Faculty & Staff

Department of Health Promotion faculty, staff and their research interest:

Fabio A. Almeida, PhD - Associate Professor

My research and professional experience, to date, have focused on seeking...

David A. Dzewaltowski, PhD - Endowed Community Chair & Professor

Community Development for Population Health — Dr. Dzewaltowski is a social and behavior scientist who studies community systems and their practices, how communities create...

Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD - Harold M. Maurer Distinguished Chair, Professor

Dissemination and Implementation Science—studying the process of moving health promotion evidence into community and clinical action...

Brandon Grimm, PhD, MPH - Associate Professor

My areas of interest include workforce, leader and leadership development, the measurement and evaluation...

Keyonna M. King, DrPH, MA - Assistant Professor

Applying the community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach in pragmatic, community-engaged research using community partnerships with a goal to develop culturally tailored interventions...

Shannon Maloney, PhD - Assistant Professor

I am interested in the mechanisms through which communities and health systems promote maternal and child health while advancing the respect and dignity of women. My work emphasizes engaging communities...

Tzeyu Michaud, PhD - Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Michaud is experienced in conducting evidence-based economic evaluations of interventions at the clinical or population levels. Through this practice, her goal is to inform practice guidelines... 

Abbie Raikes, PhD - Associate Professor
Early childhood development, especially in low- and middle-income countries and in high-risk populations in the United States...
Shireen Rajaram, PhD - Associate Professor

Health disparities, women’s health, intimate partner violence and sexual assault, sex trafficking, and environmental justice...

Regina Idoate, PhD - Assistant Professor

Native American Health & Wellness, Health Care Workforce Disparities, Medical Humanities, Spiritual Wellness, Student Health, Mindfulness...

Armando De Alba Rosales, MD, MPH - Assistant Professor

Research and interventions for disease control and prevention; policies and interventions that address healthcare...

Athena Ramos, PhD, MS, MBA, CPM - Assistant Professor

Agricultural health and safety, Immigrant integration, Community well-being, Tobacco control and prevention, Latino and LGBT health disparities...

Dejun Su, PhD - Associate Professor
Part of my research concerns social determinants of health and mortality, especially how risk exposure in early life, occupational career, social relationships, and life style can help explain health disparities. The second area of my research focuses on disparities in health care access...
Melissa Tibbits, PhD - Vice-Chair and Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director

Dr. Tibbits specializes in research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives that (a) address the underlying causes of poor health outcomes in childhood and adolescence and (b) enable children...


Affiliated Faculty:





Tricia Munoz - Office Associate II


Department of Health Promotion

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