration with Inserm to coordinate the study of oral infections and vascular disease in the 5 cohorts of INVEST in the US, SHIP in Germany, PRIME in Ireland, HAPIEE in Poland and WHO-Monica in France. In November 2005, he also received the "Leadership in Research" award from the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Press Club in Washington for "outstanding scientific contribution". Dr. Desvarieux teaches the "Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease" course at Columbia.