NIDA T32 Mentors

Name/Degrees Rank Primary Appointment and College Role in Program Research Interests
Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE Dean’s Professor and Founding Chair
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Director
Mentor
Epidemiology; Global Health; Addiction; Community Based Research; Mentoring Pedagogy; Interventions; Health Inequality; ABCD Study MPI
Sara Jo Nixon, PhD Professor
Psychiatry
COM
Co-Director
Mentor
Addiction; Alcohol; Neurocognition; ABCD Study Contact MPI
Xinguang (Jim) Chen, MD, PhD Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Mentor
Epidemiology; Health Risk Behaviors and Factors; Behavioral Interventions; Methodology
Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Mentor
Epidemiology; HIV Infections; STDs; Risk Behavior Assessment; Alcohol and Drug Use; Clinical Trials; Community-Based Research; Infectious Disease Prevention; Primary Healthcare
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Co-Mentor
Opioid Misuse, Overdose, Prevention, and Injury Surveillance
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Health Education and Behavior
HHP
Mentor
Difficulties with self-control and addictive behaviors, the adolescent and young adult populations, novel interventions and human laboratory models
Associate Professor
Psychiatry
COM
Co-Mentor
Psychosocial Factors Related to Addiction
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Co-Mentor
Machine learning; Presicion Public Health; Precision Medicine; Methodology; Computational Epidemiology; Epi-Informatics
Professor and Associate Chair
Pediatrics
COM Jacksonville
Mentor
Pediatric; HIV; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology; Community-Based Research
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Mentor
Ombudsperson
Psychopathology; Addictive Behavior; Ethical Research Conduct and Accountability; Global Health
Scott Tomar, PhD Professor
Community Dentistry and
Behavioral Science
COD
Mentor
Oral Epidemiology; Effect of Tobacco Use on Oral Health; Oral Cancer; Dental Care for HIV/AIDS Patients; Childhood Obesity
Nicole Whitehead, PhD Assistant Professor
Clinical and Health Psychology
PHHP
Co-Mentor
HIV/AIDS & Aging; Psycho-Oncology; Women’s Health; Health Disparities; Community-Based Participatory Research
Henry W. Young II, MD Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
COM
Co-Mentor
Opioid Misuse; Prevention of Misuse; Alternatives to Opioid Use