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Abdullah Saeed Abdullah

Saeed Abdullah, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Information Science and Technology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Sensing
  • Data-Driven Engagement & Intervention
  • Health
Adam Marianne Y. Adam

Marianne T. Adam, PhD, RN, CRNP

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Coordinator, RN to BSN Program

College of Nursing

Campus: Schuylkill

Expertise & Interests:

  • Substance Use Disorder- Trajectory and Impact on Individual, Family, & Community
  • Community Member & Patient Education
  • Cultural Influences & Nursing Care
Akande Abigail Akande

Abigail Akande, PhD, CRC

  • Assistant Professor

Rehabilitation & Human Services

Campus: Abington

Expertise & Interests:

  • Perceptions of Substance Addiction as a Disability Across Cultures
  • Role of Race and Drug Type in Government and Societal Perceptions of and Interventions for the “War on Drugs”
Amaral Katie Amaral

Katie Amaral, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Science

Campus: Berks

Expertise & Interests:

  • County’s Forensic Services Unit Volunteer
  • Forensic Courses Cover Opioid Epidemic
  • Trained to Administer Naloxone
Ansell

Emily Ansell, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Biobehavioral Health

Campus: University Park

Aronson Keith Aronson

Keith Aronson, PhD

  • Associate Director

Social Science Research Institute

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Military Families
  • Mental Health
Atterholt

Roxanne Atterholt, MS

  • Instructor

Human Development & Family Studies

Campus: Shenango

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioid Impact on Human Development & Families
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Sarah Ballard

  • Laboratory Technician

Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Campus: College of Medicine

Ballentine Noel Ballentine

Noel Ballentine, MD, FACP

  • Assistant Professor

General Internal Medicine

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • Geriatric Community Concerns
Behney Michael Behney

Michael Behney, M.R.P.

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Director, Institute of State & Regional Affairs
  • Instructor, Public Policy, Public Affairs

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Related Work for PA’s Dept. of Drugs & Alcohol
  • Other’s Response to Opioid Epidemic
Bergstrom Mark Bergstrom

Mark Bergstrom

  • Associate Teaching Professor

Sociology and Criminology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Pennsylvania Sentencing Guidelines
  • Related Data Collection Associated with Drug Violations
Black

Stephanie Winkeljohn Black, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Psychology

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Undergraduate Alcohol Use and Hookup Behaviors
  • Religious, Areligious, and Spiritual Behaviors and Beliefs
  • Psychotherapy Multicultural Orientation and Cultural Humility
Brick Timothy Brick

Timothy Brick, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Real-Time Modeling of Behavior Wearables
  • Mining of Behavioral Data
Buchberger

Glenn K. Buchberger, M.D.

  • Physician

Internal Medicine

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Addiction Medicine
Bunce Scott Bunce

Scott Bunce, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Psychiatry

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Translational Neuroimaging - Predicting Treatment Outcome
Calo

William Calo, PhD, JD

  • Assistant Professor, Member

Public Health Sciences, Penn State Cancer Institute

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Public Health Law Research & Practice
  • Opioid Epidemic and Adolescents
  • Latino Health Disparities
Cason Katherine Cason

Katherine Cason, PhD, RD, LD

  • Acting Assistant Director of Programs, Food, Families, and Health

Penn State Extension

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Extension Programming
Chilenski

Sarah Chilenski, PhD

  • Associate Research Professor

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Implementation and Evaluation of Community Coalitions and Other Community Collaborative Prevention Programs
  • Community Context in Adolescent Development
Choi

Sung W. Choi, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Health Administration

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Health Disparities
  • Mental Health
Cleveland Bo Cleveland

Bo Cleveland, PhD

  • Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Applying Within-person Methods in Addiction & Recovery Studies
  • Social, Emotional, & Cognitive Predictors of Relapse from Opioid Addiction
  • PSU-UP Collegiate Recovery Program
Clontz

Jessica Clontz, MEd, CRC

  • Lecturer

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: DuBois

Expertise & Interests:

  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Families with Addiction
Collins

Linda Collins, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Director, The Methodology Center
  • Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST)
Contineza Denise Contineza

Denise Contineza

  • Extension Educator, Food, Families, & Health

Penn State Extension

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Family Strengths
  • Parenting Skill Development
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Conyers Liza Conyers

Liza Conyers, PhD, CRC

  • Associate Professor

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • PA Expanded HIV Testing Initiative
Corr Tammy Corr

Tammy Corr, DO

  • Assistant Professor

Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Long-term Outcomes of NAS
Crowley

Daniel "Max" Crowley, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Investing in Healthy Development
  • Evidence-Based Policy Making
Croyle

Jennifer Croyle, PsyD, NCSP, LPC

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Psychology

Campus: Greater Allegheny

Expertise & Interests:

  • Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents
  • Raising Mental Health Awareness & Early Intervention
  • Licensed Psychologist
D’Augelli Anthony D’Augelli

Anthony D’Augelli, PhD

  • Staff Psychologist

Counseling and Psychological Services

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • The Opioid Epidemic and Penn State Students
Davis Marshall Davis

Marshall R. Davis

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Program Coordinator

Administration of Justice

Campus: Wilkes-Barre

Expertise & Interests:

  • How healthcare and crime intersect
Dillen Cathleen Dillen

Cathleen Dillen, MS, RN-BC, AOCNS, ACNS-BC

  • Instructor

College of Nursing

Campus: Altoona

Expertise & Interests:

  • Healthcare professional responsibilities
  • Mental health issues
  • Substance abuse
Doheny

Kim Doheny, PhD

  • Clinical Research Director

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Understanding Infants' Autonomic Response Patterns to Environmental Stressors
Donovan Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

  • Director, Policy and Outreach

Administrative Data Accelerator

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Policy and Government
  • Support for Collaborative Projects Between Academic Community and External Partners
Dormer Danielle Joliet Dormer

Danielle Joliet Dormer

  • Graduate Assistant Program Coordinator

Colligate Recovery Program

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Former Police Officer
  • Army Veteran
  • Stigma, Mass Incarceration
Downs Danielle Downs

Danielle Downs, PhD

  • Professor, Kinesiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Associate Director, Social Science Research Institute

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Exercise Dependence and Associated Substance Dependence
  • Opioid & Prescription Use in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Doyle Sebrina Doyle

Sebrina L Doyle

  • CCSA Executive Committee Member
  • Assistant Research Professor

Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Evidence-based Programs for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Community Engagement in Prevention Planning
  • Mindfulness-based Interventions for Stress and Health
Dziak John Dziak

John Dziak, PhD

  • Research Associate

Methodology Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Statistician
  • Previous Experience in Substance Abuse Work
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Brittany Ebersole (Anderson), PhD

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry

Science, Engineering, and Technology

Campus: Harrisburg

Eiden

Rina Eiden, PhD

  • Professor

Psychology Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Co-fund

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Risk and resilience processes among children of substance using parents
  • Prenatal and early interventions
  • Substance use effects on parenting and self-regulation
  • Prenatal substance exposure and metabolic risk
Evans Michael Evans

Michael Evans, PhD, MSEd, RN, ACNS, CMSRN, CNE

  • Associate Teaching Professor

Nursing

Campus: Worthigton-Scranton

Expertise & Interests:

  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Palliative and End-of-life Care
  • Chronic Health Conditions in Adult Health
Evans Milton Evans

Milton Evans, PhD, RN

  • Associate Teaching Professor

Nursing Education

Campus: Worthigton-Scranton

Expertise & Interests:

  • Member of Community-Based Research Network
Fadigan Kathy Fadigan

Kathy Fadigan, EdD

  • Program Chair, Rehabilitation & Human Services

Social Sciences

Campus: Abington

Expertise & Interests:

  • Coordinating the RHS B.S. Degree
  • Coordinating the Chemical Dependency Prevention and Counseling Certificate
Feinberg

Mark Feinberg, PhD

  • Research Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Family and Community Prevention
  • Biological Systems, Emotion Regulation, Co-Parenting, & Family Violence
  • Mindfulness
Ferguson Justina Ferguson

Justina Ferguson, MSN, RN

  • Instructor

Nursing

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioid Community-Based Research Network Coalition Group
Fishbein

Diana "Denni" Fishbein, PhD

  • Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Interactions Between Neurobiological Processes and Environmental Factors
  • Translation of Scientific Findings to Practice and Policies
Forster Peter Forster

Peter Forster, PhD

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Information Sciences and Technology
  • Associate Dean, Online and Professional Education
  • Academic Program Coordinator, Homeland Security MPS

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Grant on Network Analysis
Fosco

Greg Fosco, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Associate Director, Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Etiology and Prevention
  • Family-centered Preventative Interventions for Adolescent Substance Use
  • Intensive Longitudinal Methods to Understand Risk and Protective Processes for Adolescent Substance Use
Foulds

Jonathan Foulds, PhD

  • Professor

Public Health Sciences

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Use & Health Outcomes
  • Smoking Cessation
Gagnon Mark Gagnon

Mark Gagnon, PhD

  • Harbaugh Entrepreneur and Innovation Faculty Scholar

College of Agricultural Sciences

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Entrepreneurship as a Facilitator to Individual Recovery and Economic Placement in Society
Gate Natahsha Gates

Natahsha Gate

  • Case Manager

Student Affairs, Student Care and Advocacy

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Direct Service Provider
  • Counselor
Gatzke-Kopp Lisa Gatzke-Kopp

Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, PhD

  • Professor
  • Professor-in-Charge, Graduate Program

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Early Developmental Risk Factors for Substance Dependence
  • Family Life Project
Gayles

Jochebed Gayles, PhD

  • Research and Evaluation Analyst
  • Assistant Research Professor

Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Adolescent Development
  • Family Processes
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Prevention Science
Geier Charles Geier

Charles Geier, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Developmental Changes in Decision-Making in Adolescents
George Michelle George

Michelle George, MHA, PMP

  • Manager

Quality Initiatives and Measurement

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • Using Patient Prescription Abuse Information
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Adela Germano, MD

  • Resident Physician

Family Medicine

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioid Prescribing Practices
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Michael Germano, MD

  • Resident Physician

Family Medicine

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioid Prescribing Practices
Glick Jennifer Glick

Jennifer Glick, PhD

  • Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Professor, Sociology
  • Director, Population Research Institute

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Social Demography
  • Migration and Family Dynamics
Gluck Pearl Gluck

Pearl Gluck, MFA

  • Assistant Professor

College of Communications

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Film and Research
Gould Thomas Gould

Thomas Gould, PhD

  • Jean Phillips Professor
  • Department Head

Biobehavioral Health

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Neurobiology and Genetics of Addiction
Graham-Engeland Jennifer Graham-Engeland

Jennifer Graham-Engeland, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Biobehavioral Health

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Emotion, Pain, and Inflammation
Graver Mindy Graver

Mindy Graver

  • Educator

Better Kid Care

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Family Living and Resiliency
Graziane

Nicholas Graziane, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Anesthesiology

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • How Drugs of Abuse Affect Learning and Memory at the Synaptic Level
Grigson Patricia Sue Grigson

Patricia Sue Grigson, PhD

  • Professor
  • Director

Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Penn State Addiction Center for Translation

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Neural Pathways Involved in Reward Responses
Hajnal

Andras Hajnal, PhD

  • Associate Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience
  • Professor

Neural and Behavioral Sciences

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • The Neural Mechanisms Of Appetitive Behaviors, Such As Hedonic Eating, Substance Use And Addiction
  • How Diet-Induced Obesity Produce Changes In The Brain’s Taste And Reward Systems
  • The Role Of Gut-Brain Factors In Substance Use Disorder
Hill Kathleen Hill

Kathleen Hill, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Science Education
  • Associate Director, Center for Science and the Schools

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Epidemic Impact on K-12 Youth
  • Critical Supports
Hill

Nikki Hill, PhD, RN

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Assistant Professor

College of Nursing

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Established Community-Based Research Network
  • The Epidemic is a Key Area of Need Across the Network
Hobkirk Andrea Hobkirk

Andrea Hobkirk

  • Assistant Professor

Psychiatry

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Neurobehavioral Aspects of Addiction and Health
Hohman Emily Hohman

Emily Hohman, PhD

  • Research Associate

Center for Childhood Obesity Research

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Effects of Opioid Exposure During Pregnancy on Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition, Eating Behavior, and Weight Management in Opioid-exposed Populations
Hollenbeak Christopher Hollenbeak

Christopher Hollenbeak, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department Head

Health Policy and Administration, Health and Human Development

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Health Economics
Honavar Vasant Honavar

Vasant Honavar, PhD

  • Professor

Information Sciences and Technology, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Big Data Analytics, Social and Health Informatics
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intellegence
  • Predictive and Causal Modeling, Data Infrastructure
Hsuan Charleen Hsuan

Charleen Hsuan, JD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Health Policy & Administration

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Health Law
Hubbell Jennifer Hubbell

Jennifer Hubbell, CRNP

  • Nurse Practitioner

Chronic Pain Management

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • Inpatient Opioid Stewardship at Hershey Medical Center
Huston

Tracey Huston

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Vice President for Outreach

Penn State Outreach and Online Education

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Sharing Credible and Compelling Content and Resources With Businesses, Communities, and Learners Through Meaningful Engagements in a Variety of Formats
Johnson Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson, MSW, LCSW

  • Drug and Alcohol Specialist

Counseling & Psychological Services

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jolley

Robert Jolley

  • Instructor

Administration of Justice

Campus: Wilkes-Barre

Expertise & Interests:

  • Administration of Narcan
Jones Damon Jones

Damon Jones, PhD

  • Senior Research Associate/Assistant Research Professor

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Impact and Costs of Opioid Epidemic as Related to Child and Family Health Outcomes
Kamens Helen Kamens

Helen Kamens, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Biobehavioral Health

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Genetic and Environmental Factors that Contribute to Substance Abuse
Kargo

Jill Kargo, MSN, RN, CNE

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Nursing

Campus: Altoona

Expertise & Interests:

  • Community-Based Research Network
Kavanaugh

Philip Kavanaugh, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Criminal Justice

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Drug Use Markets, Treatment, and Policy
  • Social Control, Governance, and Law
  • Sociological and Criminological Theory
Kawasaki

Sarah S. Kawasaki, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Physician
  • Director of Addiction Services

Psychiatry

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • Addiction Medicine
Kensinger

Weston Kensinger, PhD

  • Professor in Charge
  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Health Education

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioid Abuse Motivations
  • Community Outreach & Engagement for Substance Abuse
  • Substance Abuse Education, Programming, and Applied Research
King

Brian King, PhD

  • Associate Head, Resident Graduate Program
  • Professor

Geography

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Health and Environment
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Political Ecology of Health
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Teresa Kistler, LSW

  • Instructor

Rehabilitation and Human Services

Campus: Lehigh Valley

Expertise & Interests:

  • Addictions
Klinefelter Terri Klinefelter

Terri Klinefelter

  • Outreach Coordinator

Health Policy and Administration

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Rural Aspects
Kostohryz Katie Kostohryz

Katie Kostohryz, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Clinic Coordinator, CEDAR

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
Kraschnewski

Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD

  • Physician
  • Executive Director for PRO Wellness Center

Internal Medicine

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Behavioral Interventions for, and Electronic Health Record Investigations of, Healthy Lifestyles in Both Clinical and Community Settings
Kreager Derek Kreager

Derek Kreager, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Director, Criminal Justice Research Center
  • Liberal Arts Research Professor

Sociology and Criminology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Social Networks and Criminal/Delinquent Behavior
Krug

Melissa Krug, MPA

  • Public Relations Specialist

Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Evidence to Impact Collaborative

Campus: University Park

Kustenbauder Paula Kustenbauder

Paula Kustenbauder, MS, RN

  • Instructor

Nursing

Campus: Altoona

Expertise & Interests:

  • Intensive Care Unit Experience with Opioid Overdoses
LaBuda Melissa LaBuda

Melissa LaBuda

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: Worthigton-Scranton

Expertise & Interests:

  • Former Therapist
  • Conducted Drug and Alcohol Evaluations
  • Individual and Family Addiction Therapy
Lang

Charles Lang, PhD

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Identifying Alcohol-Induced Decreases in mRNA Translation and mTOR Activity in Muscle
  • Sepsis-Induced Changes in Muscle Protein Metabolism in Both Synthetic and Degradative Pathways
Lanza Stephanie Lanza

Stephanie Lanza, PhD

  • Director

Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Prevention Research
  • Epidemiologic Research
Lawrence Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence, JD

  • Assistant Professor

Dickinson Law, Department of Surgery at the College of Medicine, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

Campus: Carlisle

Expertise & Interests:

  • Health Insurance & Federal Healthcare Programs
  • Healthcare Finance and Privacy
Leslie Doug Leslie

Doug Leslie, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Professor

Public Health Sciences

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Health Services Research
Levenson

Robert Levenson, PhD

  • Distinguished Professor

Pharmacology; Neural and Behavioral Sciences

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • Heroin Addiction: Predicting Vulnerability & Identification of a Novel Treatment
Levine

Rachel Levine, MD

  • Professor
  • Physician General for Pennsylvania

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • State Level Response to Opioid Epidemic
Li

Runzi Li, PhD

  • Eberly Family Chair Professor
  • Associate Department Head

Statistics

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Applications for Neural Science research and Social & Behavioral Science research
Linden-Carmichael Ashley Linden-Carmichael

Ashley Linden-Carmichael, PhD

  • Assistant Research Professor, Biobehavioral Health

Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Addictive Behaviors Among Young Adults & Adolescents
Liu Siyu Liu

Siyu Liu, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

School of Public Affairs

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Youth Care
  • School Violence
Livert David Livert

David Livert, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Psychology

Campus: Lehigh Valley

Expertise & Interests:

  • Evaluated Community-Based Drug Prevention Projects
Loughran

Thomas Loughran, PhD

  • Director of Graduate Program in Criminology
  • Professor

Sociology and Criminology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • How Individuals Make Decisions About Offending
MacGeorge Erina MacGeorge

Erina MacGeorge, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Communication Arts and Sciences

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Doctor-Patient Interaction
  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
Maggs Jennifer Maggs

Jennifer Maggs, PhD

  • Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Alcohol and Other Substance Use Across the Lifespan
Makhlouf Medha Makhlouf

Medha Makhlouf, JD

  • Assistant Professor, Dickinson Law
  • Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

Campus: Carlisle

Expertise & Interests:

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Disparities
Mallett

Kimberly Mallett, PhD

  • Research Professor
  • Clinical Director, PRO Health Lab

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Developing And Evaluating Interventions Aimed At Reducing High Risk Drinking And Related Consequences Among College Students
Mallinson

Daniel Mallinson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Public Policy and Administration

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Policy Dissemination Among State & Local Governments
  • Marijuana Policy and Gubernatorial Opioid Declarations
Marks Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks, BCL

  • Associate Professor, Bioethics, Humanities, and Law
  • Director, Bioethics Program

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Public Health Ethics
  • Public Health Law
  • Conflicts of Interest
Martire Lynn Martire

Lynn Martire, PhD

  • Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Chronic Arthritis Pain
  • Daily Assessment of Pain
  • Dyadic Interventions
McCormick

Jennifer McCormick, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Humanities

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Ethical, Legal/Policy, and Social Implications  of Medical Record and Genomic Data Sharing
McHale

Susan McHale, PhD

  • CCSA Executive Committee Member
  • Director, Social Science Research Institute
  • Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Distinguished Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Family Systems Dynamics- Including Youth’s And Parents’ Family Roles, Relationships, And Daily Activities And How These Are Linked To Family Members’ Psychological And Physical Health And Development
McKinnon Kathleen McKinnon

Kathleen McKinnon, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Signs of Withdraw in Exposed Infants
McLaughlin

Patricia McLaughlin, DEd

  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Program for Anatomy

Neural and Behavioral Sciences

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioid Growth Factor (OGF) – OGF receptor (OGFr) Pathway and Mechanisms of Action in Homeostasis and Disease
McLean Katherine McLean

Katherine McLean, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Administration of Justice

Campus: Greater Allegheny

Expertise & Interests:

  • Harm Reduction
  • Overdose Prevention
Melnyk Michael Melnyk

Michael Melnyk

  • Associate Director

Student Engagement, Residence Life, & Student Conduct

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Educative Efforts as Related to Student Conduct
  • Early Intervention Strategies Related to College Students and Community in Middletown Area
Meyer

Roger Meyer, PhD

  • Professor

Psychiatry

Campus: College of Medicine

Milchak William Milchak

William Milchak, MSW

  • Addictions Consultant

Psychiatry

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Assessment and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
Mitchell

John Mitchell, PsyD

  • Psychologist

Counseling and Psychological Services

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Morgan Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Mechanisms Involved in Cannabinoid Signaling in Human Health and Diseases
Morgan Louise A. Morgan

Louise A. Morgan, MA

  • Instructor

Communication Arts and Sciences

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Public Speaking
  • Health and Wellness Coach
Morgan Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Professor of Education

Education Policy Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Early Risk Factors for Learning Difficulties Early Intervention for Academic Success
Morrison

Penelope Morrison, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Biobehavioral Health

Campus: New Kensington

Expertise & Interests:

  • Intersections Between Intimate Partner Violence And Substance Use
  • Health Services Needs Related To Intimate Partner Violence
  • Substance Use During Pregnancy
Muchmore Adam Muchmore

Adam Muchmore, JD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Professor

Penn State Law

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Food & Drug Regulation
  • Regulatory Design
Mull

Andrea Mull, RN, BSN, MEd

  • Associate Director

Student Health Services & Student Affairs

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Recognizing and Treating Symptoms of Withdrawal in Infants
  • Drug & Alcohol Health Education for Students
  • Connections Between Opioid Use and Increased STDs
Murphy Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer Murphy, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Criminal Justice

Campus: Berks

Expertise & Interests:

  • Drug Addiction and Criminal Justice
  • Drugs and Stigma
  • Drug Policy Attitudes
Muscat

Joshua Muscat

  • Professor of Health Evaluation Sciences

Public Health Sciences

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Socioeconomic Status and Smoking exposure in Appalachia
Neiderhiser

Jenae Neiderhiser, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Distinguished Professor

Psychology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Interplay Between Genes and Environment Throughout the Lifespan
Nelson Mary Alyce Nelson

Mary Alyce Nelson, MSN, RN

  • Instructor, College of Nursing

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Clinical Experience in Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Newman

Judith Newman, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: Abington

Expertise & Interests:

  • The "Teen Brain" And Addiction
  • Effects Of Opioid Overuse And Overdose On Family Dynamics
  • Explaining Addiction-Related Deaths To Children
Nichols John Nichols

John Nichols, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

College of Communications

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Certified Recovery Specialist
  • Centre County Drug Court Team Member
  • Governor’s Advisory Council
Noll Jennie Noll

Jennie Noll, PhD

  • Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Director, Network on Child Protection and Wellbeing

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Combatting Opioid Epidemic
  • Collaboration Opportunities
Nyland

Jennifer Nyland, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Neural and Behavioral Sciences

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Clinical and Applied Research on Pain Management and Novel Analgesics
  • Animal Models of Substance Use and Reward
O’Sullivan Deirdre O’Sullivan

Deirdre O’Sullivan, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Education

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Relapse Prevention Techniques
  • SMART Recovery
  • Counseling Services for People with Substance Abuse, Disability & Trauma
Oji-Mmuo

Christiana Oji-Mmuo, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Physician

Pediatrics

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Addictive Disorders in Women: The Impact of Maternal Substance Use on the Fetus and Newborn
Ollendyke

Dana Ollendyke

  • Extension Associate

Agricultural Extension

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Oravecz Zita Oravecz

Zita Oravecz, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Relapse Prevention via Ecological Momentary Intervention
Ortiz Selena Ortiz

Selena Ortiz, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor
  • Gregory H. Wolf Professor, Health Policy and Administration

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Health Disparities
Ozden Sabahattin Gokhan Ozden

Sabahattin Gokhan Ozden, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Information Sciences & Technology

Campus: Abington

Expertise & Interests:

  • Accidental Death for Drug Overdose inMontgomery County Database and Analytics System
Pai

Dinesh Pai, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Supply Chain Management

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Econometrics, Quantitative Techniques, and Data Envelopment Analysis
Perkins Daniel F. Perkins

Daniel F. Perkins, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Principal Scientist, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
  • Professor

Youth and Family Resiliency and Policy

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Community-Based Prevention Efforts
  • Sustainability of Programming
Petren Raymond Petren

Raymond Petren, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: Worthigton-Scranton

Expertise & Interests:

  • Low-Income Fathers and Families
Phillips

Kathleen Phillips, MLIS

  • Nursing & Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Life Sciences Library

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Using PSU's Library for Research and Education
  • Community Engagement & Education
  • Consumer Health
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Kelly Puzzi, PhD

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Pediatrician

Biology

Campus: Schuylkill

Rade

Candalyn Rade, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Psychology

Campus: Harrisburg

Expertise & Interests:

  • Transition from Criminal Justice System to Community
  • Stigma & Discrimination Based on Justice System Involvement
  • Community-Based Programs/Partnerships
Reavy

Racheal Reavy, PhD

  • Assistant Research Professor

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • High-Risk Drinking & Alcohol-Related Consequences
  • Parent-based Intervention Programs to Reduce Alcohol Abuse by Young Adults
Reese

Robin Reese, MFA

  • Associate Professor

Theater Arts

Campus: Altoona

Expertise & Interests:

  • Community-Based Theatre for Social Change Project
Rice Joshua Rice

Joshua Rice, PhD

  • Assistant Director of Programs

Extension, 4-H

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Youth Development Strategies
  • Community Development
Ritenour Janet Ritenour

Janet Ritenour, MSN, RN

  • Instructor

College of Nursing

Campus: Fayette

Expertise & Interests:

  • Community-based research nurse network
Rose Emma Rose

Emma Rose, PhD

  • Assistant Research Professor

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Neural Mediators and Moderators of Treatment Outcomes in Opiate-Dependent Adults
Rubin Steven Rubin

Steven Rubin

  • Associate Professor, Art and Photography

School of Visual Arts

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Documentary Work with Rural Poverty
Ryan

Sheryl Ryan, MD

  • Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Substance Use, Abuse, and Prevention
  • Educating Residents on SBIRT Techniques
Salli Nurgul Salli

Nurgul Salli

  • Assistant Professor

Pharmacology

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Catecholamine Biosynthesis Enzymes & Natural Polymorphisms
  • Substance Abuse and Epigenetic Factors
Sassani

Joseph Sassani, MD

  • Professor
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Opthamology

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Use of Naltrexone
Saunders

Erika Saunders, MD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Chair & Shively-Tan Professor

Psychiatry

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Addiction Prevention
  • Comorbid Mood & Substance Use Disorders
  • Screening in the Medical Setting and Medical Treatment
Scanlon Dennis Scanlon

Dennis Scanlon, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Distinguished Professor

Health Policy and Administration

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Estimate of Costs the Opioid Epidemic has Imposed on State Governments
Schwabenbauer

Janet Schwabenbauer, MA

  • Senior Staff Therapist

Counseling & Psychological Services

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Segel Joel Segel

Joel Segel, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Health Policy and Administration

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Estimation of societal costs to States due to opioid epidemic
Sellers Patrick Sellers

Patrick Sellers

  • Assistant Professor

Psychology

Campus: Worthigton-Scranton

Expertise & Interests:

  • Research on Predictors of Opioid Abstinence in Recovering Addicts
Selvaraj Shivanni Selvaraj

Shivaani Selvaraj

  • Director, Urban Engagement

Outreach and Online Education

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Facilitating Partnerships with Community Organizations and Health Clinics in Philadelphia
Shea Dennis Shea

Dennis Shea, PhD

  • Associate Dean

Health and Human Development

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Health Policy Administration
  • Prescription Drug Insurance
Shelow Steve Shelow

Steve Shelow

  • Director, Justice and Safety Institute

Outreach

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Training law enforcement and public safety professionals
Shi Yunfeng Shi

Yunfeng Shi, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Health Policy and Administration

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Health Care Management and Organization
  • Health Information Technology
  • Consumer Engagement and Behavior
Siegel Sue Rutherford Siegel

Sue Rutherford Siegel, PhD

  • Research Professor, Human Genetics

Biobehavioral Health

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Identifying Biomarkers for Opioid Users
Silberman

Yuval Silberman, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Neural and Behavioral Sciences

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Finding New Strategies for the Treatment of Alcoholism
Smith Richard Smith

Richard Smith

  • Director, Community Engagement

Outreach and Online Education

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Healthcare Administration
Smith

Amanda Smith

  • Liaison, STEM Outreach and Engagement

Center for Science and the Schools

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Interventions in Schools, Communities, and the Workplace
Smith Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith, PhD

  • Professor

Communication Arts and Sciences

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Stigma, Social Networks, Social Influence
Stefan

Michael Stefan, JD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Director, State Relations

Government and Community Relations

Campus: University Park

Steffensmeier Darrell Steffensmeier

Darrell Steffensmeier, PhD

  • Professor

Sociology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Sociological Expertise
Stephens Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens, MD

  • Professor, Family and Community Medicine

College of Medicine

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Family Physician
  • Retired Military
Sterner Glenn Sterner

Glenn Sterner, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Assistant Professor

The Justice Center for Research

Campus: Abington

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioid Trafficking Networks
  • Opioid User Network Stigma
Stout

Victoria Stout, DO

  • Psychiatrist

Counseling & Psychological Services

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Prescribe controlled substances that may interact with opiates; care for students with opioid addictions
Streeper Necole Streeper

Necole Streeper, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Urology

Surgery

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioid Use for Kidney Stone Disease
Sturm Michael Sturm

Michael Sturm

  • Lecturer

Human Development and Family Studies

Campus: Brandywine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Clinical Mental Health Experience
  • Work with Local Mental Health and Addiction Organizations
  • Brandywine Campus Care Team Member
Toepfer

Elizabeth Toepfer, EdD

  • Assistant Director

Counseling and Psychological Services

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Psychologist
  • Liaison to Commonwealth Campuses
Turrisi

Robert Turrisi, PhD

  • Professor

Biobehavioral Health

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Behavioral Decision-Making to Prevent Underage Drinking, Drunk Driving, and Melanoma
Ulmer

Jeffery Ulmer, PhD

  • Associate Department Head
  • Professor

Sociology and Criminology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Differences Between Social Contexts In Court Processes And Punishment, And Inequalities In Criminal Sentencing At The State And Federal Levels
Vandenbergh

David Vandenbergh, PhD

  • Professor

Biobehavioral Health

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Finding Better Ways To Identify The Genetic Components Of Addiction-Related Behaviors
Veale

Frances R. B. Veale, PhD, CRC

  • Assistant Professor

Rehabilitation and Human Services

Campus: Abington

Expertise & Interests:

  • Offender Rehabilitation-Post-Incarceration Syndrome & Pains of Imprisonments
  • Behavioral Addictions-Racial & Ethnic Minorities with Behavioral Addiction
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
Verdery Ashton Verdery

Ashton Verdery, PhD

  • CCSA Advisory Board Member
  • Assistant Professor

Sociology and Criminology- Sociology, Demography, and Social Data Analytics

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Sampling Methods for Hard to Survey Populations
  • Social Network Analysis
Vrana

Kent Vrana, PhD

  • Professor

Pharmacology

Campus: Hershey

Expertise & Interests:

  • Expertise in Better Understanding Genomic and Epigenetic Factors in Substance Abuse and Neurodegeneration
Wadsworth Martha Wadsworth

Martha Wadsworth, PhD

  • Professor

Psychology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Children Exposed to Chronic Stress
Welsh Janet Welsh

Janet Welsh, PhD

  • Associate Research Professor

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Community-Based Prevention Trials
White Cynthia White

Cynthia White, MFA

  • Research Associate

College of Arts and Architecture

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Penn State’s Response to Epidemic
Whitney

Jason Whitney

  • Program Coordinator

Collegiate Recovery Community

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Program Supports Students in Recovery from Substance Abuse Disorders
Wilson Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Psychology

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Neuroscience and Psychology of Addiction
Wolgast Kelly Wolgast

Kelly Wolgast, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Dean

Online Education & Outreach

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Nurse Leadership & Healthcare Delivery Models
  • Distance Learning
  • Military/Veterans Health
Worley Tim Worley

Tim Worley, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Communication Arts and Sciences

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Interpersonal Relationships Conflict, Social Influence, Goal Pursuit
Worozbyt

Kelly Worozbyt

  • Instructor

Nursing

Campus: Worthigton-Scranton

Expertise & Interests:

  • Psychology
Yabiku Scott Yabiku

Scott Yabiku, PhD

  • Professor

Sociology and Demography

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Family, Population & Environment
  • New Data Collection
  • Techniques Migration
Yagnik

Arpan Yagnik, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Advertising

Department of Communication

Campus: Erie

Expertise & Interests:

  • Creative Public Health Messaging to Address the Substance Use Epidemic
Zagon

Ian Zagon, PhD

  • Distinguished Professor

Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Experimental Theraputics
Zajac Gary Zajac

Gary Zajac, PhD

  • Managing Director

Justice Center for Research

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Currently Involved in Several Related Projects
Zhao Hui Zhao

Hui Zhao, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management

Smeal College of Business

Campus: University Park

Expertise & Interests:

  • Supply Chain
  • Online Pharmacy
  • Public Policy
Zhu Yusheng Zhu

Yusheng Zhu, PhD

  • Professor

Pathology

Campus: College of Medicine

Expertise & Interests:

  • Opioids Testing by Mass Spectrometry