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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

Professor

Anya

Central College

Water resources

Butt

Research Focus Areas:

Geosciences

Natural disaster resilience

Biology

PhD, MS

Professor; Vice President of Research and Global Initiatives

Jeffrey

Des Moines University

Bacterial infections

Gray

Research Focus Areas:

antibiotic resistance

foodborne infections

Microbiology and Immunology

PhD, MS

Professor; Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Jeannine

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Heat shock proteins

Matz

Research Focus Areas:

Quality of life

Diabetes Mellitus

Liberal Arts & Sciences

PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

Jeremia

Central College

Njeru

Research Focus Areas:

Anthropology; Sociology

PhD, MS

Lecturer

Elizabeth

Grinnell University

Comparative physiology and functional morphology

Queathem

Research Focus Areas:

exercise physiology & psychology

water quality and land use issues

Biology

PhD

Professor (Emeritus)

Christopher

University of Iowa

Tobacco and oral disease

Squier

Research Focus Areas:

Oral Pathology, Global Health Studies

PhD, DSc

Global Public Health Coordinator

Sophie

University of Iowa

Switzer

Research Focus Areas:

Public Health Administration

MSc

Associate Director

Brian

Central College

Zylstra

Research Focus Areas:

Study Abroad

Cheri

Central College

Doane

Research Focus Areas:

Associate Professor

Cassity

Drake University

Gutierrez

Research Focus Areas:

Health Sciences

PhD, MS

Lecturer (Emeritus)

Maureen

University of Iowa

Women's health

McCue

Research Focus Areas:

Rural and environmental health

Human rights

Global Health Studies

MD, PhD

Professor

James

William Penn University

Polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism in cancerous cells

North

Research Focus Areas:

Intracellular signaling

Evolutionary biology

Biochemistry

PhD

Professor

John

Drake University

Rovers

Research Focus Areas:

Pharmacy

PharmD, MIPH

Program Chair for Public Health; Assistant Professor

Joelle

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Social determinants of health

Stolte

Research Focus Areas:

Health literacy

Women's health

Public Health

PhD, MPH

Professor; Associate Dean of the College

Maria

Grinnell University

Women's and infants' health

Tapias

Research Focus Areas:

International migration

Latin American studies

Anthropology

PhD, MA

Assistant Professor

Jacy

Simpson College

Downey

Research Focus Areas:

Health Services Leadership

PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Pramod

Drake University

Mahajan

Research Focus Areas:

Pharmaceutical and Admin Sciences

PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor

Tuan

Central College

Health economics

Nguyen

Research Focus Areas:

Labor economics

Economics of risky behavior

Economics

PhD, MS

Associate Professor

Nicole

Central College

Environmental physiology

Palenske

Research Focus Areas:

Aquatic toxicology

Human anatomy and physiology

Biology

PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

Sara

Central College

Diet and physical activity

Shuger Fox

Research Focus Areas:

sports nutrition

Exercise medicine and blue zones

Athletic Training

PhD

Vice President Academic Affairs; Dean of Faculty

Mary

Central College

Strey

Research Focus Areas:

Administration

Assistant Professor

Donna

Iowa State University

Dietary habits

Winham

Research Focus Areas:

Food security

Health disparities

Food Science and Human Nutrition

DrPH, MA