Academic Profiles

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Dr Alexis Mraz, Phd

A guest-edited particular issue of EHP on surveying clinicians was published in September 2013. Dr. VanGeest has served on quite a few state and national committees, including the Institute of Medicine’s Liaison Panel on Assuring the Health of the Public within the 21st Century and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel to Evaluate U.S. Standard Certificates and Reports. He currently serves as a Section Councilor for the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association.

Woolverton obtained his graduate training in medical microbiology from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow studying mobile immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Woolverton has acquired extra coaching in Biological Safety, Security and Policy Analysis from MIT, ABSA International , and Emory University; and training in coronavirus contact tracing from Johns Hopkins University. He has been at Kent State since 1995.Woolverton’s analysis is concentrated on the detection and control of bacterial pathogens, and organic security and security issues. He is co-inventor of the liquid crystal biosensor and co-inventor of the fibrin sealant antimicrobial drug supply system. He is a member of several societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Microbiology, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, ABSA International, and the Ohio Public Health Association. He is co-writer of the undergraduate textbook Prescott’s Microbiology (seventh-10th editions).

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He is a world lecturer on biosafety and biosecurity, in addition to liquid crystal biosensors. Woolverton also serves on the City of Kent Board of Health and the Portage County Medical Reserve Corp. Dr. VanGeest’s analysis focuses on racial and ethnic disparities in well being care, restricted well being literacy, and care outcomes related to structural changes in drugs. He additionally has intensive expertise in survey research methodology and program analysis. Dr. VanGeest has revealed in leading health and policy journals and co-edited one of many first textbooks on limited well being literacy.

Anna Yaffee, Md, Mph

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Dr. Step obtained her undergraduate and graduate training in communication research and has taught public speaking, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion and media results. She is a trained group facilitator and was recently certified as an Executive Coach through the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Step additionally accomplished a NCI-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in most cancers prevention and control at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her analysis reflects numerous scientific communication processes, including breast most cancers choice-making, prognosis discussion, cancer prevention in main care, tobacco dependency and cessation, HIV help and well being related social media. She has secured over $four million in funding as a major or co-investigator of independently sponsored projects. She currently serves as a member of the Planning & Oversight committee of Cuyahoga County Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.