Sofia Curdumi Pendley

Sofia Curdumi Pendley, PhD

About Me

Sofía Curdumí Pendley, PhD (she/her) is a public health scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Dr. Pendley has many years of programmatic and research experience, focusing on monitoring and evaluating public health programs. Her research focuses on disaster resilience, migration, evaluating humanitarian assistance programming and food security. She employs community-based participatory research techniques whenever possible.

She joins Mount Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Team to provide evaluation and implementation science expertise in the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers (NYSCHECK), Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), and the Community Engagement Core of the Mount Sinai Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. 

Most recently, she was a faculty member at Sacred Heart University and was recruited to create the Master of Public Health program. As a core faculty member on the Public Health Executive Committee, she developed curriculum, taught courses, and aided the department through the CEPH accreditation process.

Previously, Dr. Pendley provided monitoring and evaluation expertise to post-disaster recovery programs in Louisiana, Haiti, East and West Africa, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Pendley has consulted for the World Food Program, Catholic Relief Services, World Vision International, and other organizations.  These consulting assignments included an evaluation of the Mobile Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping Program (mVAM) in Ebola Virus Disease affected countries; and the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the Louisiana Disaster Case Management Pilot Program (funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency).

Dr. Pendley completed her PhD in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Tulane University in International Health and Development.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health