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Faculty Research Interests

Regular and Research Faculty

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 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

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

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

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

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

Design and performance of health care systems; prevention; technology diffusion; program evaluation; survey research

Injury control; Native American health; suicide prevention

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

Reduction of tobacco use and related illnesses through education, advocacy, policy change, implementation of clinical practice guidelines, and community-based interventions; clinical interventions for treatment of tobacco dependence and alcohol-related risk reduction among college students

Health information management; privacy and confidentiality of health information

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

Effectiveness of health behavior/health promotion interventions

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

Public health practice; community development; program development

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

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

Public health practice; communicable disease epidemiology; health informatics

Health economics; mental health; risk adjustment; outcomes research.

Health promotion; substance abuse

Health communication; health promotion; theory development

Team Leadership

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

Outcomes in health policy and treatment effectiveness; improving end-of-life care; health behavior and health promotion; disability policy; community intervention; resource allocation

Health informatics; health information management

Healthy aging; social networks; social determinants of health

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