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Faculty Research Interests

Public Health Informatics standards, epidemic models, and molecular epidemiology in the context of global health; scientific and social networks as they pertain to collaborative research; novel 3-D imaging displays; Environmental interventions for infectious disease; high-throughput biology; evolutionary game theory.

Health equity; racial and ethnic health; urban and rural disparities; community-based participatory research; social and structural determinants of health; Latino and immigrant populations; chronic disease; cancer prevention and control

Health econometrics; cost-effectiveness; comparative effectiveness and value of information analyses; quality of life; spill-over effects; substantive focus on cancer, mental health and diabetes

Effective methods of disseminating determinants of population health to the general population so they work to change societal structures to improve America's health; theories of global health asking the question why do countries order by health outcomes such as life expectancy in the Health Olympics?; medical harm and the lack of interest in the USA for responding to this marked health risk; medical tourism and its affect on host populations

Management of health care organizations

Survival analysis and stochastic processes; epidemiological design and analysis; missing data and causal inference; nonlinear mixed models and predictions; semiparametric models

Children's oral health inequalities; social and behavioral determinants of oral health; community-based behavioral interventions; Alaska Native oral health disparities; preventive care decision making in pediatric dentistry; Medicaid

Student outcomes; healthcare disparities; health care finance; management principles

Oral health services; Latino health

Development and validation of patient-reported measures of symptoms, function, and quality of life; integration of patient-reported measures into clinical practice, decision making, and assessment of treatment outcomes

Quality of care particularly in the outpatient setting and in health measurement; clinical topics including heart disease, COPD, UTI, anticoagulation

Cost analysis; risk adjustment

Race; privilege; cultural humility; gender, sexuality and justice

Child and adolescent sleep problems; interactions between media use, physical activity, and sleep, and the impact on health and behavior; development and testing of health behavior change interventions; pediatric inpatient quality of care and quality improvement research

Health systems research, implementation science, political economy of global health

Reproductive health across the lifespan; health behaviors and their mechanisms of change; risk factors and outcomes of diabetes; 

Injury control; suicide prevention; firearm injury prevention; quality improvement

International health workforce issues, the effects of war on global health

Cancer prevention and control; chronic disease prevention; dissemination and implementation research; health promotion; workplace health promotion

Adult immunization; cancer screening; chronic disease; community-based prevention; health equity; health promotion; implementation science; older adults; physical activity; tobacco; workplace health

Chronic disease with elderly and minority populations; disease management; social determinants of health disparities

Dissemination and implementation research; implementation science; organizational change; change management; de-implementation of ineffective and harmful practice

Technology assessment; diagnostic testing

Social, environmental and economic causes and correlates of obesity risk; distal drivers of nutrition-related health inequities; community and individual economic resources as causal factors in obesity-related health status; obesity-related impacts of health and non-health related policies; disparities in nutrition-related diseases based on socioeconomic factors and race/ethnicity; public health nutrition; epidemiologic methods with econometric techniques

Process and quality improvement; accessibility and affordability of health care services; ethics in healthcare

women Veteran's health; maternal and child health; use of virtual care to enhance maternity care; multi-level determinants (individual, system-level, policy) of health and healthcare disparities

Health policy; health sector leadership; social/political determinants; health system market change; health care costs and access, health sector education and training

Cost-effectiveness and diagnostic value of medical technology in screening for cancer and other diseases

Cancer prevention and control; translational genomics; stakeholder engagement; health and health care disparities

Health communication interventions using new media; decision making in cancer screening; mediators and moderators of behavior change; cancer prevention and control; obesity prevention; health literacy and health disparity; aging and social support

Prevention effectiveness; outcomes research; comparative effectiveness; neurosurgery; orthopedics, biostatistics; quality of care; clinical trials

Health equity; education and health policy; health education

Health promotion; substance abuse

Health communication; health promotion; theory development

Team Leadership

Role of employment and working conditions on obesity risk; obesity epidemiology; social determinants of health; chronic disease; the nutrition transition in low- and middle-income countries; public health nutrition

Racial and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health; Latino and immigrant populations; theory-based interventions; cancer prevention and control; community-based participatory research

Health informatics; health information management

Healthy aging; social network analysis; social determinants of health; dissemination and implementation science; chronic disease prevention and control

Information technology design to facilitate the delivery of care for chronic physical and mental health conditions, and promote self-management among populations with higher health risks due to race or ethnic minority background

Emergency preparedness and response; institutional conflicts of interest

Occupational injury surveillance; occupational health services; workers' compensation systems; policy and program evaluation; disparities in health and health care access

Health information; health information technology; study design and analysis

Tobacco-related behavior; racism as a stressor; social construction of 'race' vis-a-vis biological reductionism in health research and behavior; knowledge and opinions about organ donation among ethnic groups; program evaluation; popular culture

Health care financing; project management

Technology assessment; medical decision making; economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, particularly in the areas of respiratory disorders, organ transplantation, HIV/AIDS, mental health and clinical decision making

Public health workforce information workflow; public health digital libraries; natural language processing to access to public health gray literature

Adoption, implementation, sustainment of innovations and evidence-based practices; management, operation, and sustainability of inter-organizational relationships; total quality management; patient safety

Implementing evidence-based management of unhealthy alcohol use in medical settings; decision-making in health and health care (patient, provider, and system-level decision making); stigmatized chronic conditions (e.g., unhealthy alcohol use, HIV); social and cultural determinants of health and healthcare

Health economics; applied microeconometrics; impact of policy interventions on veterans' healthcare; comparative effectiveness research; cost-effectiveness analysis

International business and strategy; strategic management; management theory and practice; action research; qualitative analyses; program and process evaluation

Decision-making and quality of life in prostate cancer treatment; cancer screening; costs of health care interventions; evaluation of informed decision making strategies; comparative effectiveness using large databases; quality of life assessment among cancer survivors; decision modeling; assessment of health care costs