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Gayle J Acton

Gayle J Acton

Associate Professor, School of Nursing
gacton@mail.nur.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7334, +1 512 471 9081

Expertise: adult health nursing, gerontological nursing, gerontology, meta-analysis, family caregiving for persons with dementia, theory development

Kamran  Ali

Kamran Ali

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
asdar@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7531, +1 512 471 3550

Expertise: Gender, health, development, labor history, political movements (including Islamic groups) and urban social history in the Middle East and South Asia

Jacqueline L Angel

Jacqueline L Angel

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
jangel@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2956

Expertise: Hispanic health and demographics; aging policy; social policies with respect to diversity; long-term care

Robin D Atwood

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ratwood@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Atwood has spent over 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.

Ronen  Avraham

Ronen Avraham

Professor, School of Law
ravraham@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1357

Expertise: Torts, Tort Reform, Healthcare Reform, Insurance Law, Law and Economics

John  Bartholomew

John Bartholomew

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jbart@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6021, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Dr. Bartholomew is the director of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Laboratory. His research centers on the impact of exercise on mental health, with a specific interest in the use of single bouts of exercise (aerobic and/or weight lifting) to improve mood and reduce reactivity to stress. His work has recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Sarah K Bearman

Sarah K Bearman

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
skbearman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Bearman’s current research interests center on three main agenda: 1) Using consumer feedback and practice-based evidence to adapt existing empirically supported interventions for better fit in usual care contexts where children and families receive services 2) Identifying training and supervision processes that foster the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of empirically supported interventions for youth and 3) The role of treatment integrity (adherence, competence, and differentiation) in the effectiveness of youth interventions. Dr. Bearman has specific expertise in empirically supported interventions for youth with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders and traumatic stress; dissemination and implementation science; the development of observational behavioral coding systems to assess therapy and supervision process; and mixed-methods approaches to research, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, qualitative and community participatory research, and longitudinal risk factor modeling. Dr. Bearman has also worked with community partners in a number of different child service contexts, including schools, clinics, and child welfare agencies.

Brian A Bremen

Brian A Bremen

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
bremen@uts.cc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7842, +1 512 471 4991

Expertise: 20th Century American poetry and fiction; Digital Humanities; Literary Theory; Literature and Medicine; Narrative Medicine; Bibliotherapy; Modernism; 20th Century Popular Culture; Indie Music; Standardized Testing (especially the SATs); Essay evaluation; Holistic Scoring; Admissions Essays.

Robert M Brothers

Robert M Brothers

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
r.m.brothers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6016, +1 512 471 8589

Expertise: Cardiovascular physiology with a focus on blood pressure control and cardiac and cerebrovascular (brain blood flow) function in healthy and disease populations.

Sharon A Brown

Sharon A Brown

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
sabrown@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4704

Expertise: Type 2 diabetes, health promotion,self-management, health disparities, meta-analysis

Joshua W Busby

Joshua W Busby

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
busbyj@mail.utexas.edu
+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.

Andrew C Butler

Andrew C Butler

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
andrewbutler@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Imagine the following scenarios: a student who is building an understanding of physics by working practice problems, an educator who is trying to correct student misconceptions about evolution, and a traveler who has recently returned from Paris telling friends about the trip of a lifetime. The common thread connecting these examples is that the memories of the individuals described are changing through their actions. Dr. Butler is interested in the malleability of memory – the cognitive processes and mechanisms that cause memories to change or remain stable over time. More specifically, his research focuses on how the process of retrieving memories affects the content (e.g., events, specific details, narrative structure, etc.) and phenomenological characteristics (e.g., confidence, emotional intensity, vividness, etc.) of those memories. Retrieval is often viewed as a neutral event in which the contents of memory are assessed but left unchanged. However, a large body of research has shown that retrieval actually modifies memory. His program of research addresses both theoretical issues in cognitive psychology and practical applications to education and mental health. The broad aim of this research program is to gain a better understanding of how retrieval affects: memories held by individuals and those shared by groups (i.e. collective memories); memories for simple materials (e.g., word lists, facts, etc.) to more complex memories that are rich in sensory detail, emotion, and self-relevance, among other characteristics; and newly formed, episodic memories in contrast to well-learned semantic memories that have been integrated into the knowledge base.

Darla M Castelli

Darla M Castelli

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
dcastelli@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7636

Expertise: Physical education instruction; exercise physiology; effects of physical activity and fitness on motor competency and cognitive health in children

Namkee  Choi

Namkee Choi

Professor, School of Social Work
nchoi@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9590

Expertise: Geriatric mental health, depression treatment in aging services, social policy for older adults.

Angela P Clark

Angela P Clark

Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing
apclark@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9078

Expertise: chronic heart failure, diabetes, healthy attitudes, cardiovascular health

Edward F Coyle

Edward F Coyle

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
coyle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8596, +1 512 471 8598

Expertise: Coyle directs the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education's Human Performance Laboratory, and his research focuses on the metabolic and cardiovascular factors that limit aerobic exercise performance. He is expert in the nutritional needs of active people during exercise, especially regarding their carbohydrate, fat and fluid requirements. Furthermore, he has developed technology to measure maximal neuromuscular power output over a few seconds. A decline in an athlete's maximal power output may be a sign of overtraining.

Kelley A Crews

Kelley A Crews

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
kelley@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5116

Expertise: Ecologies of Global Health, Landscape Change Dynamics, Landuse Ecology & Management, GIS & Remote Sensing, Environmental Policy Analysis, and Population-Environment Interactions

Miles L Crismon

Miles L Crismon

Dean, College of Pharmacy
lynn.crismon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3718

Expertise: Clinical psychopharmacology, mental health outcomes and medications, depression, children and depression and schizophrenia.

Robert  Crosnoe

Robert Crosnoe

Professor and Faculty Research Associate, Department of Psychology (by courtesy), and Population Research Center, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8329

Expertise: Child/adolescent development and transitions to adulthood; Education and child care; Families; Health; Immigration

Don S Crowley

Don S Crowley

Specialist, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
crowley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3949, +1 512 232 2205

Expertise: Swimming/aquatic safety; swimming instruction; fitness

Erin E Donovan

Assistant professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
edk@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7723

Expertise: How people reveal and conceal illness, such as cancer or HIV/AIDS, among friends and family, the ways people manage information about their illness, topic avoidance as a cancer coping mechanism, health communication and psychology

David J Drum

David J Drum

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ddrum@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0367

Expertise: Mental health;health psychology counseling; suicide in college students

Brian K Farr

Brian K Farr

Senior Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
bfarr@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9885, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Sports medicine, training athletes, athletic injuries, sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning

Roger P Farrar

Roger P Farrar

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
rfarrar@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8621, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Skeletal muscular atrophy; muscle regeneration; exercise physiology; cardiac health and exercise; cardiovascular health and fitness in the elderly

Gregory L Fenves

Gregory L Fenves

Executive Vice President and Provost
fenves@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1232

Expertise: Modeling and computational simulation of structures; earthquake engineering; structural health monitoring and assessment

Cynthia G Franklin

Cynthia G Franklin

Professor, School of Social Work
cfranklin@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0533

Expertise: School mental health, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youth, research on how to design schools that promote achievement and a safe, respectful and violent free culture.

Jeanne H Freeland

Jeanne H Freeland

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
jfg@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0657, +1 512 471 0974

Expertise: Nutrition; obesity; minerals; food; manganese

Sherri R Greenberg

Sherri R Greenberg

Lecturer, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
srgreenberg@austin.utexas.edu
+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.

Mark D Hayward

Mark D Hayward

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
mhayward@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8382

Expertise: Life course origins of health disparities, morbidity and mortality, biodemography; Aging; Life Expectancy; Health; Marriage; Divorce; Widowhood; Socioeconomic, Racial and Ethnic disparities in health

Carole K Holahan

Carole K Holahan

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
c.holahan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2428

Expertise: Psychosocial adjustment to cardiovascular illness; relationship between depression and physical illness; social resources and coping with aging; promotion of self-care behavior in older adults; depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking

Kristine L Hopkins

Kristine L Hopkins

Lecturer, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
khopkins@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8313

Expertise: Reproductive health issues in Latin America, the US-Mexico border, and Texas; impact of contraceptive availability among Mexican origin women on the US-Mexico border; teen pregnancy in Texas; overuse of cesarean section in Brazil and Mexico

Thomas M Hunt

Thomas M Hunt

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tmhunt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0994

Expertise: Sport policy, law, and history; international relations; international politics and diplomacy; drugs and doping in sport; the Olympic Movement.

John L Ivy

John L Ivy

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
johnivy@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8599, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Exercise physiology; carbohydrate metabolism; ergogenic aids; exercise and diabetes; nutrition and exercise

Jody  Jensen

Jody Jensen

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jljensen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2685

Expertise: Lower-extremity neuro-motor control in clinical populations Gait and posture in typically and atypically-developing populations Autism - mediation of symptoms and function through physical activity Children's motor skill development; children and exercise

Calvin H Johnson

Calvin H Johnson

Professor, School of Law
cjohnson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1306

Expertise: Federal tax law; constitutional law; accounting; business, economics & labor.

Clay Johnston

Clay Johnston

Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, Dell Medical School
clay.johnston@utexas.edu
+1 512 495 5000

Barbara L Jones

Barbara L Jones

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
barbarajones@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9367

Expertise: Palliative care, pediatric oncology, cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult oncology, interprofessional education, medical social work, integrated behavioral health, medical ethics

Robert A Josephs

Robert A Josephs

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
bob.josephs@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9788

Expertise: Hormones and behavior; testosterone and personality; social psychology of power; social endocrinology of dominance

Esbelle M Jowers

Esbelle M Jowers

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ejowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6027

Expertise: Dr. Jowers directs two major grant projects, including the Texas Initiatives for Children’s Activity & Nutrition (I-CAN!) project, and the Walk Texas! Project. Texas I-CAN! is an obesity prevention project that aims to increase both physical activity and healthy eating in elementary school children. This project is currently funded through the National Institutes of Health/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Child Development.The goal is to train elementary school teachers to incorporate physical activity into their academic lessons daily and to evaluate the corresponding physical activity changes and academic impact on the participating children. This is a 5-year project that will recruit 30 elementary schools within Central Texas. Dr. Jowers was part of the creation and refinement of this program since 2001 and has extensive experience working with children, elementary school teachers, and independent school districts. Walk Texas! is funded by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)/Texas Diabetes Council/Program to provide diabetes prevention and technical assistance/expertise to state-funded community diabetes prevention projects. Additionally, Dr. Jowers manages the online reporting system, termed the Program Management and Tracking System (PMATS), for the Texas Department of State and Health Services. This system tracks clinical outcomes across various programs (physical activity, nutrition, diabetes self management) to determine the impact of the programs on diabetes prevention and control across the state of Texas.

Lee Ann Kahlor

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
kahlor@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 791 5726

Expertise: Public relations, health and environmental risk communication, science communication, and information seeking.

Xiaofen  Keating

Xiaofen Keating

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
xk93@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3565

Expertise: Her research focuses are (a) measurement and assessment in physical activity settings; (b) fitness education and health-related fitness knowledge testing; and (c) healthy lifestyle promotion among university students.

Christopher T King

Director, Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
ctking@raymarshallcenter.org
+1 512 471 7891, +1 512 471 2186

Expertise: Job Training, Worker Health, and Safety Education Policy, Labor Performance Management

Dorothy D Lambdin

Dorothy D Lambdin

Clinical Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
lambdin@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1540

Expertise: Elementary physical education; teachers'''' careers; assessment in physical education; teachers'''' goals and intents

Lara Latimer

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
lara.a.latimer@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5846, +1 512 232 9307

Expertise: Addressing overweight & obesity, specifically through examining how the physical and social environment influences nutrition-related behavior. Tobacco prevention among college students.

Molly A Lopez

Molly A Lopez

Research Associate Professor (Affiliated), School of Social Work
mlopez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0614

Expertise: mental health services, evidence-based practice, trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapies, workforce competency, systems of care.

Michael S Mackert

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
mackert@utexas.edu

Expertise: Telemedicine, health communication, health literacy and online communities.

Mia K Markey

Mia K Markey

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
mia.markey@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1711, +1 512 471 8660

Expertise: Machine learning and statistical techniques for detection; Classification and prediction in biology and medicine; Biomedical image analysis

Julie  Maslowsky

Julie Maslowsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
maslowsky@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7190

Expertise: Adolescent Health, Global Health, Health Disparities, Mental Health, Quantitative Methodology, Risk Behavior, Sleep, Substance Use and Abuse

Reuben R McDaniel

Reuben R McDaniel

Chair, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
reuben.mcdaniel@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9451

Expertise: Health care management complexity theory organizational design

John  Mirowsky

John Mirowsky

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
mirowsky@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5514

Expertise: Aging; health over the life course; creativity; employment; education and the transition to adulthood

Chandra L Muller

Chandra L Muller

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
cmuller@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8377

Expertise: The effects of family, community, education policy and health behaviors on education and the transition to adulthood; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers

Kristin  Neff

Kristin Neff

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kristin.neff@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0382, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Neff’s research links self-compassion to mental health. She has successfully differentiated the construct of self-compassion from self-esteem. This line of research is highly cross disciplinary, drawing from fields of social and personality psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. Recently, Dr. Neff developed an eight-week program designed to teach self-compassion skills called "Mindful Self-Compassion." The effectiveness of the program is being evaluated using a wait-list control design. Following her doctoral training in the area of moral development and her postdoctoral training in the area of self-concept development, Dr. Neff’s research has focused on defining, measuring, and developing an intervention to teach self-compassion. According to Dr. Neff’s model, self-compassion involves showing kindness to oneself when experiencing suffering, framing one’s experience of imperfection in light of the shared human experience, and mindful awareness of negative thoughts and emotions. Dr. Neff was the first scholar to introduce the construct of self-compassion into the research literature. She operationalized the construct and created a scale by which it is measured.

Eileen K Nehme

Eileen K Nehme

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
eileen.k.nehme@uth.tmc.edu
+1 512 232 5846

Expertise: Effects of the built and social environment on health behaviors Neighborhood-based physical activity among adults and children Active travel for adults and children

Todd A Olmstead

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
tolmstead@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8456

Expertise: Healthcare Policy, Healthcare

Katherina A Payne

Katherina A Payne

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
kapayne@utexas.edu

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.

James W Pennebaker

James W Pennebaker

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
pennebaker@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2781

Expertise: Writing and health; word choice; language and relationships; expressive writing and diaries; language and personality; disasters, trauma and communication; natural language and communication; social psychology; psychosomatic problems.

Joseph E Potter

Joseph E Potter

Professor, Population Research Center, College of Liberal Arts
joe@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8341

Expertise: Reproductive health, population and development, demographic estimation, Latin America and Texas. Evaluating impact of policies and funding for family planning in Texas.

Donna L Rew

Donna L Rew

Professor, School of Nursing
ellerew@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7941, +1 512 232 7595

Expertise: Adolescent health, sexual health practices of homeless youth, sexual abuse and long-term sequelae, education for underserved populations, intuition in decision-making

Samuel S Richardson

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
samr@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3687

Expertise: Healthcare Policy, Healthcare

Aaron B Rochlen

Aaron B Rochlen

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
arochlen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0361, +1 512 471 4409

Expertise: Broadly, Dr. Rochlen’s research examines men and masculinity. He is primarily interested in addressing depression in men, particularly as relates to men’s underutilization of counseling services. He has secondary lines of interest in non-traditional gender roles, stay-at-home fatherhood, and the implementation of technology in psychotherapy.

Erin M Rodriguez

Erin M Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Rodriguez has three primary areas of research interest, including 1) marital communication in parents following a child’s cancer diagnosis, 2) coping, mental health, and disease control in families of youth with asthma, and 3) bilingualism and coping in Latino youth. Presently, Dr. Rodgriguez’s ongoing research projects examine: Pediatric chronic illness and health disparities Observational assessment of family communication Developmental processes in stress and coping Linguistic and cultural factors in mental health

Catherine E Ross

Catherine E Ross

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
cross@prc.utexas.edu

Expertise: Aging; health disparities; sense of personal control; gender gap; depression.

William M Sage

William M Sage

Professor, School of Law
bsage@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7806

Expertise: Health law, regulatory theory, antitrust, and professional responsibility.

Delida  Sanchez

Delida Sanchez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
delida.sanchez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0805

Expertise: Central to Dr. Sanchez’ work is identifying and incorporating culturally-specific constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for youth of color. She is currently interested in perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents. Her research also examines identity development, particularly regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion among populations of color. Dr. Sanchez implements her research to improve culturally competent clinical supervision and training.

Rosa N Schnyer

Rosa N Schnyer

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
rschnyer@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7482

Expertise: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM); use of acupuncture to treat depression.

David W Springer

David W Springer

Professor, School of Social Work
dwspringer@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0512, +1 512 232 7062

Expertise: Dr. Springer has conducted research funded by various sources, including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and the RGK Foundation. His research focuses on the reform of juvenile justice systems and the delivery of community-based services with youth.

M Dixie  Stanforth

M Dixie Stanforth

Senior Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
d.stanforth@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3950, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Health and Fitness Personal Training Behavioral Journalism Health Communication

Kevin D Stark

Kevin D Stark

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kstark@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0267, +1 512 471 4407

Expertise: Dr. Kevin Stark is primarily interested in the application of cognitive-behavioral interventions to behavior problems in the schools. His research involves the assessment, treatment, and theoretical models of depression in children and adolescents. His secondary line of research examines the impact of participation in youth athletics on children's mental health.

Patricia A Stout

Patricia A Stout

Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
pstout@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8152, +1 512 471 1101

Expertise: Advertising copy research and consumer behavior; emotional response to advertising; health communications and social marketing issues; business. Health communication, including HIV/AIDS, immunization, and obesity.

Sharon L Strover

Sharon L Strover

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
sharon.strover@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6652

Expertise: The Information Society; telecommunications policy, including telephone cable and satellite systems; international cultural policy with respect to film and television; and the digital divide.

Alexa M Stuifbergen

Alexa M Stuifbergen

Professor, School of Nursing
astuifbergen@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4100, +1 512 232 4764

Expertise: Health promotion, chronic illness, disability, multiple sclerosis; rehabilitation, post-polio syndrome, fibromyalgia

Nan  Sun

Nan Sun

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
nansun@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2051

Expertise: Analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuit design; Micro- and nano-scale solid-state platforms (silicon ICs and beyond) as an electrical, electrochemical, and optical analytical tool for biotechnology and medicine; Low-cost medical imaging systems; Miniature spin resonance systems

Hirofumi  Tanaka

Hirofumi Tanaka

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
htanaka@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4801, +1 512 471 8610

Expertise: Physiological mechanisms and consequences of vascular aging Influence of lifestyle modifications (particularly habitual exercise) on vascular dysfunction and increased disease risk that occur with aging Masters athletes and changes in athletic performance with aging Utility of swimming exercise for disease prevention Myths and misconceptions in sports medicine and exercise science

Michael J Telch

Michael J Telch

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
telch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8488, +1 512 471 3393

Expertise: Agrophobia; Anxiety and phobic disorders; Behavioral medicine; Behavioral therapies; Cognitive processes of behavior change; Therapy outcome evaluation

Deborah J Tharinger

Deborah J Tharinger

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
dtharinger@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Therapeutic Assessment with Children, Adolescents and their Families; Developmental psychopathology; child maltreatment; school-based delivery of health and mental health services; Professional Issues in Psychology.

Janice S Todd

Janice S Todd

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jan@starkcenter.org
+1 512 471 0993, +1 512 471 0995

Expertise: Women and Sport; weightlifting bodybuilding women and exercise history of physical culture; Arts & Humanities

Diane O Tyler

Diane O Tyler

Professor of Clinical Nursing, School of Nursing
dtyler@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9092

Expertise: Obesity in children, health promotion and disease prevention

Debra J Umberson

Debra J Umberson

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
umberson@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6330

Expertise: Health, marriage, relationships, aging, gender, sexuality, death and dying, death of a parent, transition to adulthood

Mary M Velasquez

Mary M Velasquez

Professor, School of Social Work
velasquez@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7019

Expertise: Motivational Interviewing, evidence-based interventions, integrated behavioral health, smoking cessation, alcohol abuse, prenatal health.

Paul  Von Hippel

Paul Von Hippel

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
paulvonhippel@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 537 8112

Expertise: Demographic Analysis, Education Policy, Healthcare, Statistics

David C Warner

David C Warner

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
david.warner@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6277

Expertise: Health policy; health finance; diabetes costs; border health; health insurance; mental health policy; Mexican health system; business, economics & labor.

Patrick P Wong

Patrick P Wong

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
patwong@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8962

Expertise: social policy, family and child welfare, children services, mental health, poverty issues, housing, community development

Luis H Zayas

Luis H Zayas

Dean, School of Social Work
lzayas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1937

Expertise: Latino adolescents, suicide prevention, child and adolescent mental health, culturally competent interventions, immigration, minorities

Jinying  Zhu

Jinying Zhu

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jyzhu@unl.edu
+1 402 554 4459

Expertise: Non-destructive testing of concrete structures, pavements, and deep foundations; Wave propagation; Soil dynamics; Health monitoring; Advanced sensing techniques for civil engineering materials and infrastructure