T32 Trainees

 

Current Predoctoral Trainees

Amy Elliott, MSE

Amy Elliott, MSEMaster of Science, Epidemiology, University of Florida
Doctoral Student, Epidemiology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Secondary Mentor: Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE
Research Area: Psychiatric epidemiology with a focus on substance use and decision-making in the research process

Laura M. Gonzalez Paz

Laura M. Gonzalez PazBachelor of Science, Statistics, University of Florida
Doctoral Student, Epidemiology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Secondary Mentor: Sara Jo Nixon, PhD
Research Area: Drug abuse among minority populations and health disparities research

Shawnta Lloyd, MPH

Shawnta Lloyd, MPHBachelor of Science, Chemistry, Hampton University
Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, Emory University
Doctoral Student, Epidemiology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE
Secondary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Research Area: Epidemiology with a focus on mental health and substance use, gerontology, and vulnerable/under-represented populations

Nathan Smith, ALM

Nathan Smith, ALMBachelor of Arts, Sociology, Azusa Pacific University
Master of Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Psychology, Harvard University
Doctoral Student, Epidemiology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Secondary Mentor: Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE
Research Area: Psychiatric epidemiology with focus on addiction and a particular interest in social and behavioral variables associated with health disparities

Current Postdoctoral Trainees

Micah Johnson, PhD

Micah Johnson, PhDBachelor of Arts, Social Science Education, Florida State University
Master of Arts, Sociology, University of Florida
Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE
Secondary Mentor: Henry W. Young II, MD
Research Area: Substance use with a focus on opioid misuse, childhood trauma, pediatric health disparity populations, and racial health disparities

Past Predoctoral Trainees

Hannah Crooke, PhD, MPH

Hannah Crooke, PhD, MPHBachelor of Science, Biology, Texas Christian University
Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, Drexel University
Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE
Secondary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Research Area: Psychiatric epidemiology with focus on substance use

Eugene Dunne, PhD, MA

Eugene Dunne, PhD, MABachelor of Arts, Psychology, Rowan University
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Towson University
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Nicole (Whitehead) Ennis, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH
Research Area: Behavioral health in the context of HIV, specifically medication adherence and chronic pain management

Zach Mannes, MS

Zach Mannes, MSBachelor of Science, Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor of Science, Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, University of Florida
Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Nicole (Whitehead) Ennis, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Research Area: Clinical health/medical psychology, with a research focus on examining correlates of substance use among underrepresented populations

Emeka Okafor, PhD, MPH

Emeka Okafor, PhD, MPHBachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of Lagos
Master of Public Health, Health Education and Behavior, University of North Florida
Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH
Secondary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Research Area: Epidemiology of substance use and its impact on clinical and behavioral outcomes among individuals living with and at-risk for HIV infection; barriers to the utilization of evidence-based biobehavioral interventions for substance use and HIV; design, implementation and evaluation of behavioral interventions for substance use in the context of HIV-infection

Mirsada Serdarevic, BA

Mirsada Serdarevic, BABachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Vermont
Doctoral Student, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida
Primary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Research Area: Epidemiology with focus on substance use

Past Postdoctoral Trainees

Lisa Domenico, PhD, RN

Lisa Domenico, PhD, RNBachelor of Science, Nursing, York University
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan
Primary Mentor: Sara Jo Nixon, PhD
Secondary Mentors: Ronald Cohen, PhD; Anna M. McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Research Area: Neurocognition with focus on addiction

Kathleen Egan, PhD

Kathleen Egan, PhDBachelor of Science, Biology, Stetson University
Master of Science, Clinical and Population Translational Science, Wake Forest University
Doctor of Philosophy, Community Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Primary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Secondary Mentor: Kelly K. Gurka, PhD, MPH
Research Area: Substance use with an emphasis on prescription drug misuse, novel substances, and alcohol use; Implementation and evaluation of interventions and policies to address substance abuse; dissemination and implementation science; community-based participatory research

Henry Young II, MD

Henry Young II, MDBachelor of Science, Georgia Southern University
Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia
Primary Mentor: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
Secondary Mentor: J. Adrian Tyndall, MD, MPH, FACEP
Research Area: Assessing risk of opioid abuse among high-risk populations; assessing impact of healthcare policy on prescriber’s behavior, implementation of alternatives to opioids for the management of acute pain; substance use with an emphasis on prescription drug misuse