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Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0364, +1 512 471 4407
Expertise: Dr. Ricardo Ainslie's work focuses on communities in the United States and Mexico that have experienced significant conflict, violence, and transformation, exploring broader questions about how communities absorb crises and how individuals and cultural groups live within them. A hallmark of his work is his use of media as a critical tool for conveying ideas and human experience.
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
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
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.
Associate VP for Student Affairs, CMHC Director, Counseling and Mental Health Center
+1 512 475 6990
Expertise: Dr. Brownson is the director of the National Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education. Currently, Dr. Brownson, along with his counseling psychology graduate students, is leading a longitudinal study with 18 other institutions of higher education looking at the intersection of psychological factors and academic success. Dr. Brownson's research, publication, and presentation interests include college student suicide and suicide prevention, collaborative care models of behavioral health in primary care, the intersection of mental health and academic success, gender, race, and ethnicity in college student mental health, the roles of professional organizations within college mental health, collegiate recovery, and fatherhood.
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
Department Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 4155
Expertise: Dr. Carlson researches the efficacy of family assessment, treatment, and intervention. She also examines family-peer-school linkages. More broadly, Dr. Carlson is interested in integrated behavioral health, attachment theory, and consultation theories and processes. Dr. Carlson's most recent research, which is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, focuses on ethnic differences in parenting and the effects of ethnic diversity on the peer social relations and psychosocial development of middle school youth. Dr. Carlson previously co-authored two books - "Family-School Intervention: A Systems Perspective" and "Family Assessment: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers." She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, where she currently serves as a council representative and member of the Committee on Accreditation, and is past president of the Division of School Psychology.
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
Other University Affiliate, Dell Medical School
Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+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.
Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+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.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 9388
Expertise: Adolescent and young adult problem behavior development Interaction of risk and protective factors Tobacco use and cessation in disparate populations Concurrent use of cigarettes with other tobacco products
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
Executive Director and Special Advisor to the Provost, Project 2021 and Educational Innovation, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2781
Expertise: Natural language and social behavior; group processes and educational outcomes; how individuals, groups, and cultures respond to traumatic events
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0283
Expertise: Dr. Rodriguez's areas of interest and expertise include: pediatric chronic illness (e.g., cancer, asthma) and health disparaties; developmental processes in stress and coping; linguistic and cultural factors in mental health.
Director, 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.