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Public & Community Health Faculty

Kirsten Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS

Kirsten Beyer_Academic Profile

Research Interests: health equity, global health, environmental health/justice, structural racism, racial segregation/housing discrimination, geospatial analysis/GIS, community engaged research, chronic disease

Rachel Cusatis, PhD, MA

Rachel Cusatis, PhD

Research Interests: patient-reported outcomes, quality of life, social determinants of health, decision making, health disparities, mixed methods, survey design, cancer

Matthew Dellinger, PhD, MS

Matthew Dellinger, PhD

Research Interests: environmental health, toxicology, risk assessment, Native American partnerships, ecology, epidemiology

Julia Dickson Gomez, PhD, MA


Research Interests: housing, homelessness and informal/slum settlements, drug use, HIV, social determinants of health, law and policy, LGBTQ, HCV, cervical cancer

Kathryn Flynn, PhD, MS

Kathryn Flynn_Academic Profile

Research Interests: patient-reported outcome measures, quality of life, sexual health, women’s health, cancer, mixed methods, infertility, patient decision-making

Zeno Franco, PhD

Zeno Franco

Research Interests: mass disaster, crisis events (large and small), veterans’ mental health, heroism (social psychology), information systems, community engagement, sensor-based data collection, mobile mental health

Carol Galletly, JD, PhD, MA


Research Interests: law and policy, community empowerment through official systems, immigration law and immigrants, dating violence/intimate partner violence, criminal HV exposure laws, confidentiality/privacy of public health data, drug and alcohol use disorders, grant writing

Katinka Hooyer, PhD


Research Interests: veteran mental health, arts-based research, collective healing practices, psychedelic-assisted therapy, moral injury, trauma, medical anthropology, nontraditional qualitative research

Steven John, PhD, MPH

Steven John

Research Interests: HIV prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual and gender minority health, quantitative methods, mHealth, biomedical prevention, health behavior theory, intervention acceptability

Constance Kostelac, PhD

Constance Kostelac, PhD

Research Interests: violence, drug overdoses, opioids, incident reviews, data (analysis, visualization, mapping), program evaluation, Nexus public health and public safety, community-engaged research

Purushottam (Prakash) Laud, PhD, MS, MA

Purushottam Laud, PhD

Research Interests: Bayesian Methodology, machine learning, health outcomes in populations, disparities, design of cancer studies, individualized predictions, individualized treatment rules, survival analysis

John Meurer, MD, MBA

John Meurer, MD, MBA

Research Interests: early childhood development and screening, trauma-informed education of school children, impact of Medicaid expansion on diabetes, Emergency department use with COVID, COVID-19 antibody tests of vulnerable populations

David Nelson, PhD

David Nelson_Academic Profile

Research Interests: social determinants, primary care, food security, housing stability, community engagement, connectedness, public health, quality of life

Alan Nyitray, PhD, MS

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Research Interests: sexually transmitted infections, anal cancer, epidemiology, HPV, LGBTQ, cancer screening

Katherine Quinn, PhD, MA

Katherine Quinn, PhD

Research Interests: racial disparities in HIV, sexual health, LGBTQ health, qualitative methods and analysis, stigma, housing and homelessness

Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Research Interests: research ethics, ethical issues in mental health, community-based research ethics, character, IRBs, pediatric ethics, genomics and ethics, informed consent

Rebekah Walker, PhD, MS

Rebekah Walker_ Academic Profile\

Research Interests: social determinants of health, socioeconomic disparities, race/ethnic disparities, food insecurity, diabetes, chronic disease, racism, inner city environment

Jennifer Walsh, PhD, MA

Jennifer Walsh_Academic Profile

Research Interests: HIV prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), longitudinal data analysis, adolescent sexual health and risk, social determinants of health, HIV treatment cascade, modern statistical methods, developmental psychology

Aaron Winn, PhD, MPP

Aaron Winn, PhD

Research Interests: outcome research, causal analysis, medication adherence, health disparities, comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness analysis, diffusion of new treatments, conflict of interest

Staci Young, PhD, MS

Staci A. Young, PhD

Research Interests: health disparities, women’s health, structural determinants of health, violence, race and racism, organization of (health care) work

Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD, MS

Terri Deroon-Cassini, PhD, MS

Research Interests: trauma, biological mechanisms, violence prevention and intervention, Posttraumatic stress disorder, mental health, secondary prevention, social determinants of health, gun violence