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Gayle J Acton

Gayle J Acton

Associate Professor, School of Nursing
gacton@mail.nur.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7334, +1 512 471 9081

Expertise: adult health nursing, gerontological nursing, gerontology, meta-analysis, family caregiving for persons with dementia, theory development

Kamran  Ali

Kamran Ali

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
asdar@austin.utexas.edu
+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

Sarah K Bearman

Sarah K Bearman

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
skbearman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Bearman's current research interests center on three main agenda: 1) Using consumer feedback and practice-based evidence to adapt existing empirically supported 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 and 3) The role of treatment integrity (adherence, competence, and differentiation) in the effectiveness of youth interventions. Dr. Bearman has specific expertise in empirically supported interventions for youth with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders and traumatic stress; dissemination and implementation science; the development of 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.

Keisha L Bentley-Edwards

Keisha L Bentley-Edwards

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kbentleyedwards@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2755

Expertise: My research examines the processes by which young people understand their cultural selves and how this meaning making influences relationships, academic achievement, well-being and a sense of social responsibility. I have a strong belief that research should provide the theoretical framework and empirical evidence to guide practice and intervention. Using an action-research approach, I explore resiliency and cultural competence in the context of 1) the processes of racial socialization, 2) community vs. individual investment in the Black community, 3) risk and protective factors in coping with racism and 4) class and upward mobility.

Ben Bentzin

Ben Bentzin

Lecturer, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
ben.bentzin@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 828 7070

Expertise: Marketing of technology, product marketing, strategic pricing, social media, entrepreneurship

Sharon A Brown

Sharon A Brown

Professor, School of Nursing
sabrown@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4704

Expertise: Type 2 diabetes, health promotion,self-management, health disparities, meta-analysis

Pamela S Buchanan

Pamela S Buchanan

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
buchanan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9390

Expertise: adapted physical education; community collaboratives in special education; sensory and motor integration

Joshua W Busby

Joshua W Busby

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
busbyj@mail.utexas.edu
+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.

Courtney T Byrd

Courtney T Byrd

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
courtney.byrd@austin.utexas.edu
+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

Erin E Donovan

Erin E Donovan

Assistant professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
edk@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7723

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

Jaquelin P Dudley

Jaquelin P Dudley

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
jdudley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8415

Expertise: Animal viruses; retroviruses; breast cancer; oncogenes; transcription regulation; retroviral vectors; leukemia; communication

Eddie E Erlandson

Eddie E Erlandson

Other University Affiliate, Dell Medical School

Richard B Freeman

Richard B Freeman

Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, Dell Medical School
richard.freeman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 495 5044

Benjamin G Gregg

Benjamin G Gregg

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
bgregg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7274

Expertise: Democracy, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Political Theory, Social Theory, Bioethics, Genetic Manipulation of Humans

Karol K Harris

Karol K Harris

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kk.harris@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1273

Esbelle M Jowers

Esbelle M Jowers

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ejowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6027

Expertise: Dr. Jowers directs two major grant projects, including the Texas Initiatives for Children's Activity & Nutrition (I-CAN!) project, and the 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. 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 (PMATS), 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.

Lee Ann  Kahlor

Lee Ann Kahlor

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
kahlor@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 791 5726

Expertise: Public relations, health and environmental risk communication, science communication, and information seeking.

Bill W Kohl

Bill W Kohl

Research Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
hkohl@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 391 2530

Expertise: Epidemiology of physical activity Development of physical activity national guidelines Physical activity for chronic disease prevention

Lara  Latimer

Lara Latimer

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
lara.a.latimer@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5846, +1 512 232 9307

Expertise: Addressing overweight & obesity, specifically through examining how the physical and social environment influences nutrition-related behavior. Tobacco prevention among college students.

William  Lawson

William Lawson

Associate Dean of Health Disparities, Dell Medical School
william.lawson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 495 5082, +1 240 273 8319

Beto Lopez

Beto Lopez

Managing Director, Design Institute for Health, The Design Institute for Health, , Dell Medical School
beto.lopez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 495 5088
Spanish Speaker

Alexandra  Loukas

Alexandra Loukas

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
alexandra.loukas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9388

Expertise: Adolescent problem behavior development Interaction of risk and protective factors, with a particular focus on the protective factor of school connectedness Tobacco use and cessation in disparate populations Concurrent use of cigarettes with other tobacco products

Michael S Mackert

Michael S Mackert

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
mackert@utexas.edu

Expertise: Telemedicine, health communication, health literacy and online communities.

Julie A Minich

Julie A Minich

Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
minichja@utexas.edu

Expertise: Chicana/o Literary and Cultural Studies; Latina/o Literary and Cultural Studies; LGBT Studies; Feminist Studies; and Disability Studies

Chandra L Muller

Chandra L Muller

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
cmuller@austin.utexas.edu
+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

Keryn E Pasch

Keryn E Pasch

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kpasch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8295

Expertise: Influence of media on youth risk behaviors Developing preventive interventions to address risk behaviors

James W Pennebaker

James W Pennebaker

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
pennebaker@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2781

Expertise: Natural language and social behavior; group processes and educational outcomes; how individuals, groups, and cultures respond to traumatic events

George D Pollak

George D Pollak

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
gpollak@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4352, +1 512 471 4849

Expertise: Neurophysiology and how brain controls behavior

Sarah Jane Rehnborg

Director (Interim), Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
rehnborg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7616, +1 512 232 7062

Expertise: Non-Profit Management, Civil society, Education Policy

Catherine  Riegle-Crumb

Catherine Riegle-Crumb

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
riegle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8642, +1 512 232 2388

Aaron B Rochlen

Aaron B Rochlen

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
arochlen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0361, +1 512 471 4409

Expertise: Broadly, Dr. Rochlen's research examines men and masculinity. He is primarily interested in addressing depression in men, particularly as relates to men's underutilization of counseling services. He has secondary lines of interest in non-traditional gender roles, stay-at-home fatherhood, and the implementation of technology in psychotherapy.

Erin M Rodriguez

Erin M Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0283

Expertise: Dr. Rodriguez has three primary areas of research interest, including 1) marital communication in parents following a child's cancer diagnosis, 2) coping, mental health, and disease control in families of youth with asthma, and 3) bilingualism and coping in Latino youth. Presently, Dr. Rodgriguez's ongoing research projects examine: Pediatric chronic illness and health disparities Observational assessment of family communication Developmental processes in stress and coping Linguistic and cultural factors in mental health

Dixie  Stanforth

Dixie Stanforth

Senior Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
d.stanforth@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3950, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Health and Fitness Personal Training Behavioral Journalism Health Communication

Patricia A Stout

Patricia A Stout

Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
pstout@mail.utexas.edu
+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.

Mary M Velasquez

Mary M Velasquez

Professor, School of Social Work
velasquez@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7019

Expertise: Motivational Interviewing, evidence-based interventions, integrated behavioral health, smoking cessation, alcohol abuse, prenatal health.

David C Warner

David C Warner

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
david.warner@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6277

Expertise: Health policy; health finance; diabetes costs; border health; health insurance; mental health policy; Mexican health system; business, economics & labor.

Patrick P Wong

Patrick P Wong

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
patwong@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8962

Expertise: social policy, family and child welfare, children services, mental health, poverty issues, housing, community development

Lucille D Wood

Lucille D Wood

Clinical Professor, School of Law
lwood@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2656