DiMarzio, PhD, MPH

About the researcher:


Biomedical research/public health interventions

As a scientist, I’ve worked with highly specialized teams and published widely on subjects such as viral-host interactions and immunopathogenesis with a particular focus on HIV. Early in my career, during my postdoctoral fellowship at the Aarond Diamond AIDS Research Center, I participated in the seminal discovery of the cellular co-receptor, CCR5, used by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to enter the target cell.

Currently, I am working for the Division of Community and Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine. My primary focus is on public health interventions and chronic disease management with the aim of improving patient health status while potentially reducing health care cost, especially for medically underserved communities. I am a co-investigator on a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded telehealth project entitled: “Telehealth Self-Management Program in Older Adults Living with Heart Failure.” The focus of this project is to investigate the role of telehealth in patients living with heart failure from disparity communities. More recently, I have developed, a medication application technology to improve adherence to medications for people living with HIV.

Research Interests:

  • Telehealth to improve patient's health and quality of life
  • Disparities communities


State University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

Degree: PhD

Mailman School of Public Health - Columbia University, NY

Degree: MPH

Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Rockafeller University, NY

Degree: Fellowship

Degree: Faculty appointment
Field of study: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention

Honors and awards

1/1/14 - 12/31/16

PCORI - Telehealth self-management in Older Adults Living with Heart Failure in Health Disparity Communities


  • J. Danto, J. DiCapua, R. Pekmezaris, D. Nardi, G. Moise and P. DiMarzio (2012) Multiple cervical levels: increased risk of dysphagia and dysphonia during anterior cervical discectomy. J. Neurosurg. Anesthesiol. 24(4): 350-5.
  • Di Marzio P., Dai W.W., Franchin G., Chan A.Y., Symons M., and Sherry B. (2005) Role of the Rho family GTPases in b-chemokine-induced reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 331:909-916
  • Zsigmond Benko, Dong Liang, Emmanuel Agbottah, Jason Hou, Karen Chiu, Min Yu, Scott Innis, Patrick Reed, William Kabat, Robert T. Elder, Paola Di Marzio, Lorena Taricani, Lee Ratner, Paul G. Young, Michael Bukrinsky, and Richard Yuqi Zhao. (2004) Anti-Vpr Activity of a Yeast Chaperone Protein. J Virol. 78:11016-11029.
  • .S. Iordanskiy, Y. Zhao, P. Di Marzio, I. Agostini, L. Dubrovsky and Bokrinsky M. (2004) Heat-Shock protein 70 exerts opposing effects on Vpr-dependent and Vpr-independent HIV-1 replication in macrophages. Blood 104(6):1867-1872
  • Di Marzio P., Sherry B., Thomas E. K., Schimthmayerova H., Franchin G. and M Bukrinsky. (2003) b-chemokine production in CD40L-stimulated monocyte-derived-macrophages requires activation of MAPK signalling pathways.  Cytokine 23: 53-63