Affiliates

OIBR Affiliates represents a wide range of faculty members and research staff from departments across campus. Anyone with a Behavioral/Social Science component to their research who wishes to submit grants through the Institute and/or be included in communications about upcoming events and research related topics may request to be an Affiliate of OIBR.

Ahn, Sun Joo (Grace)
Associate Professor, Advertising
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Research Interests:  Interactive digital media; communication; social interactions; virtual experiences; STEM.

Aletraris, Lydia
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology
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Research Interests: Substance abuse; Treatment; Workforce Issues; Cannabis Legalization; Inequality; Organizational Issues

Anastasopoulos, Jason
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and Policy, Dept. of Political Science
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Research Interests:  American Politics; Bureaucracy; Bayesian Statistics; Machine Learning; Casual Inference

Andrews, Tessa
Assistant Professor, Genetics
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Research Interests:  STEM Education; Culture Change; Teacher Knowledge

Arroyo, Analisa
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Body image issues; Psychological well-being; Mental health; Health related outcomes of communication; Body Communications

Bagwell-Adams, Grace
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
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Research Interests:  Health policy; Program Evaluation; Food insecurity; Maternal/Child health.

Bailey, Lynn
Department Head and Professor, Foods and Nutrition
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Research Interests:  Folate status and metabolism; Maternal health; Fetal development

Baker III, Thomas
Professor, Kinesiology (Sport Management)
2013-15 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Branding legality; Brand equity; Image rights; Advertising regulations; Social media; Sexual violence in youth sports

Barner, John
Public Service Assistant, State Service and Decision Support
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Research Interests:  Survey research; Program evaluation; Big data; Decision making; Attitudinal Research

Barton, Allen
Postdoctoral Research Associate,  Human Development and Family Science
2017-19 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Families; Prevention science; Couples; Stress

Biesecker, Barbara
Professor, Communication Studies
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Research Interests:  Social change; Cultural studies; Rhetoric

Bradford, W. David
Busbee Chair in Public Policy, Public Administration and Policy
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Research Interests:  Time and risk preferences; Health care related decisions; Behavioral economics; Consumer choice

Brickman, Peggy
Professor, Plant Biology
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Research Interests:  Teamwork; Feedback; Workplace; Teaching; Literacy; Motivation

Brown, Geoffrey
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science
2014-16 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Fathering; Attachment; Parent/Child relationships; Early socio-emotional development; African American Family; Science

Caplan, Mary
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
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Research Interests:  Consumer debt/credit; Social policy; Poverty; Economic survival strategies

Choi, Y. Joon
Associate Professor, Social Work
2014-16 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Gender-based violence; Substance abuse; HIV; Health disparity; Immigrants/Refugees

Clark, Malissa
Assistant Professor, Psychology
2014-16 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Workaholism; Work/family conflict; Enrichment; Employee health and well-being; Gender; Mood/emotions

Clay, K. Chad
Assistant Professor, International Affairs
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Research Interests:  Human rights; Political processes; Policy outcomes; Advocacy; Economic and Labor rights

Cobran, Ewan
Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Health services; Comparative effectiveness; Cancer screening, prevention and outcomes; Survivorship; Large data analysis

Cotwright, Caree
Assistant Professor, Foods and Nutrition
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Research Interests:  Wellness best practices; Childhood obesity prevention; Early childhood obesity; Nutrition intervention

Crepaz, Markus
Head of Department and Professor, International Affairs
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Research Interests:  European politics; Comparative political economy; Immigration; Research design; Political institutions; Political development

Daniels, Maurice
Professor Emeritus, Social Work
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Research Interests:  Civil rights; Social justice; Community empowerment

Dolan, Erin
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Research Interests:  Science research, Teaching, Learning; Mentoring

Ehrlich, Katie
Assistant Professor, Psychology
2016-18 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Stress; Health; Families; Relationships; Inflammation/Epigenetics

Elkins, Jennifer
Associate Professor, Social Work
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Research Interests:  Sexual abuse; Child maltreatment; Multigenerational trauma; Violence and loss; PTSD; Trauma related disorders

Evans, Ellen
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Education
Professor, Kinesiology
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Research Interests:  Weight management; Exercise; Physical activity; Aging; Women’s health; Clinical trials

Fields-Smith, Cheryl
Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
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Research Interests: Family involvement Multicultural learning; Homeschooling; African American families

Fiorella, Logan
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
2016-18 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Instruction; Problem solving; STEM Education; Multimedia learning; Learning strategies

Fox, Linda Kirk
Dean, College of Family and Consumer Sciences
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Franic, Duska
Associate Professor, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
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Research Interests:  Patient reported outcomes; Behavioral decision making; Quality of life; Policy decision making

Futris, Ted
Associate Professor, Extension and Outreach, Human Development & Family Science
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Research Interests: Couple relations; Co-parenting; Relationship enrichment; Marriage; Marital quality, Marital stability

Graizbord, Diana
Assistant Professor, Sociology
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Research Interests:  Sociology of science; Political sociology; Globalization; Development and Social change; Culture

Grossman, Gary
Professor, Animal Ecology
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Research Interests:  STEM education; Community and population ecology; Education; Learning

Haas, Brian
Assistant Professor, Psychology
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Research Interests:  Social and affective functioning in humans; Culture; Decision making; Individual differences

Han, Jeong-Yeob
Associate Professor, Advertising
2017-19 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  eHealth communication; Social media; Online communities; Cancer communication; Media effects

Happe, Kelly
Associate Professor, Communications Studies
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Research Interests:  Radical economic thought; Body; Toxic chemical pollution; Epigenetics; Biocitizenship

Harris, Tina
Professor, Communication Studies
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Research Interests: Interracial communications; Pedagogy; Race; Mass media; Health communications; Religious frameworks

Harrison, Ashley
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Autism; Eye-tracking; Cross-cultural; Attention; Global

Holloway, Steven
Department Head and Professor, Geography
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Research Interests:  Urban nature; Race; Racialization; Inequality; Housing; Labor

Hsu, Hui-Chin
Professor Emerita, Human Development and Family Science
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Research Interests:  Mother-child communication; Socio-emotional development; Parenting; Pre-term birth

Jaskyte Bahr, Kristina
Associate Professor, Social Work
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Research Interests:  Nonprofit organizations; Organizational culture; Cross-cultural studies; Individual creativity

Jin, Yan
Assistant Department Head and Associate Professor, Public Relations
2016-18 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Crisis communication; Risk communication; Social media; Health communication; Strategic conflict management; Information dissemination

Kaplan, Jennifer
Associate Professor, Statistics
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Research Interests:  Undergraduate statistic education; Instructor professional development

Knapp, Nancy
Associate Professor, Career and Information Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
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Research Interests:  Literacy instruction; Reading development; Libraries; Pedagogy; Education for educators

Lai, Ming-Jun
Professor, Math
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Research Interests:  Multivariate splines; Wavelets; PDE

Lavner, Justin
Assistant Professor, Psychology
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Couples; Families; Prevention; Therapy; Longitudinal; LGBT

Lemons, Paula
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Research Interests:  Cognition; Disipline-based education; Student learning; Teaching; Professional development

Len-Rios, Maria
Associate Professor, Public Relations
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Research Interests:  Inequalities; Public relations; Health communications

Lewis Ellison, Tisha
Assistant Professor, Language and Literacy Education
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Research Interests:  Family literacy; Digital literacy; Multimodal literacy; Community literacy; African American families

Lewis, Denise
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science
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Research Interests:  Cross-cultural; Immigrant/Refugee; Aging; Qualitative

Lieberman-Betz, Rebecca
Associate Professor, Special Education
2014-16 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Early childhood special education; parent responsibility; Communication development; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Developmental disabilities

Linder, Chris
Associate Professor, Counseling and Human Development Services
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Research Interests:  Student identity development; Diversity; Equity; Inclusion in higher education

Luft, Julie
Athletic Association Professor, Mathematics and Science Education
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Research Interests:  Teacher education; STEM education; Science education; New teachers; Professional development

Marcotte, Anne
Professor and Department Head, Language and Literacy Education
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Research Interests:  Evidence-based practice; Speech-language pathology; Stuttering; Academic Administration

Matthew, Rebecca
Assistant Professor, Social Work
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Research Interests:  Community health; Latinos; Well-being; Worker-owned Cooperatives

McAndrews, Laura
Assistant Professor, Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors
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Research Interests:  Global apparel supply chain; Organizational dynamics; Living with disabilities; Clothing-related barriers

McNulty, Thomas
Associate Professor, Sociology
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Research Interests:  Race; Ethnicity; Inequality; Crime and law; Deviance

McPherson, Jane
Assistant Professor, Social Work
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Research Interests:  Social work; Global engagement; Maternal/child health; Community engagement; Arts-based

Means, Darris
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Development Services
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  College persistence; Qualitative research; Race in higher education; Sexuality in higher education

Metzger, Isha
Assistant Professor, Psychology
2017-19 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Treatment modification; Cultural sensitivity; Mental health disparities; Adolescents

Miller, L. Stephen
Professor and Department Head, Psychology
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Research Interests:  Cognition; Function; Neuroimaging

Moldogaziev, Tima
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and Policy
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Research Interests:  Capital financing; Fiscal policy; Sub-national governance; Organizational behavior

Mote, Thomas
Distinguished Research Professor, Geography
Associate Dean, Franklin College for Arts and Sciences
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Research Interests: Meteorology; Climatology; Hydroclimatology

Mowbray, Orion
Assistant Professor, Social Work
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests: Substance use treatment initiation; Implementation of evidence-based practices

Mustard, David
Associate Professor, Economics
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Research Interests:  Microeconomics; Crime; Gambling; Law; Gun control; Merit-based aid

Nazarea, Virginia
Professor, Anthropology
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Research Interests:  Development; Knowledge distribution

Nesbit, Rebecca
Associate Professor, Public Administration and Policy
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Volunteerism; Public policy; Non-profit sectors; Influences on volunteers; Motivations

Newell, Karl
Professor, Kinesiology
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Research Interests:  Human movement; Motor learning and control; Disabilities and development of motor skills; Exercise influences

Okech, David
Associate Professor, Social Work
2014-16 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Asset development; Community development; Social welfare policy; International relief; Social work administration

Orland, Brian
Professor, GeoDesign
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Research Interests:  Environmental perception; Natural environment; Decision making; Serious games; Computer visualization

Oshri, Assaf
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science
2014-16 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Risk behavior in adolescence; Resilience; Impulsivity; Decision making; Poverty

Owsiak, Andrew
Associate Professor, International Affairs
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Research Interests:  Countries fighting one another; Peaceful relations; Ending conflict

Panetta, Edward
Professor, Communication Studies
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Research Interests:  Competitive policy debate; Political controversies

Perri III, Matthew
Professor and Associate Department Head, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
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Research Interests:  Policy evaluation; Opioids; Patient outcomes

Phua, Joe
Associate Professor, Advertising
2014-16 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests: Communication technologies; Social media; Public health; Obesity; Smoking

Quinn, Shannon
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
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Research Interests:  Distributed computing; Deep learning; Computer vision; Bio-imaging; Public health informatics; Bio-surveillance

Raczynski, Katherine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
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Research Interests:  Bullying; School climate; Adolescent social development; Longitudinal design; Structural equation modeling

Robinson, Michael
Assistant Professor, Social Work
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Research Interests:  Photovoice; African Americans; Youth; Police encounters

Sabatinelli, Dean
Associate Professor, Psychology
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Research Interests:  Anxiety; Brain Connectivity; Depression; Functional Imaging; Sex Differences

Safadi, Hani
Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems
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Research Interests:  Healthcare IT; Open-source organizing; Social media; Online Communities

Sattler, Lilian
Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
Assistant Professor, Foods and Nutrition
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Food insecurity; Cardiovascular health; Health services

Seponski, Desiree
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Culturally Responsive Therapy; Responsive methodologies; Southeast Asia families; Trauma

Shaffer, Anne
Associate Professor, Psychology
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Research Interests:  Emotional communication and socialization; Childhood maltreatment; Predictors of parenting; Clinical applications; Family relationships

Shannon, Sarah
Assistant Professor, Sociology
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Research Interests:  Inequality; Family; Life course; Aging; Crime; Law; Deviance

Shockley, Kristen
Assistant Professor, Psychology
2017-19 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Work-family conflict; Dual-earner couples; Occupational health psychology; Mentoring

So, Jiyeon
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
2015-17 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Health communications; Health campaign messages; Message fatigue; Anti-tobacco messages; Anti-obesity messages; Emotional Appeals

Stotz, Sarah
Post Doc Research Associate, Foods and Nutrition
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Research Interests:  Food insecurity; Chronic disease management and prevention; Nutrition education; Qualitative

Suveg, Cynthia
Associate Professor, Psychology
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Research Interests:  Family processes; Child anxiety; Developmental Psychopathology

Thomas, Kecia
Senior Associate Dean, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
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Research Interests:  Workplace diversity; STEM

Thompson, Jennifer Jo
Assistant Research Scientist, Crop and Soil Sciences
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Research Interests:  Food systems; Social justice; Policy outcomes; Risk perception; Sustainable food

Tinkler, Justine
Associate Professor, Sociology
2013-15 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Social psychology; Law; Sexual misconduct; Policy; Gender; Race

vanDellen, Michelle
Assistant Professor, Psychology
2013-15 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Self-regulation; Health behavior change; Self-control; Motivation; Individual differences

Walker O’Neal, Catherine
Assistant Research Scientist, Human Development and Family Science
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Research Interests: Cumulative life experiences; Health outcomes; Adolescent life stages; Military families; Racial/Ethnic Minorities

Wang, Shiyu
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
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Research Interests:  Latent variable modeling; Adaptive design; Educational measurement; Statistics; Psychometric

Washington, Tiffany
Assistant Professor, Social Work
2014-16 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests:  Health disparities; Disease self-management; Older Adults; Dementia care giving; Intervention research; Implementation science

Wright, Theresa
Public Service Associate, State services and Decision Support
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Research Interests:  Evaluation; Performance measurement; Survey research

Yao, Xiaobai Angela
Professor, Geography
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Research Interests:  Health; Location-based big data

Yli-Piipari, Sami
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
2017-19 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests: Obesity; Motivation; Physical activity; Serious games; Wellness; Exercise

Young, Henry
Associate Professor, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
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Research Interests:  Health outcomes; Minority populations; Under served populations