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Arnold School of Public Health


Research Areas

  

testing  Disease

Chronic Diseases

Chronic disease research focuses on the prevention of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, asthma, and many other conditions that adversely affect a wide range of populations.

Faculty
Adams, Swann
Alberg, Anthony
Beattie, Paul
Behroozmand, Roozbeh
Boghossian, Nansi
Brandt, Heather
Burch, Jim
Cai, Goushuai
Chatterjee, Saurabh
Chen, Brian
Davis, Mark
Davis, Rachel
Eberth, Jan
Friedman, Daniela
Harrison, Sayward
Hebert, James
Kenison, Kelli
Koh, Ho-Jin
Lane-Cordova, Abbi
Liese, Angela
Liu, Jihong
Lohman, Matt
McDermott, Suzanne
Merchant, Anwar
Moran, Robert
Nolan, Melissa
Ostermann, Jan
Qiao, Shan
Robillard, Alyssa
Rudisill, Anne
Simmons, David
Smuder, Ashley
Steck, Susan
Stucker, Jessica
Thrasher, Jim
West, Delia
White, Kellee
Wirth, Michael
Workman, Lauren
Xiao, Feifei
Xiao, Shuo
Xirasagar, Sudha

Infectious Diseases

Infectious disease research focuses on the prevention of illnesses that are transmitted by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites and seeks to better understand the biology of these diseases that severely affect populations across the globe.

Faculty
Cai, Goushuai
Chanda, Anindya
Chatterjee, Saurabh
Cho, Hyunsan
Decho, Alan
Harrison, Sayward
Lead, Jamie
Li, Xiaoming
McDermott, Suzanne
Meetze, Edna
Merchant, Anwar
Norman, Sean
Ostermann, Jan
Qiao, Shan
Robillard, Allysa
Spencer, Mindi
Steck, Susan
Sui, Xuemei
Valois, Robert
Xiao, Shuo
Xioa, Feifei
Zhang, Jiajia
Zhang, Jiajia

users Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Physical activity research examines the relationships among exercise participation, physical activity, and human health and focuses on the development and delivery of preventive and rehabilitative physical activity programs that promote health and prevent disease.

Faculty
Beets, Michael
Davis, Mark
Ehlers, Diane
Fritz, Stacy
Geraci, Marco
Hand, Amy
Herter, Troy
Kaczynski, Andrew
Kenison, Kelli
Koh, Ho-Jin
Lane-Cordova, Abbi
Liu, Jihong
McIver, Kerry
Monroe, Courtney
Moore, Robert
Pate, Russell
Pellegrini, Christine
Sarzynski, Mark
Saunders, Ruth
Smuder, Ashley
Stucker, Jessica
Sui, Xuemei
Torres-McGehee, Toni
Wang, Xuewen
Weaver, Robert
Wilcox, Sara
Wirth, Michael
Yeargin, Susan

rocket  Global Health

Global Health

Global health research provides opportunities throughout the world to substantially enrich our understanding of health problems and solutions through engaging with environments and systems both similar to and different from those in the U.S.

Faculty
Blake, Christine
Chen, Brian
Cho, Hyunsan
Frongillo, Ed
Hebert, James
Li, Xiaoming
McLain, Alexander
Moore, Spencer
Ostermann, Jan
Qiao, Shan
Simmons, David
Thrasher, Jim

Leaf  Environmental Health Links

Environment

Environmental health research examines the causes and effects of interactions between humans and their environment to understand and minimize negative health impacts on both. Numerous elements of pure and applied sciences, including biology, chemistry, geography, physics, engineering, public health, and medicine, are used to explore these complex interactions.

Faculty
Baalousha, Mohammed
Burch, Jim
Cai, Bo
Cai, Goushuai
Chanda, Anindya
Chandler, Tom
Decho, Alan
Feigley, Charles
Jones, Sonya
Kaczynski, Andrew
Kloot, Buz
Lead, Jamie
McDermott, Suzanne
Merrifield, Ruth
Norman, Sean
Porter, Dwayne
Seth, Ratanesh
Smithwick, Julie
Steck, Susan
Toumey, Chris
Vejerano, Eric
Xiao, Shuo

Function  Brain and Cognitive Function

Brain

Brain and cognitive function research explores the multi-faceted human communication process by examining the production and perception of speech, the hearing mechanism, and the organization of language in the brain and supports the mitigation of communication disorders resulting from stroke, disease, hearing loss, congenital disabilities, and developmental delays in children.

Faculty
Adlof, Suzanne
Apel, Kenn
Beattie, Paul
Behroozmand, Roozbeh
Burch, Jim
Davis, Mark
Den Ouden, Dirk
Ehlers, Diane
Fogerty, Dan
Fridriksson, Julius
Friedman, Daniela
Fritz, Stacy
Hair, Nicole
Harrison, Sayward
Herter, Troy
Horner, Ronnie
Klusek, Jessica
Li, Xiaoming
Lohman, Matt
McDermott, Suzanne
Montgomery, Allen
Moore, Robert
Stewart, Jill
Torres-McGehee, Toni
Valois, Robert
Wade-Woolley, Lesly
Weaver, Robert
Werfel, Krystal
White, Kellee
Wirth, Michael
Xirasagar, Sudha
Yeargin, Susan

Food  Nutrition, Diet, and Food Safety

Nutrition

Nutrition research supports the efforts of community partners, other research institutions, public agencies, and professional organizations, both at home and abroad, to better ensure a safe, stable, and nutritious food supply and to understand and promote healthy eating practices.

Faculty
Alberg, Anthony
Blake, Christine
Chanda, Anindya
Davis, Mark
Frongillo, Ed
Hebert, James
Jones, Sonya
Kenison, Kelli
Liese, Angela
McIver, Kerry
Merchant, Anwar
Pellegrini, Christine
Rudisill, Anne
Steck, Susan
Thrasher, Jim
Torres-McGehee, Toni
Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle
Weaver, Robert
Wirth, Michael

Earth  Communities

Communities

Community research supports and promotes evidence-based policies and practices to assist with statewide efforts to create and maintain safe and healthy communities across South Carolina.

Faculty
Apel, Kenn
Brandt, Heather
Cai, Goushuai
Chen, Brian
Eberth, Jan
Friedman, Daniela
Jones, Sonya
Kaczynski, Andrew
Li, Xiaoming
Macauda, Mark
Meetze, Edna
Pate, Russell
Radcliff, Elizabeth
Smithwick, Julie
Stucker, Jessica
Thrasher, Jim
Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle
Wade-Woolley, Lesly
Werfel, Krystal
Wilcox, Sara
Workman, Lauren

Balance  Disparities

Disparities

Health disparities research and practice work hand-in-hand to support partnerships that use and promote evidence-based methods to reduce and eliminate health and healthcare access inequities within communities.

Faculty
Adams, Swann
Alberg, Anthony
Burch, Jim
Chen, Brian
Davis, Rachel
Downing, Janelle
Eberth, Jan
Friedman, Daniela
Frongillo, Ed
Gillam, Pam
Horner, Ronnie
Ingram, Lucy
Jones, Sonya
Mann, Emily
McIver, Kerry
Moore, Spencer
Nolan, Melissa
Radcliff, Elizabeth
Robillard, Alyssa
Simmons, David
Smithwick, Julie
Spencer, Mindi
Steck, Susan
Valois, Robert
Wade-Woolley, Lesly
Walsemann, Katrina
Waselmann, Katrina
Weaver, Robert
Werfel, Krystal
West, Delia
White, Kellee
Wirth, Michael
Xirasagar, Sudha

Policy  Methods and Policy Development

Methods

Methods and policy development research support the efforts of organizations and governments to improve local knowledge and integrate research-based evidence into policy-making.

Faculty
Blake, Christine
Brandt, Heather
Chen, Brian
Cho, Hyunsan
Cozad, Melanie
Crouch, Elizabeth
Davis, Rachel
Floyd, Sarah
Friedman, Daniela
Gillam, Pam
Hair, Nicole
Hardin, James
Hebert, James
Horner, Ronnie
Kenison, Kelli
Khan, Mahmud
Macauda, Mark
McLain, Alexander
Probst, Janice
Radcliff, Elizabeth
Saunders, Ruth
Smithwick, Julie
Thrasher, Jim
Valois, Robert
Workman, Lauren

Hospital  Hospital Connections

Hospital

Hospital connections research supports the application of evidence-based methods in clinical areas through partnerships with Greenville Health System, Palmetto Health, and Lexington Medical Center.

Faculty
Brooks, John
Eberth, Jan
Horner, Ronnie
Meetze, Edna
Nolan, Mellissa
Rudisill, Anne
Smithwick, Julie
Xirasagar, Sudha