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Department of Public Health Sciences

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´╗┐Core Faculty

Chen thumbnail Liwei Chen, MD, Ph.D.   

Assistant Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 511
Tel. (864) 656-6694
liweic@clemson.edu     Research Interests: Nutritional Epidemiology; Diet and nutrition in relation to chronic diseases; Electronic medical records; and Biostatistics   
Crandall thumbnail Lee Crandall, Ph.D.   

Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 513
Tel. (864) 656-3082
lac@clemson.edu     Research Interests: Health policy and bioethics; Epidemiology and prevention of substance abuse; Access to and quality of health and disability services.   
Dye thumbnail Cheryl Dye, Ph.D.   

Director, Institute of Engaged Aging
Professor, Dept of Public Health Sciences

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 535A
Tel. (864) 656-4442
tcheryl@clemson.edu    Research Interests: Aging Health; Chronic disease management; Community Activism; Health-coaching to promote self-management of chronic disease; Income and elder nutrition; Mitigating mental changes that occur with aging   
Falta thumbnail Deborah Falta, Ph.D.   

Senior Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 535
Tel. (864) 656-1627
faltad@clemson.edu     Research Interests: Air and drinking water quality risk assessment; Children's environmental health research; Community preparedness for outbreaks of disease; Environmental contaminants and autoimmune disease; Environmental health; Epidemiology; Risk regulation perception and health policy   
Gimbel thumbnail     Ronald Gimbel, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 501
Tel. (864) 656-1969
rgimbel@clemson.edu     Research Interests:  Clinical decision making, clinical documentation, mobile health, chronic disease management, medical informatics, and public health informatics   
Griffin thumbnail Sarah Griffin, Ph.D.   

Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 507
Tel. (864) 656-1622
sgriffi@clemson.edu     Research Interests: School based health; Obesity prevention; Increasing physical activity; Coordinating community health initiatives; Community activism/development; Child exercise; and Adolescent pregnancy prevention   
Kemper thumbnail Karen Kemper, Ph.D.   

Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 533
Tel. (864) 656-5490
kkaren@clemson.edu     Research Interests: Physical activity and autoimmune disease/schleroderma; Physical activity; Obesity prevention; Nutrition; Girls on the run; Community initiatives; Body-image   
Kingree thumbnail Kip Kingree, Ph.D.   

Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 517
Tel. (864) 656-4290
kkingree@clemson.edu     Research Interests: Addictive behavior/addiction; Indicators of teen dating violence; Participation in intervention and sustained abstinence from drugs; School predictors or violent criminality in adulthood; Substance abuse prevention in minority populations   
Mayo thumbnail Rachel Mayo, Ph.D.   

Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 519
Tel. (864) 656-7435
rmayo@clemson.edu     Research Interests:  Women and maternal health; Rural health; Perceptions of latino patients in cancer care settings; Minority health; International health/epidemiology; HPV vaccine; Epidemiology; Cultural competence in healthcare; Cancer prevention and control; Breast and cervical cancer survivor witness stories   
Meyer thumbnail Kathleen Meyer, M.S.   

Internship Coordinator and Senior Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 531
Tel. (864) 656-1898
kathm@clemson.edu     Research Interests:  Professional development and public health workers; Internship program   
Sherrill thumbnail Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Ph.D.   

Associate Vice President for Health Research at Clemson University & Chief Science Officer at Greenville Hospital System (GHS) 

Professor
Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 521
Tel. (864) 656-0263
wsherri@clemson.edu

Research Interests: Business and health; Healthcare Economics; Healthcare finance and management; Hospital administration; Medicaid/Medicare; Obamacare   
Lu Shi thumbnail Lu Shi, Ph.D.   

Assistant Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 525
Tel. (864) 656-0405
lus@clemson.edu     Research Interests: Behavioral and cognitive economics; Health economics; Health simulation and modeling; Population health; Research methods   
Spitler thumbnail Hugh Spitler, Ph.D.   

Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 509
Tel. (864) 656-7434
hspitle@clemson.edu     Research Interests: Adolescent health; Alcohol use/abuse on college campuses; Evaluation and outcomes assessment in public health; Men's health; Social and behavioral epidemiology   
Truong thumbnail Khoa Truong, Ph.D.   

Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 529
Tel. (864) 656-4704
ktruong@clemson.edu     Research Interests: 
Health economics and quantitative methods; Environmental determinants of health behaviors and outcomes; and Substance abuse   
Eric Walker thumbnail Eric Walker, MHA, RVT, RDCS   

Coordinator & Lecturer, Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership undergraduate degree concentration

Dept of Public Health Sciences
GHS-Patewood campus, 200-C Patewood Dr., Suite 300
Tel. (864) 454-2840
ewalker2@ghs.org     Research Interests:  Cardiovascular Imaging Sonography

Welsh thumbnail Ralph S. Welsh, M.S.   

Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 527
Tel. (864) 656-7158
ralphw@clemson.edu     Research Interests:  Athletic training and performance; Exercise science; Nutrition   
Williams thumbnail Joel Williams, Ph.D.   

Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 523
Tel. (864) 656-1017
joel2@clemson.edu     Research Interests: Certified athletic trainers and high school sports; Childhood obesity; Community health; Nutrition and physical activity/exercise science; Obesity and chronic disease prevention and control; Program evaluation and health research; School based health   
Zhang thumbnail Lingling Zhang, Ph.D.   

Assistant Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 515
Tel. (864) 656-1218
lingliz@clemson.edu    Research Interests: Health policy research; Community based care and interventions in promoting healthy lifestyles and constraining risk factors   

Research & Post-doctoral Faculty

Brad Dalton-thumbnail     Brad Dalton, M.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Greenville Health System & Dept of Public Health Sciences
Office: Greenville Health System
Tel. (864) 546-8280
bdalton3@ghs.org     Research Interests: Evaluation & management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome   
Heberlein thumbnail     Emily Heberlein, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Greenville Health System & Dept of Public Health Sciences
Office: Greenville Health System
Tel. (864) 656-0779
heberleine@gmail.com     Research Interests:  Comparative Effectiveness of Group Prenatal Care on Women's Psychosocial Health; Mental Health Issues   
Holder thumbnail Sharon Holder, Ph.D.   

Embedded Research Scientist at GHS and Research Assistant Professor

Greenville Health System & Dept of Public Health Sciences
Office:  Greenville Health System
Tel. (561) 318-2553
sholder2@ghs.org     Research Interests:  Gerontology; Racial and ethnic health disparities; End-of-Life issues among older people; Cultural barriers to health care; Intergenerational relationships; and Global aging and the role of public policy in aging research   
Xi Pan thumbnail     Xi Pan, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Greenville Health System & Dept of Public Health Sciences
Office: Greenville Health System
Tel. (864) 656-4442
xip@clemson.edu    Research Interests:  Population health; Health disparities; Quantitative research; Medical sociology; Self-management of chronic disease; Quality of life; Comparative international studies; Epidemiology and demography of aging   

Adjunct & Visiting Faculty

Amani thumbnail    

Annah Amani, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
550 Edwards
Tel. (864) 349-8915
aamani@g.clemson.edu

Research Interests: 
Global Women's health; Maternal child health issues; and Community development and public health work in rural populations   
Charles thumbnail    

Debra Mitchell Charles, M.A.

Visiting Lecturer

Clemson University, CCIT
2007 Barre Hall
Tel. (864) 656-8144
debm@clemson.edu

Research Interests: Health Communication; Health Information Systems   
DesJardins thumbnail John David DesJardins, Ph.D.   

Adjunct Professor

Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering
Clemson University
301 Rhodes
Tel. (864) 656-4178
jdesjar@clemson.edu    Research Interests: Bioengineering   
Dr. Brent Egan thumbnail Brent M. Egan, M.D.    

Professor of Medicine

MUSC, College of Medicine
135 Rutledge Ave., Rm: 1230B
Tel. (843) 792-1715
eganbm@musc.edu   

Research Interests:  Hypertension; Obesity; metabolic syndrome; Treatment resistent hypertension

Fred Fraizer thumbnail     Fred Fraizer, M.A.

Visiting Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
550 Edwards Hall
Tel. (864) 656-5502
ffraize@clemson.edu   

Research Interests: 
Strategic/financial planning; Organizational development; Operational and financial management; Associate and medical relations; and Community development

Vincent Gallicchio thumbnail Vincent S. Gallicchio, Ph.D., M.L.S, C.M.   

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Biological Sciences
Clemson University
122 Long
Tel. (864) 650-6702
vsgall@clemson.edu

Research Interests: 
Mobile technology devices in healthcare   
Ronda Keller, M.Ed, RT, RDMS, RVT

Visiting Lecturer

Greenville Technical College
Tel. (864) 420-7777
ronda.keller@gvltec.edu     Research Interests: Ultrasound physics in vacular sonography   
J. Thornton Kirby thumbnail     J. Thornton Kirby, J.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

President & CEO, S.C. Hospital Association
1000 Center Point Rd.
Columbia, SC  29210-5802
Tel. (803) 796-3080
www.scha.org     Research Interests:  Health Administration   
Jim McCubbin index Jim McCubbin, Ph.D.   

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Dept. of Psychology,
Clemson University
312-E Brackett
Tel. (864) 656-3929
jmccubb@clemson.edu    Research Interests:  Stress and Health

Morrison thumbnail Deidra J. Morrison, Ph.D.   

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Tel. (864) 656-5502
deidram@clemson.edu     Research Interests:  Understanding digital behaviors and investigating factors contributing to negative behaviors enacted with digital technology; Development of social technologies that support online interaction   

Clinical Faculty

Bruce Lessey thumbnail Bruce Lessey, M.D., Ph.D.   

Clinical Professor

Director, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility,
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Greenville Health System,
890 W. Faris Rd.; Suite 470
Greenville, S.C.  29605

Tel. (864) 455-1600
www.ghs.org/womenshealth

Research Interests:  Women's Health and Reproduction   

Emeritus Faculty

Costello thumbnail     Gerald Costello, Ed.D.

Emeritus Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Tel. (864) 656-5502
gcostel@clemson.edu      

Administrative Staff

Rebecca Coffey thumb pic     Rebecca Coffey

Assistant to the Dept Chair

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 503
Tel. (864) 656-5502
coffey2@clemson.edu      
Angie Wolff thumb pic     Angie Wolff

Business Manager

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 505
Tel. (864) 656-5865
hangela@clemson.edu      
Janet Evatt thumb pic     Janet Evatt

Research Program Coordinator I

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 406
Tel. (864) 656-0779
jevatt@clemson.edu     

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