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

Human papillomavirus (HPV), HIV-1 and HIV-2, and other sexually transmitted infections in Senegal West Africa; biomarkers for early detection and recurrence of cervical, anal, skin, lung and various other cancers; Alzheimer's disease

Public 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

Social media marketing interventions to prevent HIV in Latino youth