Research Foci of CHHS Faculty


POPULATIONS

  • African American Adults: Florence Okoro
  • Aging, Gerontology: Allison Burfield, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Othelia Lee,  Annelise Mennicke, Julian Montoro-Rodriguez, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Lucille Travis, Tricia Turner, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Incarcerated: Schnavia Hatcher, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke, Lori Thomas, Mike Turner
  • Infants and Children: Maren Coffman, Alicia Dahl, Kathy Jordan, Michele Issel, Rajib Paul, Sharon Portwood, Beth Racine, Patrick Robinson
  • Minorities, Disadvantaged: Jessamyn Bowling, Maren Coffman, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Lyndie Forthofer, Andrew Harver, Yvette Huet, Michele Issel, Shanti Kulkarni, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Rajib Paul, Crystal Piper, Elena Platonova, Patrick Robinson, Ticola Ross, Lori Thomas, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Perinatal: Maren Coffman
  • Student Success: Andrew Harver, Lee-Ann Kenny, Annelise Mennicke, Susan Sell
  • Women: Jessamyn Bowling, Maren Coffman, Dena Evans, Larissa Brunner Huber, Michele Issel, Shanti Kulkarni, Annelise Mennicke, Rajib Paul, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • 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, Andrew Harver, Yvette Huet, Kathleen Jordan, Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson, Lucille Travis
  • Chronic Diseases: Michael Dulin, Andrew Harver, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan Sell, Mike Turner, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Clinical Virology: Patrick Robinson
  • Diabetes: Maren Coffman, Joseph Marino, Florence Okoro, Crystal Piper, Susan Sell, Mike Turner
  • Disability: Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka
  • Disease Burden, Quality of Life: Allison Burfield, Mark DeHaven, Andrew Harver, Sarah Laditka, Lori Thomas, Lucille Travis, Michael Turner, Tricia Turner 
  • Global Health: Jessamyn Bowling, Michele Issel, Patrick Robinson, Michael Thompson
  • Gun Control: Lauran Gunn
  • Health Promotion, Illness Prevention: Willie Abel, Allison Burfield, Colette Townsend Chambers, Maren Coffman, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Donna Kazemi, Sarah Laditka, Othelia Lee, Annelise Mennicke, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Sharon Portwood, Diana Rowan, Cory Sheeler, Roger Suclupe, Abbey Thomas, Lucille Travis, Michael Turner, Tricia Turner, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Heart Disease: Willie Abel, Mark DeHaven, Sarah Laditka, Lucille Travis, Mike Turner
  • HIV/AIDS: Judith Cornelius, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Lori Thomas
  • Homelessness: Allison Burfield, Lori Thomas
  • Infectious Diseases: Patrick Robinson
  • Injury Prevention: Luke Donovan, Yvette Huet, Kathy Jordan, Annelise Mennicke, Mike Turner, Tricia Turner
  • Medical Therapeutic Interventions: Patrick Robinson
  • Mental and Behavioral Health: Suzanne Boyd, Allison Burfield, Dena Evans, Sharon Portwood, Diana Rowan, Bill Saunders, Roger Suclupe, Stephanie Woods
  • Nutrition and Food Security: Beth Racine, Lori Thomas
  • Occupational Health: Ahmed Arif
  • Physical Activity: Lyndie Forthofer, Yvette Huet, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Joseph Marino, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Beth Racine, Abbey Thomas, Michael Turner, Tricia Turner 
  • Prostate Cancer: Florence Okoro
  • Reproductive, Perinatal Health: Maren Coffman, Larissa Brunner Huber, Yvette Huet,
  •  Michele Issel, Beth Racine
  • Substance Use Prevention: Donna Kazemi
  • Sexual Health: Jessamyn Bowling, Judith Cornelius, Schnavia Hatcher, Yvette Huet, Shanti Kulkarni, Annelise Mennicke, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan
  • Violence: Kathleen Jordan, Shanti Kulkarni, Annelise Mennicke, Sharon Portwood (child/youth), Lori Thomas, Stephanie Woods
     

CONCEPTS 

  • Access to Health Care: Maren Coffman, Michael Dulin, Roger Suclupe
  • Behavior Change Theories: Willie Abel, Judith Cornelius, Florence Okoro, Diana Rowan, Lucille Travis, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Conflict: Dena Evans     
  • Drug Development and Transitional Medicine: Patrick Robinson            
  • Ethics: Shanti Kulkarni, Kelly Powers, Diana Rowan
  • Family-Centered Care: Kelly Powers
  • Health Disparities: Willie Abel, Colette Townsend Chambers, Maren Coffman, Judith Cornelius, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Lyndie Forthofer, Schnavia Hatcher, Yvette Huet, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Trudy Moore-Harrison, Florence Okoro, Rajib Paul, Crystal Piper, Patrick Robinson, Roger Suclupe, Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson,  Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Health Policy and Advocacy: Suzanne Boyd, Rajib Paul, Sharon Portwood, Beth Racine, Diana Rowan
  • Health Services Utilization: Michael Dulin, James Laditka (LTC), Sarah Laditka (LTC/ Primary care), Rajib Paul, Elena Platonova (Primary care)
  • Interventions: Willie Abel, Maren Coffman, Judith Cornelius, 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: Michele Issel, Shanti Kulkarni, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Crystal Piper, Michael Turner
  • Medical/Clinical Education and Training: Susan Sell, Patrick Robinson
  • Patient Safety: Dena Evans    
  • Pharmacology: Allison Burfield, Joseph Marino, Lucille Travis
  • Provider Performance, Quality of Care: Allison Burfield, Elena Platonova, Michael Thompson
  • Public Health Education: Patrick Robinson
  • Resilience: Jessamyn Bowling
  • Risk Reduction: Allison Burfield, Judith Cornelius, Kathy Jordan, Donna Kazemi, Shanti Kulkarni, Annelise Mennicke, Diana Rowan, Lori Thomas, Stephanie Woods
  • Social Determinants of Health: Maren Coffman, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Dena Evans, Lyndie Forthofer, Yvette Huet, Shanti Kulkarni, Jim Laditka, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Rajib Paul, Crystal Piper, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Lori Thomas, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Social Justice: Colette Townsend Chambers, Shanti Kulkarni, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke, Ticola Ross, Roger Suclupe
  • Social Networks: Michael Dulin, Lyndie Forthofer, Lori Thomas
  • 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, Luke Donovan, Michael Dulin, Andrew Harver, Donna Kazemi, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Abbey Thomas, Tricia Turner 
  • Community Health Assessment: Michael Dulin, Michele Issel, Cory Sheeler, Roger Suclupe, Michael Thompson
  • Community-based and CBPR Research: Willie Abel, Jessamyn Bowling, Suzanne Boyd, Maren Coffman, Mark DeHaven, Michael Dulin, Lyndie Forthofer, 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
  • Epidemiology: Ahmed Arif (Occupational), Lyndie Forthofer (Social), Larissa Brunner Huber (Reproductive), Joseph Marino, Rajib Paul, Patrick Robinson, Diana Rowan, Abbey Thomas
  • Health Informatics: Allison Burfield, Shi Chen, Joseph Marino, Susan Sell, Lucille Travis
  • Large Datasets: Allison Burfield, Larissa Brunner Huber, Yvette Huet, Jim Laditka, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis: Allison Burfield, Luke Donovan, Yvette Huet, Jim Laditka, Patrick Robinson, Abbey Thomas, Michael Turner, Tricia Turner, Stephanie Woods
  • Mixed Method: Jessamyn Bowling, Annelise Mennicke, Florence Okoro
  • Mobile Technology: Judith Cornelius, Donna Kazemi
  • Program Evaluation: Suzanne Boyd, Colette Townsend Chambers, Schnavia Hatcher, Michele Issel, Shanti Kulkarni, Susan McCarter, Sharon Portwood, Beth Racine, Patrick Robinson, Ticola Ross, Diana Rowan, Lori Thomas, Michael Thompson
  • Qualitative Methods: Jessamyn Bowling, Allison Burfield, Schnavia Hatcher, Shanti Kulkarni, Sarah Laditka, Susan McCarter, Annelise Mennicke, Florence Okoro, Beth Racine, Ticola Ross, Diana Rowan, Lori Thomas, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Simulations: , Colette Townsend Chambers, Kathy Jordan, Jim Laditka (micro), Sarah Laditka, Tonya Rutherford-Hemming
  • Scale Development: Annelise Mennicke, Beth Racine, Jan Warren-Findlow
  • Translational Research: Michael Dulin, Melinda Forthofer, Yvette Huet, Susan Sell, Michael Thompson, Michael Turner, Tricia Turner 
     

PEDAGOGY

  • Graduate Education: 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 
     

Basic Research   

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