Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty's research interests include air pollution, environmental and occupational health, cancer, HIV/AIDS prevention, disease ecology, Bayesian inference, statistical methods for observational studies in population health, epigenetics, social determinants of health, health equity, women's health, healthcare quality metrics and tobacco control.

Photo Name Title Division Areas of Research and Study Research Interests
Olorunfemi Adetona, PhD Adetona, Olorunfemi Associate Professor Environmental Health Sciences

Air Pollution, Environmental and Occupational Health, Inhalation Toxicology, Molecular Epidemiology, Environmental Risk Assessment

Obianuju Aguolu Aguolu, Obianuju Assistant Professor - Clinical Epidemiology

infectious diseases with special interests in vaccine acceptance, graphic medicine, disease modeling, and health disparity

Aly, Reem Lecturer Administration
Sarah E. Anderson, PhD Anderson, Sarah E. Professor Epidemiology

understanding psychosocial influences on children's growth and development with a particular focus on childhood obesity prevention

Rebecca Andridge, PhD Andridge, Rebecca R. Associate Professor Biostatistics

Developing and evaluating statistical methods for handling missing data, for assessing nonignorable selection bias, and for group-randomized trials.

Kellie Archer headshot Archer, Kellie J. Chair and Professor Biostatistics statistical methods for high-dimensional datasets, genomics, mixture cure models, ordinal response models

Statistical methods for the analysis of data from high-throughput genomic assays; Discrete and ordinal response modeling; Mixture cure models; Statistical computing; Supervised learning and data mining

ACTIVE PI-level grants:

  • R01LM013879    Penalized mixture cure models for identifying genomic features associated with outcome in acute myeloid leukemia 
  • R21AI172077 Pretransplant comprehensive scores to predict long term graft outcomes  


Gia Barboza-Salerno Barboza-Salerno, Gia Assistant Professor, joint appointment, College of Social Work Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Drug overdose prevention; Child maltreatment/family violence; Advanced statistical modeling; Spatial analysis; Scholarly writing (publications); Intersection of child welfare and legal system

Micah Berman, JD Berman, Micah Professor; Joint Appointment, College of Law Health Services Management and Policy

Public Health Law and Policy; Health Care Law and Policy; Tobacco Policy; Global Public Health

Philip Binkley, MPH, MD Binkley, Philip Professor Epidemiology
Mike Bisesi Bisesi, Michael S. Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Academic Administration and Professor, Interim Chair Environmental Health Sciences

assessment (monitoring) of human exposure to and control of toxic and infectious agents; applied environmental toxicology and microbiology; and hazardous material/emergency incident recognition/response

Marielle C. Brinkman Brinkman, Marielle Research Professor Epidemiology
Karen Dannemiller, PhD Dannemiller, Karen Associate Professor Environmental Health Sciences

Integration of engineering with microbiology to address emerging health challenges and environmental concerns; Phylogenetics, metagenomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics

Aram Dobalian Dobalian, Aram Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor and Division Chair, Interim MHA Program Director Health Services Management and Policy

Natural and manmade disasters, emergencies, and other crises; Health services research: Access and quality of health care; Health policy and health reform

Macarius Donneyong, PhD, MPH Donneyong, Macarius Assistant Professor Health Services Management and Policy

Drug-drug interactions; The role of the social determinants of health factors on the effectiveness of prescribed medications; Medication outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities

Ahmad El Hellani with Brutus El Hellani, Ahmad Assistant Professor Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health, Tobacco Products, Tobacco Emissions, Tobacco Control, Analytical Chemistry, Inhalation Toxicology, Environmental Risk Assessment

Aldenise Ewing Ewing, Aldenise Assistant Professor Epidemiology

Behavioral Oncology, Cancer Prevention, Implementation Science, Community-Engaged Research, Community-Based Prevention Marketing, Community-Based System Dynamics, Social Technology, Health Disparities, Minority Health, Social Determinants of Health, Social Justice

Ashley Felix Felix, Ashley Associate Professor Epidemiology

Cancer epidemiology; women’s health; racial disparities; molecular epidemiology; screening and early detection

Amy Ferketich Ferketich, Amy K. Professor, Interim Chair Epidemiology

tobacco control: smoking cessation, tobacco use surveillance, tobacco policy, and tobacco regulatory science

HB Franchino-Olsen Franchino-Olsen, HB Faculty Fellow Health Behavior and Health Promotion

violence against children; gender-based violence; intergenerational violence transmission; polyvictimization; adolescent health; child health; quantitative methods; mixed-methods; child voice

Maria Gallo, PhD Gallo, Maria Associate Dean of Research, Professor Epidemiology
Randall Harris, MD, PhD Harris, Randall E. Professor Epidemiology
Courtney L. Hebert Hebert, Courtney L. Associate Professor Epidemiology
Jen Hefner smiling Hefner, Jennifer Associate Professor Health Services Management and Policy

management practices, clinical informatics, program evaluation, dissemination & implementation science

Armando Hoet Hoet, Armando Professor Epidemiology
C. Tory H. Hogan, PhD Hogan, C. Tory Harper Assistant Professor Health Services Management and Policy
Darryl B. Hood, PhD Hood, Darryl B. Professor and Dean's Fellow for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Environmental Health Sciences

Inhalation Toxicology (prenatal exposure models autism), Developmental neurobiology (somatosensory cortex), Behavioral neurobiology (development of structure-specific paradigms), Environmental and biochemical toxicology (Nitroxides, PAH’s), Dispersion modeling of PAH’s in environmental justice communities, Structural biology, protein structure and function, Environmental-exposure health assessment questionnaire development, Modeling exposures across lifetime using public health exposome approach

Amie Hufton Hufton, Amie Clinical Associate Professor Epidemiology

Recovery strategies of minoritized populations affected by natural disasters; risk factors associated with adverse physical, mental and cognitive health in aging minoritized populations; costs and disparities associated with drowning and submersion injuries

Ayaz Hyder Hyder, Ayaz Associate Professor, Core Faculty, Translational Data Analytics Environmental Health Sciences

Systems Science, Agent-Based Modeling, Birth Outcomes/Infant Mortality, Environmental Epidemiology, Air Pollution, Citizen Science, Opioid epidemic, Food insecurity, Smart Cities, Health Economics

Marian Moser Jones, PhD, MPH Jones, Marian Moser Associate Professor Health Services Management and Policy
  • History of Public Health in North America
  • Pandemics, Disasters, and other Public Health Crises
  • Nursing in War and Public Health Crises
  • Women's Health and Perinatal Health
  • Addressing Racism and Health Inequities
  • Methods: Archival Research, Oral History, Interviews
Mira Katz, PhD Katz, Mira Professor Health Behavior and Health Promotion

reducing cancer disparities among minority and underserved populations

Gail Kaye, PhD Kaye, Gail Professor, Clinical Public Health, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Assessment Health Behavior and Health Promotion

childhood obesity prevention, creating healthy food environments, nutrition policies that foster healthy food environments, community based nutrition interventions

Eben Kenah, PhD Kenah, Eben Associate Professor Biostatistics

Survival analysis, Epidemiologic methods, Stochastic processes, Phylogenetics and causal inference

Liz Klein, PhD, MPH Klein, Liz Chair and Professor Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Tobacco control; primary prevention of chronic disease; social determinants of health, Policy, systems and environmental change; primary prevention; public health evaluation

Dr. Knobloch in front of the College of Public Health (Cunz Hall) Knobloch, Thomas Associate Professor – Practice, Comprehensive Cancer Center – Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program, Center for Advanced Function Foods & Entrepreneurship – Food Innovation Center Environmental Health Sciences

My research program includes several key interests:

1. Characterizing malignant molecular progression of epithelial carcinogenesis in cancers associated with tobacco smoking, alcohol consumtion, and HPV infections (oral cancers, cervical cancers).

2. The use of food-based interventions as implementable cancer risk-reduction strategies, with special emphasis on the bioactive phytochemicals present in black raspberries.

3. The emerging role of bacterial cyanotoxins released during harmful algal blooms in the promotion of liver cancer in susceptible populations.

4. Investigating the knowledge gap surrounding effective harm reduction and reducing cancer risk in firefighting personnel.

My work is fundamentally translational in nature and emphasizes the integrated participation of genomic (epigenetic, SNPs), transcriptional (expression signatures), metabolic (bioactive signaling cascades), and microbiomic (host-bacterial ecosystems) landscapes

Jiyoung Lee, PhD Lee, Jiyoung Professor Environmental Health Sciences

Heath risks from cyanotoxin exposure (liver disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases); Impact of environmental exposure on microbiome & resistome; Cyanobacteria, cyanophage and toxin ecology; Water-food-climate nexus: Ecology of emerging infectious diseases; Sustainable intervention of pathogen and antimicrobial resistance spread; Wastewater-based epidemiology of COVID-19

Teresa Long, MD, MPH Long, Teresa Special Advisor - Community Engagement and Partnership Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Ashleigh LoVette in front of Thompson Library LoVette, Ashleigh Assistant Professor Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Resilience, Trauma, Healing, Community Engagement, Young People of Color, HIV Prevention, Violence Prevention, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Multi-level Interventions, Equity, Health Communication

Bo Lu, PhD Lu, Bo Professor Biostatistics

Causal inference, Observational study, Matched designs for complex data structure, Sensitivity analysis for unmeasured confounding, Bayesian Modeling for causal effects, Survey sampling methodology, Small area estimation, Large population survey analysis, Statistical methods for observational studies in population health, health outcome research and social sciences

Julianna Nemeth, PhD, MA Nemeth, Julianna Assistant Professor Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Health Equity, Systems Implementation of Brain Injury Aware Trauma Informed Care, Vulnerable, Traumatized Populations (Sexual & Domestic Violence Survivors, Homeless Youth), Tobacco Control & Cessation, Intersection of Violence Exposure, Mental Health, Brain Injury & Substance Use, Community-Engaged Evaluation & Research

Andy Ni Ni, Andy Ai Assistant Professor Biostatistics

Causal inference with survival outcomes; Individualized treatment regimen estimation with survival outcomes; High-dimensional variable selection with survival outcomes; High-dimensional variable selection with measurement error; Two-stage sampling designs.

Abigail Turner, PhD Norris Turner, Abigail Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusive Excellence, Professor Epidemiology
Alison Norris Norris, Alison Professor; Joint Appointment, College of Medicine/Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

sexual and reproductive health with a goal of preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and improving reproductive outcomes for women and men

James Odei Odei, James Assistant Professor - Clinical Biostatistics

Spatial, Temporal, and Spatio-Temporal Statistics, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling, Statistical Data Visualization, Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB, etc.), Environmental Epidemiology, Statistical methods for observational studies in population health, health outcome research and social sciences, Behavioral Medicine and Psychology, Breast Cancer Prevention

Tasleem Padamsee, PhD Padamsee, Tasleem Associate Professor Health Services Management and Policy

Breast cancer prevention, Health disparities, U.S. health policy, Health care institutions, Women’s Health, Comparative health politics, HIV/AIDS Policy, Qualitative research methods, Comparative and historical research methods, Medical Sociology, Political Sociology, Feminist Theory

Efthimios Parasidis Parasidis, Efthimios Professor Health Services Management and Policy

Bioethics; Food Law; Health Law; Public Health

Parrott, Lynne Lecturer Health Services Management and Policy, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies
Electra D. Paskett, PhD Paskett, Electra Professor, Marion N. Rowley Chair in Cancer Research Epidemiology
Joanne Patterson Patterson, Joanne Assistant Professor Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Health Equity; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Health; Social Determinants of Health; Cancer Prevention; Tobacco Prevention and Cessation; Tobacco Regulatory Science; Health Communications; Community Engaged Research; Implementation Science; Mixed Methods; Qualitative Methods

Marika Haritos Paul with Thompson Library in background Paul, Marika Haritos Clinical Assistant Professor Health Services Management and Policy
Pennell, Michael Associate Professor Biostatistics

Design and analysis of group randomized trials, first hitting time models for survival analysis, Bayesian nonparametrics, joint modeling, toxicological risk assessment

Laura Pomeroy Pomeroy, Laura Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Undergraduate Honors Program Environmental Health Sciences

Disease ecology, modeling infectious diseases, phylogenetics

Laura Prater Prater, Laura Assistant Professor Health Services Management and Policy
Paul L. Reiter, PhD, MPH Reiter, Paul Professor Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Uterine Cervical Cancer, Anus Cancer, Papillomavirus Infections, Mouth Cancer, Condylomata Acuminata, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome

Grzegorz Rempala Rempala, Grzegorz A. Professor Biostatistics

Complex Stochastic Systems Theory, Molecular Biosystems Modeling, Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Epidemiology and in Genomics

Ricks, JaNelle Assistant Professor Health Behavior and Health Promotion

sexual and reproductive health, STI/HIV prevention, reproductive justice, contraceptive use, health equity, social determinants, sexual and gender minority health, racial/ethnic minority health, adolescent health

Julie Robbins, PhD Robbins, Julie Associate Professor - Clinical Health Services Management and Policy

best practices for improving quality in healthcare delivery, including:  electronic health record implementation, patient safety, and strategic human resource management

Megan E. Roberts, PhD Roberts, Megan Associate Professor Health Behavior and Health Promotion

tobacco use, adolescents and young adults, health disparities

Paul Rosile, PhD, MPH, REHS Rosile, Paul Associate Professor of Public Health Practice Environmental Health Sciences

The association of environmental pesticides with autism and birth outcomes; the relationship between outdoor bioaerosols and mental health; human nutrition and health.

Patrick Schnell, PhD Schnell, Patrick Assistant Professor Biostatistics

Bayesian hierarchical models, linear mixed effects models, clinical trials, causal inference, subgroup analysis, principal stratification, spatial data, infectious disease epidemiology

Fernanda Schumacher Schumacher, Fernanda Assistant Professor Biostatistics
  •  Censored regression models
  • Linear and nonlinear mixed-effects models
  • Longitudinal models
  • Missing data analysis
  • Multiple sclerosis disease
  • Robust models
  • Skew-elliptical/elliptical distributions
  • Variable selection for mixed models 
Sharon Schweikhart, PhD Schweikhart, Sharon Associate Professor Health Services Management and Policy
Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, PhD, MPH Sealy-Jefferson, Shawnita Associate Professor Epidemiology

Reproductive Justice, social epidemiology, adverse birth and maternal outcomes, Black/African American families and communities

Eric Seiber, PhD Seiber, Eric Professor; Director of the Center for HOPES Health Services Management and Policy, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies
Abigail Shoben, PhD Shoben, Abigail B. Associate Professor Biostatistics

Group sequential methods, longitudinal data, epidemiologic applications, clinical trials

Parvati Singh Singh, Parvati Assistant Professor Epidemiology Psychiatric Epidemiology, Racial Disparities, Maternal and Child Health
Min-Ae Song Song, Min-Ae Assistant Professor Environmental Health Sciences

Epigenetics, Biomarkers of Exposure, Biomarkers of effects, Cancer Risk Factors, Gene-Environment Interactions, Molecular Epidemiology, Tobacco, Cancer Prevention, Cancer, Molecular Carcinogenesis, and Multi-Omics Data

Andrew Wapner Wapner, Andrew Associate Clinical Professor, Co-Director, Center for Public Health Practice, Director, Master of Public Health Program for Experienced Professionals Health Services Management and Policy, Center for Public Health Practice

Population health planning through integration of health care and public health, with a focus on social and physical environments and their impact on health status

Mark Weir Weir, Mark Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Core Faculty - Ohio State Sustainability Institute, Senior Lecturer - College of Medicine, Griffith University, Director - Ecology Epidemiology and Population Health Program, Infectious Disease Institute Environmental Health Sciences Risk analysis to make sustainable and resilient decisions
  1. Sustainability and resiliency in health protection
  2. Environmental sustainability and resource optimization
  3. Improving risk-based decision making
  4. Building water systems and healthy indoor spaces
  5. Water treatment and wastewater reuse
  6. Risk analysis methodology
Jeffrey Wing Wing, Jeffrey J. Assistant Professor Epidemiology

Cerebrovascular disease; health disparties; prognostic models; epidemiologic methods

Jaime Wu Wu, Jianyong Assistant Professor Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health, Spatial Epidemiology, Green Space, Mental Health, Autism, Infectious Disease, GIS, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing

Wendy Yi Xu, PhD Xu, Yi (Wendy) Associate Professor, Health Services Management and Policy Health Services Management and Policy

Health care access barriers and financial burdens for vulnerable populations

Karla Zadnik Zadnik, Karla Dean, College of Optometry, Interim Dean, College of Public Health Administration