Chronic Disease

Steven R.H. Beach

Beach, Steven R.H.

Regents’ Professor, Psychology
Co-Director, Center for Family Research
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2023 OIBR Service Legacy Award Recipient
website | srhbeach@uga.edu
Research Interests include preventive intervention, epigenetic processes, family health, and marriage
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Brody, Gene

Regents’ Professor Emeritus, Human Development and Family Science
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include origins and prevention of chronic diseases

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Cooper, Jamie

Professor and Department Head, Kinesiology
website | jamie.cooper@uga.edu

Research Interests include human health and chronic disease risk reduction

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Ehrlich, Katie

Associate Professor, Psychology
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | kehrlich@uga.edu

Research Interests include social determinants of health, inflammation, stress, and resilience

Fazlul, Ishtiaque

Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management and International Affairs (Jointly)
website | ifazlul@uga.edu

Research Interests include: Health economics; Education economics

Jeong-Yeob Han

Han, Jeong-Yeob

Associate Professor, Advertising
website | jeonghan@uga.edu

Research Interests include eHealth communication, social media, online communities, cancer communication, and media effects

Jessica Knight

Knight, Jessica

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2021-23 GDP Participant, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | jessica.knight@uga.edu

Research Interests include child health, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease epidemiology, and birth defects

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Lei, Man Kit (Karlo)

Associate Professor, Sociology
website | karlo@uga.edu

Research Interests include epigenetic aging, neighborhood studies, and cardiovascular disease risk

Laura McAndrews

McAndrews, Laura

Assistant Professor, Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors
website | lauraemc@uga.edu

Research Interests include global apparel supply chain, organized dynamics, living with disabilities, and clothing-related barriers

Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett

Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Education
Professor, Educational Psychology
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | sneuhart@uga.edu

Research Interests include young children, poverty, health, Head Start, and ACEs

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Phillips, Bradley

Professor, Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | bgp@uga.edu

Research Interests include translational sciences, sleep apnea, cardiovascular, and obesity

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Sattler, Lilian

Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy
website | lilian@uga.edu

Research Interests include nutrition, cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, and preventive medicine

Suhang Song

Song, Suhang

Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management
website | suhang.song@uga.edu

Research Interests include: Health disparities; Health policy; Health economics; Non-communicable diseases; Cognitive aging

Tanner, Susan
Associate Professor, Anthropology

website | stanner1@uga.edu

Research Interests include: Chronic Disease, Culture, Ethnography, Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Infectious Disease, Physical Health and Well-being, Prevention and Implementation Science, Risk Behaviors, Survey Methods

Michelle vanDellen

vanDellen, Michelle

Professor, Psychology
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | mvd@uga.edu

Research Interests include motivation, self-regulation, smoking, health behavior change, and relationships

Tiffany Washington
Associate Professor
University of Georgia School of Social Work

Washington, Tiffany

Associate Professor, Social Work
website | twashing@uga.edu

Research Interests include aging, chronic disease, health disparities, older adults, implementation science, and intervention fidelity

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Ye, Kaixiong (Calvin)

Assistant Professor, Genetics
website | kaixiong@uga.edu

Research Interests include human genetics, direct to consumer genetic testing, and nutrition