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JULIA ALBER, PhD  Kinesiology and Public Health Department, College of Science and MathematicsJULIA ALBER, PhD, MPH

Kinesiology and Public Health Department, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Area: Health Communications, Cancer Prevention, Health Disparities

COLEEN CARRIGAN, PhD  Social Sciences and Science, Technology and Society Program, College of Liberal ArtsCOLEEN CARRIGAN, PhD

Social Sciences and Science, Technology and Society Program, College of Liberal Arts

Core Area: Intentional and Unintentional Injury; Workers’ Health and Wellbeing, Discrimination and Harassment Prevention, Inclusion Interventions 

KAREN MUNOZ-CHRISTIAN, PhD  World Languages and Cultures Department, College of Liberal ArtsKAREN MUNOZ-CHRISTIAN, PhD

World Languages and Cultures Department, College of Liberal Arts

Core Areas: Linguistic & Cultural Adaptations of Lifestyle Intervention for Spanish Speaking Populations

BRENNAN DAVIS, PhD  Marketing, Orfalea College of BusinessBRENNAN DAVIS, PhD

Marketing, Orfalea College of Business

Core Area: Consumers’ Health and Wellbeing 

CHRISTINE HACKMAN, PhD  Kinesiology and Public Health Department, College of Science and Mathematics CHRISTINE HACKMAN, PhD

Kinesiology and Public Health Department, College of Science and Mathematics 

Core Area: Intentional and Unintentional Injury; Emerging Health Technologies; Virtual Reality Interventions; Prevention of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence

TODD HAGOBIAN, PhD  Co-Director, Philanthropy and Seed Funding InitiativesTODD HAGOBIAN, PhD

Co-Director, Philanthropy and Seed Funding Initiatives

Kinesiology and Public Health Department, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Areas: Physiology, Family Health, Clinical Trials

KRIS JANKOVITZ, PhD  Associate Director & Chair  Kinesiology & Public Health Department, College of Science and MathematicsKRIS JANKOVITZ, PhD

Ex Officio Member and Chair, Department of Kinesiology & Public Health (KPH)

Kinesiology & Public Health Department, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Area: Center for Health Research Programs

SARAH KEADLE, PhD  Kinesiology & Public Health Department, College of Science and MathematicsSARAH KEADLE, PhD, MPH

Kinesiology & Public Health Department, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Areas: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior Assessment, Epidemiology

 

STEVE KLISCH, PhD  Mechanical Engineering Department, College of EngineeringSTEVE KLISCH, PhD

Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering

Core Area: Biomechanics

MICHAEL LAFRANO, PhD  Food and Environmental Sciences Department, College of AgricultureMICHAEL LAFRANO, PhD

Food and Environmental Sciences Department, College of Agriculture

Core Area: Metabolomics & Clinical Nutrition 

PEGGY PAPATHAKIS, PhD  Food and Environmental Sciences Department, College of AgriculturePEGGY PAPATHAKIS, PhD

Food and Environmental Sciences Department, College of Agriculture

Core Area: Family Health & Global Health and Nutrition

SUZANNE PHELAN, PhD  Scientific Director, Center for Health Research   Kinesiology & Public Health Department, College of Science and MathematicsSUZANNE PHELAN, PhD

Scientific Director, Center for Health Research 

Kinesiology & Public Health Department, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Areas: Family Health, Clinical Trials, Obesity Treatment

KARA PHILLOLA, PhD  Food Science and Nutrition Department, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental SciencesKARI PILOLLA, PhD

Food Science and Nutrition Department, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Core Areas: Clinical Nutrition; Metabolism, Women’s Health; Cardiometabolic Health

ANDREW SCHAFFNER, PhD  Statistics Department, College of Science and MathematicsANDREW SCHAFFNER, PhD

Statistics Department, College of Science and Mathematics

Interests: Experimental Design, Multivariate Models, Mixed Models, Correlated Data Analysis, Analysis Missing Data

MARILYN TSENG, PhD  Kinesiology and Public Health Department, College of Science & MathematicsMARILYN TSENG, PhD

Kinesiology and Public Health Department, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Area: Obesity and Related Chronic Disease, Epidemiology, Health Disparities, Food Environment 

ALISON VENTURA, PhD  Associate Director  Research Training and Fellowship, College of Science and MathematicsALISON VENTURA, PhD, CLEC

Associate Director

Research Training and Fellowship, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Areas: Family Health and Nutrition

Dr. Elaine Yin, MD Obstetrics & GynecologyELAINE YIN, MD

Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Santa Maria Women's Health, SLO

Core Interests: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pre & Postnatal Maternal Health

Jean Davidson, MDJEAN DAVIDSON, PhD

Biological Sciences Department, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Area:  Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Disease

 

Martine Lappe PhDMARTINE LAPPE, PhD

Social Sciences Department; College of Liberal Arts

Core Area: Genetics and Epigenetics; Reproduction

 

Martine Lappe PhDJONATHAN VENTURA, PhD

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Core Area: Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, Visual Modeling

 

Martine Lappe PhDJAMES WERNER, Ed.D.C.T

Art and Design Department

Core Area: Virtual reality, Film & Media

Martine Lappe PhDLONG WANG, PhD

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Core interests: Multifunctional Materials, Wearable Technologies, Amputee Rehabilitation

 

Martine Lappe PhDJONI ROBERTS, PhD

Kinesiology & Public Health, College of Science and Mathematics

Core Areas: Global health, Young adult sexual health, Cultural beliefs

 

Adam Seal headshotADAM SEAL, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Core Interests: The effects of controllable environmental factors on diabetes risk, Specifically the effects of nutrition, exercise, hydration, and BPA on insulin sensitivity in various populations

Angelos Sikalidis headshotANGELOS SIKALIDIS, PhD, FACN, FRSM

Associate Professor, Food Science & Nutrition

Core Interests: Signaling properties of nutrients on the inflammation - T2DM axis, Personalized nutrition interventions for T2DM risk reduction, Nutritional valorization of agriculture byproducts for development of therapeutic foods.

 

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