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Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
Expertise: Dr. Atwood has spent over 15 years working on applied research projects focused on physical activity, obesity, worksite wellness, nutrition education evaluation, diabetes, and HIV prevention and care. She has worked with a number of programs at the Texas Department of State Health Services including the Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC), Obesity, Diabetes and HIV Prevention and Care. Dr. Atwood's contracts focus on providing content and evaluation expertise, capacity building and program development for stakeholders at the federal, state and local level. 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.
Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4535
Expertise: Activity and travel behavior analysis; Travel demand modeling; Application of econometric, discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; Logistics and freight modeling; Transportation energy and transportation air quality analysis; Urban form and spatial data modeling
Assistant 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.
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 471 8184
Expertise: Adolescent and young adult risk behavior etiology and prevention - specifically, exploring how the longitudinal interactions between biological, psychological and social factors affect substance use, sexual risk taking and aggression.
Professor, Also director of UT Austin's Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis and a Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts' Dept of African and African American Diaspora Studies, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 7498
Expertise: Racial and ethnic identity development; factors that impact academic achievement of African American students; academic self-concept; academic motivation; multicultural psychology and issues of race, ethnicity and culture; Afrocentric/African-centered psychology; impact of religiosity and spirituality on various psychological outcomes; multicultural counseling
Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 232 4007
Expertise: International affairs; national security/ defense policy; human resources policy (especially military personnel); civil rights/ race relations; policy making (especially the executive branch); federal education policy; African politics, business
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0603, +1 512 471 8020
Expertise: The research of Dr. Falbo is primarily focused on only children. Most broadly, she is concerned with the long-term effects of siblings on human development. In addition to this topic, Dr. Falbo recently completed a longitudinal study of "at risk" Latino high school students in Austin, Texas. The students were followed through high school. Using data from this study, Dr. Falbo collaborated with Dr. Harriett D. Romo to write Latino High School Graduation. Both are currently engaged in a 25-year follow-up about these former students and their families to gain a deeper understanding of the enduring difficulties associated with the lack of a high school diploma.
Lecturer, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8324, +1 512 656 6592
Expertise: A member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1991-2001, Greenberg?s areas of expertise include state and local government, public finance and budgeting, education, health care, transportation, and campaigns and elections in the state of Texas.
Director of Family Wellness Center, School of Nursing
Expertise: Elizabeth Ann Loika, DNP, PNP, FNP, has been appointed associate professor of clinical nursing and director at the UT Austin School of Nursing's Family Wellness Center. She retired from the United States Air Force in 2003, after serving in nursing leadership roles for 22 years. While serving as a flight nurse she participated in numerous humanitarian missions, including multiple casualty evacuations in Berlin, Afghanistan civilian refuge transport, and Bosnian refugee casualty care. She was deployed in leadership positions in Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. While assigned in Korea, she was the Child Sexual Abuse Consultant for the Pacific Theater. In the Middle East, she was a Chief Nurse supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. She retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel. More recently, she was a founding faculty member of the Keiser University Graduate School Master of Science in Nursing program and the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4950
Expertise: infectious disease epidemiology, evolutionary dynamics, molecular evolution, viruses, bacteria, RNA, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, bioinformatics, flu, Ebola, Zika, malaria
Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 5846
Expertise: Effects of the built and social environment on health behaviors Neighborhood-based physical activity among adults and children Active travel for adults and children
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.