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Selection of CREWH Research Scholars for 2012-2013
A new cohort of CREWH Research Scholars for the 2012-2013 academic year was selected in Spring 2012, representing faculty in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Nutrition. CREWH also invited one more faculty to join the CREWH Faculty Scholars group meetings as a guest, with support provided by her department. 

Research Scholars for 2012-2013 are:

The additional invited guests are:


CREWH Research Scholars 2012-2013

Elena Carbone, RD, LDN, DrPH
Associate Professor/Graduate Program Director
Department of Nutrition
Research Interests: I examine how people attend to and process information and make behavioral decisions as a result of the information they receive. In order to do so, I study the health literacy skills, learning styles and patterns of comprehension of a target audience alone, and in relation to teaching strategies used to deliver information.  I am interested in the interplay of different intrapersonal characteristics on the processing of and response to diet-related health information and outcomes within communities related to obesity, diabetes, cancer, and food safety education. I use a community-based, theory-informed, primarily qualitative approach to conduct studies among low-income multi-ethnic adults and children with low literacy skills.
Contact info:
Telephone: 413-545-1071
Campus Address: 208 Chenoweth
Email: ecarbone@nutrition.umass.edu
Website: http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/nutrition/faculty/carbone.html

Karen Ertel, ScD
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health
Research Interests:  Maternal and child health; mental health; overweight; child development
Contact Info:
Campus Address:  423 Arnold House
Email:  kertel@schoolph.umass.edu

Rongheng Lin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Public Health
Research interest: a) methodological keywords: High dimensional data analysis, nonlinear pattern fitting and model evaluation, hierarchical model, ranking and ensemble inference; b) substantive topics: gene expression, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, dose response evaluation, gene environmental interaction, toxicogenomics
Telephone: 413-545-1934
Campus Address: 411 Arnold House
Email: rlin@schoolph.umass.edu

Katherine Reeves, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health
Research interest: Cancer epidemiology, women's health, biomarkers in epidemiologic research, epidemiologic methods.
Contact Info:
Telephone: 413-577-4298
Campus Address: 410 Arnold House
Email: kwreeves@schoolph.umass.edu

CREWH Research Scholars 2011-2012

Aline Gubrium, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: Adolescent Health, Applied Anthropology, Community-Based Participatory Action Research, Medical Anthropology, Narrative Study of Lives, Participatory Visual Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Reproductive Health & Technologies, School Health, Sexual Health, Social Justice Approaches to Public Health.
Contact Info:
Telephone: 413-545-2244
Campus Address: 304 Arnold House 
Email: agubrium@schoolph.umass.edu
Website: http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/chs/che/faculty/gubrium.html

Lisa Wexler, PhD
Assistant Professor, Community Health Education, Division of Community Health Studies, Department of Public Health
Research Interests: Dr Wexler's community-engaged research focuses on indigenous mental health, protective factors, resilience, and suicide and substance abuse prevention. Her current research projects consider suicide and resilience in cultural and social context, and are using results to build culturally-based programming and services for Alaska Native communities.
Contact Info: 715 N. Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01003
Campus Address: 313 Arnold House
Email: lwexler@schoolph.umass.edu
Website: http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/chs/che/faculty/wexler.html

Brian Whitcomb, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health
Research interests: Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, inflammation in reproduction, exposure assessment, epidemiologic methods.
Contact Info:
Telephone: 413-577-7440
Campus Address: 408 Arnold House
Email: bwhitcomb@schoolph.umass.edu