Youngblade, Lise

Research interests: child and adolescent socio-emotional development; access to healthcare for vulnerable youth; program evaluation; analysis of developmental processes in applied contexts, such as child abuse, homelessness, childcare and maternal employment, and healthcare

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Shomaker, Lauren

Research interests: understanding the role of psychological functioning in the etiology, development, and prevention of obesity and obesity-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes

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Riggs, Nathaniel

Research interests: translating basic research in developmental neuroscience to interventions for child and adolescent social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health

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Malcolm, Matt

Research interests: primary care, assistive technology, rehabilitation outcomes, neuro-rehabilitation, and brain stimulation

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Li, Kaigang

Research interests: social-ecological and dynamic determinants of physical activity engagement; trajectories and determinants of cardiovascular health and related modifiable behaviors’ teenage risky driving and alcohol/drug impaired driving

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Leach, Heather

Research interests: social ecologic determinants of physical activity adoption and maintenance; benefits of physical activity for cancer patients and survivors, and other chronic disease populations; translating physical activity intervention research into standard health care practice and sustainable community programming

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Diehl, Manfred

Courses: HDFS 6500
Research interests: adult development of awareness of aging and links to developmental outcomes; if changing adults’ negative views on aging can lead to adoption of behaviors known to promote successful aging; impact of personality and social-emotional processes on successful aging

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Chard, Christine

Courses: HESC 6500, PBHC 5500, PBHC 6440, PBHC 6860, PBHC 6980
Research interests: the role of physical activity on self-esteem and body image in adolescent girls, as well as methodologies to measure physical activity in youth

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Graham, Dan

Courses: PSCY 6000
Research interests: promoting physical activity and healthy eating by clarifying the social ecological factors that facilitate and inhibit these behaviors

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Nelson, Tracy

Research interests: the biobehavioral influences on soldier performance and health, the impact of genetic, neuroendocrine and metabolic factors on chronic disease and evaluation and interventions to improve community-level chronic disease risk

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