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Barbara Albert Barbara Albert, Medical Director, Center for Health Behavior Research

Behavioral and Community Health

0110M SPH Bldg.   balbert@umd.edu

(301) 405-2164



Dr. Barbara Albert is the Medical Director in the Center for Health Behavior Research. She received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and began her residency training in Internal Medicine and Primary Care Medicine at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She completed her residency training and a fellowship in Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she also earned an M.S. in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology. Dr. Albert has been affiliated with the University of Maryland, School of Public Health for more than 14 years, where she has been a medical advisor for the Wellness Research Lab as well as a medical consultant for numerous studies.

Barbara Alving Barbara Alving, Research Professor

Office of the Dean

  balving@umd.edu



Barbara Alving, M.D, is a research professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She received her M.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine and a research fellowship in hematology at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

In 2012, Dr. Alving joined the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore to help facilitate initiatives related to MPowering the State, which focus on strategic collaborations that engage expertise from both campuses. Before that, Dr. Alving was the acting director and then director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Research Resources from 2005-2011. She has also held positions as a research investigator at the Food and Drug Administration, the director of the Medical Oncology/Hematology Section at the Washington Hospital Center, and the acting institute director at the NIH-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Her current interests include translating biomedical research into treatments and prevention strategies for improving health, both nationally and internationally, in a cost-effective, efficient manner, and in developing a team-based interdisciplinary biomedical research work force.

Debbie Bernat Debbie Bernat, Research Professor

Behavioral and Community Health

  dbernat@umd.edu



Dr. Debra Bernat is a research professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. She was previously an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. Dr. Bernats research focuses on tobacco and alcohol use, tobacco-related health disparities and policy as a prevention strategy for adolescents and young adults. She earned her doctorate in Epidemiology and Community Health and completed an interdisciplinary post-doctoral fellowship in Adolescent health at the University of Minnesota.

Dina Borzekowski Dina Borzekowski, Research Professor

Behavioral and Community Health

  dborzekowski@umd.edu



Dr. Borzekowski's area of expertise is children, media, and health. Her research explores media's positive and negative impact on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Content areas that she has focused on include obesity and nutrition, tobacco, alcohol, HIV/AIDS, malaria, violence and disordered eating. Dr. Borzekowski has and continues to work with Sesame Workshop, developing positive messages for young children in several countries in Asia and Africa. She also has worked closely with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control, examining the marketing and promotion of tobacco products in Bangladesh, China, Brazil, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Russia. Before coming to the University of Maryland, she was an associate professor of health, behavior and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

No Picture Brittany Bugbee

Family Science

  bbugbee@umd.edu



 


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Kimberly Caldeira Kimberly Caldeira, Associate Director, Center on Young Adult Health and Development

Family Science

8400 Baltimore Ave, Suite 100   caldeira@umd.edu

(301) 405-9778



Kimberly M. Caldeira, M.S. is Project Director of the College Life Study and a Faculty Research Associate. Her research interests encompass many aspects of health promotion in young adulthood, with a special focus on understanding problems related to substance use, mental health, and sexual risk behaviors.

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Pamela Clark Pamela Clark, Research Professor

Behavioral and Community Health

2387 SPH Bldg.   clarkp@umd.edu

(301) 405-8624



Dr. Clark's research interests include youth risk behaviors, particularly tobacco initiation, maintenance, and cessation, and evaluation of potentially reduced exposure tobacco products. She is currently studying physiologic responses to variation in smoke particle pH, as well as the smoke chemistry and smoking topography of hookah (waterpipe). Other research interests are system modeling in public health and developing indicators for environmental determinants of health risk behaviors.

Michael Grantham Michael Grantham, Research Assistant Professor

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

SPH Rm 2234D   grantham@umd.edu

(301) 405-4081



Dr. Michael Grantham completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Pekosz lab. His recent work on the molecular determinants of influenza A virus assembly focused on the M2 ion channel protein resulted in two first author papers in J. Virology (the top ranked journal devoted specifically to virology); He is also a coauthor of paper in press at PNAS. He earned a Ph.D. in virology at Louisiana State for work on glycoprotein B from herpes simples virus type 2 and received B.S. degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Emporia State University. Michael is working on influenza virus aerosol generation from humans.

Muhiuddin Haider Muhiuddin Haider, Research Associate Professor

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

2242AA SPH Bldg.   mhaider@umd.edu

(301) 405-2438



Muhiuddin Haider is a skilled public health professional who has managed and led diverse public health projects and research studies in more than a dozen countries worldwide over thirty years, on behalf of several international agencies and universities. He has developed expertise in the areas of health communications, health promotion, health education, and social marketing, health policy and assessment. His research into strategies of behavior change, application of social marketing tools and communications capacity building has led to several acclaimed publications. He has led major public health projects in several countries in Africa and Asia, for which he utilized technical skills to stimulate innovative and culturally sensitive approaches grounded in organizational and technical soundness.

Dr. Haider teaches several courses on Global Health. His recent research and programmatic work has focused on avian and pandemic influenza.

Alice Horowitz Alice M. Horowitz, Research Associate Professor

Office of the Dean

2367F SPH Bldg.   ahorowit@umd.edu

(301) 405-9797



Dr. Horowitz' research focuses on health and literacy. More specifically, she is interested in the impact of health literacy on health outcomes. In 2010, Dr. Horowitz was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Oral Health Initiative. Formerly, Dr. Horowitz was at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she served as a Senior Scientist in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. She also held an appointment in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS, Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention where she contributed to a department level health literacy initiative and to the Healthy People 2010 objectives progress review process.


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No Picture Sung Jae Hwang, Post Doc

Kinesiology

2241 SPH Bldg.   hwangsungjae@gmail.com

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(301) 405-2574



My research focuses on multisensory integration and characterizing dynamic human postural control by multiple input stimuli. This research can provide the most effective methods to discern the integration of sensory information by the central nervous system.

Chengsheng Jiang Chengsheng Jiang, Research Assistant Professor

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

2234L School of Public Health   cjiang89@umd.edu

3014055138



Dr Jiang has experience in GIS, spatial statistics, spatial sampling design, data analysis, data mining, air pollution exposure assessment,climate change, GPS application in environment health, human behavior classification, large data sets, spatial database and software design and implementation. His current research focus on evaluation effects of the climate change on publich health and environmental justice, relation between adverse health effect (eg. cancer risk) and social economic status and environmental health.

Sam Joseph Sam Joseph, Research Professor (MIAEH) and Emeritus Professor of Microbiology

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

2234L -- SPH Bldg #255   swj@umd.edu

(301) 405-0389



BSA from the University of Florida, Gainesville in bacteriology and chemistry; MS and PhD from St. John's University in microbiology. Former Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics (Microbiology), University of Maryland; Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, UMB; and Former Director, Infectious Diseases Program, Naval Medical Research and Development Command, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. More than 120 refereed publications currently in press with six additional in preparation; and 15 books and chapters. Member of Sigma Xi; Elected Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Extensive contract and grant work with FDA, Naval Medical Research and Development Command; Agency for International Development; Agricultural Experiment Station; USDA; Maryland Department of the Environment.

Tim Kiemel Tim Kiemel, Research Assistant Professor

Kinesiology

2339 SPH Bldg.   kiemel@umd.edu

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(301) 405-2488



My research focuses on the neural control of movement. The behaviors I study include walking and the postural control of standing in humans and swimming in lampreys. My emphasis is on system-level models that illuminate key aspects of neural control and the use of empirical data to develop and test such models.

No Picture Joyce Kregelka, Faculty Research Assistant

Behavioral and Community Health

SHA-Hanover, MD   jkregelka@sha.state.md.us

(410) 787-4069



Joyce Kregelka is a Faculty Research Assistant in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health.


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No Picture Rebecca Kurikeshu

  rkurikes@umd.edu



 

Fengjie Liu Fengjie Liu, Research Associate

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

1222 School of Public Health Building   fengjie@umd.edu



Dr. Fengjie Liu received her Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Medical College of Wisconsin and studied molecular mechanisms underlying a pediatric cancer, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. She earned her B.S. degree with honors in biochemical engineering at Beijing Technology and Business University, China. She also has experience in gene therapy using adeno-associated viral vectors and microarray detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) viruses. She earned the first prize for technology achievement award for the work of SARS microarray development. Dr. Liu is currently a research associate at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health, studying influenza virus transmission in humans. She is also involved in the research on exhaled breath analysis using immuno-PCR to detect biomarkers for lung inflammation.

Elisabeth Maring Elisabeth Fost Maring, Research Assistant Professor & Director Global Health Initiatives

Family Science | Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

1142N SPH Bldg.   efmaring@umd.edu

(301) 405-8339



Elisabeth Fost Maring, Ph.D., is Director of Global Health Initiatives in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, within the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. She directs the Global Public Health Scholars program, a living and learning program for academically talented freshman and sophomore students at UMCP. She completed a Fulbright Fellowship, has led study abroad programs, and has traveled extensively through India. She is currently developing a Public Health without Borders program in collaboration with Engineers without Borders (EWB) at UMCP. Marings areas of research include community violence, substance abuse, at-risk youth, healthy homes, and cross-cultural and international research on families. Maring has a background with University of Maryland Extension and as a direct service provider to low-income, high-risk adolescents and their families. She is a skilled qualitative researcher and is interested in resilience research, looking for opportunities to broaden protective factors that lead to positive health outcomes for individuals and families. Maring earned her doctorate in Family Science from the University of Maryland in 2006 and her master of education degree in Education from Harvard University in 1996.

Joy Marowski Joy Marowski, Faculty Research Assistant

Behavioral and Community Health

SHA-Hanover, MD   jmarowski@sha.state.md.us

(410) 787-4014



Ms. Marowski has been working in the field of highway safety for 15 years. She joined the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) as an employee of the Department of Public and Community Health in 1998, after having been a grantee of the MHSO for six years. As Deputy Chief, she is the operations manager for the MHSO, overseeing the grants and resource management aspects of the office. Ms. Marowski works closely with state, regional, and local partners from education, enforcement, engineering and EMS to reduce the incidence and severity of traffic crashes. Ms. Marowski has a Bachelors in Mathematics from Mount St. Mary's University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Salisbury State University, with concentrations in Marketing and Spanish.

Berenice Rushovich Berenice Rushovich, Faculty Research Assistant

Kinesiology

Baltimore   brrtc@comcast.net

(410) 563-6200 ext. 201



Berenice Rushovich is a health educator and interventionist at the Center for Health Behavior Research. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and her Masters in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. She has worked on other studies in the School of Health and Human Performance focusing on physical activity and the influence of the environment. Her interests are in promoting health and preventing disease and how environments contribute to health and disease.


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No Picture Sheri Lou Santos, Faculty Research Assistant

Behavioral and Community Health

  ssantos1@umd.edu



 

Linda Siegel Linda Siegel, Field Director, Legacy Corps

Health Services Administration

3310 SPH Bldg.   linda.siegel@comcast.net

(301) 405-2469



Linda is the Field Director for the Legacy Corps for Health and Independent Living grant with the Corporation for National and Community Service.

No Picture Sharon Simson, Research Professor

Health Services Administration

3310G SPH Bldg.   ssimson@umd.edu

(301) 405-2469



Sharon P. Simson, PhD, MHSA is Research Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Center on Aging, Associate Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMD, Director of the Gliner Center on Humor Communication and Health, Co-Director of the Center on Civic Literacy and coordinator of the Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program. Her research and practice interests are health and mental health administration, aging, professional education, lifelong learning, civic engagement, horticulture as therapy and humor practices.

Jack Steele Jack Steele, Project Director, Legacy Corps

Health Services Administration

3310 SPH Bldg.   jsteele@stny.rr.com

(301) 405-2469



Jack is the Project Director for the Legacy Corps for Health and Independent Living grant with the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Linda Vause Linda Vause, Office Manager, Stress, Health and Addiction Research Program

Behavioral and Community Health

1101 SPH bldg.   lvause@umd.edu

(301) 405-6597



Linda is a UMD alumnus and Terp fan who works with researchers in the Stress, Health and Addiction Research Program, AKA SHARP. Her main duties include administrative management of grants, office organization and maintenance of the SHARP web site.


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Kathryn Vincent Carr Kathryn Vincent Carr, Director of Operations, Center on Young Adult Health and Development

Family Science

8400 Baltimore Ave, Suite 100   kvincent@umd.edu

(301) 405-9768



Kathryn B. Vincent Carr, M.A. is a Faculty Research Associate. She has worked on the College Life Study since 2004.

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No Picture Katie Voss, Faculty Research Assistant

Kinesiology

2309A SPH Bldg.   klvoss@wam.umd.edu

(301) 405-0380



Katie Voss is a Faculty Research Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology.

No Picture Arthur Walker, Faculty Research Assistant

Behavioral and Community Health

SHA-Hanover, MD   rwalker@sha.state.md.us

(410) 582-5735



Arthur retired from the Maryland State Police in July 2000 with the rank of Lieutenant and had 28 years of creditable service. His last assignment was as the Assistant Commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. Prior to that, he had served as the Barrack Commander for Berlin Barrack in Worcester County. Except for the last three years of his career, a majority of his time was spent assigned to field installations under the Field Operations Bureau at various Barracks throughout the state. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Traffic Institutes School of Police Staff and Command and was certified as an instructor through the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in police traffic RADAR, VASCAR+ and Motor Vehicle Law.

Mr. Walker is currently employed with the University of Maryland as a Research Assistant. For the past several years, this position has been on loan to the Maryland State Highway Administration where he currently works in the Motor Carrier Division in the position of Motor Carrier Special Projects Manager.

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