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Area of Expertise: Healthcare -- Public Health

Aquino, Jordan K.

Lecturer in Health Science

Director, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Center

Areas of Knowledge
  • Chronic disease & symptom management
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Health promotion
  • Health education

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Charles, Shana A.

Assistant Professor of Heath Science

Areas of Knowledge
  • health insurance
  • ACA or Obamacare
  • health reform implementation

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Cooper, Therese J.

Lecturer in Human Communication Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Voice disorders
  • Cleft palate
  • Communication and aging

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Garon, Maryanne

Professor of Nursing

Areas of Knowledge
  • Nursing and health care (ambulatory care and home health care)
  • Leadership
  • Nursing administration
  • Nursing shortage
  • Registered nurse job satisfaction/dissatisfaction
  • Power issues in health care

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Gaschen, Dennis J.

Lecturer in Communications

Areas of Knowledge
  • Public relations industry trends throughout the western United States
  • Health care and nonprofit public relations

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Gorman, Nicholas

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Evaluation and Assessment Coordinator

Areas of Knowledge
  • Program Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Accreditation
  • Public Health
  • Online Education

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Howard, Larry L.

Associate Professor of Economics

Areas of Knowledge
  • Public Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

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Jung, Deanna D.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Coordinator of Pre-Licensure Programs

Areas of Knowledge
  • Nursing
  • Disaster Preparedness and Management
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Adult and Gerontology Acute Care
  • Global Health

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Kao, Dennis

Associate Professor of Social Work

Areas of Knowledge
  • Health disparities
  • Aging minority populations
  • Aging-friendly communities
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)

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King, Cynthia M.

Professor of Communications

Director, Center for Entertainment and Tourism Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Media effects (effects of media violence, educational television, advertising, music, etc.)
  • Entertainment and tourism (trends, audiences/guests, impacts for all forms of entertainment and tourism)
  • Humor (theory, impacts, uses in films, advertisements, education, impacts on health)
  • Social science research methods - understanding how to conduct and interpret public opinion poll data and other types of research
  • Public relations
  • Disease prevention campaigns
  • Health campaigns

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Koser, Kathy

Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Development

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Areas of Knowledge
  • -ublic health
  • health education
  • performance-based interviewing
  • community health

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Nation, Austin

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Areas of Knowledge
  • Substance use
  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • LGBT
  • African American
  • Black mistrust of the healthcare system and medical research
  • Mental health

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Tanjasiri, Sora P.

Professor of Health Science

Chair, Department of Health Science

Areas of Knowledge
  • cancer prevention, cancer early detection, health disparities, community-based research

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Weismuller, Penny

Professor of Nursing

Coordinator, Graduate Programs

Areas of Knowledge
  • disease control; bioterrorism Preparedness
  • disease control; tuberculosis
  • public health nursing

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Weiss, Jie W.

Professor of Health Science

Associate Director, Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention of Obesity

Areas of Knowledge
  • health promotion among cultural diverse population (particularly in Asian and Latino ethnic groups), including school- and community-based health promotion programs.
  • Using the Behavioral Decision-Making model as the theoretical framework to examine lifestyle choices in various health domains (such as smoking, alcohol and other drug use, physical activity, eating behavior).
  • psychosocial and environmental factors on health behaviors and risk perceptions, and motivation in health behavior change and maintenance using the “real-time” data collection technology, or the Ecological Momentary Assessment methods

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Yang, Joshua S.

Associate Professor of Health Science

Areas of Knowledge
  • Tobacco control
  • Global governance for health

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