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Deborah Helitzer (Dean)
Dean & Professor

Helitzer's research has focused on health outcome improvements through interventions in communities and in clinical settings.

602-496-0789
  
Dorothy Sears
Professor

Sears has conducted cardiometabolic disease and cancer research since 1995 and is an internationally recognized expert. Her research scope of study spans the molecular to population health levels.

602-496-3351
Bradley Doebbeling
Professor

Physician thought leader in improving health care delivery, implementation science, systems redesign and biomedical informatics. His research focuses on high impact interventions and applications to improve care delivery.

602-496-1948
  
Glenn Gaesser
Professor

Gaesser’s research focuses on the effects of exercise and diet on cardiovascular fitness and health and his work has been published in scientific journals, trade publications, newsletters and Internet sites.

602-827-2283
  
Shelley Gray
Professor

Gray leads the Child Language and Literacy Laboratory which focuses on how children learn to talk, read and write.

480-965-6796
  
Carol Johnston
Assoc Dean & Professor

Johnston is an expert in vitamin C metabolism, the medicinal use of vinegar, high protein diets, and vegetarian nutrition. She is also the associate dean for faculty success in the College of Health Solutions.

602-496-2539
  
Stavros Kavouras
Assistant Dean & Professor

Kavouras directs the Hydration Science Lab where he is studying the mechanisms by which water intake impact health and performance.

Scott Leischow
Director (FSC) & Professor

Dr. Leischow's research is clinical and translational, with a focus on pharmacologic and behavioral treatments for tobacco dependence, tobacco regulatory science, and systems and network approaches to population health.

602-827-2271
 
Julie Liss
Assoc Dean & Professor

Liss directs the Motor Speech Disorders Laboratory. Her research focuses on the effects of drugs and surgery on speech in Parkinson's, speech deficits in hereditary disease and patterns of cortical-muscular coherence .

480-965-9136
  
Punam Ohri-Vachaspati
Professor

Ohri-Vachaspati is a professor of nutrition and leads the ASU Food Environment and Policy research group. Her research examines social and ecological determinants of health, specifically in low-income minority communities.

602-827-2270
  
M_Adelaida Restrepo
Assistant Dean & Professor

Restrepo is a professor of speech and hearing science and assistant dean for research in the College of Health Solutions. Her research focuses on better understanding bilingual children’s language and literacy skills.

602-496-2536
  
William Riley
Professor

Riley is a leading authority in health care finance. He is also a national and international expert in quality improvement methods, techniques, and implementation.

George Runger
Director (FSC) & Professor

George Runger researches analytical methods for knowledge generation and data-driven improvements in organizations, including machine learning for large, complex data, and real-time analysis.

480-884-0225
  
Nancy Scherer
Professor

Scherer's research interests include assessment of and early intervention for speech and language development of children with cleft lip and palate and service delivery models for early speech and language intervention.

480-496-2905
 
David Sklar
Senior Advisor & Professor

Dr. Sklar does research in health services and health professions education. He is senior advisor to the university provost in health policy and health professions education.

Dongwen Wang
Professor

Wang's research focuses on modeling and representation of biomedical knowledge in computer-interpretable format and delivery of technology-mediated behavioral interventions in health care processes and patient outcome

480-884-0264
Shu Wang
Professor
602-496-3349
Marc Adams
Assoc Professor

I am a behavioral epidemiologist and scientist with a background in psychology and public health. My background lead me to designing interventions to health behavior change.

602-827-2470
  
Tamiko Azuma
Asst Dean & Assoc Profr

Azuma's research focuses on attention, memory and language processing.

480-965-9455
  
Visar Berisha
Assoc Professor

Berisha's research seeks to develop and apply new machine learning and statistical signal processing tools to better understand and model signal perception.

480-747-6455
 

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Catherine Bacon
Clinical Professor

Catherine Bacon is a clinical professor of speech-language pathology at the College of Health Solutions.

480-965-5475
  
Jean Brown
Clinical Professor (FSC)

Jean Brown's research interests range from classroom-based preschool communication programming and family-centered early intervention services to multi-cultural concerns and issues.

480-965-9395
Donna Cataldo
Clinical Professor, MY

Cataldo is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health and Fitness Specialist.

602-496-0903
  
Colleen Cordes
Asst Dean + Clinical Professor

Clemency Cordes' research interests focus on primary care behavioral health and workforce development for integrated primary care.

602-496-1356
  
Kathleen Dixon
Clinical Professor, MY

Kathy Dixon is a clinical professor. She teaches courses in food science and nutrition. Her research interests include food service in healthcare and institutional settings, and pediatric diet therapy.

602-496-1854
  
Maria Dixon
Clinical Professor (FSC)
480-965-0368
Keith Frey
Clinical Professor

Dr. Keith A. Frey is a physician executive and academic leader with strong clinical, informatics, business and leadership skills.

480-266-7522
Jack Gilbert
Clinical Professor (FSC)

Gilbert is a clinical professor and Senior Lincoln Fellow in Applied Ethics. He is also an adjunct faculty member with the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

602-496-2280
Director + Clinical Professor

Brendish is an experienced certified genetic counselor and is developing degree programs that prepare students to counsel individuals and families on the complex issues surrounding genetic testing.

480-314-7437
Kelly Ingram
Clinical Professor

Ingram is the program coordinator for the master' degree in communication disorders program at ASU.

480-965-5830
  
Sandra Mayol-Kreiser
Clinical Professor, MY

Mayol-Kreiser's research interests include clinical nutrition, nutrition and Hispanic population, maternal health and prevention of chronic diseases.

Ronald O'Donnell
Clinical Professor (FSC)

O’Donnell is working on the development of international education programs and new integrated health care degree for the College of Health Solutions.

602-496-1352
  
Christina Shepard
Clinical Professor, MY (FSC)

Shepard's research interests include nutrition education of the public and the health practitioner; nutrition and dietetic career education; weight control and childhood obesity issues.

602-496-1855
  
Kristen Will
Director + Clinical Assoc Professor

Will serves as the director of health solutions executive education in the College of Health Solutions and is a clinical assistant professor in the Science of Health Care Delivery graduate program.

602-496-0808
Christy Alexon
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Alexon serves as director of summer programs for the College of Health Solutions and also coordinates the MS Medical Nutrition program.

602-496-1863
 
Sue Dahl Popolizio
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Dahl-Popolizio has more than 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist (OT). Her research foci: OT in population health management, and on the integrated interprofessional primary care team.

602-496-1733
  
Dawn Greer
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Greer's research interests include early language and communication development, early intervention strategies and family training/education.

480-965-9074
  
Augusta Helms  Tillery
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)
480-727-4511
 
Melinda Johnson
Clinical Assoc Professor

Johnson is a Registered Dietitian with specialties in nutrition communications and nutrition in the media. Her interests include health literacy, health marketing, and professional use of social media.

602-496-1868
  
Simin Levinson
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Simin Levinson is faculty in Nutrition programs with a focus on Sports Nutrition. She serves as President of the Academic Assembly for the Downtown Phoenix campus and President-elect of the University Senate.

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Murthy Devarakonda
Research Professor, MY

Devarakonda is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and holds 42 patents.

480-884-0249
  
Dana Epstein
Research Professor (FSC)
602-826-1216
Rodger Kessler
Research Professor (FSC)
Vimla Patel
Research Professor (FSC)

Patel's expertise is in complexity of the distributed cognitive system that underlies critical care decisions and on the impact of technology on human cognition and performance.

917-470-2235
  
Research Professor (FSC)
602-277-5551
William Yost
Research Professor (FSC)

Yost studies auditory perception, i.e., hearing in humans with normal and impaired hearing and in animals.

480-727-7148
 
Robin DeWeese
Asst Research Professor (FSC)

DeWeese's research interests include examining the influence of the built environment on food and physical activity behaviors, as well as policies that make healthy choices easy.

Asst Research Professor (FSC)

LaCross' primary specializations are phonetics and phonology.

Megan Phillips
Faculty Research Assoc (FSC)

Phillips teaches undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of classes such as health systems and design, health disparities and population health.

Faculty Research Assoc (FSC)
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Faculty Assoc
602-748-3692
Faculty Assoc
Faculty Assoc
612-743-7183
Alexandra Bhatti
Faculty Assoc

Bhatti has been with ASU since Fall 2015. She is currently a Public Health Attorney with the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

Faculty Assoc
David Clarke
Faculty Assoc

Clarke is a faculty associate at ASU and president of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association. He is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Barry Freeman
Faculty Associate

Freeman is president of Audiology Consultants, Inc., in Parkland, Florida.

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Barbara Ainsworth
Regents Professor Emerita

Ainsworth is a Regents Professor Emerita with expertise in physical activity assessment. She is the lead author for the Adult Compendium of Physical Activity.

602-827-2291
  
Professor Emeritus
480-496-9856
Michael Dorman
Professor Emeritus

Dorman's group investigates many aspects of speech, voice and music perception by patients fit with cochlear implants and by normal-hearing subjects listening to simulations of cochlear implants.

480-965-3345
  
Robert Greenes
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Robert Greenes has authored more than 250 publications in the areas of clinical decision support, models and approaches for decision making; the knowledge representation to support it; and clinical application.

Richard Hinrichs
Professor Emeritus
602-827-2545
  
Professor Emeritus

David Ingram is a professor of speech and hearing science. He directs the Child Language Research Laboratory and conducts research on how young children acquire language across linguistic contexts.

480-965-7525
  
William G. Johnson
Professor Emeritus

Johnson is the founder of the Center for Health Information and Research and expert in health economics informatics.

George Stelmach
Professor Emeritus

Stelmach is involved in the Emeritus College at ASU and continues to serve on review boards for the National Institutes of Health and Department of Veterans Affairs.

480-965-9847
Linda Vaughan
Professor Emerita
602-496-2404
  
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Faculty Research Assoc (FSC)
Francesco Acciai
Research Scholar (FSC)
Post Doctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar
Jeni Matthews
Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Clinic Customer Service Spec
Lisa Allen
Asst Dir Research Advancement
602-496-0842
Mercedes Amador
Director Student Engagement & Retention
602-496-0207
  
Rachel Bachman
Instructional Design Specialist

Rachel is an Instructional Design Specialist with the Learning Innovation Group at ASU's College of Health Solutions.

Lauren Barnes
Administrative Associate
480-884-0220
Henry Barto
Director of Information Technology Services
602-363-8230
  
Juan Beltran
Asst Dir Business Development
Anweysha Bhowmik
Data Science Specialist
Laboratory Coordinator Sr
Nikki Bonnet
Dir Student Recruitment
602-496-1938
Shanan Bouchard
Asst Manager
602-496-2402
  
Kate Brown
Dir Academic Services
Accounting Assistant
602-496-2596
  
Julie Bufkin
Project Coord Research
480-965-8738
  
Andrew Burke
Business Operations Specialist
602-496-1797
Laura Burmeister
Business Ops Specialist Sr
Logan Cameron
Research Management Intern
Byron Canahui
Tech Support Analyst

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Clinic Customer Service Spec
Francesco Acciai
Research Scholar (FSC)
Marc Adams
Assoc Professor

I am a behavioral epidemiologist and scientist with a background in psychology and public health. My background lead me to designing interventions to health behavior change.

602-827-2470
  
Holly Aguila
Instructor

Aguila is an Exercise and Wellness instructor with an interest in health coaching, worksite wellness, and the Hispanic community.

Barbara Ainsworth
Regents Professor Emerita

Ainsworth is a Regents Professor Emerita with expertise in physical activity assessment. She is the lead author for the Adult Compendium of Physical Activity.

602-827-2291
  
Christy Alexon
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Alexon serves as director of summer programs for the College of Health Solutions and also coordinates the MS Medical Nutrition program.

602-496-1863
 
Faculty Assoc
Marcela Aliste
Lecturer (FSC)
480-884-0233
  
Lisa Allen
Asst Dir Research Advancement
602-496-0842
Mercedes Amador
Director Student Engagement & Retention
602-496-0207
  
Professor of Practice
520-848-7444
Tamiko Azuma
Asst Dean & Assoc Profr

Azuma's research focuses on attention, memory and language processing.

480-965-9455
  
Rachel Bachman
Instructional Design Specialist

Rachel is an Instructional Design Specialist with the Learning Innovation Group at ASU's College of Health Solutions.

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