Fellows, Affiliates and GDP’s
Congratulations to the new Fellows of the Institute. These individuals were nominated by one or more current Fellows of the institute, based on being a national and/or international leader in their area of academic expertise, with current or past successful grant projects administered through OIBR.
Dr. Lydia Aletraris, (School of Social Work) Associate Research Scientist
Dr. Ewan Cobran, (Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy) Assistant Professor, (former GDP participant)
Dr. Logan Fiorella, (Educational Psychology) Assistant Professor, (former GDP Participant)
Dr. Jiaying Liu, (Communication Studies) Assistant Professor, (former GDP Participant) Dr. Isha Metzger, (Psychology) Assistant Professor, (former GDP Participant)
Dr. Brad Phillips, (Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy) Milliken-Reeve Professor; Director of Biomedical and Health Science Institute; Director of Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU)
Dr. Kristen Shockley, (Psychology) Associate Professor, (former GDP Participant) Dr. Julie Stanton, (Cellular Biology) Associate Professor
Dr. Michelle vanDellen, (Psychology) Associate Professor, (former GDP Participant & OIBR Seed Grant Recipient)
We would like to welcome the following new faculty Affiliates of the Institute:
Dr. Anna Abraham (Educational Psychology) Professor
Research Interests: Creativity, Imagination, Neuroscience, Cognition
Amitabh Verma (College of Environment + Design) Associate Professor
Research Interests: Mental health; Creativity; Anxiety Management; Design; Sketching
Dr. Elizabeth Wieling (Human Development & Family Science) Professor
Research Interests: Traumatic Stress, Evidence Based Interventions for Parenting, Latinx families, Children and families
Dr. Hui Yi (Social Work) Post-doctoral Researcher
Research Interests: Statistics; Data analytics; Hidden population estimation; Genetics
Dr. Donglan Zhang (Health Policy & Management) Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Telemedicine, health care systems, health insurance and access to care, prevention of chronic diseases
Congratulations to these Grantsmanship Development Program Participants who will be graduating at our Annual Meeting on Dec. 10:
Dr. Jennifer Gay (Health Promotion & Behavior) Associate Professor, GDP Class of 2018
Research Interests: Physical activity; children; adolescents; occupational health; growth and maturation
Dr. Jiaying Liu (Communication Studies) Assistant Professor, GDP Class of 2018
Research Interests: Health communication; social psychology; message effects; computational social science methods
Welcome to the Grantsmanship Development Program (GDP) Class of 2020-2022:
Dr. Drew Abney (Psychology) Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Sensorimotor Development; human interaction; emotion regulation; perception/action; language development; dynamics
Dr. Ryon Cobb (Sociology) Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Health disparities and social construction of race
Dr. Sycarah Fisher (Educational Psychology) Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Adolescent substance abuse & mental health; minority populations; school-based prevention & interventions; implementation science/health services research
More Fellow and Affiliate Kudos…..
Dr. Michael Cotterell (Computer Science), OIBR Affiliate, Lecturer
Awarded the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Computer Science, UGA 2020.
Dr. Katie Ehrlich (Psychology), OIBR Fellow, Assistant Professor
Awarded the 2020 Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award by Society for Health Psychology, Div 38. She also received the 2020 APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology by Health Psychology.
Dr. Logan Fiorella (Educational Psychology), new OIBR Fellow, Assistant Professor
Awarded the 2020 Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions in Educational Psychology, American Psychological Association, Div. 15. He was also honored with the 2020 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Diana Graizbord (Sociology), OIBR Affiliate, Assistant Professor
Selected as a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and is on leave this academic year.
Dr. Greg Strauss (Psychology), OIBR Fellow, Assistant Professor
Received a Rising Star Award for early career research accomplishments from the Schizophrenia International Research Society.
Dr. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor (Language & Literacy Education), OIBR Afíliate, Professor
Awarded the 2020 Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassadorship Award from the Institute of International Education. She also received the 2020 Artist-Scholar Residency Award from Finland’s BioArt Society.
Dr. Robert Vandenberg (Management), OIBR Fellow, Dept. Head and Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business
Recipient of the 2019 Best Publication of the Year Award in Organizational Research Methods given by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management. And he was also elected in 2020 as a Fellow of the Academy of Management.
Drs. Jody Clay-Warner , Dawn Robinson and Justine Tinkler (Sociology), have been named co–editors of Social Psychology Quarterly. Their term begins January 1st 2021, but they began receiving new manuscripts Aug. 1, 2020.