Dr. Finegold is a member of the faculty in the Department of Human Genetics. He serves as the director of the Multidisciplinary Masters of Public Health Program. He has a major research focus on lymphatic vascular biology and genetic variation underlying primary and secondary lymphedema. He is the co-principal investigator for the Pittsburgh Lymphedema Family Study. He is a co-investigator in Dr. Massimo Trucco's studies to rescue newly diagnosed patients with type I diabetes mellitus. He is a member of Dr. Lisa Pan's suicide research group. He also is a member of two analytical chemistry groups developing novel biomolecular sensors and a chemical engineering sensing and modeling group.