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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.
Arum Han’s research interests are microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip systems, high-throughput systems approach to enabling microbial bioenergy and cell-based biomanufacturing, high-throughput systems accelerating drug/vaccine development against emerging infectious diseases, organ-on-a-chip & microphysiological systems (e.
Chanam Lee’s research focuses on the following: • urban design and physical planning • urban form and non-motorized transportation • physical activity and public health • sedentary lifestyle • automobile dependency • smart growth • social equity She has been involved in building empirical knowledge bases and agendas on several challenging issues related to the designers and planners the built environment.
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.
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.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
One of Sczepanski’s research areas is the development of novel technologies for targeting ribonucleic (RNA) structural motifs for the purpose of treating RNA-mediated diseases, including viral infections and cancer.
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, College of Nursing
Cynthia 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.