Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., professor, clinical and health psychology
Research focus: Psychophysiological and behavioral signatures of cognitive/emotional change associated with normal aging and Parkinson’s disease; novel interventions for cognitive changes in at-risk older adults.
Robert Cook, M.D., M.P.H., professor, epidemiology
Research focus: Understanding health outcomes related to medical marijuana and the impacts of HIV and substance use on health in order to improve outcomes and reduce HIV transmission.
Linda Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., dean’s professor of epidemiology and associate dean for research
Research focus: The risk for and consequences of addiction, polysubstance use, surveillance methods for emerging drug trends, and community engaged studies.
Kimberly A. Driscoll, Ph.D., associate professor, clinical and health psychology
Research focus: Adherence to medical treatment regimens, with a focus on using technology and diabetes device downloads to optimize adherence and health outcomes in Type 1 diabetes.
John Kairalla, Ph.D., research associate professor, biostatistics
Research focus: Clinical trial design, development, monitoring and analysis; childhood cancer research with focus on late phase pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) trials.
Xiang-Yang (George) Lou, Ph.D., research professor, biostatistics
Research focus: Machine learning methods, hidden Markov model approach, statistical genomics, design of clinical trials and observational studies, statistical modeling and data innovation.
Qing Lu, Ph.D., professor, biostatistics
Research focus: Statistical genetics and statistical/machine learning with a recent research focus on developing new deep neural networks and software for high-dimensional genomic data analysis.
Gordon Mitchell, Ph.D., professor, department of physical therapy
Research focus: Fundamental mechanisms of spinal cord neuroplasticity following brief exposure to intermittent hypoxia, and translation of those findings to treat impaired breathing (and non-respiratory) movements in people with spinal cord injury and ALS.
Glenn Morris, Ph.D., director, Emerging Pathogens Institute
Research focus: Influenza, Zika, cholera, food-borne illnesses, food safety, drug resistant tuberculosis and malaria.
Arlene Naranjo, Ph.D., research associate professor, biostatistics
Research focus: Clinical trials design, development, monitoring, and analysis, with a specialization in pediatric cancer clinical trials for patients with neuroblastoma.
Michael Robinson, Ph.D., professor, clinical and health psychology
Research focus: The human pain experience, including placebo analgesia, modifying endogenous pain modulation, patient-centered outcomes, sex, race and age biases in decisions about pain, psychological factors in pain perception, behavioral interventions and coping with pain.
Kathryn Ross, Ph.D., assistant professor, clinical and health psychology
Research focus: Prevention and treatment of adult obesity, with emphasis on improving long-term maintenance of weight loss and integrating newer technologies into behavioral weight management programs to improve intervention reach and effectiveness.
Krista Vandenborne, Ph.D., chair and distinguished professor, physical therapy
Research focus: Implementation of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to characterize skeletal muscle in patients, including development and validation of MR imaging biomarkers for muscular dystrophy.
Adam Woods, Ph.D., associate professor, clinical and health psychology
Research focus: Non-invasive brain stimulation-related interventions as well as a variety of non-pharmacological compounds for improving brain metabolism, neuroplasticity and cognitive function.
Jinying Zhao, Ph.D., professor, epidemiology
Research focus: Genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics with a goal of identifying novel biomarkers for aging and age-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, major depression and Alzheimer’s disease.