The Black Faculty Association is comprised of over 90 faculty members from each of UC's 13 academic colleges. Click a college below to learn more about each of the members.
Francoise Alisha Knox Kazimierczuk
Assistant Professor, CAHS Rehab, Exercise & Nutrition Science
Dr. Knox-Kazimierczuk has deep community ties and integrates her service, teaching, and scholarship through her engagement as a volunteer and board member of several organizations. She is a member of the Green Umbrella Regional Food Policy Council and serves on one of its Impact Teams focused on Healthy Eating (https://www.greenumbrella.org/). Dr. Knox-Kazimierczuk is a long-time volunteer with The Hive (https://www.cincyhive.org/), a contemplative practice, art, an action center in her neighborhood, where she has offered a community yoga class focusing on engaging those that might not have access to spaces/resources to manage stress. Recently, Dr. Knox-Kazimierczuk was invited to serve on a Healthy Foods Steering Community for the American Heart Association and Cradle Cincinnati’s Research & Evaluation Advisory Board due to her work locally in underserved communities and research with and for Black women. Additionally, Dr. Knox-Kazimierczuk serves as a board member for The Well, a women’s wellness center in Kettering, Oh.
Victoria M. N. Wangia-Anderson
Professor; Program Director - Health Informatics, CAHS Clinical & Health Info Sciences
- Launched New Master of Health Informatics Program
- Launched New Certificate in Health Information Security
- Launched BSIT + MHI accelerated program
- Launched HIM + MHI accelerated program
- Design and revise curriculum
- Develop Graduate-level courses for the Master of Health Informatics program
- Teach Graduate-level courses in the Master of Health Informatics program
- Manage student recuritment, application, admission, orientation and advising process
- Hire, appoint and mentor program faculty and staff
- Advise prorgram students
Karla N Washington
Associate Professor and Director PedLLS Lab, CAHS Communication Sciences & Disorders
Karla Washington is published in journals such as American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Child Care Health and Development; Child Language Teaching and Therapy, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Journal of Communication Disorders; and Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Her research has been funded by entities such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati Office of Research, and an Endowment to the Jamaican Creole Language Project.
Carol L Wheeler-Strother
My research concentration is on all aspects of adoption including the family's motivation, the lifeling effects on the adoption triad and the process of emotions for the child and the families involved. My dissertation outcome found that private agency families may be interested in child welfare agency children, if give the opportunity to get to know the children.
Omotayo O Banjo
Associate Professor, A&S Communication
121-A McMicken Hall
Associate Professor (PhD, Arizona State University), A&S College of Arts and Sciences
150 McMicken Hall
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Brandi Lynette Blessett
Associate Professor, A&S Political Science
1108 Crosley Tower
Dr. Blessett earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University in Detroit. After teaching as a high school health and life skills teacher at Highland Park Community High School, she decided to purse her doctorate at Old Dominion University. Her dissertation was titled “Dispersion or Re-segregation: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Public Policies and their Impact on Urban African American Mobility.” This work serves as the foundation for her research interests which includes, but is not limited to: administrative responsibility, social equity, community development, and voter disenfranchisement.
Dr. Blessett’s research seeks to contribute to the iknowledge production in the field of urban policy and public administration through the lens of social justice. Her research seeks to offer insightful perspectives regarding the effects of systemic injustice through an examination of public policies and administrative actions, which perpetuate inequity for people of color and their respective communities. Ultimately, she hopes her research will help public administrators move toward more thoughtful consideration and engagement of all groups in society, particularly historically marginalized groups.
Dr. Blessett has published in peer-reviewed periodicals such as Public Integrity, Administration and Society, Administrative Theory & Praxis, Public Administration Quarterly, and the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. She has also contributed book chapters to Prison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry and Contemporary Perspectives on Affirmative Action. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards for Public Integrity and the Administrative Theory & Praxis.
Derrick R Brooms
Dr. Brooms’ research interests also investigate representations of African American identity and culture within the media. Much of this research focuses on museums and explores contemporary exhibits about African American history and culture. In his museum research, he explores issues of racial representation, collective memory, and collective identity; additionally, he investigates the role museum sites and exhibits play in creating and maintaining narratives of people, places, and events—and counter-narratives as well. He developed his museum work with the guidance of Dr. Ayana Karanja (Loyola Univ Chicago).
Alfred J. Cotton III
Assistant Professor, A&S Journalism
13D McMicken Hall
Tia Sheree Gaynor
Founding Director, Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation & Associate Professor of Political Science, A&S Political Science
1121 Crosley Tower
Dr. Gaynor’s research examining the perceptions people of color who identify as lesbian, gay and transgender hold of the New Orleans Police Department is currently supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Under the W.E.B. DuBois Program of Research on Race and Crime, Dr. Gaynor (along with research colleague Brandi Blessett, Ph.D.) was awarded $150,000 for her project titled “Intersectional Subjection and Law Enforcement: Examining Perceptions Held by LGBTQ People of Color in New Orleans, LA”. This research project tests the theory of intersectional subjection and empirically evaluates how policing has been used to ostracize and subjugate individuals with intersecting identities in New Orleans.
As an inaugural recipient of the Social Equity Fellowship offered by the American Society for Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance and the National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance, Dr. Gaynor was charged with developing strategies to measure and advance the performance measurement of social equity. The CAP Fellowship was designed to provide a balance between academic and practitioner perspectives by drawing from academic literature and empirical operational experiences. Dr. Gaynor’s work, ultimately, offers the field of public administration strategies to meaningfully develop and implement social social equity performance measures.
Dr. Gaynor recognizes that the scholarship and practice of public administrators can either serve as promoters of equity and justice or facilitators of injustice for underrepresented and marginalized populations. Her work is committed to not only recognizing this juxtaposition but offering strategies to foster justice and equity in the field.
She holds a Ph.D. and MPA from the School of Public Affairs and Administration, at Rutgers University – Newark. She received her BA in Psychology from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Additionally, Dr. Gaynor holds a Diversity Management Certification from the University of Houston’s International Institute for Diversity.
Ronald L Jackson II
Professor of Communication, A&S Communication
146C McMicken Hall
Billi J. Johnson
Charles E. Jones
John K. Kalubi
Associate Teaching Professor, A&S Africana Studies
3622 French Hall
Koffi N. Maglo
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Koffi N. Maglo received his BA degree from the University of Lomé in Togo. After obtaining MA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Burgundy in France, he did postdoctoral studies at Virginia Tech in the US. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, (2003-5). His interests include philosophy of biology and biomedicine, ethics and population health, philosophy of science, history of 17thand 18thcentury physics, African philosophy.
In the area of philosophy of biology and biomedicine, his work focuses on the ontological and epistemic status of population stratification concepts in genomics and evidence-based medicine, and on theoretical and ethical issues in personalized medicine. He currently leads collaborative interdisciplinary research projects on ethics and obesity research, and on race-based therapy. He has previously organized in April 2007 an interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Cincinnati on “Race in the Age of Genomic Medicine: The Science and its Applications.” http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.asp?id=5592.
Koffi Maglo published also on the structure and developments of Newtonian mechanics and its reception across European scientific institutions. His publications include essays in recent French philosophy of science and on the French Enlightenment. At a more theoretical level, his research in the history of physics and in the philosophy of biology deals with questions about the reality, validity and utility of scientific notions.
Ervin (Maliq) R Matthew
Assistant Professor (PhD, The Ohio State University)
Ervin (Maliq) Matthew CV
Holly Y McGee
Assistant Professor, A&S History
Presently, Dr. McGee is conducting research for her book, a biographical oral history of South African activist Elizabeth Mafeking. Mafeking was one of four women featured in Dr. McGee's dissertation, “When the Window Closed: Gender, Race, and (Inter)Nationalism, the United States and South Africa, 1920s-1960s,” which put into conversation existent and new scholarship regarding black radical women of the Left in the United States and South Africa during the twentieth century and was primarily concerned with the evolution of women’s protest from localized issues of race-based discrimination to international, anti-colonial protests of the era.
Dr. McGee’s most recent publication credit, “‘It was the wrong time and they just weren’t ready’: Direct-action protest at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College (AM&N),” appeared as a reprint in Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas, an edited collection on SNCC’s pivotal role in transforming the status of racial discrimination in Arkansas in the 1960s. Additionally, she has forthcoming articles in the fields of local Arkansas history, and South African women's history.
Furaha D Norton
Assistant Professor, A&S English
110C McMicken Hall
Carolette R. Norwood
Associate Professor, Assistant Head of
Bridgette J Peteet
James Timothy Roane
Slavic and East European Studies Program Director, UC STARTALK Workforce Media Development and Year-Long Russian Immersion Programs, A&S German Studies
731 Old Chemistry Building
PhD, Ohio State University, 2010 (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang's primary interests lie in contemporary cultural movements and identity formation in Central and Southeast Europe. She writes primarily on racial and cultural formations, minority-majority and minority-minority relations in Southeast Europe. She is co-editor and contributor to Cultures of Mobility and Alterity: Crossing the Balkans and Beyond (with Yana Hashamova and Oana Popescu-Sandu) (forthcoming, University of Liverpool Pres, 2022), co-author of Roma Rights and Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Comparison (Cambridge, 2020), and co-editor of and contributor to Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2011). Her work has appeared in Critical Romani Studies, EuropeNow! - A Journal of Research and Art, Interventions: Journal of Post-Colonial Studies, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Slavic and East European Journal, and Slavic Review. She is currently finishing a monograph focusing on the politics of Blackness in former Yugoslav states that challenges conventional ideas of race and racialization in the Balkans and connects the region to broad trends in European Studies.
Professor, Department Head, A&S Africana Studies
3428C French Hall
Edward V Wallace
Associate Professor , A&S Africana Studies
3609 French Hall
Associate Professor, A&S Africana Studies
3605 French Hall
As a behavioral scientist, his research explores the socio-cultural determinants of health among African populations (global health) and their diasporas (health disparities). He is the founding director of the Global Health Studies certificate.
Earl Wright II
Earl Wright II CV
Raqule Whited Crawley
Assoc Professor - Educator, LCB Accounting
Associate Professor, LCB Opers, Bus Analy, and Infor Systems
Aaron D Pennington
Assoc Professor - Educator, LCB Accounting
Mari L Robertson
Associate Professor of Music in Jazz Saxophone, CCM Ensembles & Conducting
1410 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Bailey earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami (FL), then headed to New York City in 1985. As a young artist in New York, he worked with drummer Charli Persip’s Superband. During this time, Bailey made many musical contacts and heard some of the jazz world’s finest veterans and young lions. After he joined the world-renowned group of Panama Francis and his Savoy Sultans, Bailey learned more about traditional swing music. With Francis’ group, he traveled to Europe for the first time.
After playing with the Savoy Sultans for two years, Bailey landed an audition with Ray Charles and became the music legend’s lead alto saxophonist from 1988-2004. While working with Charles, Bailey also collaborated with other artists including the TanaReid Quintet, Bobby Watson’s Tailor Made Big Band and the Tom Harrell Big Band. Bailey developed his small group writing and playing style during this time, drawing upon the wealth of experiences from having played with some of the world’s greatest composers and arrangers. Performing great works of music has led Bailey to his own arranging and composing.
Bailey’s debut album, A New Journey, was met with critical acclaim and is referenced in The Encyclopedia of Jazz. His second release, Brooklyn, was met with a favorable review in JazzTimes magazine, with critic Ron Wynn observing, “This band has played these songs long enough to have a polish and precision, which is refreshing. The group also brings a sense of purpose to Bailey’s compositions … and his impact is sizable on Brooklyn.”
Awadagin K.A. Pratt
Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence, CCM Keyboard Studies
In 1992 Pratt won the Naumburg International Piano Competition and two years later was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Since then, he has played numerous recitals throughout the US including performances at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. His many orchestral performances include appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra and the Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis, National, Detroit and New Jersey symphonies among many others. Summer festival engagements include Ravinia, Blossom, Wolftrap, Caramoor and Aspen, the Hollywood Bowl and the Mostly Mozart Festival in Tokyo.
As a conductor, Pratt participated in the American Symphony Orchestra League and Conductor's Guild workshops and the National Conducting Institute, where he worked closely with Leonard Slatkin and conducted the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. He has also conducted the Toledo, New Mexico, Vancouver WA, Winston-Salem, Santa Fe and Prince George County symphonies, the Northwest Sinfonietta, the Concertante di Chicago and several orchestras in Japan.
A great favorite on college and university performing arts series and a strong advocate of music education, Pratt participates in numerous residency and outreach activities wherever he appears; these activities may include master classes, children's recitals, play/talk demonstrations and question/answer sessions for students of all ages.
Pratt has been the subject of numerous articles in the national press, including Newsweek, People Magazine and New York Newsday. He was named one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow in Ebony Magazine's special 50th anniversary issue and has been featured on National Public Radio's Performance Today, St. Paul Sunday Morning and Weekend Edition. On television, Pratt has performed on the Today Show, Good Morning America and Sesame Street, been profiled on CBS Sunday Morning and was one of the featured soloists on PBS's Live from the Kennedy Center - A Salute to Slava. In November 2009, Pratt was one of four artists selected to perform at a White House classical music event that included student workshops hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and performed in concert for guests including President Obama. He has performed two other times at the White House, both at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton.
Pratt’s recordings for Angel/EMI include A Long Way From Normal, an all Beethoven Sonata CD, Live From South Africa, Transformations and an all Bach disc with the St. Lawrence String Quartet. His most recent recordings are the Brahms Sonatas for Cello and Piano with Zuill Bailey for Telarc and a recording of the music of Judith Lang Zaimont with the Harlem Quartet for Navona Records.
Pratt is currently Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence at CCM. He was recently named the Artistic Director of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and is also the Artistic Director of the Art of the Piano Festival at CCM.
Sandra M. Rivers
Professor of Collaborative Piano, CCM Keyboard Studies
222 Memorial Hall
Rivers has appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Tanglewood, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Aspen, the Kennedy Center and on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center. She has worked with such noted conductors as Arthur Fiedler, Anshel Brushilow, Jean Morel, Isaiah Jackson, Michael Morgan and Keith Lockhart. In addition to her solo career, Rivers has become widely known for her concert partnerships with many of the world’s leading soloists including Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Kyung-Wha Chung, Anne Akiko Meyers, Elmar Oliveira, Cho-Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg among others. Her collaborations with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and with Sarah Chang have twice taken her onto the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno.
Rivers is a Steinway Artist and has recorded for EMI/Angel, CBS Masterworks, RCA Victor Red Seal, Teldec, Pony Canyon, Musical Heritage and Zafiro.
Charles Edward Appeadu
Associate Professor Educator, LCB Finance
Associate Professor, Communication Design Coordinator, DAAP School of Design
6438 Aronoff Center
Stephen Michael Slaughter
Assistant Professor Educator, DAAP SAID Ad
7219 DAA Addition
Since being hired by University of Cincinnati as an Adjunct Instructor in 2011, Asst. Prof. Slaughter has taught two interiors and eleven architectural design studios in addition to four elective seminars in the School of Architecture and Interior Design. Slaughter has also been privileged to teach two first year planning graphic courses in the School of Planning, and one foundation design studio in the School of Design. As well, he has been sought out by students for three independent studies and was requested as Second Chair for a graduate student’s architecture thesis committee. Of the eleven architecture studios Slaughter taught or co-taught, two senior capstone courses were each honored by either an award recognizing outstanding individual achievement, Mark Pothier, DAAP Works 2011 Directors Choice Award, or group performance, HYLAND Magazine 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair Award for Excellence in Design for Good Works & Charity. And the sole outstanding interiors course he co-taught with Kimberley Burke, a second year “Workplace of The Future” design competition studio, four students, Matthew Ford, Mina Lee, Angie Tjisnoyo and Sara Willhoite were awarded with Metropolis Magazine’s Honorable Mention for their submission “Nexus: The Locomotion Of Business”.
The threads that knit Slaughter diverse experiences has been his tacit focus on public interest design, cultural production and computer-aided design and fabrication. It is these foci, collectively, that constitutes his project, and through the academy, this project which propels him to work in the service of fulfilling the University’s obligation to the ideals of cultural and racial diversity, progress research in advanced computation and fabrication and through teaching, curate an experience that provides opportunities to synthesize technical expertise with a research agenda pursuant of innovative and unconventional solutions to real world problems facing the underserved by design.
Associate Professor, CECH Educational Studies
638J Teachers College
Taheera N Blount
Assistant Professor Counseling
Sandra L. Browning
Associate Professor, CECH Criminal Justice
650E Teachers College
Christina A. Campbell
Assoc Professor, CECH Criminal Justice
660MC Teachers College
Dr. Christina Alicia Campbell is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Campbell earned a B.A. from San Diego State University in 2006 and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2012. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Prevention and Community Research at Yale University in 2014. Her passion for research was cultivated as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and National Institutes of Health, Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Scholar.
Dr. Campbell's primary research interests include delinquency prevention, risk assessment, juvenile justice, child welfare policy, and reducing racial disparities in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Dr. Campbell has over 35 research publications. Her research has been published in various peer-reviewed academic journals, including Criminology Public Policy, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Child and Youth Services Review, Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Traumatic Stress, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.
Dr. Campbell has received funding support for her research from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Justice, and the National Science Foundation. Funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), her last grant addressed race and sentencing disparities for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Dr. Campbell is an NIJ W.E.B. Dubois research fellow and a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Community Research and Action, American Society of Criminology, and the Racial Democracy, Crime & Justice Network. Dr. Campbell teaches juvenile justice, criminal justice, corrections, and psychology courses.
Tai A Collins
Associate Professor and Coordinator
School Psychology, CECH Human Services
450B Teachers College
Marcus L Johnson
Co-Director, Coordinator, and Associate Professor, Developmental & Learning Sciences Research Laboratory
Nationally, Dr. Johnson has held leadership roles in the American Psychological Association’s Division  for Educational Psychology, and the American Educational Research Association’s Division [C] for Learning and Instruction and “Motivation in Education” group; most recently as Division 15's representative on APA's Council of Representatives.
Dr. Johnson’s research/scholarship concerning “motivation in education,” has included investigations of traditional and nontraditional college students’ motivations, the use of motivational strategies that enhance cognitive engagement and learning, the effect of policies and practices on both student and faculty motivation, and identifying motivating factors that contribute to students’ school-life balance and achievement. His work assessing underrepresented high school students’ motivations for STEM related college majors and careers, has been supported by the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Johnson earned his PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and for over a decade he has enjoyed teaching various courses in higher education, from Human Development to Human Learning, and from Educational Assessment to Research Methods. Prior to his work in higher education, Dr. Johnson had taught high school science in diverse settings. Outside of academia, Dr. Johnson is a proud father and husband, foodie, and Olympic sports fanatic.
Adeoye Oyedokun Oyeniyi
Ebony L. Ruhland
Assistant Professor, CECH Criminal Justice
Through her research, Dr. Ruhland hopes to find ways to improve criminal justice and corrections policies to reduce mass incarceration, racial disparities, and collateral consequences while at the same time maintaining public safety.
Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Ruhland was the research director at the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her work has been published in Criminology, Family Court Review, and Children and Youth Services Review.
Everrett A Smith
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator, CECH Educational Leadership (EDLD)
610P Teachers College
Dr. Smith’s research contributes to the understanding of the factors that influence financial and governance decisions in higher education. This includes exploring trustee, faculty, and student involvement in the governance process, as well the policy, financial, and political decision-making at institutional and state levels. Most recently, his research has focused on the community college and the financial and governance elements of these institutions as they provide access to postsecondary education.
Previously, Smith served as Director of Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas and worked in student affairs and enrollment management at Christian Brothers University. He also served as a public school Spanish teacher in the Memphis City School system. He was a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Award recipient and completed his interdisciplinary doctoral studies in public policy specializing in higher education policy at the University of Arkansas. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.
Antar Akari Tichavakunda
Assistant Professor, CECH Educational Leadership (EDLD)
Michael J Alexander-Ramos
Assistant Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
688 Rhodes Hall
Multidisciplinary design modeling and optimization; decomposition-based system design optimization; surrogate modeling/metamodeling in engineering analysis and design; automotive systems design; electric/hybrid-electric vehicle design; dynamic systems modeling; structural design
Kenyatta L Hurd
Dean and Nippert Professor of Law, Law College of Law
Before joining the College of Law, Dean Williams was Vice President and Director of Educational Opportunities at the National Women’s Law Center, where she focused on issues of gender equity in education. During her time at the Center, Dean Williams was lead counsel and successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, which established that educational institutions have a duty to respond to and address complaints of student-to-student sexual harassment.
Dean Williams also clerked for the Hon. David S. Nelson, U.S. District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. After the clerkship, she practiced law at the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley & Austin and at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Dean Williams’s research examines the intersection of race, gender, and class in law and policy. She has presented papers at such venues as the Latina/o Critical Race Theory Conference and meetings of the Association of Law, Culture and the Humanities. Dean Williams also has served as a consultant for the Ford Foundation; in that capacity, she chaired the convening of a national conference at UC entitled Women Coming Together: Claiming the Law for Social Change. Dean Williams received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2004 and 2011.
Dean Williams is a cum laudegraduate of Harvard Law School and Georgetown University.
Research Associate Professor, COM Psychiatry Addiction Research
Health UC - Georgetown
Matia B Solomon
Assoc Professor, A&S Psychology
4150 EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Adebola Olamide Adegboyega
Jean E.S. Anthony
Associate Professor, CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
Trudy R Gaillard
My research has focused on the metabolic characterization of African Americans and (blacks) with family history of type 2 diabetes and the ethnic differences in insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity (SI) and glucose-dependent glucose disposal (SG). I am also interested in studying the metabolic correlates and nontraditional metabolic risk factors that lead to the development of type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and cardiovascular disease in African-American women. Specifically, I am interested in studying the effect of lifestyle intervention (aerobic exercise and diet-induced weight loss) on lowering risk factors for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment.
My current research focus is a natural progression of my interest in risk factors for type 2 diabetes. It extends my compassion for understanding the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and examining nonpharmacological interventions to prevent them. My current research, focuses on the relationship between cognitive funciton and prediabetes. In a pilot study, I found that older adults with prediabetes had lower cognitive functing scores when compared to those with normal glucose tolerance. In addition, African Americans had higher hemoglobin A1cand lower cognitive function scores when compare to Whites, These may all contribute to higher prevalence of cognitive dysfunction and type 2 diabetes in this population. Thus, in a new proposal I will to examine the benifits of a lifestyle intervention program, specially tailored to older adults with mild cognitive impairment on hemoglobin A1c and cognitive function. I hope to demonstrate that lifestyle (increase in physical actiivity, healthy die) can possible help to improve cognitve fucntion as well as glucose tolerance. We will also explore changes in depressive symptoms and health related quality of life indicators that have also been associated with mild cognitive
Assistant Professor of Clinical, CON Undergrad Prog & Admin Srvcs
224S Procter Hall
In addition to supervising clinical teaching and practice of undergraduate and accelerated nursing students, Adelaide provides health education to at-risk populations of women. Her African background and travels abroad have reflected well on the College of Nursing. Professor Harris has been an excellent role model, and her actions exemplify genuine concern for students' success.
As an early-stage research scientist, my current research program also explores the role of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporter to identify at-risk SCD patients for analgesic drugs failure. Enabling this goal was the award of a K01 mentored research grant from the National Institutes for Health/National Institute for Nursing Research. We are currently building a robust pharmacogenetic research program centered on the clinical translation of inherited genetic correlates that would foster the development of algorithms for personalized selection of analgesics and psycho pharmacotherapy for the individual SCD patient. To date, we have genotype and determine the frequencies of 36 drug metabolizing enzymes (including the CYP2C8, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19) and transporters involved in differential variation in drug metabolism in sickle cell disease patient cohorts. My long-term research goal is to combine elements of pharmacogenetics, proteomic, and metabolomics for integrative “personalomics” profiling of SCD patients for individualized pain management and implementation research
Holly Janell Jones
Asst Professor, CON AD for Nursing Research
232 Procter Hall
Dr. Jones' research interests include: Perceived Stress, Women's Health, Midlife Women's Issues, Stress-Reduction, Aging, Symptom Experience, and Long-Term Health Outcomes. Her research uses mixed-methods to understand the unique stressors affecting midlife women and the effects of chronic stress on long-term health outcomes and aging. Dr. Jones is interested in the clinical expression of stress as demonstrated by physiological and biological biomarkers and symptom experience.
Her clinical experience, expertise, and interests include: Primary Care, Health Promotion, Community Health, and Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Jones graduated with her Bachelor's degree in nursing in 1991, Master's degree in nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner certification in 2000, and PhD in Nursing Science with a focus on symptoms managment in 2015. Throughout her career she has been focused on providing quality healthcare in a variety of patient settings. She feels very fortunate to have an opportunity to combine her research and clinical interests in her role at the University of Cincinnati.
Donna Zell shambley-ebron
Associate Professor Director, PhD Program, CON Adjunct Faculty
Director, PhD Program
CON Research 0038
Vernita Asenath Smith
Cassie E Wardlaw
Assistant Professor of Clinical, CON Undergrad Prog & Admin Srvcs
275.68 Procter Hall
Helene A. Harte
Associate Professor, UCBA Behavioral Sciences
275C BA MUNTZ
Her research interests include family engagement, engagement of young children in inclusive settings, the engagement of students in the college classroom, and equity in early childhood education.
Dr. Harte has served as a reviewer for manuscripts for several journals including Children, Youth and Environments; Children’s Geographies, Educational Studies and The Action Research Journal. She has served as reviewer of submissions for the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting from 2013-2021.
Dr. Harte has authored or co-authored over twenty- five articles. She is also a co-author of several programs to engage families entering kindergarten including bornlearning Academy, A Taste of Learning and bornlearning communities.
Tamika C. Odum
Associate Professor, UCBA Behavioral Sciences
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Tiffany J Grant, PhD
Assistant Director for Research and Informatics , UCL Research & Data Services, Data Scien
Medical Sciences Building
- Biomedical Database Navigation and Information Gathering (NCBI and Ensembl)
- Research Data Management (Spanning the lifecycle research cycle)
- Molecular Biology
- Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)
Associate Librarian, UCL Research & Data Services, Data Scien
E005N Medical Sciences Building
Dr. Avant earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001 and her Doctor of Pharmacy Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. She completed Community PGY1 and Ambulatory Care PGY2 residencies from the University of Oklahoma.
She has several years of experience teaching pre-kindergartners through professional students. She has enriched those experiences with obtaining foundational and advanced teaching certificates from the University of Oklahoma where she earned 4.8/5 on student evaluations for didactic lectures. She also has preceptor experience managing many disease states in an ambulatory care setting.
She has acquired varied clinical experiences in different models of care. She plans to become a certified diabetes educator. In addition to her clinical experiences, she possesses leadership experience. The most recent roles involve sitting on ASHP’s Commission on Affiliate Relations, APhA’s Preceptor SIG Coordinator-Elect, and PQA’s Measure Development Team.
In addition to teaching, leadership, and clinical accomplishments, Dr. Avant has research experience in hypertension adherence and medication non-adherence. Her additional research interests include diversity in health, preceptor development, scholarly teaching, underserved communities, cultural competency, diabetes mellitus, inter-professionalism, active learning strategies, and anti-coagulation. She recently had a paper delivering effective presentations published in AJHP and is currently writing a paper on a tool that community pharmacists could use to develop and maintain pharmacy services.
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- Mark Gooden
- Cosette Grant
- Larry Harris
- Norman Harris
- Annie Hawkins
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