Joseph Catania, Ph.D.
Joe’s 37 years of research experience includes studies concerning sexual health, sexual trauma and dysfunctions, survey method and translation science (dissemination, implementation, sustainability). He’s worked with multiple age and ethnic/racial groups in the U.S. and Africa with emphasis on youth, young adults, and LGBTQ populations.
Peggy Dolcini, Ph.D.
Peggy's research focuses on infectious diseases, including HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Her current work on sexual health among urban ethnic minority youth addresses the impact of gender on development and sexual behavior, and on new intervention approaches.
Brian Flay, Ph.D.
Brian's research interests include health promotion and disease prevention research; mass media for health promotion and prevention; smoking and drug abuse prevention; violence prevention; youth HIV/AIDS prevention; positive youth development; comprehensive school reform; prevention research methods and theory; prevention research training.
Jessica R. Gorman, Ph.D., MPH
Jessica's research focuses on 1) reproductive and sexual health, particularly among young adults and vulnerable populations and 2) cancer survivorship, with an emphasis on developing multilevel approaches to improve health and health-related quality of life.
Veronica Irvin, Ph.D., MPH
Veronica’s research focuses on the idea that how medical and science information is presented can change someone’s behavior. Her first project assesses health literacy and communication methods in order to better understand how people manage their health. In her second project, she evaluates the content of information on clinical websites and consent forms in terms of accuracy, reading level and sentiment.
Cynthia Mojica, Ph.D.
Cynthia conducts health services research and program evaluation in cancer prevention and control among ethnic minority and underserved populations, particularly Latinos. Her research engages community-based organizations, health centers, and community members in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions.
Kari-Lyn Sakuma, Ph.D., MPH
Kari-Lyn's research focuses on race/ethnic disparities, particularly as it relates to tobacco use, including new and emerging products and other substances. Other areas of interest and experience are in co-parenting, sibling, obesity prevention, and substance use prevention interventions.
Aimee Snyder, DrPH, MPH, CHES
Aimee develops, evaluates, and disseminates best practices for health promotion professional education and training. She develops and institutionalizes community-based coursework as an approach to bridge the gap between academia and public health practice.
Jonathan Garcia, Ph.D.
Jonathan works both globally and domestically on health disparities that emerge at the intersection of sexuality, gender and race. His work has focused on devising community-led approaches to social inclusion, HIV prevention and Hepatitis C treatment access, especially among Latinos and LGBT populations.
Stephanie Grutzmacher, Ph.D.
Stephanie's research focuses on food security, nutrition literacy and the development and evaluation of family, school and community-based nutrition education programs for low-income populations.
S. Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH
OSU Distinguished Professor of Public Health
Marie's research focuses on the sexual and reproductive health of young adults. She has published widely in the area of risk and prevention of unintended pregnancy and STIs among high-risk women, men and couples and the influence of relationship and contextual factors on protective behaviors and sexual risk-taking.
Sunil Khanna, Ph.D.
Sunil's research interests include the complex interrelations of biology, culture, gender, ethnicity and health in South Asia and the United States.
Carolyn Mendez-Luck, Ph.D.
Carolyn's main research focus has been to examine the motivations and meanings of the caregiver role and the interpersonal dynamics within the caregiving dyad. Her expertise is in qualitative, survey, and intervention research methods, which she has applied to understanding the social and cultural factors associated with adult development and aging in Latino families.