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Experts for Health

Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D.

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  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Department of Office of Research Support
general expertise
Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease
specific expertise

Chlamydia; Infectious Diseases; Microbiology and Immunology; STEM Education; Tularemia; Vaccine Development and Commercialization


Astrid E. Cardona, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases and Multiple Sclerosis
specific expertise

Chronic Inflammatory Diseases Affecting the Central Nervous System; Diabetes; Multiple Sclerosis


James P. Chambers, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Science
specific expertise

Biochemistry; Bioterrorism / Threat Agent Detection; Diagnostics / Biosensing Element Development; Influenza / Vaccine Development; Inherited Metabolic Diseases (Lysosomal)


Alberto Cordova, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Health
specific expertise

Developmental Motor Cognition; Ecological Perspectives (e.g.: Affordances); Mental Health; Motor and Visual Imagery; Motor Assessments; Motor Behavior / Motor Neuroscience (incl. Motor Learning, Control and Development); Perception and Action; Physical Activity


Mark Eppinger, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Science
specific expertise

Food-borne Disease (e.g.: E. coli O157:H7); Genomics; Microbial Genetics; Public Health Threats (e.g.: Plague and Cholera); Virology


Yusheng Feng, Ph.D.

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  • College of Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
general expertise
Visualization and Computational Modeling
specific expertise

Biomechanics and Bioheat Transfer; Cardiothoracic Surgical Simulation; Computational Bioengineering and Biomedicine; Haptics-enabled Visualization and Virtual Training; Image-based Real-time Surgical Control; Simulation-based Medical Device Design; Tumor and Tissue Growth Modeling and Prognosis


Ender Finol, Ph.D.

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  • College of Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
general expertise
Bioengineering
specific expertise

Aneurysms


Dana A. Forgione, CFE, CMA, CPA, Ph.D.

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  • College of Business
  • Department of Accounting
general expertise
The Business of Health Care
specific expertise

Cost Accounting; Electronic Data Recovery; Forensic Accounting; Fraud Examination; Global Perspective on Health Care Management and Accounting; Government and Nonprofit Accounting; Medicare Regulation


Teja Guda, Ph.D.

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  • College of Engineering
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
general expertise
Regenerative Medicine Breakthroughs Medical Device Innovation and Military Medicine
specific expertise

Bone Tissue Engineering; Mechanics of Materials; Technology Management; Cell and Drug Delivery for Orthopedic Regeneration; Medical Implant Design; Product Development


Meizi He, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Obesity in Minorities
specific expertise

Food; Health; Nutrition; School and Community-based Obesity Interventions for Minorities


Hans W. Heidner, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Virology
specific expertise

Antiviral Drugs; Emerging Pathogens; Vaccine Development; Virology


Dina V. Krasikova, Ph.D.

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  • College of Business
  • Department of Management
general expertise
Management
specific expertise

Employee Health and Well-being; Leadership


William M. Land, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Sports Psychology
specific expertise

Exercise Psychology; Sports and Society; Sports Psychology (e.g.: Performance, Choking Under Pressure)


Lee L. Mason, BCBA-D, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
specific expertise

Applied Behavior Analysis; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Data-based Decision Making in the Classroom; Verbal Behavior


George Perry, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Alzheimer's Disease
specific expertise

Alzheimer's Disease Development and Consequences; Consequences of Aging on the Brain; Neurobiology; Oxidative Stress; Parkinson's Disease Development and Consequences; STEM Education


Clyde F. Phelix, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Biology
specific expertise

Diseases (such as Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes Mellitus and Alzheimer's Disease); Human Embryology; Neuroendocrinology; Physiology; Research Ethics; Systems Biology; Technology Intellectual Property and Commercialization


Lloyd B. Potter, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Demography & Organization Studies
general expertise
Demography
specific expertise

Applied Demography (esp. Health, Education, Energy and Water); Demography (esp. Texas Demography); Epidemiology; Health Disparities; Public Health, Mental Health, Violence and Suicide Patterns; U.S. Census


Derek L. Robertson, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Counseling
general expertise
Counseling
specific expertise

Cognitive Developmental Theory and Culture; HIV / AIDS Counseling; Immigration Issues for Undocumented Families


Harriett D. Romo, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Sociology
general expertise
Sociology, Mexico and Children
specific expertise

Early Childhood Education; Educational Experiences of Latino Children; Foster Youth; Mexico; Migration; Race and Ethnic Relations; Sociology of Childhood; Sociology of Education; Transnationalism


Heidi Adams Rueda, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Social Work
general expertise
Mexican-American Youth and Adolescent Relationships
specific expertise

Adolescent Relationships, Dating and Sexual Relations; Domestic Abuse and Teen Dating Violence Prevention; Mexican-American Youth; Sexual Health Education


Pamela C. Smith, Ph.D.

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  • College of Business
  • Department of Accounting
general expertise
Impact of Federal Taxation
specific expertise

Federal Income Tax; Tax Exempt Health Care Organizations; Taxation and Nonprofits


Erica T. Sosa, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Obesity Prevention
specific expertise

Diabetes Causes and Onset; Obesity among Minorities


Corey S. Sparks, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Demography & Organization Studies
general expertise
Demography
specific expertise

Anthropology; Demography (esp. Mortality and Fertility); Epidemiology; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Health Disparities; Maternal and Child Health; Spatial Inequality of Populations


Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Demography & Organization Studies
general expertise
Demography
specific expertise

Disparities or Inequalities in Several Populations (e.g.: Maternal and Child Health, Mortality and Morbidity, Early Childhood and Higher Education); Race, Ethnicity, Income, Place and Residence Disparities


Thankam S. Sunil, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Sociology
general expertise
Health and Health Disparities
specific expertise

Child Malnutrition; Health Disparities; Reproductive Health of Women


Sarah L. Ullevig, L.D., Ph.D., SMArchS

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Food and Nutrition
specific expertise

Dietary Supplements; Elderly Nutrition; Food and Nutrition; Heart Disease Prevention with Phytochemical Compounds in Food; Heart Disease, Atherosclerosis and Oxidative Stress


Felicia Castro Villarreal, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Psychology
general expertise
Educational Psychology
specific expertise

Culturally Responsive Mental Health Practices in the Schools; Dropout Prevention; Psychological Assessment; Response to Intervention; School Mental Health Programs


Victor Villarreal, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Psychology
general expertise
Educational Psychology
specific expertise

Peer Social Development and Influence among Adolescents and its Effect on Achievement; School-based Mental Health Issues


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