Public Health

Division Director

Lara Dugas, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.T.O.S.

  • Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
  • Research focusphysical activity, obesity, type 2 diabetes, gut microbiota, intermediary metabolites, adolescent health

Division Faculty

Richard Cooper, M.D.

  • Professor, Chair, Public Health Sciences
  • Research focuscardiovascular disease across the African diaspora, genomics, race in biomedical research

 

Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Ph.D.‌

  • Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences
  • Research focussurvival analysis, genetics of hypertension, vitamin D

Justin Harbison, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
  • Research focusenvironmental health, mosquito-borne diseases

Amy Luke, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Vice Chair, Public Health Sciences
  • Research focusnutrition, obesity, hypertension, obesity

Holly Mattix-Kramer, M.D., M.P.H

  • Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences, Nephrology
  • Research focuskidney disease, athersclerosis, hypertension, obesity

Bamidele Tayo, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences
  • Research focusgenetic mapping of complex diseases, development of statistical methods for genetic linkages

Heather E. Wheeler, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Biology, Computer Science, Public Health Sciences
  • Research focusmethods to harness gene regulation within complex trait association and prediction studies