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Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
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.
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
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
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.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+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.
Professor, 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.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+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
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
Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
+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
Clinical Professor, 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.
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Dell Medical School, Dell Medical School
+1 512 495 5000
Expertise: Implementation Science, Older adults, Persons with Physical Disability, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration, Implementation & Dissemination Science Listservs
Associate Dean of Health Disparities, Dell Medical School
+1 512 495 5082, +1 240 273 8319
Expertise: Mental Health, Violence and Mental Illness, Racial and Ethnic Issues in Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Substance Abuse, Ethnic Disparities in Care, Access to Care, Ethnic Issues in Pharmacotherapy
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.
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
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.
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
Director, Population Research Center, College of Liberal Arts
+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).