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M. K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0364, +1 512 471 4407
Expertise: Explores the intersection of psychology and culture through such topics as the psychological experience of immigration, ethnic conflicts and the impact of violence within communities, and the relationship between individual and collective identity.
Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 7531, +1 512 471 3550
Expertise: Gender; health; development; labor history; political movements (including Islamic groups); Political Economy; post-colonialism; urban social histories, popular culture; historiography; memory; liberalism; Middle East; South Asia
Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
Expertise: Robin Atwood has spent more than 15 years working on applied research projects focused on physical activity, obesity, worksite wellness, nutrition education evaluation, diabetes, and HIV prevention and care. She is currently working on issues surrounding changes in health care delivery systems impacted by health care reform and capacity building utilizing complexity science, generative leadership and an appreciative approach.
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
Expertise: Research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported practices (ESPs) for children with disruptive behavior, trauma, anxiety and depression in community settings.
Associate VP for Student Affairs, CMHC Director, Counseling and Mental Health Center
+1 512 475 6990
Expertise: Research interests include college student suicide prevention, collaborative care models of behavioral health in primary care, and the intersection of mental health and academic success.
Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8946
Expertise: Busby is the author of several studies on climate change, national security, and energy policy from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the German Marshall Fund, and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Busby is one of the lead researchers in the Strauss Center project on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), a $7.6 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. He has also written on U.S.-China relations on climate change for CNAS and Resources for the Future.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
+1 512 232 9426
Expertise: Communication disorder; Causes and thrapies of Childhood stuttering; Adulthood stuttering; Lingustic processing; Motor planning; Fluency disorders; Voice disorders; Speech disfluencies
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 4155
Expertise: Active in current healthcare reform endeavors, studies integrated behavioral health, attachment theory, and consultation theories and processes such as home-school partnership and family-centered treatment.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
Expertise: How people reveal and conceal illness, such as cancer or HIV/AIDS, among friends and family, the ways people manage information about their illness, topic avoidance as a cancer coping mechanism, health communication and psychology
Senior Executive for Special Initiatives, Dell Medical School
+1 512 495 5044
Expertise: Value based care, Risk bearing payment models, Fee for service, Physician practice management, Transplant/Transplantation, Immune Response, Immunology of Liver Regeneration, Viral Infections in Transplantation, Long-term outcomes after transplants, and Donor organ policies
Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate III, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 471 9879
Expertise: Research focuses on biomarkers underlying lifestyle behaviors, metabolic health, and chronic disease in at-risk populations.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 6027
Expertise: Jowers directs three major grant projects, including the Texas Initiatives for Children's Activity & Nutrition (I-CAN!) project, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Retention and Engagement Study, and the PMATS/Walk Texas! Project. Texas I-CAN! is an obesity prevention project that aims to increase both physical activity and healthy eating in elementary school children. This project is currently funded through the National Institutes of Health/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Child Development.The goal is to train elementary school teachers to incorporate physical activity into their academic lessons daily and to evaluate the corresponding physical activity changes and academic impact on the participating children. This is a 5-year project that will recruit 30 elementary schools within Central Texas. Jowers was part of the creation and refinement of this program since 2001 and has extensive experience working with children, elementary school teachers, and independent school districts. The WIC Engagement and Retention Study is funded by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)/WIC State Office to examine both quantitatively and qualitatively the factors that influence participant engagement and retention in the program. PMATS/Walk Texas! is funded by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)/Texas Diabetes Council/Program to provide diabetes prevention and technical assistance/expertise to state-funded community diabetes prevention projects. Additionally, Dr. Jowers manages the online reporting system, termed the Program Management and Tracking System, for the Texas Department of State and Health Services. This system tracks clinical outcomes across various programs (physical activity, nutrition, diabetes self management) to determine the impact of the programs on diabetes prevention and control across the state of Texas.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, Dell Medical School
+1 512 495 5082, +1 240 273 8319
Expertise: Mental Health, Violence and Mental Illness, Racial and Ethnic Issues in Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Substance Abuse, Ethnic Disparities in Care, Access to Care, Ethnic Issues in Pharmacotherapy
Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8377
Expertise: The effects of family, community, education policy and health behaviors on education and the transition to adulthood; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
Expertise: Her research and teaching interests focus on understanding, questioning, and furthering the relationship between public schools and the health and renewal of democracy. Professor Payne's work as a teacher educator and researcher seeks to better prepare and support elementary teachers as democratic educators who can create more equitable classrooms and learning experiences for all students to see themselves as able and active members of our democratic society. Currently, her work in social studies education focuses on the civic lives of young children and aims to promote recognition of the every day civic actions in which young children engage.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
+1 512 471 1133
Expertise: Higher Education policy, administration and finance; strategic planning; Leadership Development; Cultural Competence and International Cultural exchange
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0283
Expertise: Studies family, linguistic, and sociocultural influences on children's adaptation to stress, to better understand how family coping, language and communication, and sociocultural context impact children's mental and physical health outcomes.
Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 0512, +1 512 232 7062
Expertise: Juvenile justice system reform, community-based services with youth, criminal justice, community-based participatory research
Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
+1 512 471 8152, +1 512 471 1101
Expertise: Advertising copy research and consumer behavior; emotional response to advertising; health communications and social marketing issues; business. Health communication, including HIV/AIDS, immunization, and obesity.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 471 0993, +1 512 471 0995
Expertise: Specializes in the history of strength and conditioning, doping, women and sport, and physical culture; directs the Ph.D. program in Physical Culture and Sport Studies and the Masters program in Sport Management.