Associate Professor, American Indian Studies-GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor, Public Health
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Public Health
Melanie Hingle's work focuses on understanding determinants of energy balance behaviors (i.e. how and why behaviors are initiated and sustained), and identifying contributors to the success of interventions (i.e. when, where, and how interventions should be delivered) are critical steps toward developing programs that effectively change behavior, thereby mitigating unhealthy weight gain and promoting optimal health. Current projects include: Determinants of metabolic risk, and amelioration of risk, in pediatric cancer survivors, Guided imagery intervention delivered via a mobile software application to increase healthy eating and physical activity in weight-concerned women smokers, and Family-focused diabetes prevention program delivered in partnership with the YMCA.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Public Health
I use human genetic data to find associations of genetic markers with traits and diseases, to shed light on disease pathophysiology, causal pathways, and health disparities, and to inform personalized medicine.
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Professor, Public Health
Purnima Madhivanan is an epidemiologist and biomedical researcher examining the intersection of infectious diseases and cancer using -omics technology. Her current work is examining the vaginal and gut microbiome and their role in women's reproductive health. She has conducted several large mixed methods epidemiological studies in the US and internationally.
Director, Statistical Research and Education, Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Mathematics, Professor, Public Health, Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Data science for environmental and public health applications, with emphasis on environmental risk assessment and informatics for precision medicine.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Associate Veterinary Specialist, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Endowed Chair, Thomas R Brown - Biomedical Engineering, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Our group develops rapid, inexpensive tools for the immediate discovery and identification of infectious diseases. It is critical for highly populated areas and resource-poor environments to have access to immediate therapeutics to save their populations and prevent the spread of these diseases.