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Yubraj Acharya

College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
yua36@psu.edu

Research Interests:
program evaluation, health disparities, global health policy, and health economics


David Almeida

College of Health and Human Development
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
dalmeida@psu.edu

Research Interests:
psychology and aging health effects of everyday stressors


Duane Alwin

College of the Liberal Arts
McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
Director, Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies

Research Interests:
social psychology; cognitive aging; social stratification and health; life course


Sandra Azar

College of the Liberal Arts
Professor of Psychology
sta10@psu.edu

Research Interests:
child abuse and neglect; maternal behavior; family processes and risk issues


Karen Bierman

College of the Liberal Arts
Evan Pugh Professor
Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies
Director of the Child Study Center
kb2@psu.edu

Research Interests:
child-clinical psychology; social-emotional development; preventive interventions


Kevin Black

College of Medicine
C. McCollister Evarts, MD, Endowed Chair and Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Vice Dean of the University Park Regional Medical Campus
kpb4@psu.edu

Research Interests:
orthopaedic surgery ; orthopaedic manpower; musculoskeletal health care delivery


Steven Branstetter

College of Health and Human Development
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Co-Leader of the Penn State Cancer Institute Population Health and Cancer Control (PHCC) Program
sab57@psu.edu

Research Interests:
youth tobacco use and cessation; behavioral economics and tobacco use; smoking among cancer patients; parental and peer-influences on tobacco use


Forrest Briscoe

Smeal College of Business
Professor of Management and Organization
fsb10@psu.edu

Research Interests:
organization theory institutional change; professional organizations and careers; organizational employment practices; corporate responsibility


Chris Calkins

College of Health and Human Development
Associate Teaching Professor of Health Policy and Administration
cxc20@psu.edu

Research Interests:
strategic planning; health care marketing; US health care system and organization


William Calo

College of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
wcalo@psu.edu

Research Interests:

health disparities; cancer prevention and control; HPV vaccination, implementation science, public health law, health services research


Linda Collins

College of Health and Human Development
Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Professor of Statistics
Director of The Methodology Center
lmc8@psu.edu

Research Interests:
research methods; optimization of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions; experimental and non-experimental design


David Conroy

College of Health and Human Development
Professor of Kinesiology and Human Development & Family Studies
dec9@psu.edu

Research Interests:
motivation-based behavior change interventions to improve health and well-being; physical activity & sedentary behavior


Keith Crocker

Smeal College of Business
William Elliott Chaired Professor of Insurance and Risk Management
Department Chair
kcrocker@psu.edu

Research Interests:
insurance and risk management; employer-sponsored health insurance policies


Christina Daley

College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Teaching Professor of Health Policy and Administration
cxd249@psu.edu

Research Interests:
long-term care management and policy


Lisa Davis

College of Health and Human Development
Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
lad3@psu.edu

Research Interests:
rural health; health disparities; rural health policy and advocacy; agricultural health and safety


James Dillard

College of the Liberal Arts
Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
jpd16@psu.edu

Research Interests:
production and effects of persuasive messages; meta-analysis


Mark Feinberg

College of Health and Human Development
Research Professor in the Prevention Research Center
mef11@psu.edu

Research Interests:
family and community prevention; large-scale dissemination


Donna Fick

College of Nursing
Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State
dmf21@psu.edu

Research Interests:
detection and management of delirium; nondrug interventions for dementia and delirium; healthy cognitive aging; inappropriate medication use in older adults


Diana Fishbein

College of Health and Human Development
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Director of the Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment
President of the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives
dvf5211@psu.edu

Research Interests:
transdisciplinary methods and developmental approach to understand interactions between neurobiological processes and environmental factors as they influence behavioral health and intervention outcomes


Marianne Hillemeier

College of Health and Human Development
Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography
mmh18@psu.edu

Research Interests:
child and adolescent health disparities; child and family health policy; health care access and utilization


Charleen Hsuan

College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Affiliate Law Faculty
clh605@psu.edu

Research Interests:
health law; access to care; health disparities; hospital care (including utilization and readmissions); emergency medical services and emergency department care; public health services and systems research; public health law


Judith Hupcey

College of Nursing| College of Medicine
Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research
Professor of Nursing
Professor of Medicine
jhupcey@psu.edu

Research Interests:
palliative care and heart disease/critical care; family support/caregivers; qualitative methodology; concept advancement/analysis


Wenke Hwang

College of Medicine
Associate Professor, of Public Health Sciences
Director of the Master of Public Health Program (MPH)
wwh12@psu.edu

Research Interests:
health service and systems; research informatics; comparative effectiveness and outcomes


David Johnson

College of the Liberal Arts
Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development and Family Studies
drj10@psu.edu

Research Interests:
survey research methods; quantitative methodology; family and mental health


Damon Jones

College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Research Professor at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
dej10@psu.edu

Research Interests:
methodology to address issues common with quasi-experimental data; understanding the public costs associated with behavior disorders; cost-effectiveness potential of family and youth intervention


Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung

College of Health and Human Development
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
kuj11@psu.edu

Research Interests:
prescription drug policies; Medicare; provider incentives; consumer information


Weston Kensinger

School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Assistant Teaching Professor of Health Education
Penn State Harrisburg
wsk120@psu.edu

Research Interests:
opioid abuse motivations; community outreach and engagement for substance abuse; substance abuse education, programming, and applied research; veteran health programming and policy


Ann Kolanowski

College of Nursing | College of Medicine
Professor of Nursing
Professor of Medicine
amk20@psu.edu

Research Interests:
complex care issues in the elderly; dementia; drug burden in nursing home residents with dementia; non-pharmacological interventions for dementia


Eugene Lengerich

College of Medicine
Professor of Public Health Sciences
Associate Director of Health Disparities and Engagement at the Penn State Cancer Institute
ejl6@psu.edu

Research Interests:
evidence-based strategies for prevention and control of chronic diseases among minority and medically underserved populations


Susan Loeb

College of Nursing | College of Medicine
Associate Professor of Nursing
Associate Professor of Medicine
svl100@psu.edu

Research Interests:
end-of-life care in prisons; geriatric care in prisons; health attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of incarcerated and community-living older men


Lynn Martire

College of Health and Human Development
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
lmm51@psu.edu

Research Interests:
family relationships and chronic illness; social cognitive models


Susan McHale

College of Health and Human Development
Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Professor of Demography
Director of the Social Science Research Institute
Associate Director of the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
mchale@psu.edu

Research Interests:
family systems dynamics; youth development and health; gender; culture


Bonnie Meyer

College of Education
Professor of Education (Educational Psychology)
bjm8@psu.edu

Research Interests:
decision-making across the life span; improving reading comprehension from upper elementary school through retirement years


Sheridan Miyamoto

College of Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing
sjm6101@psu.edu

Research Interests:
risk factors for child maltreatment; telehealth to improve quality of forensic care; mhealth and nurse health coaching to promote positive health behavior; identification and prevention of human trafficking among child welfare involved youth


John Moran

College of Health and Human Development
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
jrm12@psu.edu

Research Interests:
economic impact of cancer; insurance; health and medical care utilization of the elderly


Adam Muchmore

Penn State Law
Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships
Professor of Law
aim10@psu.edu

Research Interests:
regulatory systems for food, drugs, medical devices, and healthcare delivery


Jon Nussbaum

College of the Liberal Arts
Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
jfn5@psu.edu

Research Interests:
communicative behavior of individuals; adult development and aging; health communication


John O'Neill

College of Health and Human Development
Professor of Hospitality Management
Director of the Center for Hospitality Real Estate Strategy
jwo3@psu.edu

Research Interests:
strategic management; real estate; asset management


Andrew Read

College of Agricultural Sciences
Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology
Eberly Professor in Biotechnology
a.read@psu.edu

Research Interests:
pathogen evolution, including drug resistance and vaccine escape


Kai Schafft

College of Education
Associate Professor of Education (Educational Leadership) and Rural Sociology
kas45@psu.edu

Research Interests:
intersection between social inequality and spatial inequality


Mark Sciegaj

College of Health and Human Development
Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Associate Director of the Penn State Smart Spaces Center
mxs838@psu.edu

Research Interests:
mixed methods research; community based long-term service and support systems serving elders and persons with disability; self-directed long-term service and support programs; implementation and evaluation studies


Joel Segel

College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
jes87@psu.edu

Research Interests:
health services research; health economics; patient decision-making and consumer behavior; quality of care and outcomes


Jenelle Shanley

Social Science Research Institute
Research Associate faculty
jzs1220@psu.edu

Research Interests:
young children and families, child abuse and neglect, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based parent training programs


Dennis Shea

College of Health and Human Development
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach
Professor of Health Policy and Administration
dgs4@psu.edu

Research Interests:
cancer; health economics; costs and use of long-term care, mental health care, physician services and prescription drugs among older persons; insurance


Joshua Smyth

College of Health and Human Development
Distinguished Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Medicine
jms1187@psu.edu

Research Interests:
stress, emotion and health; ambulatory assessment; interventions; health behaviors


Heather Stuckey

School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education
hls119@psu.edu

Research Interests:
healthcare workforce shortages: training, management, retention and recruitment; health and aging with chronic illnesses; workplace redesign; psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes


James Thomas

Smeal College of Business
William Elliott Professor of Risk and
jthomas@smeal.psu.edu

Research Interests:
sensemaking, identity, learning, culture


Conrad Tucker

College of Engineering
Assistant Professor of Engineering Design and Industrial Engineering
cst14@psu.edu

Research Interests:
design and optimization of systems through the acquisition, integration and mining of large scale, disparate data


Kimberly Van Haitsma

College of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing
Director of the Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care
ksv110@psu.edu

Research Interests:
dementia; person centered care; evidence-based interventions for formal caregivers


Jennifer Van Hook

College of the Liberal Arts
Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography
jxv21@psu.edu

Research Interests:
sensing systems, machine learning childhood obesity, immigrant assimilation demography


Linda Ann Wray

College of Health and Human Development
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
law30@psu.edu

Research Interests:
medical anthropology; global health


Gary Zajac

College of the Liberal Arts
Managing Director of the Criminal Justice Center for Research
gxz3@psu.edu

Research Interests:
criminal justice practice and policy