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Shannon Anthony
Shannon Anthony
Graduate Program Staff Assistant
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

As the Graduate Program Assistant, Shannon Anthony's primary duties involve graduate student registration, graduate program admissions, doctoral committee composition, graduate program milestones and procedures, BBH building conference room reservation requests for grad studen

Hilary B
Hilary Bethancourt
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Water and Health Lab
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Summary Statement

Hilary Bethancourt is a nutritional anthropologist and epidemiologist whose research interests revolve around identifying dietary and lifestyle approaches to preventing chronic diseases and promoting health and well-being at all stages of the life cycle. 

Steve Branstetter
Steven A. Branstetter
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Smoking and Health Behavior Research Lab
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Steven Branstetter has research interests in nicotine addiction, smoking behaviors, and individual and contextual influences on tobacco use in adults and adolescents.

Carol
Carol Brytczuk
Staff Assistant
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Carol Brytczuk is the Biobehavioral Health front desk receptionist and greeter.

Orfeu Buxton
Orfeu M. Buxton
Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Sleep, Health, and Society
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Summary Statement

Orfeu Buxton directs the Sleep, Health & Society Collaboratory at Penn State.

Sonia Cavigelli
Sonia A. Cavigelli
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Professor-in-Charge of the Undergraduate Program
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Professor-in-Charge
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Sonia Cavigelli conducts interdisciplinary research on the causes and consequences of individual differences in stress- and fear-related behavior and physiology.

Anne-Marie Chang
Anne-Marie Chang
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and College of Nursing
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

Anne-Marie Chang's research involves the inter-relationships of sleep physiology and behavior, circadian rhythms, cardio-metabolic health, cognitive function and genomics.

Crista  Crittenden
Crista Crittenden
Instructor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Nikki Crowley
Nicole Crowley
Assistant Research Professor
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Crowley Lab
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Summary Statement

Nicole Crowley works at the intersection of ex vivo electrophysiology, systems neuroscience and behavioral health.

Mary Curran
Lab Manager of the Biomarker Core Lab
ELISA Specialist
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Biomarker Core Lab - BCL
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814-863-7525
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Melina
Melina Czymoniewicz-Klippel
Assistant Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

Melina Czymoniewicz-Klippel's applied research focuses on understanding and addressing the determinants of health and health risks and resilience of vulnerable children and families, including refugees and asylum seekers

Marc Dingman
Marc A. Dingman
Director of the Online Bachelor of Science Degree Program/Instructor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH World Campus
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Beth Edwards
Instructor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Christopher  Engeland
Christopher G. Engeland
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Christopher Engeland is interested in how stress, age, gender, and hormones affect immunity, inflammation, and health. He has a particular interest in wound healing and surgical recovery, dementia, depression, and preterm birth.

Lindsey Fernandez Rhodes
Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes is a trained epidemiologist with experience in the areas of Genetic, Epigenetic, and Social Epidemiology.

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JoAnn Foley-DeFiore
Part-Time Associate Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

JoAnn Foley has been teaching at the college level since 1994 and has taught classes ranging in size from 5 students to 170 students.

Lori Francis
Lori A. Francis
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Center for Family Research in Diverse Contexts
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Family and Child Health Project
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814-863-7525
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Lisa Goldberg
Post-doctoral Scholar
Department
Neurobiological Investigation of Learning and Addiction - NILA
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Summary Statement

Lisa Goldberg has research interests that include identifying genetic factors that affect susceptibility to nicotine withdrawal symptoms, as well as transgenerational inheritance of epigenetic changes associated with drug use.   

Thomas Gould
Thomas J. Gould
Jean Phillips Shibley Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department Head
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Administration Neurobiological Investigation of Learning and Addiction - NILA
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Summary Statement

The goal of Thomas Gould's research is to use genetic, pharmacological, behavioral, and molecular biological techniques to study the neurobiology of learning and memory and the effects of addiction on it.

Jennifer Graham-Engeland
Jennifer E. Graham-Engeland
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Profesor-in-Charge of the Graduate Program
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Graduate Program Stress and Health Lab
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Jennifer Graham-Engeland investigates the impact of psychological stress on physical health and the psychological, physiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying stress and health connections.

Margeaux Gray
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department
Sleep, Health, and Society
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Joseph Gyekis
Joseph Gyekis
Instructor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Joseph Gyekis teaches undergraduate courses in the department of Biobehavioral Health, with a strong focus on research methods and applications, as well as a variety of topics related to drugs, genetics, and epidemiology.

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Jodi Heaton
Assistant to the Department Head and Financial Coordinator
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Administration
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814-863-7525
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Christine Heim
Christine Heim
Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Higgins
Margaret Higgins
Undergraduate Adviser
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Undergraduate Programs Advising
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Summary Statement

Undergraduate Advisor for The Department of Biobehavioral Health

Jillian Johnson
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department
Stress, Health, and Daily Experiences (SHADE) Lab
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Helen Kamens
Helen M. Kamens
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Behavioral Neurogenetics Lab
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Helen Kamens focuses on identification of genetic and environmental mechanisms that contribute to complex behaviors with a special emphasis on alcohol and tobacco use.

Gary King
Gary King
Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Laura Klein
Laura Cousino Klein
Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Kodish
Stephen Kodish
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Nutritional Sciences
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

As a social and behavioral scientist, Stephen Kodish is interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions aimed to improve the health and nutrition of vulnerable populations globally.

Kari Kugler
Kari Kugler
Assistant Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

Kari Kulger's primary research interest includes the development of effective and efficient behavioral interventions targeting a wide range of health behaviors among various populations and contexts.

Stephanie Lanza
Stephanie Lanza
Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Human Development and Family Studies
C. Eugene Bennett Chair in Prevention Research
Director of Edna Bennett Piece Prevention Research Center
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

Stephanie Lanza's career is devoted to advancing prevention research in behavioral health through the development and application of innovative quantitative methods. She focuses this work in two key areas.

Elizabeth Lasher
Elizabeth Lasher
Internship Coordinator, Department of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Undergraduate Programs
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Sheree  Logue
Sheree F. Logue
Director of the Biomarker Core Laboratory (BCL)
Associate Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Biomarker Core Lab - BCL
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Summary Statement

Sheree Logue directs the Biomarker Core Laboratory (BCL) which is a fee-for-service facility offering biomarker research support for all departments in the College of Health and Human Development as well as other researchers at PSU. 

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Heather Low
Undergraduate Adviser
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Undergraduate Programs Advising
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Summary Statement

Undergraduate Advisor for The Department of Biobehavioral Health

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Teresa McGowan
Undergraduate Adviser
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Undergraduate Programs Advising
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Summary Statement

Undergraduate Advisor for The Department of Biobehavioral Health

Sean Mooney-Leber
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department
Neurobiological Investigation of Learning and Addiction - NILA
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Kyle Murdock
Kyle W. Murdock
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Disparities Related to Individual Variance in Executive Functioning and Stress (DRIVES Lab)
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Summary Statement

Kyle Murdock focuses on the neurological, biological, and behavioral pathways through which emotions and interpersonal relationships may impact health outcomes using innovative/multidisciplinary research methods.

Dana Naughton
Dana Naughton
Director, Global Health Minor
Assistant Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Global Health Minor
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Summary Statement

As a long-time clinician, educator and administrator in international and domestic health and social service settings, Dana Naughton is strongly committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of health and global health practitioners.

Diana Poorman
Administrative Support Assistant
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Diana Poorman serves as the facilities manager (to whom you should report any building issues),  the financial coordinator (IBIS forms, requests for funds, E-buy carts, grant information, invoicing, BCL invoicing), and is in charge of keys & swipe access, promotion & t

Joshua Rosenberger
Joshua G. Rosenberger
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Academic Director of the Survey Research Center
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

Joshua Rosenbergers research focuses on the utilization of technologies as a methodological tool for the promotion of sexual health among men, speci

Asher Rosinger
Asher Y. Rosinger
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health & Anthropology
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Water and Health Lab
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Summary Statement

Asher Rosinger examines human response to changing nutritional and economic environments through water & dietary intake & the significance of mismatches in these relationships for short/long-term health, nutrition, and disease.

Michael Russell
Michael Russell
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

Michael Russell's research is focused on understanding the connections between stress, affect, and health behaviors in the day-to-day lives of adolescents and young adults, using advanced statistical modeling (multilevel and time

Sue Rutherford Siegel
Sue Rutherford Siegel
Research Professor of Human Genetics in the Biomarker Core Lab
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Biomarker Core Lab - BCL
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Summary Statement

Sue Rutherford Siegel is a genetic researcher who examines interactions between the genetic and genomic basis of variation, the environmental interactions and the resulting behavioral and health outcomes of an individual. 

Hannah Schreier
Hannah M. C. Schreier
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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Summary Statement

Hannah Schreier is interested in how experiences during childhood and adolescence shape long-term chronic disease risk.

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Idan Shalev
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Consultant for the Biomarker Core Lab - Telomere Expert
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Shalev Lab Biomarker Core Lab - BCL
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Summary Statement

The focus of Idan Shalev's research is to identify mechanisms underpinning the biological embedding of stress and its effect on biological aging.

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Catie Simpson
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
Summer Food Service Program Coordinator
Department
Family and Child Health Project
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Emily Slimak
Administrative Support Assistant
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Emily Slimak performs all human resources related tasks (including but not limited to: job postings, hiring, onboarding, etc.) and maintains the BBH department website and social media accounts.

Joshua Smyth
Joshua M. Smyth
Distinguished Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Medicine
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Stress, Health, and Daily Experiences (SHADE) Lab
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Joshua Smyth's focus is on the application of the biopsychosocial model, with particular interests in ambulatory assessment and mHealth, understanding stress, affect, behavior and health in everyday life, and innovative interventions.

Shedra Snipes
Shedra "Amy" Snipes
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH BioQual Research Lab
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Amy Snipes is a bio-cultural anthropologist with principal research interests at the nexus of culture, health and the environment, as well as incorporating use of ethnographic methods.

Michele Stine
Michele Stine
Associate Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Michele Stine's background is in health education and psychopharmacology.  As a member of the undergraduate faculty, her work has focused primarily on course and curriculum development.  She has served as a General Education Faculty Scholar and the Faculty Ad

Robert Turrisi
Robert Turrisi
Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Prevention Research Center
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Prevention Research to Optimize (PRO) Health Lab
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Rob Turrisi's research focus is in the application of behavioral decision-making to prevent underage drinking, drunk driving, and melanoma.  Since coming to Penn State in 2004, Turrisi has been a PI or Co-PI on well over $20,000,000 in research funds from the National Institut

Matthew Ulrich
Lab Manager of the Stress and Immunity Lab
Multiplex Specialist in the Biomarker Core Lab
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Stress and Immunity Lab Biomarker Core Lab - BCL
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Matt offers expertise and guidance in the execution of ELISA, Multiplex, and MSD analysis for the BCL.

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David J. Vandenbergh
Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Neuroscience Faculty, The Neuroscience Institute, The Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Molecular Genetics Laboratory
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

David Vandenbergh's research group is interested in finding better ways to identify the genetic components of addiction-related behaviors.

Sheila West
Sheila G. West
Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Director, Vascular Health Interventions Laboratory / Stress and Nutrition Research Program
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Stress and Nutrition Research Program
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814-863-7525
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Linda Wray
Linda Ann Wray
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH
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814-863-7525
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Summary Statement

Linda Wray is a gerontologist and social epidemiologist by training.