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Children, Youth and Family

Sandra Azar

Professor
Clinical Psychology
sta10@psu.edu

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

Steven Branstetter

Associate Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health
Co-Leader, Population Health and Cancer Control 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

Mark Feinberg

Research Professor
Health and Human Development
mef11@psu.edu

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

Marianne Hillemeier

Professor
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

Caprice Knapp

Senior Lecturer/Research Associate Professor
Health Policy and Administration
cxk47@psu.edu

Research Interests:
outcomes and behaviors for children with special health care needs; measuring child and maternal outcomes in developing countries

Lynn Martire

Professor
Human Development and Family Studies
lmm51@psu.edu

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

Susan McHale

Distinguished Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Social Science Research Institute Associate
Director, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
x2u@psu.edu

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

Sheridan Miyamoto

Assistant Professor
College 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

Edward Smith

Research Professor
Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development
eas8@psu.edu

Research Interests:
ecological models of development; violence and delinquency

Communications

James Dillard

Liberal Arts Research Professor
Communication Arts and Sciences
jpd16@psu.edu

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

Jon Nussbaum

Liberal Arts Research Professor
Communication Arts and Sciences and Human Development and Family Studies
jfn5@psu.edu

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

Elder Care

David Almeida

Professor
Human Development and Family Studies
dma18@psu.edu

Research Interests:
psychology and aging health effects of everyday stressors

Christina Daley

Instructor
Health Policy and Administration
cxd249@psu.edu

Research Interests:
long-term care management and policy

Susan Loeb

Associate Professor and Director, PhD Program
College of Nursing
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

Bonnie Meyer

Professor
Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education
bjm8@psu.edu

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

Mark Sciegaj

Professor, 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

Environment

Nancy Ostiguy

Associate Professor
Entomology
nxo3@psu.edu

Research Interests:
honey bee and native pollinator health; sustainable and organic agriculture

Health Care & Policy

Yubraj Acharya

Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Administration
yua36@psu.edu

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

Betsy Aumiller

Assistant Professor
Division of Health Services Research
baumille@phs.psu.edu

Research Interests:
health education; health behavior change; intervention research; e-learning applications

Catherine Baumgardner

Senior Instructor and Teaching Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Administration
czb5185@psu.edu

Research Interests:
work engagement; organization development; change leadership

David Conroy

Professor
Kinesiology
dec9@psu.edu

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

Charleen Hsuan

Assistant Professor
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

Wenke Hwang

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

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

Maureen Jones

Senior Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Administration
mmc105@psu.edu

Research Interests:
health care executive leader selection; talent management/selection; education outcomes; competency based talent selection

Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Administration
kuj11@psu.edu

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

Ann Kolanowski

Professsor of Nursing, College of Nursing
Professor of Medicine, College 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

Paula Milone-Nuzzo

Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
pxm36@psu.edu

Research Interests:
workforce and health care; interprofessional education

John Moran

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Administration
jrm12@psu.edu

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

Adam Muchmore

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

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

Richard Shurgalla

Senior Instructor Director of Undergraduate Professional Development
Health Policy and Administration
rns12@psu.edu

Research Interests:
professional development in health care; U.S. health care administration; physician practice management and administration

Diane Spokus

Associate Director, Undergraduate Professional Development
Senior Instructor
Health Policy and Administration
dms201@psu.edu

Research Interests:
stress, emotion, and health; ambulatory assessment and health; job satisfaction and quality of work life

Laura Williamson

Associate Professor
Biobehavioral Health
luw24@psu.edu

Research Interests:
health ethics with a particular interest in public health, addiction; stigma, patient and citizen engagement

Gary Zajac

Director
Justice Center for Research
gxz3@psu.edu

Research Interests:
criminal justice practice and policy

Medicare Policy

Dennis Shea

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach, College of Health and Human Development
Professor, 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

Medicine & Public Health

Kevin Black

C. McCollister Evarts Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Vice Dean, University Park Medical Campus
kpb4@psu.edu

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

Darlene Clark

Senior Lecturer
College of Nursing
dac128@psu.edu

Research Interests:
nursing shortage; collective bargaining in healthcare

Eun Kyoung Choe

Assistant Professo
College of Information Sciences and Technology
echoe@ist.psu.edu

Research Interests:
human computer interaction consumer health informatics

Keith Crocker

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

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

Donna Fick

Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hartford 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

Judith Hupcey

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

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

Eugene Lengerich

Professor of Public Health Sciences
College of Medicine
ejl6@psu.edu

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

Andrew Read

Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology
Eberly College of Science Distinguished Senior Scholar
a.read@psu.edu

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

Joel Segel

Assistant Professor
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

Joshua Smyth

Professor
Biobehavioral Health and of Medicine
jms1187@psu.edu

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

Jennifer Van Hook

Director, Population Research Institute
Professor, Sociology and Demography
jxv21@psu.edu

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

Margaret Winchester

Coordinator, Pan University Network for Global Health
Research Associate, Health Policy and Administration
msw23@psu.edu

Research Interests:
medical anthropology; global health, comparative health systems; HIV/AIDS

Linda Wray

Associate Professor
Biobehavioral Health
law30@psu.edu

Research Interests:
medical anthropology; global health

Psychology 

Duane Alwin

McCourtney Professor
Sociology and Demography
dfa2@psu.edu

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

Karen Bierman

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

Research Methods

Forrest Briscoe

Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow
Associate Professor of Management"
Smeal College of Business
fsb10@psu.edu

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

Chris Calkins

Outreach Assistant Professor
Executive Director of Master of Health Administration programs
Health Policy and Administration
cxc20@psu.edu

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

Linda Collins

Distinguished Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Methodology Center
lmc8@psu.edu

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

Diana Fishbein

Director, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
C. Eugene Bennett Chair in Prevention Research
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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

David Johnson

Professor
Sociology, Demography, and Human Development and Family Studies
drj10@psu.edu

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

Damon Jones

Senior Research Associate
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

John O'Neill

Professor and Director
Center for Hospitality Real Estate Strategy
jwo3@psu.edu

Research Interests:
strategic management; real estate; asset management

Kai Schafft

Associate Professor, Education
Director, Center on Rural Education and Communities
kas45@psu.edu

Research Interests:
intersection between social inequality and spatial inequality

Heather Stuckey

Assistant Professor
Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Humanities
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

Associate Professor
Entomology
j2t@psu.edu

Research Interests:
qualitative research methodology; diabetes behavioral interventions

Conrad Tucker

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

Research Interests:
sense making and decision making; complex adaptive systems; virtual/augmented reality; natural language processing

Kimberly Van Haitsma

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

Research Interests:
immigration children of immigrants; observational methods; evidence-based education programs; implementation science approaches to the study of care of frail older adults

Rural Health

Lisa Davis

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