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Department Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 6021, +1 512 471 1273
Expertise: Dr. Bartholomew is the director of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Laboratory. He has two lines of research. His primary interest is in the promotion of physical activity in the elementary school setting and the benefits of physical activity for academic performance. He is also interested in the impact of exercise on mental health, with a specific interest in the use of single bouts of exercise (aerobic and/or resistance) to improve mood and reduce reactivity to stress. His work has been funded by the Texas State Department of Health and the National Institutes of Health.
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
Expertise: Dr. Bearman's current research interests center on four main agenda: 1) Using consumer feedback, practice-based evidence, and the existing evidence base to adapt or redesign interventions for better fit in usual care contexts where children and families receive services 2) Identifying training and supervision processes that foster the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of empirically supported interventions for youth 3) The role of treatment integrity (adherence, competence, and differentiation) in the effectiveness of youth interventions and 4) The use of non-traditional providers and settings to increase access to effective interventions. Dr. Bearman has specific expertise in empirically supported interventions for youth with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders and traumatic stress; dissemination and implementation science; observational behavioral coding systems to assess therapy and supervision process; and mixed-methods approaches to research, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, qualitative and community participatory research, and longitudinal risk factor modeling. Dr. Bearman has also worked with community partners in a number of different child service contexts, including schools, clinics, and child welfare agencies.
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School
+1 512 495 5067
Expertise: management of patients with arthritis of the hip and knee, health policy and health care services research, healthcare technology assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, shared medical decision making, and value-based payment and delivery models
Oscar and Anne Mauzy Regents Professor for Educational Research and Development, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 7498
Expertise: Dr. Kevin Cokley's research is in the area of African American psychology, with particular interest in the roles of racial and ethnic identity and academic self-concept in the academic achievement of African American students. More recently he has been examining the impact of the impostor phenomenon in academic and mental health outcomes, especially among ethnic minority students and women. Broadly, Dr. Cokley considers racial and ethnic identity development, academic motivation, multicultural psychology and issues of race, ethnicity and culture, race relations, education, and mental health
Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, School of Social Work
+1 512 471 0533
Expertise: School mental health, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youth, research on how to design schools that promote achievement and a safe, respectful and violent free culture.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 471 2428
Expertise: Adult development and aging; psychosocial factors in health and well-being in adulthood and aging; successful aging; women's health; health promotion in older adults; depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking; living with a smoker, cross-domain health risk behaviors, and obesity.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 6027
Expertise: Dr. 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. Dr. 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.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 232 3565
Expertise: Research focuses are (a) measurement and assessment in physical activity settings; (b) fitness education and health-related fitness knowledge testing; (c) healthy lifestyle promotion among university students and technologies; and (d) teacher professional identity development
Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 4351
Expertise: Addressing overweight & obesity, specifically through examining how the physical and social environment influences nutrition-related behavior. Tobacco prevention among college students.
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 471 7190
Expertise: Adolescent Health, Global Health, Health Disparities, Health Risk Behavior, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Sleep, Substance Use and Abuse
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.
Professor of Population Health, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School
+1 512 495 5006
Expertise: Population Health, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Medical Informatics, Big Data, Data Analytics/Epidemiology, New Models of Care, General Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Hospital Medicine, Health Services/Systems Research, Global Health