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2019 Faculty Hires 

Rina Eiden, PhD

Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State University Park

 

Eiden’s work focuses on the impact of parental prenatal and postnatal substance abuse on the developmental trajectories of  risk and resilience from infancy to adolescence.

2020 Faculty Hires

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 systems engineering, and the modeling of public health interventions.

Louisa Holmes, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University Park

 

Holmes’s research focuses in three areas – (1) health disparities and the socio-spatial determinants of health; (2) tobacco control and substance use; and (3) quantitative and geospatial research methods, particularly representative survey research and area-level observational studies.

Abeena Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University Park

 

Jones’s work focuses on the opioid epidemic and examines racial differences in opioid overdose educational training and administration of overdose reversal drugs, and the prevalence of opioid use in inner cities and racial/ethnic differences in opioid use.

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 how peer networks shape substance use and related health-risk behaviors and how program developers can build more potent interventions and promote the diffusion of intervention effects.

2021 Faculty Hires

Eric Claus, PhD

Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University Park

 

Claus’ research is to utilize tools from cognitive neuroscience to better understand the neural circuits that contribute to all stages of substance use disorders, from the initial development to recovery.  He has used numerous techniques in his research including functional MRI, MEG, EEG, and brain stimulation.