Department of Health Behavior Faculty Members pose for a photo outside of Rosenau Hall.

Department of Health Behavior Faculty Members

The Department of Health Behavior has more than 30 faculty members and 60 adjunct faculty members who guide students, colleagues and communities from across the globe in scholarship, research and service. They are renowned as local and global leaders in various fields within public health.

Faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and students conduct research to answer the questions that help us understand what we can do to reduce health risks, to promote healthy lives, and to increase the number of individuals who are able to benefit from known and emerging medical science. Search faculty members by their research areas and methodological expertise on our Research page.


Search faculty members by their research areas and methodological expertise on our Research page.

Anna Austin, PhDAssistant
Clare Barrington, PhDProfessor and Doctoral Program
Lynn White Blanchard, PhDAssociate
Noel Brewer, PhDGillings Distinguished Professor in Public
Liz Chen, PhD, MPHAssistant Professor and MPH Concentration Lead, Health
Melissa Cox, PhDAssistant
Carolyn Crump, PhDAssociate
Dane EmmerlingAssistant
Edwin B. Fisher,
Melissa Gilkey, PhDAssociate
Vivian Go,
Shelley Golden, PhDAssociate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic
Carol Golin,
Marissa G. Hall, PhDAssistant
Abigail M. Hatcher, PhDAssistant
Lauren M. Hill, PhDAssistant
Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, PhD MHSAssociate
Meg Landfried, MPHAssistant Professor and MPH Practicum
Alexandra Lightfoot, EdDAssociate
Laura Linnan, ScDSenior Associate Dean for Academic and Student
Suzanne Maman, PhDAssociate Dean for Global Health and
H. Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhDAssociate
Sarah D. Mills, PhD, MPHAssistant
Beth Moracco, PhDAssociate
Patsy Polston, PhDAssistant
Kurt M. Ribisl, PhDJo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor and
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPHDean Emerita and Alumni Distinguished
Nora Rosenberg, PhDAssociate
Natalicio H. SerranoAssistant
Deborah Tate,
Deshira D. Wallace, PhD, MSPHAssistant

Adjunct Faculty

Stephanie L. BakerAdjunct Assistant Professor
Becca Bender, M.Ed.Adjunct Assistant
Amrita Bhowmick, MPH, MBA, Ed.D.Adjunct Assistant
Johanna Birckmayer, PhDAdjunct Associate
Marcella H. Boynton, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Felicia A. Browne, ScD, MPHAdjunct Assistant
M. Justin Byron, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Molly Cannon, MPHAdjunct
Delesha M. Carpenter, PhDAdjunct Associate
Jane S. Chen, PhD, MSPHAdjunct
Ewan K. Cobran, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Stacey Cutbush Starseed, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Kristie Foley, PhDAdjunct Associate
Vangie Foshee, PhDAdjunct
Elizabeth French, MAAdjunct
Susan Gaylord, PhDAdjunct Associate
Jennifer Gierisch, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Adam Goldstein, MD, MPHAdjunct
Nisha C. Gottfredson, PhDAssociate
Susan Haws, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Sally Herndon, MPHAdjunct
Jim Herrington, PhDAdjunct
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD,
Vichitra Jagannathan, MS, MBAAdjunct Assistant
Shawn Kneipp, PhD, RN, ANP, APHN-BC, FAANPAdjunct Associate
Kathryn Lancaster, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Maija Leff, MPHAdjunct
Leslie A. Lytle, PhDAdjunct
Kathleen MacQueen, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Ingrid H. Morris, MPHAdjunct
Allison Myers, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Allison Pack, PhDAdjunct
Robert Pleasants, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Kathryn I. Pollak, PhDAdjunct Associate
Tonia Poteat, PhDAdjunct Associate
Wizdom Powell, PhDAdjunct Associate
Tara L. Queen, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Scott Rhodes, PhDAdjunct Associate
Christopher L. Ringwalt, DrPHAdjunct
Carol Runyan, PhDAdjunct
English Sall, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Michael D. Schulman, PhDAdjunct
Paschal Sheeran, PhDAdjunct
Arjumand Siddiqi, ScDAdjunct Assistant
Celette Sugg Skinner, PhDAdjunct Associate
Paige Hall Smith, PhDAdjunct Associate
Samir Soneji, PhDAdjunct Associate
Sandra Soto, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Brian Southwell, PhDAdjunct Associate
Karen Strazza, MPHAdjunct
Deborah Stroman, PhD, CLUAdjunct
Katherine Turner, MPHAdjunct
Naya Villarreal, MPHAdjunct Assistant
Maihan Vu, DrPHAdjunct Assistant
Anna Waller, ScDAdjunct Associate
Michael Wilson, MPHAdjunct Assistant
Godfrey Woelk, PhDAdjunct Associate
Michael Yonas, DrPHAdjunct Assistant

Emeritus Faculty

Karl BaumanProfessor Emeritus
J. Michael BowlingProfessor
Robert DeVellis, PhDProfessor
Brenda DeVellisProfessor Emeritus
Geni Eng, DrPHProfessor
Susan Ennett, PhDProfessor
John W. Hatch, DrPHProfessor Emeritus
Elizabeth MutranProfessor Emeritus
Carol Runyan, PhDProfessor
Allan StecklerProfessor Emeritus

Administrative Staff

Amorelle CrossleyGrants
Rachel Evans, MMAcademic Program Support
Nyechia HallAdministrative Support
Allison SchindlerGrants
Wendi SeilerTemporary Assistant to the Department
Robert StattsAssistant Department
Chelsea ThackerAccounting

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Research Staff

Anna Austin, PhDAssistant
James Emery, MPHResearch
Robert J. Letourneau, MPHResearch
Adriana M. Parker, MPHProject Director,
Tara L. Queen, PhDSenior Research
Tonya StancilProject Manager - IFE4HER
Yao (Patrick) Tang, MPHProgram Manager, Peers for

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Brigid GrabertPostdoctoral Research
Rebekah Israel CrossPostdoctoral Research
Patrece JosephPostdoctoral Research Associate
Haijing Ma, PhDPostdoctoral Research
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