Speakers Bureau

Speakers for: Health & Wellness

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Stephanie Baker

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Study, Public Health Education
Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-0119, slbaker3@uncg.edu

  • Health Equity - Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health

Beth Barba

Professor, Community Practice Nursing
Director of PhD Program, School of Nursing
Ph.D. New York University
(336) 334-4785, beth_barba@uncg.edu

  • Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes
  • Geriatric Health Care Workforce
  • Non-pharmacological strategies to prevent or treat anxiety, agitation, apathy and depression in people with dementia

Daniel Bibeau

Professor, Public Health Education
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 334-3240, dlbibeau@uncg.edu

  • Health Promotion in the Workplace
  • Equity and Health

Anne Brady

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Ph.D. The University of Georgia
(336) 334-3274, aobrady@uncg.edu

  • Older Adults and Physical Function
  • Community-Based Exercise Programs
  • Body Composition Changes during the Aging Process
  • Internship Experiences for Undergraduate Students

Hazel N. Brown

Professor Emeritus, Parent-Child Nursing
EdD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 335-5182, hazel_brown@uncg.edu

  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
  • Leadership

Ang Chen

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-8566, a_chen@uncg.edu

  • Children/Adolescents Motivation for Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity Benefits for Children
  • Educational Physical Activity Programming

Norman Chiu

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD University of Windsor, Canada
(336) 334-3126, norman_chiu@uncg.edu

  • Proteomics
  • Nanotoxicity
  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • Genomics
  • Mass Spectrometry

Patricia Crane

Professor, Nursing
PhD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(336) 334-4896, pbcrane@uncg.edu

  • Heart Disease - Especially in Older Women

Paul Davis

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of South Carolina
(336) 334-3030, pgdavis@uncg.edu

  • Health Benefits of Exercise
  • Proper Amounts of Exercise

Jacqueline Kayler DeBrew

Clinical Professor, Community Practice Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3100, jkdebrew@uncg.edu

  • The ABC's of Aging
  • Fall Prevention in Older Adults
  • Topics Dealing with Health and Older Adults

Donna M. Duffy

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Director, Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3025, dmduffy@uncg.edu

  • Girls and women in sport and physical activity
  • Physical Education and teacher education
  • Integrated learning for classroom teachers

Catherine Ennis

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Georgia
(336) 256-8565, c_ennis@uncg.edu

  • Children and Adolescent Physical Activity/Physical Education
  • The Science of Healthful Living Middle School Physical Education; Addressing the Obesity Crisis with Body and Mind

Jennifer Etnier

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-3037, jletnier@uncg.edu

  • Physical Activity and Cognitive Performance in ADHD
  • Physical Activity and the Prevention of Dementia

Melissa Floyd-Pickard

Professor & Department Chair, Social Work
PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 334-4073, mftaylo2@uncg.edu

  • Mental Illness
  • Social Work and Psychiatric Medications
  • Social Work Education
  • Values and Ethics

Perry Flynn

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of Speech-Language Pathology
MEd The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-2005, pfflynn@uncg.edu

  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in School Settings
  • Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in schools
  • Law to Practice in Speech Language Pathology in Schools
  • Equestrian Therapy

Eric Ford

Professor, Management
PhD The University of Alabama at Birmingham
(336) 334-4524, ewford@uncg.edu

  • Health System Change: Promoting Value
  • Electronic Health Records: Adoption & Diffusion
  • Effectiveness & Efficiency in Healthcare Organizations

Lisa Fox-Thomas

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Coordinator of Audiology Services, UNCG Speech and Hearing Center
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-5184, lgfoxtho@uncg.edu

  • Tinnitus Management and Treatment
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Better Hearing and Communication Workshops

Denise Gabriel

Assistant Professor, Theatre
MA The Ohio State University, University of Nebraska
(336) 334-5789, dlgabri2@uncg.edu

  • The Values of Mindfulness Practice in Daily Living
  • Embodying Performance in the Workplace

Heather Gert

Associate Professor, Philosophy
PhD Brown University
(336) 334-5059, hjgert@uncg.edu

  • Medical Ethics
  • Ethics

Diane L. Gill

Professor, Kinesiology
Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 334-4683, dlgill@uncg.edu

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Physical Activity and Quality of Life/Psychological Well-Being
  • Promoting Physical Activity - Especially With Women and Girls

Nancy Gladwell

Associate Professor, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
ReD Indiana University
(336) 334-3261, nancy_gladwell@uncg.edu

  • Customer Service
  • How to Effectively Handle Change
  • Family Caregiving
  • Benefits of Parks and Recreation

Allan Goldfarb

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Temple University
(336) 334-3029, ahgoldfa@uncg.edu

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Antioxidants & Exercise
  • Beta-endorphins and Exercise

Jill Green

Professor, Dance
PhD The Ohio State University
(336) 334-3266, jillgreen@uncg.edu

  • Somatic Theory & Practice
  • Health & Dance
  • Body-Mind Approaches
  • Kinetic Awareness

Lauren Haldeman

Associate Professor, Nutrition
PhD University of Connecticut
(336) 256-0311, lahaldem@uncg.edu

  • Food Insecurity Among Low income Audiences
  • Community Based Nutrition Education and Health Outcomes
  • Community Engaged Research in Nutrition

Vincent Henrich

Professor, Biology
Director, Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, & Health Research
PhD The Ohio State University
(336) 334-4775, vincent_henrich@uncg.edu

  • Personalized Medicine .... right here in Guilford County
  • Genetics and Life-Limiting Conditions: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Prevention
  • Ecocides .... Environmentally Friendly Insecticides
  • Biotechnology in the 21st Century: Not a pure play, and not just for medicine

Lori Hubbard

Lecturer, Parent-Child Nursing
Other University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5306, ljhubbar@uncg.edu

  • Breastfeeding
  • Labor & Birth

Jeanne B. Jenkins

Assistant Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-9759, jeanne.jenkins@uncg.edu

  • Quality of Life in Older Adults with Osteoarthritis
  • Nursing Leadership

Ellen Jones

Associate Professor, Community Practice Nursing
DNP Case Western Reserve University
(336) 334-5010, ellen_jones@uncg.edu

  • Nurse Managed Centers with Vulnerable Populations
  • Living Well Health Promotion and Prevention
  • International Health
  • Type 2 dm and Hyperlipidemia

William Karper

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
EdD New York University
(336) 334-3035, wbkarper@uncg.edu

  • Exercise and Chronic Pain - Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
  • Exercise & Older Adults
  • Exercise & Health

Karen Katula

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD Northwestern University
(336) 334-4951, kskatula@uncg.edu

  • Cancer - "The Molecular Roots of Cancer"
  • Nutrient-Cell Interactions - "What is Good for our Cells is Good for our Health"

Donald D. Kautz

Associate Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of Kentucky
(336) 334-5264, ddkautz@uncg.edu

  • Overcoming Sexual Intimacy Problems Due to Chronic Illnesses and Aging
  • Inspiring Hope in Those with Chronic Illness
  • Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing

Chris Kepley

Associate Professor, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
PhD Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 285-2865, clkepley@uncg.edu

  • Nanotechnology
  • Mechanisms of Allergy
  • Immunology Topics
  • Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanomaterials

Heidi Krowchuk

Associate Professor, Parent-Child Nursing
PhD Case Western Reserve University
(336) 334-4899, hvkrowch@uncg.edu

  • Infant Mortality
  • Preconception Health
  • Folic Acid and Women's health

Esther M. Leerkes

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD The University of Vermont
(336) 256-0094, emleerke@uncg.edu

  • Becoming a Parent: Changes in Self, Relationships, and Daily Routines
  • Temperament and Parenting: Understanding My Child
  • Help! What should I do when my baby cries?

Betsy Lehman

Clinical Professor, Community Practice Nursing
MS The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4941, betsy_lehman@uncg.edu

  • STI
  • Health Promotion

Fabrice Lehoucq

Associate Professor, Political Science
PhD Duke University
(336) 334-5989, f_lehouc@uncg.edu

  • Latin American Politics
  • Global Perspectives on Electoral Reform
  • Dictatorships and Democracies
  • Health Care in International Perspective
  • Drugs and Crime in Latin America

G. Jay Lennartson

Assistant Professor, Geography
PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(336) 334-3913, gjlennar@uncg.edu

  • Urban Sprawl & the Heat Island Effect
  • Severe Weather
  • Air Pollution Issues
  • Global Warming
  • Aviation Meteorology

John Lepri

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD North Carolina State University
(336) 334-4132, jjlepri@uncg.edu

  • Meeting the needs of science educators in the 21st century
  • Biological Clocks
  • Smelling and Tasting
  • A review of the evidence for potential hormone-disrupting chemicals in our food and homes

Susan Letvak

Professor & Department Chair, Nursing
PhD Adelphi University
(336) 256-1024, susan_letvak@uncg.edu

  • Aging Workforce Issues & Trends
  • Nursing Workforce Issues
  • Quality of Care Issues
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Kristine Lundgren

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
PhD Boston University
(336) 334-5184, k_lundgr@uncg.edu

  • Stroke
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Aphasia

Anna Marshall-Baker

Professor & Department Chair, Interior Architecture
PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(336) 334-5320, anna_marshallbaker@uncg.edu

  • Interior Design & Interior Architecture
  • Sustainability
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

Terrance McConnell

Professor, Philosophy
PhD University of Minnesota
(336) 334-3202, tcmcconn@uncg.edu

  • Issues in Biomedical Ethics
  • Ethics and Genetics
  • Social and Political Philosophy

Sharon D. Morrison

Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program, Public Health Education
PhD University of Florida
(336) 334-3243, sdmorri2@uncg.edu

  • Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • HIV/AIDS in International Settings and Populations

Nicholas Oberlies

Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD Purdue University
(336) 334-5474, nicholas_oberlies@uncg.edu

  • Herbal Medicines
  • Natural Products Drug Discovery

Elena Patten

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4657, e_patten@uncg.edu

  • Autism: Social Communication
  • Autism: Early Identification

Mike Perko

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of Alabama
(336) 256-8505, mike.perko@uncg.edu

  • How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life!
  • The 10 Best Physical Activity Practices of America's Healthiest Companies.
  • The Coming Storm - 6 trends that will affect our life and health.
  • Taking One for the Team: The Dangers of Using Performance Enhancers in Youth Sports.

Susan Phillips

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-2000, slphilli@uncg.edu

  • Prevention of Hearing Loss in Musicians
  • Genetics of Hearing Loss
  • Mentoring

Christopher K. Rhea

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Purdue University
(401) 334-3023, ckrhea@uncg.edu

  • Advances in Rehabilitation Science

Edward N. Robinson, Jr. MD MPH

Adjunct Professor, Public Health Education
Medical Director, Guilford County Department of Public Health
MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine
(336) 641-8415, wrobins@co.guilford.nc.us

  • Public Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Environmental Health

Brenda Burgin Ross

Lecturer, Nutrition
MS The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1108, bbgonzal@uncg.edu

  • Hydration and Nutrition at End of Life
  • Nutrition and Aging
  • Nutrition and HIV/Aids
  • Sustainability in the Food Supply

Eileen Rossen

Associate Professor, Community Practice Nursing
PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
(336) 334-5058, eileen_rossen@uncg.edu

  • Quality of Life and Relocation to Independent Living
  • Successful Aging

Jennifer Sandoval

Clinical Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4897, jennifer_sandoval@uncg.edu

  • Ethical Concerns of New Nurses
  • Nursing in Honduras

Mark Schulz

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-5517, mrschulz@uncg.edu

  • Bicycle Safety - How should bicyclists interact with motor vehicles and pedestrians?
  • Bicycle Helmet Use - The epidemiology of bicycle helmet use in Greensboro and the world.
  • Bicycling Fatalities - The epidemiology of bicycle fatalities in North Carolina and beyond.
  • Facilitating Bicycling - Factors that promote and impede bicycling.

Sandra Shultz

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-3027, sjshultz@uncg.edu

  • Risk of Knee Injuries in Female Athletes
  • Strategies for Preventing Knee Injuries in Young Females
  • Injuries in Young Females

Paige H. Smith

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
Director, Center for Women's Health and Wellness
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4735, phsmith@uncg.edu

  • Work-family-life balance
  • Violence against women
  • Breastfeeding

Sevil Sonmez

Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 334-4413, sesonmez@uncg.edu

  • Health Risks of Travel (Travel Epidemiology)
  • Health Benefits of Vacations/Leisure Travel
  • Tourism Sustainability

Selima Sultana

Associate Professor, Geography
PhD The University of Georgia
(336) 334-3895, s_sultan@uncg.edu

  • Sustainable Transportation and Public Health
  • Sustainable Urban Land use
  • Children's Transportation
  • Geography of Ethnicity
  • Urban Commute and Mode Choice

Amanda E. Tanner

Assistant Professor, Public Health Education
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-5389, aetanner@uncg.edu

  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Contraception

Deborah J. Taub

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Maryland, College Park
(336) 334-3437, djtaub@uncg.edu

  • College Student Development
  • College Student Transitions
  • College Suicide Prevention
  • College Student Mental Health

Aaron Terranova

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
EdD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3563, abterran@uncg.edu

  • Injury Prevention
  • Myths of Health and Fitness
  • The Role of Athletic Trainer in Secondary Schools

Dayna R. Touron

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD Syracuse University
(336) 256-0410, d_touron@uncg.edu

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Aging and Learning
  • Aging and Metacognition

Denise Tucker

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-5184, datucker@uncg.edu

  • Tinnitus - Ringing in the Ears
  • Hearing Loss
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Cochlear Implants

William Tullar

Professor, Management
PhD University of Rochester
(336) 334-4526, wltullar@hotmail.com

  • Organizational Misbehavior
  • Nursing Assistant Misbehavior
  • Scams, Stings, Cons, & Grifts: Training Seniors to Avoid them

Elizabeth Van Horn

Associate Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4942, e_vanhorn@uncg.edu

  • Recovery from Traumatic Injury
  • Family Integrity Promotion
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Teaching with Technology

Janice I Wassel

Director, Gerontology
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-1020, jiwassel@uncg.edu

  • The Senior Sandwich: The Increasing Complexity in Later-Life Families
  • Women and Entrepreneurs: A Silver Advantage?
  • Mixing Business and Aging: The UNCG Gerontology Program
  • Demographics: Aging Trends in the Geriatric and Mental Health Population
  • Entrepreneurs: The Boomer Boom
  • Marketing for the Boomer Generation
  • Silver Industries

Gideon Wasserberg

Assistant Professor, Biology
PhD Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
(336) 256-0098, g_wasser@uncg.edu

  • Ecology of Infectious Diseases

David Wyrick

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4501, dlwyrick@uncg.edu

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention with High School and College Students and Student-Athletes
  • Prevention of High-Risk Drinking with College Students
  • Protecting and Promoting Health through Entrepreneurship