Research Foci of CHHS Faculty

POPULATIONS

  • African American Adults: Florence Okoro, Meagan Zarwell
  • Aging, Gerontology: Allison Burfield, Candace Brown, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Othelia Lee,  Katryna McCoy,  Annelise Mennicke, Julian Montoro-Rodriguez, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Lucille Travis, Tricia Turner, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Incarcerated: Robert Cramer, Schnavia Hatcher, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke, Lori Thomas, Mike Turner
  • Infants and Children: Maren Coffman, Alicia Dahl, Melinda Forthofer, Lorenzo Hopper, Kathy Jordan, Michele Issel, Rajib Paul, Sharon Portwood, Elizabeth Racine, Patrick Robinson, Monika Sawhney, Michael Thompson
  • LGBTQ+: Robert Cramer
  • Men: Lorenzo Hopper
  • Midlife: Candace Brown
  • Military Personnel and Veterans: Robert Cramer
  • Minorities, Disadvantaged: Jessamyn Bowling, Candace Brown, Shi Chen, Robert Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Maren Coffman, Mark DeHaven, Franck Diaz, Michael Dulin, Lyndie Forthofer, Andrew Harver, Lorenzo Hopper,  Yvette Huet, Michele Issel, Shanti Kulkarni, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Rajib Paul, Crystal Piper, Elena Platonova, Patrick Robinson, Ticola Ross, Monika Sawhney, George Shaw Jr., Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson, Jan Warren-Findlow, Meagan Zarwell
  • Perinatal: Maren Coffman
  • Student Success: Lee-Ann Kenny, Annelise Mennicke, Susan Sell
  • Women: Jessamyn Bowling, Candace Brown, Maren Coffman, Alicia Dahl, Dena Evans, Larissa Brunner Huber, Michele Issel, Shanti Kulkarni, Annelise Mennicke, Rajib Paul, Monika Sawhney, Jan Warren-Findlow, Meagan Zarwell
  • Young Adults: Judith Cornelius, Luke Donovan, Donna Kazemi, Annelise Mennicke, Ticola Ross, Patrick Robinson, Cory Sheeler, Abbey Thomas, Tricia Turner
     

HEALTH CONDITIONS AND BEHAVIORS 

  • Asthma, Respiratory: Ahmed Arif, Maren Coffman, Michael Dulin, Laura Gunn, Andrew Harver, Yvette Huet, Kathleen Jordan, Lori Thomas, Lucille Travis
  • Chronic Diseases: Mark Dehaven, Franck Diaz, Michael Dulin, Melinda Forthofer, Laura Gunn, Andrew Harver, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Elena Platonova, Monika Sawhney, Susan Sell, George Shaw Jr., Michael Thompson, Mike Turner, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Clinical Virology: Patrick Robinson
  • Diabetes: Maren Coffman, Alicia Dahl, Laura Gunn, Joseph Marino, Florence Okoro, Crystal Piper, Elena Platonova, Monika Sawhney, George Shaw Jr.,  Susan Sell, Michael Thompson, Mike Turner, 
  • Disability: Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Monika Sawhney, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Disease Burden, Quality of Life: Allison Burfield, Mark DeHaven, Andrew Harver, Sarah Laditka, Monika Sawhney, Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson, Lucille Travis, Mike Turner, Tricia Turner 
  • Global Health: Jessamyn Bowling, Robert Cramer, Franck Diaz, Michele Issel, Elizabeth Racine, Patrick Robinson, Monika Sawhney, Michael Thompson
  • Health Promotion, Illness Prevention: Willie Abel, Candace Brown, Allison Burfield, Colette Townsend Chambers, Maren Coffman, Alicia Dahl, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Melinda Forthofer, Donna Kazemi, Sarah Laditka, Othelia Lee, Annelise Mennicke, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Elena Platonova, Sharon Portwood, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney, Cory Sheeler, Roger Suclupe, Abbey Thomas, Lucille Travis, Michael Turner, Tricia Turner, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Heart Disease: Willie Abel, Mark DeHaven, Laura Gunn, Sarah Laditka, Katryna McCoy, Monika Sawhney, Lucille Travis, Mike Turner, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • HIV/AIDS: Shi Chen, Judith Cornelius, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney, Lori Thomas, Meagan Zarwell
  • Homelessness: Allison Burfield, George Shaw Jr., Lori Thomas
  • Infectious Diseases: Shi Chen,  Patrick Robinson
  • Injury Prevention: Luke Donovan, Yvette Huet, Kathy Jordan, Annelise Mennicke, Michael Thompson, Mike Turner, Tricia Turner
  • Healthcare Associated Infections: Monika Sawhney, 
  • Medical Therapeutic Interventions: Patrick Robinson
  • Mental and Behavioral Health: Suzanne Boyd, Allison Burfield, Robert Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Dena Evans, Sharon Portwood, Diana Rowan, Bill Saunders, Roger Suclupe, Stephanie Woods
  • Nutrition and Food Security: Alicia Dahl, Elizabeth Racine, George Shaw Jr., Lori Thomas
  • Obesity: Lorenzo Hopper
  • Occupational Health: Ahmed Arif
  • Physical Activity: Candace Brown, Alicia Dahl, Melinda Forthofer, Lorenzo Hopper, Yvette Huet, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Joseph Marino, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Elizabeth Racine, Monika Sawhney, George Shaw Jr., Abbey Thomas, Michael Turner, Tricia Turner 
  • Prostate Cancer: Florence Okoro
  • Reproductive, Perinatal Health: Maren Coffman, Alicia Dahl, Larissa Brunner Huber, Yvette Huet,
  •  Michele Issel, Elizabeth Racine, Monika Sawhney, Michael Thompson, Lauren Wallace
  • Substance Use Prevention: Monika Sawhney, Donna Kazemi, Meagan Zarwell
  • Sexual Health: Jessamyn Bowling, Judith Cornelius, Schnavia Hatcher, Yvette Huet, Shanti Kulkarni, Annelise Mennicke, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney, Meagan Zarwell
  • Violence: Robert Cramer, Kathleen Jordan, Shanti Kulkarni, Annelise Mennicke, Sharon Portwood (child/youth), Lori Thomas, Stephanie Woods
     

CONCEPTS 

  • Access to Health Care: Keith Carnes, Maren Coffman, Michael Dulin, Elena Platonova, Monika Sawhney, Roger Suclupe, Michael Thompson
  • Behavior Change Theories: Willie Abel, Candace Brown, Judith Cornelius, Robert Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Melinda Forthofer, Florence Okoro, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney, Lucille Travis, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Conflict: Dena Evans   
  • Disaster Preparedness:  Michael Thompson
  • Drug Development and Transitional Medicine: Patrick Robinson          
  • Ethics: Andrew Harver, Shanti Kulkarni, Kelly Powers, Diana Rowan
  • Family-Centered Care: Kelly Powers, Michael Thompson
  • Health Communications: Shi Chen, Alicia Dahl, Elena Platonova, Monika Sawhney, George Shaw Jr.
  • Health Disparities: Willie Abel, Candace Brown, Colette Townsend Chambers, Shi Chen, Maren Coffman, Judith Cornelius, Rober Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Mark DeHaven, Franck Diaz, Michael Dulin, Lyndie Forthofer, Andrew Harver, Schnavia Hatcher, Lorenzo Hopper, Yvette Huet, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Katryna McCoy, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Florence Okoro, Rajib Paul, Elena Platonova, Crystal Piper, Patrick Robinson, Monika Sawhney, Roger Suclupe, Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson,  Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Health Policy and Advocacy: Suzanne Boyd, Robert Cramer, Rajib Paul, Sharon Portwood, Elizabeth Racine, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney
  • Health Services Utilization: Keith Carnes, Michael Dulin, James Laditka (LTC), Sarah Laditka (LTC/ Primary care), Rajib Paul, Elena Platonova (Primary care), Monika Sawhney
  • Interventions: Willie Abel, Maren Coffman, Judith Cornelius, Robert Cramer, Luke Donovan, Yvette Huet, Joseph Marino, Annelise Mennicke, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Roger Suclupe, Diana Rowan, Patrick Robinson, Abbey Thomas, Lori Thomas, Michael Turner
  • Innovative Teaching Strategies Using Technology: Lee-Ann Kenny
  • Leadership: Dena Evans
  • Life Course Perspective: Candace Brown, Alicia Dahl, Michele Issel, Shanti Kulkarni, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Crystal Piper, Michael Turner
  • Medical/Clinical Education and Training: Susan Sell, Patrick Robinson
  • Medication Adherence:  Katryna McCoy
  • Patient Safety: Dena Evans    
  • Pharmacology: Allison Burfield, Joseph Marino, Lucille Travis
  • Provider Performance, Quality of Care: Allison Burfield, Keith Carnes, Elena Platonova, Michael Thompson
  • Public Health Education: Patrick Robinson
  • Resilience: Jessamyn Bowling, Meagan Zarwell
  • Risk Reduction: Allison Burfield, Judith Cornelius, Kathy Jordan, Donna Kazemi, Shanti Kulkarni, Annelise Mennicke, Sharon Portwood, Diana Rowan, Lori Thomas, Stephanie Woods
  • Social Determinants of Health:  Candace Brown, Maren Coffman, Shi Chen, Robert Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Dena Evans, Melinda Forthofer, Lorenzo Hopper, Yvette Huet, Shanti Kulkarni, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Rajib Paul, Crystal Piper, Sharon Portwood, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney, George Shaw Jr., Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson, Lauren Wallace, Jan Warren-Findlow, Meagan Zarwell
  • Social Capital: Meagan Zarwell
  • Social Justice: Colette Townsend Chambers, Robert Cramer, Shanti Kulkarni, Sharon Portwood, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke, Ticola Ross, Roger Suclupe, Michael Thompson
  • Social Media, Internet: Ahmed Arif, Shi Chen, Alicia Dahl, Michael Dulin, George Shaw Jr., 
  • Social Networks: Shi Chen, Michael Dulin, Lyndie Forthofer, Lori Thomas, Meagan Zarwell
  • Successful Aging:  Candace Brown
  • Support for Self-Management: Florence Okoro
  • Symptom Management: Andrew Harver, Joseph Marino, Lucille Travis
  • Veterans and Military Communities: Diana Rowan
     

METHODS 

  • Clinical Trials: Willie Abel, Allison Burfield, Alicia Dahl, Luke Donovan, Michael Dulin, Andrew Harver, Donna Kazemi, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney, Abbey Thomas, Tricia Turner 
  • Community Health Assessment: Alicia Dahl, Michael Dulin, Sharon Portwood, Michele Issel, Monika Sawhney, Cory Sheeler, Roger Suclupe, Michael Thompson
  • Community-based and CBPR Research: Willie Abel, Jessamyn Bowling, Suzanne Boyd, Candace Brown, Maren Coffman, Robert Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Schnavia Hatcher, Shanti Kulkarni, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Sharon Portwood, Diana Rowan, Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson, Stephanie Woods
  • Cost Analyses: Joseph Marino, Florence, Okoro, Patrick Robinson, Meagan Zarwell
  • Epidemiology: Ahmed Arif (Occupational), Shi Chen, Larissa Brunner Huber (Reproductive), Joseph Marino, Rajib Paul, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Abbey Thomas
  • ePortfolio: Andrew Harver
  • Health Informatics: Allison Burfield, Shi Chen, Franck Diaz, Joseph Marino, Susan Sell, George Shaw Jr.,  Lucille Travis, Michael Thompson
  • Health Professions Training: Robert Cramer
  • Interdisciplinary Research: Candace Brown, Shi Chen, Robert Cramer, Franck Diaz, Melinda Forthofer, Elena Platonova, Sharon Portwood, Monika Sawhney, George Shaw Jr., Michael Thompson, Jan Warren-Findlow 
  • Large Datasets: Allison Burfield, Franck Diaz, Laura Gunn, Larissa Brunner Huber, Yvette Huet, Jim Laditka, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis: Allison Burfield, Franck Diaz, Luke Donovan, Melinda Forthofer, Yvette Huet, Jim Laditka, Patrick Robinson, Abbey Thomas, Michael Turner, Tricia Turner, Stephanie Woods
  • Mixed Method: Candace Brown, Annelise Mennicke, Florence Okoro, Meagan Zarwell
  • Mobile Technology: Candace Brown, Shi Chen, Judith Cornelius, Alicia Dahl,  Franck Diaz, Monika Sawhney, Donna Kazemi
  • Population Health Analytics: Shi Chen, Franck Diaz, Laura Gunn, Monika Sawhney, Michael Thompson
  • Program Evaluation: Suzanne Boyd, Colette Townsend Chambers, Robert Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Laura Gunn, Schnavia Hatcher, Michele Issel, Shanti Kulkarni, Susan McCarter, Sharon Portwood, Elizabeth Racine, Patrick Robinson, Ticola Ross, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney, Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson
  • Qualitative Methods: Jessamyn Bowling, Candace Brown, Alicia Dahl,  Allison Burfield, Franck Diaz, Melinda Forthofer, Schnavia Hatcher, Shanti Kulkarni, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke, Florence Okoro, Elizabeth Racine, Ticola Ross, Diana Rowan, Monika Sawhney, Lori Thomas, Jan Warren-Findlow, Meagan Zarwell
  • Quantitative Methods: Shi Chen, Robert Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Franck Diaz, Melinda Forthofer, Andrew Harver, Larissa Brunner Huber, Elena Platonova, Monika Sawhney, Michael Thompson, Jan Warren- Findlow 
  • Requirements Development: Franck Diaz
  • Simulations: Colette Townsend Chambers, Shi Chen, Franck Diaz, Kathy Jordan, Jim Laditka (micro), Sarah Laditka, Tonya Rutherford-Hemming
  • Scale Development: Robert Cramer, Annelise Mennicke, Elizabeth Racine, Michael Thompson, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Survey Design: Ahmed Arif, Candace Brown, Keith Carnes, Robert Cramer, Alicia Dahl, Melinda Forthofer,  Elena Platonova, Monika Sawhney, Michael Thompson
  • Translational Research: Michael Dulin, Melinda Forthofer, Yvette Huet, Susan Sell , Michael Turner, Tricia Turner 

PEDAGOGY

  • Graduate Education: Franck Diaz, Susan Sell 
  • High Impact Practices: Andrew Harver
     

PLACES 

  • International: Armenia, China, Cuba, India, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia    
  • Local/State (Community-based organizations, acute care facilities, local health departments, parishes, schools/universities, VA hospital, medical clinics): Jessamyn Bowling, Keith Carnes, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Dena Evans, Julian Montoro-Rodriguez, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Florence Okoro, Beth Racine, Sonyia Richardson, Patrick Robinson, Tricia Turner, Meagan Zarwell

Basic Research   

  • Adult Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells and Muscle Repair: Susan Arthur