Research & Service

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Ahmed A. Arif

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor; Coordinator, Public Health Minor
CHHS 429
704-687-7561
aarif@uncc.edu

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Concepts: Social Media, Internet
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Asthma, Respiratory, Occupational Health
Methods: Epidemiology, Survey Design

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Deborah Beete

Department of Public Health Sciences
Lecturer
CHHS 424
704-687-6018
dbeete@uncc.edu

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Linda A. Berne

Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor Emeritus
laberne@uncc.edu

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Jessamyn Bowling

Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
CHHS 428C
704-687-8430
jbowlin9@uncc.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged, Women
Concepts:
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Global Health, Sexual Health
Methods: Community-based and CBPR Research, Qualitative Methods

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Candace Brown

Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
CHHS 423 C
704-687-7035
cbrow342@uncc.edu

Populations: Aging, Gerontology, Midlife, Minorities, Disadvantaged, Women
Concepts: Behavior Change Theories, Health Disparities, Life Course Perspective, Social Determinants of Health, Successful Aging
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Health Promotion, Illness Prevention, Mental and Behavioral Health, Physical Activity
Methods: Community-based and CBPR Research, Interdisciplinary Research, Mixed Methods, Mobile Technology, Qualitative Methods, Survey Design

Keith Carnes

Department of Public Health Sciences
Research Assistant Professor
CHHS 115
704-687-7620
kjcarnes@uncc.edu

Populations:
Concepts: Access to Healthcare, Health Services Utilization, Provider Performance, Quality of Care
Health Conditions and Behaviors:
Methods: Survey Design

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Shi Chen

Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
CHHS 358
704-687-8426
schen56@uncc.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Health communication, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Social Media, Internet, Social Networks
Health Conditions and Behaviors: HIV/ AIDS, Infectious Diseases
Methods: Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research, Mobile Technology, Population Health Analytics, Quantitative Methods, Simulations

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Robert Cramer

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor; Irwin Belk Distinguished Scholar of Health Research
CHHS 354
704-687-6022
rcramer4@uncc.edu

Populations: Incarcerated, LGBTQ+, Military Personnel and Veterans, Minorities, Disadvantaged, Young Adults
Concepts: Behavior Change Theories, Interventions, Health Disparities, Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy, Social Determinants of Health, Social Justice
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Global Health, Mental and Behavioral Health, Violence
Methods: Community-based and CBPR Research, Health Professions Training, Interdisciplinary Research, Program Evaluation, Quantitative Methods, Scale Development, Survey Design

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Alicia Dahl

Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
CHHS 427E
704-687-5612
adahl3@uncc.edu

Populations: Infants and Children, Minorities, Disadvantaged, Women
Concepts: Behavior Change Theories, Interventions, Health communication, Health Disparities, Life Course Perspective, Social Determinants of Health, Social Media, Internet
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Diabetes, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention, Mental and Behavioral Health, Nutrition and Food Security, Physical Activity, Reproductive, Perinatal Health
Methods: Clinical Trials, Community Health Assessment, Community-based and CBPR Research, Mobile Technology, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Survey Design

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Mark James DeHaven

Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor; Dean W. Colvard Distinguished Professor; Director, Academy for Research on Community Health, Engagement and Services (ARCHES)
CHHS 334
704-687-8099
Mark.DeHaven@UNCC.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Chronic Diseases, Disease Burden, Quality of Life, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention, Heart Disease
Methods: Community-based and CBPR Research

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Chelsea Demarest

Department of Public Health Sciences
Lecturer; Director, HSMT Program
CHHS 335G
704-687-5633
cdemarest@uncc.edu

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Franck Diaz

Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
CHHS 356
704-687-5610
jdiazvas@uncc.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Interventions, Health Disparities
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Cancer, Chronic Diseases, Global Health
Methods: Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research, Large Datasets, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Mobile Technology, Population Health Analytics, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Requirements Development, Simulations

Michael Dulin

Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor; Director, Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI)
CHHS 341C
704-687-7899
mdulin3@uncc.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Access to Healthcare, Health Disparities, Health Services Utilization, Social Determinants of Health, Social Media, Internet
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Asthma, Respiratory, Chronic Diseases, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention
Methods: Clinical Trials, Community Health Assessment, Community-based and CBPR Research, Translational Research

Melinda (Lyndie) Forthofer

Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor and Chair
CHHS 432
704-687-5682
forthofer@uncc.edu

Populations: Infants and Children, Minorities, Disadvantaged, Young Adults
Concepts: Behavior Change Theories, Interventions, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Social Networks
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Chronic Diseases, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention, Physical Activity
Methods: Interdisciplinary Research, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Survey Design

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Laura Gunn

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor; Director, Health Analytics for CHHS; Director, Health Analytics and Outcomes Research Academy (HAnORA)
CHHS 357
704-687-5948
laura.gunn@uncc.edu

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Health Conditions and Behaviors: Asthma, Respiratory, Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Heart Disease
Methods: Large Datasets, Program Evaluation, Population Health Analytics

Andrew Harver

Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor
CHHS 427
704-687-8680
arharver@uncc.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Ethics, Health Disparities, Symptom Management
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Asthma, Respiratory, Chronic Diseases, Disease Burden, Quality of Life
Methods: Clinical Trials, ePortfolio, Quantitative Methods

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Lorenzo Hopper

Department of Public Health Sciences
Lecturer
CHHS 428D
704-687-0497
lhopper6@uncc.edu

Populations: Infants and Children, Men, Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Father Engagement, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Obesity, Physical Activity
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Larissa Brunner Huber

Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor; Director, PHS and HSR PhD Programs
CHHS 420
704-687-8719
lrhuber@uncc.edu

Populations: Women
Concepts:
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Reproductive, Perinatal Health
Methods: Epidemiology, Large Datasets, Quantitative Methods

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James N. Laditka

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor
CHHS 423C
704-687-7035
jladitka@uncc.edu

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Methods: Large Datasets

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Sarah B. Laditka

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor
CHHS 423B
704-687-5390
sladitka@uncc.edu

Populations: Aging, Gerontology, Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Health Disparities, Health Services Utilization, Life Course Perspective, Social Determinants of Health
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Asthma, Respiratory, Chronic Diseases, Disability, Disease Burden, Quality of Life, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention, Heart Disease, Physical Activity
Methods: Qualitative Methods, Simulations

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Rajib Paul

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor
CHHS 359
704-687-0364
rpaul9@uncc.edu

Populations: Infants and Children, Minorities, Disadvantaged, Women
Concepts: Health Disparities, Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy, Health Services Utilization, Social Determinants of Health
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Methods: Epidemiology

Crystal Nicole Piper

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor
CHHS 427F
704-687-5874
cpiper1@uncc.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Health Disparities, Life Course Perspective, Social Determinants of Health
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Diabetes
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Elena A. Platonova

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor
CHHS 423D
704-687-7563
eplatono@uncc.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Access to Healthcare, Health communication, Health Disparities, Health Services Utilization, Provider Performance, Quality of Care
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention
Methods: Interdisciplinary Research, Quantitative Methods, Survey Design

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Sharon Portwood

Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor
CHHS 423
704-687-7916
sgportwo@uncc.edu

Populations: Infants and Children, Young Adults
Concepts: Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy, Risk Reduction, Social Determinants of Health, Social Justice
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Health Promotion, Illness Prevention, Mental and Behavioral Health, Violence
Methods: Community Health Assessment, Community-based and CBPR Research, Interdisciplinary Research, Program Evaluation

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Elizabeth Racine

Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor
CHHS 427C
704-687-8979
efracine@uncc.edu

Populations: Infants and Children
Concepts: Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Global Health, Nutrition and Food Security, Physical Activity, Reproductive, Perinatal Health
Methods: Program Evaluation, Qualitative Methods, Scale Development

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Monika Sawhney

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor
CHHS 335 C
704-687-0963
msawhney@uncc.edu

Populations: Infants and Children, Minorities, Disadvantaged, Women
Concepts: Access to Healthcare, Behavior Change Theories, Interventions, Health communication, Health Disparities, Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy, Health Services Utilization, Social Determinants of Health
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Disability, Disease Burden, Quality of Life, Global Health, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention, Heart Disease, HIV/ AIDS, Healthcare Associated Infections, Physical Activity, Reproductive, Perinatal Health, Substance Abuse, Sexual Health
Methods: Clinical Trials, Community Health Assessment, Interdisciplinary Research, Mobile Technology, Program Evaluation, Population Health Analytics, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Survey Design

George Shaw Jr.

Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
CHHS 352
704-687-6023
gshaw11@uncc.edu

Populations: Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Health communication, Social Determinants of Health, Social Media, Internet
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Homelessness, Nutrition and Food Security, Physical Activity
Methods: Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research

Gary Silverman

Department of Public Health Sciences
Emeritus Professor
gsilver1@uncc.edu

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Michael E. Thompson

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor & Associate Chair; Director, MHA & Health Informatics and Analytics Programs
CHHS 423 E
704-687-8980
methomp1@uncc.edu

Populations: Infants and Children, Minorities, Disadvantaged
Concepts: Access to Healthcare, Disaster Preparedness, Family-Centered Care, Provider Performance, Quality of Care, Social Determinants of Health, Social Justice
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Disease Burden, Quality of Life, Global Health, Injury Prevention, Reproductive, Perinatal Health
Methods: Community Health Assessment, Community-based and CBPR Research, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research, Program Evaluation, Population Health Analytics, Quantitative Methods, Scale Development, Survey Design

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Lauren Wallace

Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
427D
704-687-0389
lwalla33@uncc.edu

Populations:
Concepts: Disaster Preparedness, Social Determinants of Health
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Reproductive, Perinatal Health
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Jan Warren-Findlow

Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor; Director, MPH Program
CHHS 427B
704-687-7908
jwarren1@uncc.edu

Populations: Aging, Gerontology, Minorities, Disadvantaged, Women
Concepts: Behavior Change Theories, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Social Networks
Health Conditions and Behaviors: Chronic Diseases, Disability, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention, Heart Disease
Methods: Interdisciplinary Research, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Scale Development

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Corrine Wilsey

Department of Public Health Sciences
Lecturer
CHHS 335B
704-687-1798
cwilsey@uncc.edu

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Meagan Zarwell

Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
CHHS 427A
704-687-7976
mzarwell@uncc.edu

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Pilar Zuber

Department of Public Health Sciences
Lecturer; Director, BSPH Program
CHHS 335E
704-687-1924
pdelcast@uncc.edu

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