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The CCSA Expands With Four New Co-Funded Faculty Hires

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The CCSA is expanding! We are pleased to announce four new co-funded faculty hires who will be joining us in our work to address the systemic problems of substance misuse.

Paul Griffin, PhD: Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in the College of Engineering at Penn State University Park

Griffin’s work focuses on health analytics, health system engineering, and the modeling of public health intervention.

Louisa Holmes, PhD: Assistant Professor of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University Park.

Holmes’ work focuses on health disparities and the socio-spatial determinants of health; tobacco control and substance use; and quantitative and geospatial research methods, particularly representative survey research and area-level observational studies

Abenaa Jones, PhD: Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University Park

Jones’ work focuses on drug addiction and co-occurring factors associated with drug addiction (i.e., HIV/AIDS) as well as evaluating structural (i.e., judicial interventions, policies), and behavioral interventions aimed to reduce substance use and associated health and social consequences.

Kelly Rulison, PhD: Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University Park

Rulison’s work focuses on the dynamic social processes and contexts that shape the development of health-risk behaviors during adolescence like rates of drug use and delinquency rapidly increase during adolescence.

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