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Health Thought Leadership Network Members

Patients and Consumers

Aaron AncellAaron Ancell | Assistant Professor (Philosophy)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Conscientious objection
  • Business ethics

 

Bridie Andrews | Associate Professor (History)

Recent Publicationsbridie andrews

Research Interests:

  • Chinese medicine
  • Medicine in cultural exchange
  • Drugs trades
  • Acupuncture
  • Efficacy

 

danielle hartiganDanielle Blanch Hartigan | Associate Professor (Natural and Applied Sciences)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Health communication
  • Patient-centered care
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Nonverbal behavior
  • Patient perceptions

 

miriam boeriMiriam Boeri | Associate Professor and Chair (Sociology)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Substance use
  • HIV/AIDS/HCV
  • Medical marijuana
  • Health policy
  • Ethnographic health research

 

jill brownJill Brown | Professor (Management)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Hospital strategic management
  • Hybrid for-profit/nonprofit structures
  • Co-opetition in health care
  • Physician bargaining power

 

stephen campbellStephen M. Campbell | Assistant Professor (Philosophy)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Ethical theory
  • Medical ethics
  • Well-being
  • Death
  • Philosophy of disability

 

gary davidGary David | Professor (Sociology)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Ethnographic research
  • Experience design and technological implementation
  • Organizational cultural change
  • Speech recognition
  • Electronic medical records
  • Conversation analysis and forensic linguistics
  • Medical transcription

 

peter forknerPeter Forkner | Director (Counseling Center)

Research Interests:

  • Treatment of anxiety, depression, & substance abuse
  • Masculinity and its influence on male behavior
  • Mental health issues
  • Student resilience and flourishing

 

Angela Garcia | Professor (Sociology)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Conversation analytic research
  • Meditation
  • Emergency & service calls
  • Sociology of leisure
  • Ethnomethodology

 

jessica greher traueJessica Greher Traue | Director (Center for Health and Wellness)

Research Interests:

  • Social norms and norm clarification
  • Prosocial bystander behavior
  • Alcohol expectancy
  • Self-protective strategies
  • Affirmative consent

 

casey haywardCasey Hayward | Associate Professor (English and Media Studies)

Research Interests:

  • Communities dependent on/addicted to opioids
  • Issues the blind community
  • Pediatric cancer research and treatment including family-centered care
  • Epilepsy care and management

 

maria lazebnikMaria Lazebnik | Adjunct Lecturer (Natural and Applied Sciences)

Research Interests:

  • Direct-to-consumer genomic testing in healthcare
  • Attitudes towards genomic testing in college students
  • Gene therapy
  • Biology education research
  • Genomic biomarkers in hearing loss
  • Transcriptional regulation in Willams-Beuren Syndrome (WBS)

 

jackie masloffJackie Masloff | Lecturer (Computer Information Systems)

Research Interests:

  • Academic success of first-generation college students
  • Health and well-being of first-generation college students

 

 

helen meldrumHelen Meldrum | Associate Professor (Natural and Applied Sciences)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Provider-patient relationships
  • Teamwork dynamics in health care

 

 

Swati Mukerjee | Professor (Economics)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Health
  • Religiosity
  • Substance abuse
  • Social interaction
  • Bullying

 

Tamara Nelson | Visiting Assistant Professor (Natural & Applied Sciences)

Research Interests:

  • Psychological help-seeking among African American and Latinx populations in the US
  • Maternal health disparities among African American women

 

nusrat rahmanNusrat Rahman | Research Associate (Natural & Applied Sciences)

Recent Publications

Research Interests:

  • Public health informatics w/special focus on mental health
  • Outcome analysis of FDA approved drugs
  • EHR & clinical trial data analysis
  • Clinical study design & regulatory policy
  • Qualitative study for improving healthcare services & guiding policy regarding mental health

 

Leeann Simons | Adjunct Lecturer (Natural and Applied Sciences)

Research Interests:

  • Women's health
  • Weight control
  • Consumer education

 

Dr. Anjini VirmaniAnjini Virmani | Associate Dean for Health, Counseling, and Wellness; Director (Health Center)

Research Interests:

  • Preventative healthcare
  • Health leadership
  • Internal medicine
  • International student and college health