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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


Natasha Tasevska
Assoc Professor

Dr. Natasha Tasevska is a nutrition scientist and nutritional epidemiologist, and, since 2013, holds a tenure-track assistant professor position in the nutrition program with the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion.

Dongwen Wang

Dongwen 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

Deborah Williams
Clinical Asst Professor (FSC)

Williams is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Health Solutions
Past Associate Director of Mayo Clinic/ASU Obesity Solutions.

Natalia Wilson
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Natalia Wilson is clinical associate professor in the College of Health Solutions. Her research area is unique device identification (UDI) and medical device safety.

Jeffrey Wolz
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)