Current PhD Students

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

Cody Goessl, PhD, MS, ATC

Dissemination and Implementation Science—Technology-enhanced diabetes prevention and cardiovascular risk reduction programs, health literacy and health communication interventions and sports medicine programming...

Sarah Hortman, MS, RDN

I aspire to promote health and preclude disease through realistic nutrition and health interventions, assisting individuals and communities achieve a healthy balanced lifestyle. ...

LaKaija Johnson, MPH, MPS

LaKaija Johnson serves as a Program Associate in the Tracking and Evaluation core of the Great Plains IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Network (NIGMS-1U54GM115458)...

Keenan Krick, LMHP/LADC

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

Gwenn Porter, MS

Dissemination and implementation science, weight control, chronic disease prevention, physical activity and nutrition behavior change, health disparities...

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 

Sonja Tutsch serves as the Summer Health Professions Education Program Manager in the Division of Student Success. Her dissertation research explores...

Martha Wells, MPP 


Department of Health Promotion

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