Research Areas

Christopher E. Johnson, Ph.D.

  • Organization Theory
  • Health Services Access
  • Quality Improvement
  • Long-Term Care

Susan Olson Allen, Ph.D.

  • Health and the Built Environment
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Development

Lee Bewley, Ph.D.

  • Human Capital Development
  • Competency-Based Education
  • Strategic Market Interactions

Craig H. Blakely, Ph.D., MPH

  • Policy and programs that target maternal, high risk youth and other disadvantaged populations

Liza Creel, Ph.D., MPH

  • Maternal and child health
  • Access to healthcare for children with special healthcare needs
  • Interorganizational relationships
  • Health delivery systems and services

Bob Esterhay, M.D.

  • Health information infrastructure for individual health, healthcare, and population health
  • People, organizational, and social issues in health
  • Network science applications in health
  • Complex adaptive networks in health
  • Health transaction cost economics
  • Social network analysis

J’Aime Jennings, Ph.D.

  • Public health systems and services
  • Interorganizational relationships
  • Health disparities
  • healthcare strategy and marketing

David Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, CPH

  • Public health networks, public-private partnerships, and/or community coalitions
  • Pedagogy in public health as well as workforce development through public health education
  • Local food systems, nutrition, and food security as public health issues

Richard Kerber, Ph.D

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Evolution and Chronic Disease 
  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Data Management

Bert Little, Ph.D.

  • Human Genetics/Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Health Outcomes
  • Data Mining/Big Data

Rob Steiner, M.D.

  • Organizational aspects of value networks for quality improvement;
  • Evolving concepts in population health, including evaluating intangibles
  • Healthy communities approach to improving quality of life;
  • Methods for measuring minimally important differences in quality of life
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Quality of life assessments 

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