Faculty Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health Affinity Group Faculty

Access to care for underserved communities; urral health; health workforce; Native American health; administrative database linkage; perinatal care

Drug abuse epidemiology; health services research; youth substance abuse prevention; drug overdose prevention; drug treatment services research

Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance

Effective public health practice system development; public health financing; management of public health practice; public health nursing leadership; public health workforce development issues

Child health services research; maternal and child health; mental health; obesity; social determinants; medical geography; health disparities

Multi-level statistical modeling, analyses of complex secondary data, e.g. Medicaid, and studies of the dental needs and services of children with special healthcare needs

Pediatrics; quality of care; internet and health

Maternal and child health; health systems transformation

Injury control; Native American health; suicide prevention

HPV, HIV-1 and HIV-2, and other sexually transmitted infections in Senegal West Africa, cervical cancer, HPV screening and vaccination, biomarkers for early detection and recurrence of cancer, global health, and maternal and child health.

Design, delivery and evaluation of preventive interventions with young children and families; social bases of language; cognitive and emotional development in normal and at-risk children; language and literacy development; parents' health literacy

Pediatric nutrition; efficacy of public health nutrition interventions; public health approaches to obesity

Implementation of community-based injury prevention; pediatric care

Evaluation of quality improvement interventions related to physician-parent communication; antibiotic prescribing; asthma care; inpatient management of medically complex children


Application of xylitol in public health settings related to caries and otitis; effectiveness of fluoride varnish applied by physicians during well child immunization visits; pharmacokinetics of short acting benzodiazepines; cognitive interventions in pediatric and adult dental fear

Pediatric mental health; Medicaid utilization; comparative effectiveness of psychotropic medications; impact of high-deductible health plan enrollment on utilization; cost benefit of mental health treatments; geographic disparities in access and utilization of mental health services


Adolescent health; depression; anxiety; suicidal behavior; transition to adulthood; health services delivery in primary care

Adolescent heath; obesity

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