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Latifa S. Abdelli, MS, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 208
Areas of Specialty:
  • Stem cells in tissue repair and regeneration
  • Role of Gut-Brain axis in health and disease

Mohammadali “Ali” Amirkhosravi, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 211

Alexandra Barraza-Oliphant

Administrative Assistant II
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210E

Keith Brazendale, Ph.D., MS

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210A
Areas of Specialty:
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Sedentary Behavior
  • sleep

Steven Burroughs, MS, RDN, LDN, CDN

Instructor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II
Areas of Specialty:
  • Critical Care Nutrition Support
  • Energy and Protein Metabolism and Regulation
  • Nutritional Management of Chronic Diseases

Cheryl Cavaliere, Ph.D., MS, RDN, LDN

Lecturer
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210K
Areas of Specialty:
  • Nutrition for Prenatal and Lactating Women
  • Nutrition for Children and Infants
  • Plant-Based Nutrition for Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Stress and Emotional Eating
  • Strategies for Resolving Food Insecurity
  • Food and Exercise as Medicine

Katia Ferdowsi, MD, MPH

Lecturer
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210J
Phone: 407-823-1446
Areas of Specialty:
  • Disease prevention
  • Public Health
  • common and preventable diseases in youth
  • Global Health

Jeanette Garcia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210L
Phone: 407-823-3207
Areas of Specialty:
  • Health behaviors in youth with social/emotional/behavioral disorders
  • Community-based health interventions
  • Link between health behaviors (physical activity, nutrition, sleep, screen time) & academic performance

Martha Garcia-Stout, PharmD, JD

Lecturer
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 214

Joshua Hackney

Academic Advisor I
Health Sciences

Shante Jeune, Ph.D., RDN

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 209
Areas of Specialty:
  • Nutrition Education
  • Eating Behaviors
  • Self-regulation and Cognitive Skills

Gail Kauwell, Ph.D., RDN, LDN, FAND

Department Chair, Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210C
Phone: 407-823-0782
Areas of Specialty:
  • Folate and vitamin B12 requirements and metabolism
  • Nutrient-gene interactions/epigenetic alterations and disease risk

Yen-Han Lee, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 218
Areas of Specialty:
  • Substance Use
  • Global Health
  • Health disparities
  • Geriatric health
  • Secondary Data Analysis

Eunkyung “Muriel” Lee, Ph.D., RDN

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 213
Phone: 407-823-3365
Areas of Specialty:
  • Evaluation of cancer treatment using the patient-reported outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research approaches
  • Interrelationship among adjuvant radiotherapy, comorbidity, survival, and health-related quality of life among older women with breast cancer
  • Evaluation of healthy behaviors among cancer survivors utilizing the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) data
  • Evaluation of interventions in improving quality of life among cancer survivors

Humberto Lopez Castillo, MD, Ph.D., CPH, CMI-Spanish

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 217
Phone: 407-823-3012
Areas of Specialty:
  • Alcohol use and abuse
  • Risky sexual behaviors
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Sexual minority populations
  • Secondary data analyses
  • Sexual and reproductive health

A’Naja Newsome, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP

Lecturer
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210H
Areas of Specialty:
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Physical Activity Epidemiology
  • Research Measurement

Cassie Odahowski, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210F
Areas of Specialty:
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Rural and Minority Health Disparities
  • Geospatial Analyses of Healthcare Resources

Erin Rolle, PT, DPT, NCS

Internship Experiences Coordinator II
Health Sciences
Phone: 407-823-4096

Michael J. Rovito, Ph.D., MA, CHES

Associate Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 215
Phone: 407-823-3888
Areas of Specialty:
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Quality of Life
  • Men's health
  • Public Health

Suha Saleh, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, Associate Professor
Dean's Office, Health Sciences
Location: HS I Suite: 365
Phone: 407-823-6761
Areas of Specialty:
  • Health education
  • College student health
  • Eye disorders and diabetes

Danielle Webster, Ph.D.

Associate Lecturer
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 216
Phone: 407-823-2550

L. Timothy Worrell, BS, MPH, RRT

Instructor
Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 212
Phone: 407-823-5236
Areas of Specialty:
  • History of cardiology
  • Hemodynamic monitoring of the critically ill patient
  • Invasive cardiovascular diagnostic techniques
  • Non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic techniques

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