Faculty Expert Directory

The College of Community Health Sciences Faculty Expert Directory is a guide to selected faculty, staff, physicians and other health care professionals who are willing to be interviewed and who can provide comments, quotes and expert insight about a wide variety of health and medical news stories and topics.

Contact CCHS External Relations to setup an interview with one of our experts today.



 

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use

Alan Blum, MD Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair Professor — FIRM & The Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society
 

Children and Adolescents

Caroline Boxmeyer, PhD Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Brian Gannon, MD Assistant Professor — Pediatrics Marisa Giggie, MD, MAPff Fellowship Director & Assistant Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Bob McKinney, PhD, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT Director of Social Services & Assistant Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine & Social Work Mercedes Morales-Aleman, PhD Assistant Professor — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research Thaddeus Ulzen, MD, FRCP(C), DFAPA Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine — Medical Student Affairs & Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
 

Children and Parenting

Caroline Boxmeyer, PhD Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Nancy Rubin, PsyD Clinical Psychologist & Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
 

Emergency Medicine

Richard Friend, MD Interim Dean & Professor — Family Medicine Residency Administration & FIRM
 

Geriatrics

Anne Halli-Tierney, MD Assistant Professor — FIRM & Geriatrics Pamela Payne Foster, MD, MPH Deputy Director & Professor — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research Grier Stewart, MD, CMD, FACP Associate Professor & Internal Medicine Clerkship Director — FIRM & Geriatrics Thomas Weida, MD Professor & Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer — FIRM
 

Health and Medicine

John Higginbotham, PhD, MPH Associate Dean for Research and Health Policy & Professor and Chair of Community Medicine and Population Health & Director of Institute for Rural Health Research — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research Epidemiology and Preventive medicine as applied to: Jane Weida, MD, FAAFP Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency & Associate Professor — Family Medicine Residency Administration & FIRM Thomas Weida, MD Professor & Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer — FIRM John R. Wheat, MD, MPH Professor — Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine
 

Health Care Policy

John Higginbotham, PhD, MPH Associate Dean for Research and Health Policy & Professor and Chair of Community Medicine and Population Health & Director of Institute for Rural Health Research — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research Epidemiology and Preventive medicine as applied to: Thomas Weida, MD Professor & Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer — FIRM Lea Yerby, PhD Assistant Professor — Community Medicine and Population Health
 

Infectious Disease

Brian Gannon, MD Assistant Professor — Pediatrics Wyndy Looney, MSN, RN-BC Director of Nursing — Nursing Pamela Payne Foster, MD, MPH Deputy Director & Professor — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research
 

Learning Disorders

Caroline Boxmeyer, PhD Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Brian Gannon, MD Assistant Professor — Pediatrics
 

Medical Education

John E. Burkhardt II, PsyD, NRHSP Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Nathan Culmer, PhD Director of Academic Technologies and Faculty Development & Assistant Professor — Medical Education Richard Friend, MD Interim Dean & Professor — Family Medicine Residency Administration & FIRM Wyndy Looney, MSN, RN-BC Director of Nursing — Nursing Heather Taylor, MD Associate Professor — Pediatrics Thaddeus Ulzen, MD, FRCP(C), DFAPA Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine — Medical Student Affairs & Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
 

Medical Insurance

Thomas Weida, MD Professor & Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer — FIRM
 

Neurology

Catherine Ikard, MD Neurology Clerkship Director & Assistant Professor — FIRM & Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
 

Psychology and Mental Health

Caroline Boxmeyer, PhD Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine John E. Burkhardt II, PsyD, NRHSP Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Marisa Giggie, MD, MAPff Fellowship Director & Assistant Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Catherine Ikard, MD Neurology Clerkship Director & Assistant Professor — FIRM & Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Bob McKinney, PhD, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT Director of Social Services & Assistant Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine & Social Work Nancy Rubin, PsyD Clinical Psychologist & Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Thaddeus Ulzen, MD, FRCP(C), DFAPA Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine — Medical Student Affairs & Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
 

Rural Health

Marisa Giggie, MD, MAPff Fellowship Director & Assistant Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine John Higginbotham, PhD, MPH Associate Dean for Research and Health Policy & Professor and Chair of Community Medicine and Population Health & Director of Institute for Rural Health Research — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research Epidemiology and Preventive medicine as applied to: Mercedes Morales-Aleman, PhD Assistant Professor — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research Pamela Payne Foster, MD, MPH Deputy Director & Professor — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research Catherine Skinner, MD Associate Professor — FIRM John R. Wheat, MD, MPH Professor — Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine Lea Yerby, PhD Assistant Professor — Community Medicine and Population Health
 

Sports Medicine

Brett Bentley, MD Sports Medicine Physician — Sports Medicine James Robinson, MD Endowed Chair of Sports Medicine & Fellowship Director & Professor — Sports Medicine Ray Stewart, MD Sports Medicine Physician — Sports Medicine
 

Telehealth

Nathan Culmer, PhD Director of Academic Technologies and Faculty Development & Assistant Professor — Medical Education Thaddeus Ulzen, MD, FRCP(C), DFAPA Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine — Medical Student Affairs & Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
 

Vaccinations

Jared Ellis, MD Associate Residency Director & Assistant Professor — Family Medicine Residency Administration & Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine Brian Gannon, MD Assistant Professor — Pediatrics Wyndy Looney, MSN, RN-BC Director of Nursing — Nursing
 

Wellness

Alan Blum, MD Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair Professor — FIRM &The Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society Karen Burgess, MD Chair & Associate Professor — Pediatrics John E. Burkhardt II, PsyD, NRHSP Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor — Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Nathan Culmer, PhD Director of Academic Technologies and Faculty Development & Assistant Professor — Medical Education Suzanne Henson, RD Assistant Professor — FIRM John Higginbotham, PhD, MPH Associate Dean for Research and Health Policy & Professor and Chair of Community Medicine and Population Health & Director of Institute for Rural Health Research — Community Medicine and Population Health & Institute for Rural Health Research Epidemiology and Preventive medicine as applied to: Lea Yerby, PhD Assistant Professor — Community Medicine and Population Health
 

Women’s Health

Cecily Collins, MD Assistant Professor — Obstetrics and Gynecology Kristine Graettinger, MD Chair & Associate Professor — Obstetrics and Gynecology John McDonald, MD Associate Professor — Obstetrics and Gynecology