Faculty Directory

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Erin Ables

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Research Interests

  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Methodology
  • Data Analysis

Daniel Agley

Assistant Research Scientist

Phone:
(812) 855-9221
Email:

Research Interests

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Health promotion
  • Evaluation research

Jon Agley

Assistant Research Scientist

Phone:
(812) 855-3123
Email:

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of public health and health behaviors
  • Health behavior theory/health policy
  • SBIRT (screen, brief intervention, and referral to treatment)
  • Adolescent drug prevention initiatives

David Allison

Dean
Distinguished Professor
Provost Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1250
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Research rigor, reproducibility, and integrity
  • Clinical trials
  • Causal inference
  • Statistical methods
  • Longevity, lifespan, and aging
  • Obesity, energetics, nutrition

Jared Allsop

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-3683
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Disability
  • Chronic illness
  • Summer camp
  • Social effects
  • Therapeutic recreation

Randi 'Jeanie' Alter

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 855-4896
Email:

Trent Applegate

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-4009
Email:

Research Interests

  • School health
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • CPR retention
  • School health
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • CPR retention
  • School health
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • CPR retention

Rodrigo Armijos

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-4731
Email:

Research Interests

  • Gobal health
  • Health challenges of Latinos/Hispanics, other ethnic minority groups, and immigrants
  • Food insecurity, health, and health care
  • Epidemiology, prevention and control of infectious diseases
  • Air pollutant exposure (especially UFP and PM2.5), inflammation, oxidative

Priscilla Barnes

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-4789
Email:

Research Interests

  • Private organizations
  • Public organizations
  • Health disparities
  • Public health systems

Jonathon Beckmeyer

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-4220
Email:

Research Interests

  • Family health
  • Family systems
  • Romantic experiences
  • Substance use
  • Adolescent and young adult health

Charles Beeker

Clinical Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-5748
Email:

Research Interests

  • Scientific diver training
  • Protection of underwater cultrural and associated biological resource
  • Shipwrecks as marine protected areas
  • Underwater archaeology

Aurelian Bidulescu

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-7776
Email:

Research Interests

  • Global health and health disparities
  • Genetic epidemiology with emphasis on genome wide and epigenome-related association studies
  • Predictive models and biomarkers for cardio-metabolic conditions/diseases
  • Risk assessment/stratification in large cohorts

Hannah Block

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-5390
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Brain stimulation
  • Neurophysiology
  • Multisensory processing
  • Sensorimotor learning
  • Motor control

Andrew Brown

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-0399
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Research rigor and reproducibility
  • Meta-research
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition

Robert Burns

Adjunct Professor of Practice

Phone:
812/855-1561
Email:

Kevin Byon

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-1966
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Measurement
  • Sport tourism
  • Sport consumer behavior
  • Sport service marketing
  • Sport marketing

Stephen Carter

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-6593
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Therapeutic utility of hypoxia-/heat-therapy
  • Exercise-oncology
  • Environmental physiology
  • Cardiovascular physiology

Keith Chapin

Clinical Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1379
Email:

Robert Chapman

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2452
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Cardiopulmonary limitations to exercise performance
  • Exercise performance of elite athletes
  • Hypoxia
  • Altitude training

Cheng Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone:
(812) 606-6731
Email:

Research Interests

  • Trace elements
  • Heavy metal
  • Nutritional epidemiology

Zhongxue Chen

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1163
Email:

Research Interests

  • Collaborative researches
  • Statistical genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Bayesian methods
  • Meta-analysis
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Linear mixed models
  • Clinical trial
  • Nonparametric methods
  • Statistical hypothesis testing

Joseph Chen

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1880
Email:

Research Interests

  • Sustainability in hospitality and tourism
  • Hospitality and tourism marketing
  • Social impacts of tourism

Xiwei Chen

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-2781
Email:

Research Interests

  • Statistical consulting and Collaboration
  • Data management
  • Linear mixed models
  • Linear mixed models
  • Survival analysis
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Hypothesis testing

Angela Chow

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2986
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Motivational development
  • Lifespan development
  • Mental health and well-being

Daniella Chusyd

Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone:
(812) 855-0240
Email:

Hana Cleveland

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-1436
Email:

Cassandra Coble

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-5461
Email:

Shu Cole

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-9037
Email:

Research Interests

  • Tourism development
  • Service evaluation in travel & hospitality
  • Travel behavior
  • Accessible travel & hospitality

Erin Cooperman

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-0064
Email:

Research Interests

  • AmeriCorps
  • Internship
  • Service
  • Policy
  • Health
  • Law

Donetta Cothran

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-6430
Email:
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Research Interests

  • School health
  • Curriculum
  • Students
  • Pedagogy

Gina Depper

Assistant Research Scientist

Phone:
(812) 856-2262
Email:

Mallori DeSalle

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-5735
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Dissemination of evidence-based strategies
  • Use of motivational Interviewing in healthcare
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in primary care

Stephanie Dickinson

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 856-9010
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Logistic regression
  • Linear mixed models
  • Epidemiology
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Statistical consulting and collaboration

Carrie Docherty

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-6035
Email:

Research Interests

  • Proprioception and neuromuscular control
  • Health related quality of life
  • Ankle instability

Brian Dodge

Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-0792
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Condoms
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Bisexuality
  • Sexual health

Heather Dolne

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-1511
Email:

Annie Eakin

Visiting Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-1981
Email:

Layne Elliott

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-0899
Email:

Research Interests

  • Interpretation
  • Conservation
  • Nature-based tourism
  • Park planning
  • Public lands
  • Public Engagement
  • Recreation Management
  • Resource Management

Ruth Engs

Professor Emerita

Phone:
Email:

Research Interests

  • Health history
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Spiritual health
  • Health reform

Alan Ewert

Professor Emeritus

Phone:
Email:

Research Interests

  • Natural environments
  • Risk motivation
  • Military veterans
  • Resilience
  • Outdoor adventure

Kimberly Fine

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone:
(812) 855-3627
Email:

Kathy Finley

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-0854
Email:

Research Interests

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Health

Alyce Fly

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-7975
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Nutrition
  • Diet and peripheral vascular health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Diet and peripheral vascular health
  • Obesity
  • School interventions

Brian Forist

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-0203
Email:

Georgia Frey

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1262
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Physical activity
  • Disabilities

Ruth Gassman

Associate Research Scientist

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Research Interests

  • Health services
  • Drug abuse
  • Alcohol abuse

Victoria Getty

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-1531
Email:

Research Interests

  • Nutrition education

Deb Getz

Clincial Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-9072
Email:

Research Interests

  • Diversity education
  • Curriculum design
  • Leadership development

Asghar Gharakhani

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 855-3156
Email:

Research Interests

  • Cultural diversity
  • Leadership development

Shawn Gibbs

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1090
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Highly infectious disease management
  • Ebola Virus Disease
  • Biocontainment
  • Bioaerosols
  • Antibiotic resistance

Kathleen Gilbert

Professor Emerita

Phone:
Email:

Research Interests

  • Qualitative research
  • Cross-national research
  • Stress and resilience in the family
  • Loss and meaning making
  • Infant and pregnancy loss
  • Death of a child
  • Loss and grieving in the context of family
  • Bereavement

Virginia Githiri

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-5210
Email:

Research Interests

  • Sport and future physical activity
  • Faith-based physical activity
  • Women and sport
  • African American women and physical activity
  • Physical activity and weight-loss maintenance

Lilian Golzarri Arroyo

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-3891
Email:

Research Interests

  • R programming
  • Survival analysis
  • Linear mixed models
  • Linear & logistic regression
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Data Analysis
  • Statistical consulting and collaboration

Alison Greene

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-8795
Email:

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Technology utilization in treatment
  • Cost analysis
  • Process evaluation
  • System-level change
  • Mental health
  • Juvenile drug courts
  • Adolescent substance abuse treatment
  • Substance use disorders
  • Sexual health
  • Sexual health education
  • Health education for youth

Melissa Greives

Visiting Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-752
Email:

Research Interests

  • Nursing
  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition

Katie Grove

Clinical Professor Emerita

Phone:
(812) 855-3640
Email:

Research Interests

  • Emergency care
  • Athletic training

Allison Gruber

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2447
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Gait energetics
  • Gait mechanics
  • Biomechanics

Lucia Guerra-Reyes

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-7663
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Cultural competency
  • Indigenous groups
  • Health disparities
  • Latin America
  • Reproductive policy
  • Reproductive health

Jaroslaw Harezlak

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-6719
Email:

Research Interests

  • Physical activity and accelerometry
  • Network analysis
  • HIV-related cognitive impairment
  • Brain imaging
  • Clustered and longitudinal data analysis
  • Mixed model methodology
  • Structured high-dimensional data
  • Statistical regularization methods
  • Functional data analysis

Ka He

Department Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2260
Email:

Research Interests

  • Diet, aging and longevity
  • Diet and colon cancer
  • Fatty acids and cardiovascular disease
  • Amino acids, protein and obesity
  • Trace minerals (nutritious and toxic) and cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cognitive function

Nona Henderson

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-0864
Email:

Research Interests

  • Research
  • Writing
  • Project management
  • Interpretation
  • Public engagement
  • Park planning

Michael Hendryx

Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-8875
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Environmental Health
  • Appalachia
  • Health disparities

Debra Herbenick

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-7011
Email:

Research Interests

  • Male and female sexual function
  • Condom use
  • Sexual pleasure
  • Sexual enhancement products
  • Women's sexual health

Barbara Hocevar

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2481
Email:

Research Interests

  • Cell biology
  • Pharmacology and toxicology

Brandon Howell

Lecturer

Phone:
(812 )855-3102
Email:
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Lesa Huber

Associate Clinical Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1733
Email:

Research Interests

  • Privacy
  • Aging in place
  • Aging
  • Technology

Ann Huntoon

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-7162
Email:

Research Interests

  • Aquatics
  • PE K-12
  • Physical education teacher education

Lynn Jamieson

Professor Emerita

Phone:
(812) 855-8676
Email:

Research Interests

  • Leisure industry
  • Tourism image salience

Wasantha Jayawardene

Assistant Research Scientist

Phone:
(812) 855-8534
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Childhood asthma
  • Mindfulness and mental health
  • Substance use and medication misuse
  • Modeling obesity interventions
  • Childhood obesity

Jeanne Johnston

Clinical Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-5073
Email:

Research Interests

  • College population
  • Aging
  • Technology
  • Assessment
  • Physical activity

Aaron Jones

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-8263
Email:

Research Interests

  • Alcohol and tobacco control

Katherine Jordan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone:
Email:

Research Interests

  • Development of leisure skills
  • College student employment and life balance
  • Living a balanced life and time management
  • Leisure education and youth development as well as college student development
  • Life-long health and well-being

Mikyoung Jun

Assistant Research Scientist

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Research Interests

  • Survey research methods
  • Substance abuse prevention

Lisa Kamendulis

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-8861
Email:

Research Interests

  • Environmental toxicology

Keisuke Kawata

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-5244
Email:

Research Interests

  • Electroencephalography
  • Ocular-motor system
  • Blood biomarker
  • Subconcussion
  • Traumatic brain injury

Noy Kay

Clinical Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-2156
Email:

Research Interests

  • Death education
  • International health study
  • Lifestyles education
  • Health promotion

Patrick Kelly

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 855-4143
Email:

Research Interests

  • Victimization prevention
  • Mind-body wellness
  • Conflict de-escalation and resolution
  • Aggression and violence in sport
  • Martial arts

Carol Kennedy-Armbruster

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-6083
Email:

Research Interests

  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Water exercise
  • Functional training

Robert Kessler

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 855-4232
Email:

Research Interests

  • Rowing
  • Aquatics
  • Waterfront
  • Sailing
  • Scuba

Khalid Khan

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2229
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Educational intervention
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Water pollution
  • Pesticides
  • Agricultural and rural health
  • Neurobehavioral effects

Rosemary King

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-9150
Email:

Research Interests

  • Substance use among college students
  • Community-level prevention approaches
  • Community organizing
  • Substance abuse prevention

Jackie Kingma

Clinical Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1233
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Manual therapy

Koichi Kitano

Visiting Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-3714
Email:

Research Interests

  • Postural stability
  • Human performance

James Klaunig

Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-3957
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Nuclear receptor mediated toxicity
  • Pesticide toxicity and human risk
  • Cancer biology
  • Dose response
  • Risk assessment
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Toxicology

Doug Knapp

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-3094
Email:

Research Interests

  • Global environmental issues
  • Interpretation
  • Environmental education

Julie Knapp

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-1068
Email:

Research Interests

  • Internship experiences
  • Student learning
  • Leadership
  • Management

David Koceja

Department Chair, Kinesiology
Interim Department Chair, Applied Health Science
Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-7302
Email:

Research Interests

  • Balance
  • Motor control
  • Elderly
  • Spinal reflex system
  • Neuromuscular control

Carrie Lawrence

Assistant Research Scientist

Phone:
(800) 566-8644
Email:

Mary Lay

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 856-4885
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Tobacco and alcohol use
  • Evidence based prevention
  • Problem gambling behaviors

Bill Layden

Adjunct Professor of Practice

Phone:
(812) 855-4867
Email:

Aurora Le

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 855-4756
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Infectious diseases of public health significance
  • Worker Training
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Biosafety

Ming Li

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-4519
Email:

Research Interests

  • Non-parametric statistics
  • High dimensional data
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Gene-by-gene and gene-by-environment interactions
  • Statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology

Hsien-Chang Lin

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-6197
Email:

Research Interests

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Outcomes research
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Substance abuse
  • Pharmaceutical economics
  • Health services research
  • Health economics and policy

Margaret Lion

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-0006
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Video and Hobby Gaming with Physical Activity and Health
  • Active Learning
  • Instructional Technology

Nianjun Liu

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-7506
Email:

Research Interests

  • Collaborative research
  • Statistical methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Precision medicine
  • High dimensional and big data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Statistical genetics and genomics

David Lohrmann

Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-5101
Email:
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Research Interests

  • HIV/STD prevention
  • Sexuality education
  • Drug abuse prevention
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Health education
  • School health promotion

Christina Ludema

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-9181
Email:

Research Interests

  • Causal inference
  • Social epidemiology
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Infectious diseases

Juhua Luo

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2858
Email:

Research Interests

  • Environmental factors and cancer relationship
  • Breast cancer
  • Women's health

Jon Macy

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-0704
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Program evaluation
  • Tobacco prevention
  • Smoking cessation
  • Tobacco control
  • Health policy

Leif Madsen

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-4548
Email:

Evan Mayo-Wilson

Associate Professor

Phone:
Email:

Larissa Mayo-Wilson

Phone:
(812) 856-0902
Email:

Laura McCloskey

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-4980
Email:

Research Interests

  • Families and health
  • Adolescent socio-sexual health
  • Disparities in mental health
  • Child abuse
  • Violence against women

Christy McCormick

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 856-2366
Email:

Research Interests

  • Instructor training
  • Blended learning
  • Distance education
  • Adult education
  • Curriculum development

Blair McKissock

Visiting Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-3088
Email:

Hope McMickle

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Research Interests

  • systems Change and Community Prevention Programming
  • Strategic Planning
  • Evaluation Consulting and Technical Assistance
  • Program Evaluation

Alyssa McPherson

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 855-5597
Email:

Research Interests

  • Athletic trainers as physician extenders
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Healthcare and injury in drum corps
  • Performing arts medicine
  • Dance medicine

Joel F. Meier

Professor Emeritus

Phone:
Email:

Beth Meyerson

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-0585
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Public health leadership
  • Community participatory research
  • Ethnography
  • Social construction of health
  • Sexually transmitted disease or STD
  • HIV
  • Health policy

Timothy Mickleborough

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-0753
Email:

Research Interests

  • Human stress physiology
  • Contributions of central and peripheral factors in human muscle fatigue
  • Respiratory system determinants of fatigue in health and disease
  • Cardiopulmonary limitations to exercise
  • Respiratory disorders in athletes

Susan Middlestadt

Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2767
Email:

Research Interests

  • Reasoned action approach
  • Behavior change
  • Intervention design
  • Theory

Michelle Miller

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-8167
Email:

Research Interests

  • Prescription for special populations
  • Exercise program design
  • Fitness assessment

Alison Miller

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-8504
Email:

Brian Moscicki

Visiting Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-7231
Email:

Rasul Mowatt

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-3089
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Critical pedagogy
  • Cultural studies
  • Social justice
  • Leisure behavior

Maresa Murray

Clinical Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-5213
Email:

Research Interests

  • Social support
  • Religiosity
  • Media influence on families
  • Ethnic minority families
  • Family health

Sarah Murray

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-4962
Email:

Erik Nelson

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-5143
Email:
ORCID:
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Research Interests

  • Recruitment for online studies
  • Multilevel models
  • Bayesian spatial statistics
  • Substance abuse
  • Health disparities
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Cancer screening and prevention
  • Spatio-temporal epidemiology

Carole Nowicke

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Research Interests

  • Bibliometrics
  • American cultural history
  • Oral history
  • Archival science
  • Information literacy
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Librarianship
  • History of substance abuse
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Problem gambling prevention
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Public health

Cecilia Obeng

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-0502
Email:

Research Interests

  • Culture, Care, and Child Health
  • Pre-School Children's Health
  • The Role of the Family in the Development of the Child Especially Children with Health Problems
  • Culture and Immigrant Families' Health
  • Infant Feeding (Breastfeeding) and Child Health

Courtney Olcott

Assistant Research Scientist

Phone:
(812) 856-7528
Email:

Research Interests

  • Feminist scholarship
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Program development, management, and evaluation

Karo Omodior

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-7031
Email:

Konye Ori

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Charles Pearce

Academic Specialist

Phone:
(812) 856-5996
Email:

Research Interests

  • Human Error - Industrial Design
  • Motor Skills & Motor Learning
  • Ergonomics & Human Factors

Paul M. Pedersen

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-4066
Email:

Research Interests

  • Sport management
  • Intercollegiate and interscholastic sports
  • Sport organization personnel
  • Sport communication

Jennifer Piatt

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-7819
Email:

Research Interests

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Adaptive sports
  • Specialized camps
  • Social inclusion

Patrick Quinn

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-9789
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Behavioral genetics
  • Opioid and other substance use
  • Clinical psychology

Jasynda Radanovich

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-3919
Email:

Research Interests

  • Community outreach
  • Evidence-based programs
  • HIV prevention counseling

John Raglin

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-1844
Email:

Research Interests

  • The placebo effect in sport and exercise
  • Overtraining syndrome in athletes Pacing and sport performance
  • Anxiety and sport performance
  • Exercise and mental health

William Ramos

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-7161
Email:

Research Interests

  • Waterparks
  • Swimming
  • SOPARC
  • Physical activity
  • Water
  • Pools
  • Aquatics

Michael Reece

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-0068
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Research Interests

  • HIV-related mental health care
  • Sexual health promotion

Kaitlyn Reho

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 856-9771
Email:

Research Interests

  • Behavioral, social, and community health
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Desiree Reynolds

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-7872
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Stress Management
  • Behavioral Health
  • Disordered Gambling

Molly Rosenberg

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2509
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Research Interests

  • Time-to-event analysis
  • Social epidemiology
  • Sexual health promotion
  • Structural drivers of HIV and sexually transmitted infections

Rachel Ryder

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-1990
Email:

Research Interests

  • Physical activity
  • Aging
  • Neuromuscular control
  • Motor control

Katharine Sadler

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Research Interests

  • Youth substance abuse
  • Substance abuse prevention

Bradley Sage

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-2773
Email:

Research Interests

  • Athletic training education

Gary Sailes

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-0538
Email:

Research Interests

  • Professional sport
  • Race
  • Sport sociology

Susan Samuel

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Research Interests

  • Youth substance abuse
  • Substance abuse prevention

M. Aaron Sayegh

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-8392
Email:

Research Interests

  • Informatics
  • Methodology
  • Geospatial analyses
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Maternal and child health and adolescent health
  • Bacterial STI
  • HIV
  • Reproductive and field epidemiology
  • Infectious disease

John Schrader

Clinical Professor Emeritus

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Research Interests

  • Athletic training
  • Kinesiology

Kellie Seaton

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 856-4428
Email:

Dong-Chul Seo

Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-9379
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Research Interests

  • Evaluation
  • Measurement
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Obesity

Kan Shao

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-2725
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Research Interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental modeling
  • Dose-response analysis
  • Health risk assessment

John Shea

Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-6045
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Research Interests

  • Wellness
  • Human factors
  • Ergonomics
  • Training
  • Motor learning
  • Motor control
  • Motor skills

Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin

Clinical Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-2673
Email:

Research Interests

  • Program planning
  • Cancer education
  • Cancer prevention
  • Sexual health education

Joanna Shimek

Clinical Faculty

Phone:
(812) 856-2448
Email:

Braden Singleton

Academic Specialist

Phone:
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Research Interests

  • Strength
  • Tactical
  • Performance
  • Military

David Skirvin

Assistant Dean of Adminstration

Phone:
(812) 855-1561
Email:

Research Interests

  • Management
  • Administration
  • Fund raising
  • Finance
  • Budget

Kevin Slates

Clinical Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-3766
Email:

Research Interests

  • Ergonomics
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Biological occupational and environmental hazards
  • Unintentional injury prevention

David Smiley

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-8424
Email:

Research Interests

  • Tourism and public health
  • Technology and student learning outcomes
  • Student persistence in higher education

Todd Smith

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-4887
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Firefighter safety and health
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Occupational health psychology
  • Ergonomics & human factors
  • Injury prevention and control
  • Safety culture/climate
  • Occupational safety and health

Cindy Somers

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 856-4426
Email:

Joel Stager

Professor

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Research Interests

  • Competitive swimming
  • Human development and aging
  • Oxygen transport
  • Human stress physiology

Marcin Straczkiewicz

Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone:
(812) 855-8969
Email:

Research Interests

  • Wearable Computing
  • Physical activity
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Biostatistics
  • Accelerometry

Carmen Tekwe

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-3787
Email:

Research Interests

  • Statistical Proteomics
  • Aging
  • Nutrition Epidemiology
  • Statistical Methods for Medical Devices
  • Physical Activity Assessment
  • Radiation and Cancer Epidemiology
  • Functional Data Analysis
  • Latent Class†Analysis
  • Latent Variable Models
  • Measurement Error

Krisha Thiagarajah

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 856-5231
Email:

Research Interests

  • Nutrition

Celina Thomas

Visiting Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-3482
Email:

Karen Tilmant

Post Doctoral Appointee

Phone:
(812) 856-3957
Email:

Research Interests

  • Drug development
  • In vitro to in vivo toxicity prediction
  • Mitochondrial (dys)function
  • Molecular toxicology
  • Molecular pathway analysis

Mohammad Torabi

Chancellor's Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-4808
Email:

Research Interests

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Drug abuse
  • Prevention
  • Public health education

Colby Vorland

Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone:
(812) 855-2758
Email:

Research Interests

  • Research rigor and reproducibility
  • Meta-research
  • Nutrition

Peng Wang

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Margaret Weigel

Interim Department Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health
Professor

Phone:
(812) 856-4930
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Air pollution and cardiorespiratory health of women and children
  • Household food insecurity: impact on diet, nutrition, health, and development
  • Global environmental health
  • Environmental and occupational epidemiology

Michael Willett

Clinical Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-6210
Email:

Research Interests

  • Strength Training
  • Youth Fitness
  • Sport Management (Sport Finance)

Antonio Williams

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-3061
Email:

Research Interests

  • Branding
  • Personal fitness
  • Sport marketing

Laura Wiltz

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 856-3881
Email:

Research Interests

  • Parks and public lands
  • Level of service
  • Public/Community engagement
  • Master and strategic planning

James Wolf

Research Associate

Phone:
(812) 855-1237
Email:

Research Interests

  • Survey research methods
  • Public policy research
  • Tobacco retailer compliance programs

Stephen Wolter

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-3095
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Research Interests

  • Trail use
  • Public lands
  • Recreation
  • Public parks

Pengcheng Xun

Assistant Scientist

Phone:
(812) 856-0772
Email:
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Research Interests

  • Computer-intensive method
  • Dimension reduction
  • Meta-analysis
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Statistical methods

William Yarber

Provost Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-7974
Email:

Research Interests

  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Human sexuality
  • Sex
  • AIDS/HIV

Sarah Young

Interim Department Chair, Recreation Park and Tourism Studies
Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-3085
Email:

Research Interests

  • Community health issues
  • Youth sports
  • Physical activity motivational readiness
  • Legal issues in recreation

Roger S. Zoh

Associate Professor

Phone:
(812) 855-3076
Email:

Research Interests

  • Dimension Reduction
  • Reliability Modeling
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Structural Equation Models
  • Bayesian Methods