Experts List

Experts for: Health & Wellness

Martin Andersen

Assistant Professor, Economics
PhD Harvard University

  • Health Economics
  • Affordable Care Act

Stephanie Baker

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Study, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-0119,

  • Health Equity - Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health

Beth Barba

Professor, Community Practice Nursing
Director of PhD Program, School of Nursing
PhD New York University
(336) 334-4785,

  • Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes
  • Geriatric Health Care Workforce
  • Non-pharmacological strategies to prevent or treat anxiety, agitation, apathy and depression in people with dementia

Anne Brady

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
PhD The University of Georgia
(336) 334-3274,

  • Older Adults and Physical Function
  • Community-Based Exercise Programs
  • Body Composition Changes during the Aging Process
  • Internship Experiences for Undergraduate Students

Ang Chen

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-8566,

  • Children/Adolescents Motivation for Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity Benefits for Children
  • Educational Physical Activity Programming

Norman Chiu

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD University of Windsor, Canada
(336) 334-3126,

  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Diagnosis
  • Genomics Science
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Graduate Studies

Denise Cote-Arsenault

Professor & Department Chair, Parent-Child Nursing
PhD University of Rochester
(336) 334-3628,

  • Pregnancy Loss: parental responses to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death
  • Qualitative Research: being a nurse researcher; skills needed; what I have learned
  • Difficult Pregnancy: particularly with a poor baby diagnosis

Mitchell Croatt

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD Stanford University
(336) 334-3785,

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biofuels

Paul Davis

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of South Carolina
(336) 334-3030,

  • Health Benefits of Exercise
  • Proper Amounts of Exercise

Jacqueline Kayler DeBrew

Clinical Professor, Community Practice Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3100,

  • Topics Dealing with Health and Older Adults
  • Community Dwelling for Older Adults
  • Undergraduate Nursing Education

Jigna Dharod

Assistant Professor, Nutrition
PhD University of Connecticut
(336) 334-9708,

  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Food Insecurity and Nutritional Outcomes
  • Acculturation

Donna M. Duffy

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Director, Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3025,

  • Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sport Coaching Education
  • Sexual Violence in Athletics and Sports

Catherine Ennis

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Georgia
(336) 256-8565,

  • Children and Adolescent Physical Activity/Physical Education
  • The Science of Healthful Living Middle School Physical Education; Addressing the Obesity Crisis with Body and Mind

Jennifer Etnier

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-3037,

  • Physical Activity and Cognitive Performance in ADHD
  • Physical Activity and the Prevention of Dementia

Melissa Floyd-Pickard

Professor & Department Chair, Social Work
PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 334-4073,

  • Mental Illness
  • Mental Health Policy
  • Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
  • Human Services Values and Ethics

Perry Flynn

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of Speech-Language Pathology
MEd The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-2005,

  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in School Settings
  • Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in schools
  • Law to Practice in Speech Language Pathology in Schools
  • Equestrian Therapy

Eric Ford

Professor, Management
PhD The University of Alabama at Birmingham
(336) 334-4524,

  • Electronic Health Records: Adoption & Diffusion
  • Health Policy
  • Hospitals & Insurance
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Online Education

Lisa Fox-Thomas

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Coordinator of Audiology Services, UNCG Speech and Hearing Center
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-5184,

  • Tinnitus Management and Treatment
  • Auditory Processing Disorders

Denise Gabriel

Assistant Professor, Theatre
MA The Ohio State University, University of Nebraska
(336) 334-5789,

  • The Values of Mindfulness Practice in Daily Living
  • Embodying Performance in the Workplace

Heather Gert

Associate Professor, Philosophy
PhD Brown University
(336) 334-5059,

  • Medical Ethics
  • Ethics

Diane L. Gill

Professor, Kinesiology
Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 334-4683,

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Physical Activity and Quality of Life/Psychological Well-Being
  • Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Nancy Gladwell

Associate Professor, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
ReD Indiana University
(336) 334-3261,

  • Recreation and Parks

Allan Goldfarb

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Temple University
(336) 334-3029,

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Antioxidants & Exercise
  • Beta-endorphins and Exercise

Jill Green

Professor, Dance
PhD The Ohio State University
(336) 334-3266,

  • Somatic Theory & Practice
  • Health & Dance
  • Body-Mind Approaches
  • Kinetic Awareness

Christopher Haas

Lecturer & Technical Director, Theatre
MFA Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(336) 334-3891,

  • Scenery Construction
  • Stage/Theatrical Rigging
  • Woodshop Safety

Heather M. Helms

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, HDFS
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-0129,

  • Marriage
  • Close Relationships
  • Teens and Sex
  • Work and Family Issues

Vincent Henrich

Professor, Biology
Research Director, Center for Biotechnology, Genomic, and Health Research
PhD The Ohio State University
(336) 334-5715,

  • Personalized/Genomic Medicine
  • Family Health History and Personal Disease Risk
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Endocrine Regulation and Disease

Jie Hu

Associate Professor, Community Practice Nursing
PhD University of Arizona
(336) 256-1025,

  • Diabetes Self-Management in Hispanic Adults with Diabetes

Lori Hubbard

Lecturer, Parent-Child Nursing
MSN University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5306,

  • Breastfeeding
  • Labor & Birth

William Karper

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
EdD New York University
(336) 334-3035,

  • Exercise and Chronic Pain - Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
  • Exercise & Older Adults
  • Exercise & Health

Donald D. Kautz

Associate Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of Kentucky
(336) 334-5264,

  • Overcoming Sexual Intimacy Problems Due to Chronic Illnesses and Aging
  • Inspiring Hope in Those with Chronic Illness
  • Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing

Chris Kepley

Associate Professor, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
PhD Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 285-2865,

  • Nanotechnology
  • Mechanisms of Allergy
  • Immunology Topics
  • Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanomaterials

Heidi Krowchuk

Associate Professor, Parent-Child Nursing
PhD Case Western Reserve University
(336) 334-4899,

  • Infant Mortality
  • Preconception Health
  • Folic Acid and Women's health

Esther M. Leerkes

Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD The University of Vermont

  • infant development
  • temperament
  • attachment
  • parent-child relationships

Marianne LeGreco

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Arizona State University
(480) 221-2848,

  • Food security
  • Local food systems
  • Public speaking

Fabrice Lehoucq

Associate Professor, Political Science
PhD Duke University
(336) 334-5989,

  • Latin American Politics
  • Global Perspectives on Electoral Reform
  • Dictatorships and Democracies
  • Health Care in International Perspective
  • Drugs and Crime in Latin America

G. Jay Lennartson

Assistant Professor, Geography
PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(336) 334-3913,

  • Urban Sprawl & the Heat Island Effect
  • Severe Weather
  • Air Pollution Issues
  • Global Warming
  • Local Severe Weather Events in NC
  • Aviation Meteorology

Susan Letvak

Professor & Department Chair, Nursing
PhD Adelphi University
(336) 256-1024,

  • Aging Workforce Issues & Trends
  • Nursing Workforce Issues
  • Quality of Care Issues
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Kristine Lundgren

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
PhD Boston University
(336) 334-5184,

  • Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Recovery from Aphasia (acquired language disorder in adults)
  • Sports Concussion
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Anna Marshall-Baker

Professor & Department Chair, Interior Architecture
PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(336) 334-5320,

  • Interior Design & Interior Architecture
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Green Design
  • Cradle to Cradle Design
  • Sustainability in Higher Education

Hillary McAlhany

Lecturer, Adult Health Nursing
MSN Medical University of South Carolina
(336) 256-8567,

  • Emergency Nursing Issues
  • General Adult Health Issues

MaryK McGinley

Director of Development for the School of Nursing, University Advancement
MBA Temple University
(336) 256-1054,

  • Health care community networking
  • Fundraising/marketing and communications in non-profits
  • Professional/career growth

Michael McIntosh

Professor, Nutrition
PhD The University of Georgia
(336) 256-0325,

  • Obesity, Intestinal Microbes, Prebiotics, Inflammation, and Diabetes

Jeffrey J. Milroy

Assistant Professor, Public Health Education
Associate Director, Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness
DPH The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-8686,

  • Physical Activity Promotion
  • Prevention Science & Intervention Development; Behavioral Change
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs and Athletes
  • College Student Health

Sharon D. Morrison

Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program, Public Health Education
PhD University of Florida
(336) 334-3243,

  • Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • HIV/AIDS in International Settings and Populations

Nicholas Oberlies

Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD Purdue University
(336) 334-5474,

  • Herbal Medicines
  • Natural Products Drug Discovery

Anne Parsons

Assistant Professor, History
PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
(336) 334-5910,

  • The history of prisons
  • The history of mental hospitals/psychiatric hospitals
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history
  • Museums and public memory

Mike Perko

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of Alabama
(336) 256-8505,

  • Performance Enhancers and Athletes
  • Wellness at Work

Susan Phillips

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-2000,

  • Prevention of Hearing Loss in Musicians
  • Genetics of Hearing Loss
  • Mentoring

Christopher K. Rhea

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Purdue University
(336) 334-3023,

  • Advances in Rehabilitation Science

Edward N. Robinson, Jr. MD MPH

Lecturer, Public Health Education
Medical Director, Guilford County Department of Public Health
MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine
(336) 641-8415,

  • Public Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Environmental Health

Mark Schulz

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-5517,

  • Bicycle Safety - How should bicyclists interact with motor vehicles and pedestrians?
  • Bicycle Helmet Use - The epidemiology of bicycle helmet use in Greensboro and the world.
  • Bicycling Fatalities - The epidemiology of bicycle fatalities in North Carolina and beyond.
  • Facilitating Bicycling - Factors that promote and impede bicycling.

Kim Sexton-Lewter

Assistant Director of Wellness, Student Health Services
PhD North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
(336) 334-3190,

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Health & Wellness
  • Eliminating Health Disparities Through Undoing Racism and Racial Equity Initiatives.
  • Unveiling and Deconstructing Whiteness: Courageous ConversationsĀ Around Race and Racism.

Jill Shaw

Nutrition Counselor/Educator, Student Health Services
MEd The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5129,

  • Nutrition
  • Disordered Eating/ Eating Disorders
  • Body Image

Sandra Shultz

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-3027,

  • Injuries in Women
  • Effect of Hormones/Menstrual Cycle on Knee Function & Performance
  • Knee Injuries - Specifically ACL Injury
  • Preventing Knee Injuries in Youth Sports

Holly Sienkiewicz

Director of Research, Center for New North Carolinians
DPH The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-9814,

  • Refugees (resettlement process, presence in NC, integration)
  • Immigration (unaccompanied children, presence in NC, benefits to state)
  • International Health
  • Cultural diversity and sensitivity training

Paige H. Smith

Director, Center for Women's Health and Wellness
Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4735,

  • Campus gender-based violence
  • Violence against women
  • Breastfeeding

Sevil Sonmez

Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 334-4413,

  • Health Risks of Travel (Travel Epidemiology)
  • Health Benefits of Vacations/Leisure Travel
  • Tourism Sustainability

Selima Sultana

Associate Professor, Geography
PhD The University of Georgia
(336) 334-3895,

  • Sustainable Transportation and Public Health
  • Sustainable Urban Land use
  • Children's Transportation
  • Geography of Ethnicity
  • Urban Commute and Mode Choice

Amanda E. Tanner

Assistant Professor, Public Health Education
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-5389,

  • Sexual Health
  • HIV

Deborah J. Taub

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Maryland, College Park
(336) 334-3437,

  • College Student Development
  • College Student Transitions
  • College Suicide Prevention
  • College Student Mental Health

Aaron Terranova

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
EdD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3563,

  • Job Satisfaction
  • Injury Assessment

Dayna R. Touron

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD Syracuse University
(336) 256-0410,

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Aging and Learning
  • Aging and Metacognition

Denise Tucker

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-5184,

  • Tinnitus - Ringing in the Ears
  • Hearing Loss
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Cochlear Implants

Elizabeth Van Horn

Associate Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4942,

  • Teaching Undergraduate Nursing Research
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Teaching with Technology

Debra Wallace

Professor, Community Practice
Director, Center for the Health of Vulnerable Populations
PhD University of South Carolina
(336) 256-0572,

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Research Partnerships
  • Elder Care
  • Health Disparities

Janice I. Wassel

Director, Gerontology
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-1020,

  • Demography and Aging
  • Business and Aging, Silver Industries
  • Senior Sandwich, Boomers, Ageism
  • Family Caregiving and Aging

Gideon Wasserberg

Assistant Professor, Biology
PhD Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
(336) 256-0098,

  • Ecology of Infectious Diseases

John Weil

Senior Program Specialist, Court Interventions & Community Safety, Office of Research and Economic Development
BA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4184,

  • Focused Deterrence Violent Crime Reduction Strategies

David Wyrick

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4501,

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention with High School and College Students and Student-Athletes
  • Prevention of High-Risk Drinking with College Students
  • Protecting and Promoting Health through Entrepreneurship

Scott Young

Professor & Department Chair, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3464,

  • Interface of Spirituality, Religion and Counseling/Mental Health
  • Anxiety, Depression and Other Mental Health Concerns