Faculty Profile

Dr. Clyde B. Schechter, M.D.

Clyde B. Schechter, M.D.

Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Areas of Research: Simulation modeling; epidemiology; breast cancer prevention and control; diabetes self-management support; patient safety and electronic medical records.

Professional Interests


  • Medical School: College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center


  • Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, post-traumatic stress and others.
  • Primary/secondary prevention or health services issues in connection with particular diseases.
  • Simulation modeling; decision analysis, cost effectiveness analysis
  • Patient safety issues relating to electronic medical records


  1. Statistical and mathematical modeling of disease processes
  2. Applied epidemiology
  3. Decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and computer simulations

Active Projects:

  • Comparative Modeling: Informing Breast Cancer Control Practice & Policy
  • NYC Care Calls (Diabetes Self Management Clinical Trial)
  • Trajectories of Psychological risk and resilience in World Trade Center responders
  • Biomarkers of Psychological Risk and Resilience in World Trade Center Responders
  • Future of Risk-Based Breast Cancer Screening in Community Settings
  • Assessing Risk of Wrong-Patient Errors in Electronic Medical Records that Allow Multiple Records Open

Selected Publications


Original Peer-Reviewed Reports.

  1. Kotov, R., Bromet, E. J., Schechter, C. B., Broihier, J., Feder, A., Friedman-Jimenez, G., Gonzalez, A., Guerrera, K.,  Kaplan, J., Moline, J., Pietrzak, R. H., Reissman, D. B., Ruggero, C., Southwick, S. M., Udasin, I., Von Korff, M., & Luft, B. J.. Posttraumatic stress disorder and the risk of respiratory problems in World Trade Center responders: Longitudinal test of a pathway. Psychosomatic Medicine 2015 77(4):438-48..

  2. Zvolensky MJ, Farris SG, Kotov R, Schechter CB, Bromet E, Gonzalez A, Vujanovic A, Pietrzak RH, Crane M, Kaplan J, Moline J, Southwick SM, Feder A, Udasin I, Reissman DB, Luft BJ.  World Trade Center disaster and sensitization to subsequent life stress: a longitudinal study of disaster responders.  Preventive Medicine 2015 75:70-74.

  3. Chamany S, Walker EA, Schechter CB, Gonzalez JS, Davis NJ, Ortega FM, Carrasco J, Basch CE, Silver LD.  Telephonic behavioral intervention to improve diabetes control for adults in the New York City A1c Registry: A randomized trial.  Am J Prev Med 2015 49(6):832-841.

  4. Mandelblatt JS, Cronin K, de Koning H, Miglioretti DL, Schechter CS, Stout N. Collaborative modeling of U.S. breast cancer screening strategies. AHRQ Publication No. 14-05201-EF-4. April 2015 Available at: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/modeling-report-collaborative-modeling-of-us-breast-cancer-1/breast-cancer-screening1.

  5. Kato K, Zweig R, Schechter CB, Barzilai N, Atzmon G.  Positive attitude toward life, emotional expression, self-rated health, and depressive symptoms among centenarians and near centenarians, Aging & Mental Health 2015.

  6. Hsueh WD, Schechter CB, Shaw IT, Stupak HD.  Comparison of intraoral and extraoral approaches to mandibular angle fracture repair with cost implications. The Laryngoscope 2015.

  7. Zvolensky MJ, Farris SG, Kotov R, Schechter CB, Bromet E, Gonzalez A,  Vujanovic A, Pietrzak R, Crane M, Kaplan J, Molin, J, Southwick SM, Feder A, Udasin I, Reissman DB, Luft, BJ. Posttraumatic stress symptoms and smoking among World Trade Center Disaster Responders: A longitudinal investigation. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2015 63:46-54.

  8. Van Ravesteyn NT, Stout NK, Schechter CB, Heijnsdijk EA, Alagoz O, Trentham-Dietz A, Mandelblatt JS, de Koning HJ.  Benefits and harms of mammography screening after age 74 years: model estimates of overdiagnosis.  J Natl Cancer Inst 2015 107(7)

  9. Adelman J, Aschner J, Schechter C, Angert R, Weiss J, Rai A, Berger M, Reissman S, Parakkattu V, Chacko B, Racine A, Southern W.  Use of temporary names for newborns and associated risks.  Pediatrics 2015 136(2):327-33.

  10. Capone CA, Ceresnakk SR, Nappo L, Gates GJ, Schechter CB, Pass RH.  3-catheter technique as a cost saving approach to WPW ablations. PACE 2015 38(12):1405-11.

  11. Schechter CB, Walker EA, Ortega FM, Chamany S, Silver LD.  Costs and effects of a telephonic diabetes self-management support intervention using health educators.  Journal of Diabetes and its Complications  2016 30(2):300-5.

  12. Mandelblatt JS, Stout NK, Schechter CB, van den Broek JJ, Miglioretti DL, Krapcho M, et al. Collaborative Modeling of the Benefits and Harms Associated With Different U.S. Breast Cancer Screening Strategies. Ann Intern Med. 2016 164(4):215-25.

  13. Leyvi G, Schechter CB, Sehgal S, Greenberg MA, Snyder M, Forest S, Mais A, Wang N, DeLeo P, DeRose JJ Jr.  Comparison of Index Hospitalization Costs Between Robotic CABG and Conventional CABG: Implications for Hybrid Coronary Revascularization. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 30(1):12-8.

  14. Bonuck KA, Schwartz B, Schechter C.  Sleep health literacy in head start families and staff: exploratory study of knowledge, motivation, and competencies to promote healthy sleep.  Sleep Health 2016 2:19-24.

Book Chapter.

  1. Schechter CB, van Ravesteyn NT.  The Role of Microsimulation Modeling in Evaluating the Outcomes and Effect of Screening, in Breast Cancer Screening – An Examination of Scientific Evidence, N. Houssami & D. Miglioretti, eds.  pp 103-133.  Academic Press (Elsevier) 2016.

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