Public health

Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, American Indian Studies-GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Professor, Public Health
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Public Health, Member of the Graduate Faculty
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, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Public Health
I use human genetic data to find associations of genetic markers with complex traits and diseases, to shed light on disease pathophysiology, causal pathways, and health disparities, and to inform precision medicine.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Professor, Psychology, Associate Professor, Public Health, Director, Global Health and MCH Programs, Member of the Graduate Faculty
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, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Professor, Public Health , Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences , Professor, BIO5 Institute, Member of the General Faculty, Member of the Graduate Faculty

I conduct research at the nexus of ecotoxicology, mechanisms of toxicity, and health disparities. I study wildlife and laboratory animals as models for human exposure and disease, as well as to solve problems in conservation biology. I am especially interested in health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations and I employ a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach. I integrate a variety of methods to establish routes of exposure and mechanisms of developmental disruption ranging from the genome to the whole organism and its environment.