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Denise Kandel
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Born
Denise Bystryn

February 27, 1933 (1933-02-27) (age 88)
Nationality United States
Citizenship United States
Known for Longitudinal studies on the sequence of first-time use of various legal and illegal drugs
Spouse(s)
Children 2
Scientific career
Fields Social medicine, Epidemiology
Institutions Sociomedical Sciences and Psychiatry at Columbia University and Department of Epidemiology of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute

Denise Kandel ( née Bystryn; born February 27, 1933) is a French-born American medical sociologist and epidemiologist.

Kandel is known for her epidemiological longitudinal studies on the sequence of first-time use of various legal and illegal drugs, carried out from the 1970s until the present time (written 2016).

She is a Holocaust survivor. In 1956, she married Eric Kandel. They have two children.

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