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Dr. Step obtained her undergraduate and graduate coaching in communication studies and has taught public talking, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion and media effects. She is a educated group facilitator and was lately certified as an Executive Coach via the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Step also accomplished a NCI-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research reflects numerous clinical communication processes, including breast most cancers decision-making, prognosis dialogue, cancer prevention in major care, tobacco dependency and cessation, HIV help and health related social media. She has secured over $4 million in funding as a main or co-investigator of independently sponsored tasks. She currently serves as a member of the Planning & Oversight committee of Cuyahoga County Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.

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He is an international 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 research focuses on racial and ethnic disparities in health care, restricted well being literacy, and care outcomes associated with structural changes in medication. He also has extensive expertise in survey analysis methodology and program evaluation. Dr. VanGeest has printed in main well being and policy journals and co-edited one of the first textbooks on restricted health literacy.

A guest-edited special issue of EHP on surveying clinicians was revealed in September 2013. Dr. VanGeest has served on quite a few state and nationwide committees, together with 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 presently serves as a Section Councilor for the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association.

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D Andrew Merriwether

Woolverton received his graduate training in medical microbiology from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow finding out cellular immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Woolverton has obtained extra training 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 research is focused on the detection and control of bacterial pathogens, and biological safety and security points. He is co-inventor of the liquid crystal biosensor and co-inventor of the fibrin sealant antimicrobial drug delivery system. He is a member of a number of 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-author of the undergraduate textbook Prescott’s Microbiology (7th-10th editions).