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
PD/PI
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
Core Mentor
Alcohol and substance use; Behavioral epidemiology; Quantum modeling; Developmental trajectory analysis; Age-period-cohort modeling; Cardiovascular epidemiology; Social capital; Health Disparities; Stress and resilience; HIV/AIDS
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
Chris Delcher, PhD Assistant Professor
Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics
COM
Preceptor
Evaluating prescription drug monitoring programs and their role in reducing prescription drug abuse; Medicaid superutilizers and prescription drug related outcomes associated with multiple provider episodes; Surveillance systems in high and low resource environments.
Nicole Ennis, PhD Assistant Professor
Clinical and Health Psychology
PHHP
Preceptor
HIV/AIDS and aging; Substance use; Women’s Health; Health disparities; Community-based participatory research
Roger B. Fillingim, PhD Director and Director
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science
COD
Mentor, Advisory Committee
Biological, social, and psychological factors that may influence the experience of pain; Opioids and pain
Bruce A. Goldberger, PhD Clinical Professor
Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
COM
Mentor
Forensic Toxicology
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Preceptor
Negative outcomes related to prescription opioid misuse and abuse, including fatal overdose and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Health Education and Behavior
HHP
Mentor
Relationship between difficulties with self-control and addictive behaviors, particularly alcohol, tobacco and cocaine/opioid co-use, the adolescent and young adult populations, novel interventions and human laboratory models
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Preceptor, Advisory Committee
Mechanisms that explain drug use and HIV/AIDS disparities by examining the the intersection between neurocognitive processes and sociocultural factors
Associate Professor
Health Outcomes and Biomedical informatics
COM
Mentor
Adolescent substance abuse and health disparities; Adverse childhood experiences
Dean, Professor
Nursing Sciences
CON
Mentor
Technology for cancer prevention and control; Treatment of nicotine dependence
Program Director and Associate Professor
Psychiatry
COM
Preceptor
Psychosocial Factors Related to Addiction
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Core Mentor
Biomedical modelling and ‘big data’ mining focused on precision medicine and addiction
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
COM
PHHP
Mentor, Advisory Committee
Psychopathology; Addictive Behavior; Ethical Research Conduct and Accountability; Global Health
Jalie A. Tucker, PhD, MPH Professor
Health Education and Behavior
HHP
Mentor
Behavioral economics of substance misuse and recovery; Community-based HIV/AIDS risk reduction; Telehealth applications.
Almut G. Winterstein, RPh, PhD, FISPE Professor and Chair Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
COP
Mentor, Advisory Committee Drug safety and efficacy, evaluation and prevention of inappropriate medication use.
Henry W. Young II, MD Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
COM
Preceptor, Advisory Committee
Opioid Misuse; Prevention of Misuse; Alternatives to Opioid Use