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Health Sciences and Medical Studies Faculty and Research

Our faculty is committed to research that has an appreciable, positive impact on health outcomes. Using a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes collaboration and coordination with community partners, faculty in health sciences and medical studies support student exploration and advance health in our communities. Research topics include health services, improving service quality in health care, health communication, health care and systems redesign, chronic disease management, hospice and palliative care, health disparities, data practices in health care, and the prevention and control of cancers caused by HPV.

Learn more about health sciences and medical studies at ASU’s College of Health Solutions.


Janice Connell

Connell's passion is helping students launch their healthcare careers and helping people learn how to implement a healthy lifestyle to prevent, delay or minimize chronic disease during their lifetime.

Bradley Doebbeling

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.

Rachael Don
Lecturer (FSC)

Don teaches the Science of Healthcare Delivery. Additionally, she is the degree coordinator for the Health Sciences program.

Marjon Forouzeshyekta

Forouzeshyekta is a medical studies lecturer and received her doctorate from the Texas Chiropractic College.

Teresa Hart

Hart teaches undergraduate courses in Nutrition and Health Care Delivery, and graduate courses in the online Masters of Dietetics program.

Andrea Irving
Denise Kennedy
Clinical Asst Professor

Kennedy has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry and has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work to improve health care service quality and the patient experience.

Jeffrey Kingsbury
Lecturer Sr

Dr. Kingsbury is the director of the STEM Teaching Global Intensive Experience in Costa Rica, and is the faculty advisor for the student organization, the Arizona Global Health Project.

Alexis Koskan
Assistant Professor, Public Health

Koskan is a public health and health communication researcher by training. The goals of her research are to prevent and control cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).