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Research Assistant Professor and Director
Robert Alaniz focuses his research on understanding important host and microbial mechanisms that instruct the development of pathogen-specific effector, memory, and protective T-cell immunity after infection with intracellular bacteria.
Professor & Head
Nancy Dickey, MD, currently serves as a professor in the Department of Primary Care Medicine and the Department of Medical Humanities in the College of Medicine and as a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center.
Nora Montalvo-Liendo works on developing, testing, and evaluating interventions to empower survivors of abuse, and addressing the health-related social needs and future well-being of low-income children who have a history of adverse childhood experiences.
Associate Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Prior to joining the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Gerald Parker served as the interim director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases and associate vice president for public health preparedness and response at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Alison Pittman conducts research in the areas of pediatric obesity, sibling visitation in pediatric critical care, innovative teaching strategies in nursing LGBTQ health in youth and young adults, diversity in nursing education and the nursing workforce, ACES (adverse childhood experiences) and their effect on health, and nursing student health.
Professor and Director
Ivan Rusyn’s laboratory, the Laboratory for Environmental Genomics, has an active research portfolio funded by the National Institutes of Health and the US EPA with a focus on the mechanisms of action of environmental toxicants and the genetic determinants of the susceptibility to toxicant-induced injury.
Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
Krystal Simmons is an education expert who researches crisis prevention and intervention, education of minority populations, parent involvement in education, and school interventions for disruptive behavior disorders.
Associate Professor of Health Communication
Lu Tang conducts research on culture and health communication, how stigma is constructed and how culture affects different health communication processes such as social support and physician-patient communication; and social media and health communication: how illness, health, and medicine is discussed on social media and its effects on health knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors.
Assistant Professor & Associate Dean of Nursing
Weston's research interests include cardiovascular disease, health promotion and wellness, innovative pedagogy in family nurse practitioner curriculum, improving access to health care in vulnerable populations, patient safety and interprofessional education.