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Abigail R Aiken

Abigail R Aiken

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
araa2@utexas.edu

Expertise: public health policy, women's health, reproductive health outcomes

Jacqueline L Angel

Jacqueline L Angel

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
jangel@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2956

Expertise: Hispanic health and demographics; aging policy; social policies with respect to diversity; long-term care

Robin D Atwood

Robin D Atwood

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ratwood@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. 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 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.

Marcia  Barnes

Marcia Barnes

Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
marcia.barnes@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9258

Expertise: Typical and atypical development of reading comprehension and mathematics; learning disabilities; academic and cognitive interventions; academic functioning in children with congenital and acquired neurological disorders; children's inference-making

Ben Bentzin

Ben Bentzin

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

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

Chandra R Bhat

Chandra R Bhat

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
bhat@mail.utexas.edu
+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

Chris G Brownson

Chris G Brownson

Associate VP for Student Affairs, CMHC Director, Counseling and Mental Health Center
cbrownson@austin.utexas.edu
+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.

Joshua W Busby

Joshua W Busby

Associate 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.

Darla M Castelli

Darla M Castelli

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
dcastelli@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7636

Expertise: Dr. Castelli studies the effects of physical activity on motor and cognitive performance in school-aged children and emerging adults. She is also interested in the relationship between metabolic risk factors and cognition and how physical activity can reverse its effects.

Namkee  Choi

Namkee Choi

Professor, School of Social Work
nchoi@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9590

Expertise: Geriatric mental health, depression treatment in aging services, social policy for older adults.

Kevin O Cokley

Kevin O Cokley

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kcokley@austin.utexas.edu
+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.

Sue Cox

Sue Cox

Executive Vice Dean for Academics, Dell Medical School
suecox@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 495 5102

Jonathan B Dingwell

Jonathan B Dingwell

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jdingwell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1782, +1 512 475 6189

Expertise: Biomechanics and Dynamics of Human Movement Neuromotor Control of Human Movement Dynamic Stability in Human Walking Walking Balance Control in Young and Older Adults and in Patients Virtual-Reality Interventions for Rehabilitation

Edwin  Dorn

Edwin Dorn

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
eddorn@utexas.edu
+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

David J Drum

David J Drum

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ddrum@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0367

Expertise: Because of the variety of roles he has held throughout his career, Dr. Drum's research focus has evolved and transitioned over time. Presently, Dr. Drum is interested in the experiences of college students suffering from distress and suicidal thoughts. His interest in exploring this population arises from a belief that the current crisis-focused treatment approach in college counseling centers needs to be augmented with a more proactive and preventative service paradigm that is capable of reducing the prevalence of suicidality among college students. His research team continues to explore data collected by the Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education, where it has received survey responses from over 26,000 participants representing 70 U.S. colleges and universities, establishing the largest dataset of in-depth college student suicidal behavior. These results will be used to find ways to help this population enhance resilience, decrease personal vulnerabilities, minimize encounters with traumatic events and, ultimately, fortify student's resistance to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Jeanne H Freeland-Graves

Jeanne H Freeland-Graves

Bess Heflin Centennial Professor in Nutritional Sciences - NTR Study Abroad Dir., Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
jfg@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0657, +1 512 471 0974

Expertise: Nutrition; obesity; minerals; food; manganese

Michael L Geruso

Michael L Geruso

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
mike.geruso@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8704

Expertise: Economics of Health and Healthcare, Development, Economic Demography

Laurie B Green

Laurie B Green

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
lbgreen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7245

Expertise: Comparative Race Studies; African American Studies; Gender Studies; Working-Class History; Migration; Urban History; Poverty and Public Health; Social Movements; Political and Cultural History

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

Mark D Hayward

Mark D Hayward

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
mhayward@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8382

Expertise: Population and Life Course and Aging, Morbidity and Mortality, and Biodemography, Social Epidemiology, Quantitative Methods and Dynamic Models, Life Table Techniques

Frederick G Hensey

Frederick G Hensey

Professor Emeritus, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
f.hensey@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4531

Expertise: Linguistics; translation and interpretation theory; language in public life

Clay Johnston

Clay Johnston

Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Dell Medical School, Dell Medical School
clay.johnston@utexas.edu
+1 512 495 5000

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.

William R Kelly

William R Kelly

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
wkelly@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4142

Expertise: Criminal Justice/Criminology/Ecology of Crime, Program and Policy Research and Evaluation, Research Methodology and Statistics

Christopher T King

Christopher T King

Director, Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
chris.king@raymarshallcenter.org
+1 512 471 7891, +1 512 471 2186

Expertise: Job Training, Worker Health, and Safety Education Policy, Labor Performance Management

Harold W Kohl

Harold 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

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

Elizabeth A Loika

Director of Family Wellness Center, School of Nursing
eloika@nursing.utexas.edu

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.

Molly A Lopez

Molly A Lopez

Research Associate Professor (Affiliated), School of Social Work
mlopez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0614

Expertise: mental health services, evidence-based practice, trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapies, workforce competency, systems of care.

Julie  Maslowsky

Julie Maslowsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
maslowsky@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7190

Expertise: Adolescent Health, Global Health, Health Disparities, Mental Health, Quantitative Methodology, Risk Behavior, Sleep, Substance Use and Abuse

Eric L McDaniel

Eric L McDaniel

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
emcdaniel@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7268

Expertise: Religion and politics; Black politics; organizational behavior

Richard P Meier

Richard P Meier

Department Chair, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
rmeier@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9031, +1 512 471 1701

Expertise: Child language development; sign languages; American Sign Language; acquisition of American Sign language by deaf children

Lauren A Meyers

Lauren A Meyers

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
laurenmeyers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4950

Expertise: infectious disease epidemiology, evolutionary dynamics, molecular evolution, viruses, bacteria, RNA, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, bioinformatics, flu, Ebola, Zika, malaria

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

Todd A Olmstead

Todd A Olmstead

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
tolmstead@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8456

Expertise: Healthcare Policy, Healthcare

David M Oshinsky

David M Oshinsky

Professor Emeritus, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
oshinsky@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7230

Expertise: 20th Century U.S. political and cultural history

Tolga  Ozyurtcu

Tolga Ozyurtcu

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tolga@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6018

Expertise: Sport Development Sporting subcultures Cultural Geography of Sport Sport and Physical Culture History

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

Katherina A Payne

Katherina A Payne

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
kapayne@utexas.edu

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.

Joseph E Potter

Joseph E Potter

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
joe@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8341

Expertise: Reproductive health, population and development, demographic estimation, Latin America and Texas. Evaluating impact of policies and funding for family planning in Texas.

Sarah J Rehnborg

Associate Director, 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

Carol J Spaulding

Carol J Spaulding

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
carolspaulding@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5846

Expertise: Preschool children's media use, survey design, formative research and program development for low-literacy populations

Mary A Steinhardt

Mary A Steinhardt

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
msteinhardt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3535

Expertise: Resilience based diabetes self management Adaptation to stress

Peter  Thomas

Peter Thomas

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
peter.thomas@utexas.edu
+1 361 749 6768, +1 361 749 6711

Expertise: Reproductive endocrinology; endocrine-disrupting chemicals; environmental toxicology; steroid hormone action; reproduction/population risks

Bill  Tierney

Bill Tierney

Professor of Population Health, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School
tierney@utexas.edu
+1 512 495 5006

Debra J Umberson

Debra J Umberson

Director, Population Research Center, College of Liberal Arts
umberson@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6330

Expertise: Population Health ( Structural Determinants of Mental and Physical Health; Stress and Social Support; Health Behavior; Health Disparities; Sexual Minority Health); Family and Gender (Gender and Relationships; Same-Sex Couples; Marital Status and Health; Relationship Quality and Health; Family Status and Health; Intergenerational Relationships; Family and Bereavement); Aging and the Life Course (Psychosocial Epidemiology across the Life Course; Aging and the Family; Death and Dying; Marriage and Intimate Partnerships).

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.

Lorraine O Walker

Lorraine O Walker

Professor, School of Nursing
lwalker@mail.nur.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4751

Expertise: Weight gain after childbirth

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

Amy  Young

Amy Young

Professor of Women's Health, Department of Women's Health, Dell Medical School
amyyoung@austin.utexas.edu
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