Research collaboration

Find a Collaborator

HGHC seeks to act as an outlet that fosters collaborations between global health researchers, practitioners, and advocates from Iowa and around the world. Explore the faculty research profiles below or contact the HGHC executive committee for more information.

 
 
Consulting Faculty

Central College

Anya

Butt

PhD, MS

Research Focus Areas:

Water resources

Geosciences

Natural disaster resilience

Professor

Biology

Des Moines University

Jeffrey

Gray

PhD, MS

Research Focus Areas:

Bacterial infections

antibiotic resistance

foodborne infections

Professor; Vice President of Research and Global Initiatives

Microbiology and Immunology

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Jeannine

Matz

PhD, MS

Research Focus Areas:

Heat shock proteins

Quality of life

Diabetes Mellitus

Professor; Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Central College

Jeremia

Njeru

PhD, MS

Research Focus Areas:

Assistant Professor

Anthropology; Sociology

Grinnell University

Elizabeth

Queathem

PhD

Research Focus Areas:

Comparative physiology and functional morphology

exercise physiology & psychology

water quality and land use issues

Lecturer

Biology

University of Iowa

Christopher

Squier

PhD, DSc

Research Focus Areas:

Tobacco and oral disease

Professor (Emeritus)

Oral Pathology, Global Health Studies

University of Iowa

Sophie

Switzer

MSc

Research Focus Areas:

Global Public Health Coordinator

Public Health Administration

Central College

Brian

Zylstra

Research Focus Areas:

Associate Director

Study Abroad

Central College

Cheri

Doane

Research Focus Areas:

Drake University

Cassity

Gutierrez

PhD, MS

Research Focus Areas:

Associate Professor

Health Sciences

University of Iowa

Maureen

McCue

MD, PhD

Research Focus Areas:

Women's health

Rural and environmental health

Human rights

Lecturer (Emeritus)

Global Health Studies

William Penn University

James

North

PhD

Research Focus Areas:

Polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism in cancerous cells

Intracellular signaling

Evolutionary biology

Professor

Biochemistry

Drake University

John

Rovers

PharmD, MIPH

Research Focus Areas:

Professor

Pharmacy

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Joelle

Stolte

PhD, MPH

Research Focus Areas:

Social determinants of health

Health literacy

Women's health

Program Chair for Public Health; Assistant Professor

Public Health

Grinnell University

Maria

Tapias

PhD, MA

Research Focus Areas:

Women's and infants' health

International migration

Latin American studies

Professor; Associate Dean of the College

Anthropology

Simpson College

Jacy

Downey

PhD, MPH

Research Focus Areas:

Assistant Professor

Health Services Leadership

Drake University

Pramod

Mahajan

PhD, MSc

Research Focus Areas:

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical and Admin Sciences

Central College

Tuan

Nguyen

PhD, MS

Research Focus Areas:

Health economics

Labor economics

Economics of risky behavior

Assistant Professor

Economics

Central College

Nicole

Palenske

PhD, MS

Research Focus Areas:

Environmental physiology

Aquatic toxicology

Human anatomy and physiology

Associate Professor

Biology

Central College

Sara

Shuger Fox

PhD

Research Focus Areas:

Diet and physical activity

sports nutrition

Exercise medicine and blue zones

Assistant Professor

Athletic Training

Central College

Mary

Strey

Research Focus Areas:

Vice President Academic Affairs; Dean of Faculty

Administration

Iowa State University

Donna

Winham

DrPH, MA

Research Focus Areas:

Dietary habits

Food security

Health disparities

Assistant Professor

Food Science and Human Nutrition

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