Current PhD Students

Meet our current PhD students in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research:

Cody Goessl, MS, LAT

Diabetes prevention, physical activity, nutrition, health literacy and health disparities...

Sarah Hortman, MS, RDN

Community Health and Wellness, Obesity and Chronic Disease Prevention, Built Environment, Food Insecurity, and Local Food Systems...

LaKaija Johnson, MPH, MPS

My current research interests focus on understanding and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in obesity through community engaged research...

Keenan Krick, LMHP/LADC

Program evaluation, behavioral and mental health wellness, school-based interventions...

Eric R. Meyer, MA

Former Police Officer (Omaha and Lincoln Police Departments), Previous research in sex offender legislation, and Previous research in violent crime in Omaha, NE...

Gwenn Porter, MS

Physical activity and nutrition behavior change, Weight control, Program evaluation...

Sharalyn Steenson, MS

School-based and youth advocacy approaches, International collaboration in childhood health research, Multilevel health promotion intervention design and research, and Community mobilization...

Mariam O. Taiwo, MPH

Population based whole-of-community interventions, Physical activity, Nutrition, Childhood obesity prevention, Program evaluation...

Sonja Franziska Tutsch, MPH, BSED 

Universal School-Based Mental Health Promotion Programs, Population-Based Psychosocial Interventions, Coping Resources, Coping Processes, and Resilience, Influence of Environmental...

Martha Wells, MPP 


Department of Health Promotion

UNMC College of Public Health
986075 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6075
Phone: 402-559-4325
Fax: 402-559-3773

UNMC Graduate Studies Office
Phone: 402-559-6531