Core Faculty

Dajun Dai, Ph.D.
Department:  Geosciences
Research Interests:  Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), computational methods (genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, agent-based model), environmental health and exposure, spatial epidemiology, urban health and wellness, and homeland security.

Chivon Mingo, PhD
Research Interests:  Psychology, health disparities and aging

Julia L. Perilla, PhD
Research Interests: Domestic violence, Latino populations, trauma, and mental health

Richard Rothenberg, MD, MPH, FACP
 Public Health
Research Interests: Transmission dynamics of HIV & STDs
General Epidemiology
Preventive Medicine

Erin Ruel, PhD
Department: Sociology
Research Interests: Social class, institutional discrimination, & health disparities

Lionel D. Scott, PhD, MSW
 Social Work
Research Interests: Racial disparities in mental health service use; sociocultural determinants of health disparities; ethnic minority youth and older foster youth

Kymberle L. Sterling , DrPH
  Institute of Public Health
Research Interests:  Child and adolescent health behaviors, Cancer prevention and control

Sheryl Strasser, PhD
 Public Health
Research Interests: Elder mistreatment & older adult health

Monica Swahn, PhD
: Public Health
Research Interest: Adolescent health, substance use, violence (broadly defined), & international comparisons

Jonathan Todres, JD
: College of Law
Research Interest: Children’s rights, human rights, international law, and health law issues

Barbara Warner, PhD
Department:  Criminal Justice
Research Interests:  Crime/violence prevention through community informal social control

Scott Weaver, PhD
 Center of Excellence on Health Disparities Research
Research Interest: Quantitative and statistical methods
Health disparities in immigrant & ethnic minority populations

Holley Wilkin, PhD
Research Interest: Health literacy, health disparities, community health, health communication campaigns, & entertainment-education

Leslie E. Wolf, JD
: College of Law
Research Interest: Health and public health law and ethics, and research ethics