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Faculty Members

Our faculty members consist of a diverse and interdisciplinary group of health disparities researchers with areas of focus as follows:

  • Community-based participatory research 
  • LGBT health disparities
  • Nutrition and food sciences 
  • Healthcare management
  • Tobacco use
  • HIV and other STI disparities 
  • Mental health 
  • Medical sociology  
  • Aging and health 
  • Many more
FACULTY MEMBERS
Name Department Degree
Monideepa B. Becerra Health Science and Human Ecology DrPH, Health Education
MPH, Health Policy and Leadership
Caroline Vickers English PhD, Interdisciplinary: Language Acquisition & Teaching
Gretchen Bergquist Communication Studies PhD
Dawn Blue Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice AGACNP
David Chavez Psychology PhD, Psychology
Dorothy Chen-Maynard Health Science and Human Ecology PhD, Nutritional Science and Human Metabolism
MS, Nutrition and Food Science
Kassandra Harding Health Science and Human Ecology PhD, Nutritional Biology
Neal Malik Health Science and Human Ecology

DrPH, Preventive Medicine
MPH, Health Promotion and Education

Salome Mshigeni  Health Science and Human Ecology PhD, Epidemiology; MPH; MPA
Ethel Nicdao Sociology

PhD, MA

Paulchris Okpala Health Science and Human Ecology D.HSc, MHA, MPA, RCP, CRT
Sen Padilla Health Science and Human Ecology DrPH, Preventive Medicine
MPH, Epidemiology 
Herb Shon Social Work PhD, LCSW, Social Work
Christina Hassija, Consultant as Director, Office of Student Research Psychology  Ph.D. Clinical Psychology; M.A. Clinical Psychology
Eric Vogelsang, Consultant as Director, Center for Aging Sociology PhD, Sociology