College of Public Health students graduating

Grand Rounds

Meet Our New Faculty Members

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Nursing Room 115
Presenter: Research Committee

This panel discussion will introduce the research agendas of five faculty members who have joined the College of Public Health during the 2013-2014 academic year. Each panelist will discuss their current research interests and projects for approximately 10 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A.

Erin Abner, PhD, Epidemiology: Dr. Abner’s current research interests include clinicopathological correlations, self-reported memory complaints, practice e ects in cognitive screening instruments, and the use of Markov chains in longitudinal data analysis.

Kathryn Cardarelli, PhD, Health Behavior: Dr. Cardarelli’s research focuses on community-based participatory research, health equity, and vulnerable populations.

Jay Christian, PhD: Epidemiology: Dr. Christian specializes in spatial analysis of health-related data using geographic information systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), and spatial statistics.

Tina Studts, PhD, Health Behavior: Dr. Studts is interested in psychosocial issues in pediatric primary care, health disparities, measurement, and the application of biostatistical methods to social work research.

April Young, PhD, Epidemiology: Dr. Young’s research focuses on evaluating methods underlying network-based epidemiologic research, with the ultimate aim of developing a new, standardized methodology to generate risk networks from data collected about the drug and sexual partnerships.