Research Faculty Interests

Said Abusalem

Dr. Said Abusalem

Associate Professor

Research Interests:
Health Service Research; Patient Safety; Infection Control

Katharine Adelstein

Dr. Katharine Adelstein

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
Psychosocial oncology, End-of-Life, Cancer in the Adolescent and Young Adult Population, and Quality of life in patients with cancer.

Mollie Aleshire

Dr. Mollie Aleshire

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
Health disparities, health promotion, healthcare access, and cancer prevention/screening for minority populations including sexual and gender minorities, black women, and women with increased risk for colorectal, breast, and HPV-associated cancers.

Debra Anderson

Dr. Debra Anderson

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Organizational Effectiveness

Research interests:
Vulnerable populations: domestic and occupational violence, healthy work environments

Diane Chlebowy

Dr. Diane Chlebowy

Associate Professor, MEPN Program Director

Research interests:
Diabetes Self-management in Adults (especially African Americans); Motivational Interviewing

Paul Clark

Dr. Paul Clark

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
Health Services Research – Resilience and Moral Distress in the Emergency Department

Mary-Beth Coty

Dr. Mary-Beth Coty

Associate Professor

Research interests:
Self-management of Arthritis (especially in the Hispanic/Latino Population)

Lynne Hall

Dr. Lynne Hall

Associate Dean for Research, Professor

Research interests:
Mental Health of Low-income Women with Young Children

Muna Hammash

Dr. Muna Hammash

Associate Professor

Research interests:
Self-management of heart failure

Sonya Hardin

Dr. Sonya Hardin

Dean, Professor

Research interests:
Critical Care, Geriatrics, Cardiovascular and Neurology

Dr. Frances Hardin-Fanning

Dr. Frances Hardin-Fanning

Professor, Shirley B. Powers Endowed Chair

Research interests:
Health Behaviors related to nutrition in disadvantaged communities; Veterans’ Education Issues

Dr. Candace Harrington

Dr. Candace Harrington

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
Geriatric population, cognitive impairment, chronic heart failure management, long-term populations, frailty, family dementia caregiver longevity

Dr. Kimberly Hartson

Dr. Kimberly Hartson

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
Health Promotion and Behavior Change in Adolescents and Young Adults; Physical Activity

Vicki Hines-Martin

Dr. Vicki Hines-Martin

Professor

Research interests:
Health disparities; community engagement

Luz Huntington-Moskos

Dr. Luz Huntington-Moskos

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
Adolescent Environmental Health

Cindi Logsdon

Dr. Cynthia (Cindi) Logsdon

Professor

Research interests:
Women’s Mental Health; Academic Clinical Partnerships; Mothering

Whitney Nash

Dr. Whitney Nash

Assistant Vice President of Interprofessional Practice Partnerships (HSC), Associate Dean of Practice and Service, Professor

Research interests:
Interprofessional education

Lynn Roser

Dr. Lynn Roser

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
Healthcare-Associated Infections, Infection Prevention, Heart Failure

Cheryl Witt

Dr. Cheryl Witt

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
Improving Rural and Appalachian Health and Safety; Mental Health of Production Farmers; Female Farm Operators

Imelda Wright

Dr. Imelda Wright

Assistant Professor

Research interests:
The Perioperative Environment, including safety culture, normalization of deviance, work environment, and nurse behaviors and characteristics.