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Population Health Faculty and Research

The College of Health Solutions aims to discover approaches to maintaining and improving the health of entire populations and reducing inequalities in health between groups of people.  We use a multidisciplinary approach blending the disciplines of public health/health promotion, biomedical informatics, health economics, nutrition, exercise science, and health care delivery to achieve new discoveries. We also employ a multi-level strategy with studies focused on individuals, social networks, communities, institutions, policies, systems, and environments to better understand the determinants of health.

A few examples of our work include:

  • Development of gender-specific and culturally-tailored healthy lifestyle interventions for racial/ethnic minority men
  • Examination of the strength and shape of relationships between environmental characteristics and physical activity, dietary patterns, and obesity
  • Applying patient-centered and systems engineering approaches to improve access to care for those in greatest need (poor, uninsured or underinsured)
  • Exploring behavioral economics and incentive structures to transform health care delivery and disease management
  • Nutritional strategies to enhance cardiometabolic health and the prevention and management of chronic disease

Faculty

Name
Ann Sebren
Principal Lecturer MY

Sebren's teaching and scholarly interests are focused on the efficacy of mindfulness for reduced stress, improved health and health behavior change.

602-496-1851
  
Lisa Smith
Lecturer

Smith's research interests include mindfulness, bariatric surgery, substance abuse, meditation and obesity.

Natasha Tasevska
Assoc Professor

Dr. Tasevska is a nutrition scientist and nutritional epidemiologist. She joined ASU in 2013.

602-827-2485
 
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
Deborah Williams
Clinical Asst Professor (FSC)

Williams is the past associate director of the Mayo Clinic/ASU Obesity Solutions initiative.

602-496-0738
  
Jeffrey Wolz
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)
602-285-7865

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