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Diabetes Institute Staff and Membership Directory

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Sarah Adkins Profile Picture
Sarah Adkins, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Director, Diabetes Institute
740.566.0150
Diabetes Institute
Parks Hall 128, Athens Campus

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Karen Bailey Profile Picture
Karen Bailey, MS
Diabetes Educator
740.593-2027
Diabetes Institute
Parks 146, Athens Campus
Fabian Benencia Profile Picture
Fabian Benencia, PhD
Associate Professor, Immunology
740.597.2133
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 202C, Athens Campus
Associate Dean, Research and Innovation; Professor, Biomedical Sciences
740.593.2375
Research and Grants
Diabetes Institute
Irvine 220B, Athens Campus
Expertise: Obesity, Nutrition, Growth hormone, Adipose tissue, Diabetes, Endocrinology
Associate Professor; Heritage Faculty Endowed Fellowship in Behavioral Diabetes; Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, DO, Research Endowment
740.593.4616
Primary Care
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 357, Athens Campus
Expertise: Behavioral diabetes, Psychosocial factors, Diabetes self-care, Qualitative methods
Joseph Bianco Profile Picture
Joseph Bianco, PhD
Assistant Professor
740.593.2130
Social Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 308, Athens Campus
Lauren Borovicka Profile Picture
Lauren Borovicka, BS
Grants Manager
740.593.2293
Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 015, Athens Campus

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Director, Education and Research; Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
740.593.2257
Primary Care
Diabetes Institute
Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute
Rural and Underserved Programs
Irvine 126, Athens Campus
Expertise: Education, Educational research, Health literacy, Asset-based community development, Place-based learning, Qualitative r
Xiaozhuo Chen Profile Picture
Xiaozhuo Chen, PhD
Associate Professor, Transgenic Systems
740.593.9699
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Konneker Research Center 109, Athens Campus
Professor, Associate Director of Nursing Research and Scholarship
740.593.4492
Diabetes Institute
Grover Center E365, Athens Campus
Expertise: Maternal-infant health, lactation, women's health, culture and health.
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Rachel Clift, MSN, RN
Associate Director, Clinical Research Services
740.593.2233
Research and Grants
Clinical and Translational Research Unit
Diabetes Institute
Irvine 246, Athens Campus
Associate Professor, Microanatomy; Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Research Endowment: Heritage Faculty Endowed Fellowship
740.593.2404
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute
Academic and Research Center 302E, Athens Campus
Karie Cook Profile Picture
Karie Cook, BSN
Director of Operations, Diabetes Institute
740.593.2908
Diabetes Institute
Parks 140, Athens Campus
Karen Coschigano Profile Picture
Karen Coschigano, PhD
Assoc. Professor, Molecular/Cellular Biology; Director, Research Division, Diabetes
740.593.2196
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic and Research Center 302D, Athens Campus

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David Drozek, DO
Assistant Professor, Surgery
678.447.2509
Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute
Parks 106, Athens Campus

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Berkeley Franz, PhD
Assistant Professor; Heritage Career Development Faculty Endowed Fellowship in Population Health Science; Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, DO, Research Endowment
740.593.2137
Social Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 311, Athens Campus

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Jody Gerome, DO
Associate Dean Curriculum; Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
740.593.2477
Academic Affairs
Diabetes Institute
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Grosvenor 230, Athens Campus
Hollie Goodell Profile Picture
Hollie Goodell
Diabetes Navigator
Diabetes Institute
Primary Care
Parks Hall 142, Athens Campus
Director, Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute; Professor, Microbiology
740.593.2192
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute
Irvine 333, Athens Campus
Expertise: Tropical Diseases, Parasitology, Blood Bank Safety, International Research, Research Capacity Development
Assistant Professor
740.593.2263
Primary Care
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 348, Athens Campus
Expertise: Pediatric obesity, Physical activity & physical fitness, Metabolic syndrome, Childhood

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Zelalem Haile Profile Picture
Zelalem Haile, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
614.793.5591
Dublin
Diabetes Institute
Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute
Social Medicine
MEB1-450, Dublin Campus
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Amber Healy, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor; Director, Diabetes Fellowship
740.593.2180
Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Parks 105, Athens Campus

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Calvin James, PhD
Associate Professor; Interim Director, Diabetes Institute
740.593.2325
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Parks Hall 149, Athens Campus

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John Kopchick, PhD
Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar; Professor, Molecular Biology
740.593.5434
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Konneker Research Center 206, Athens Campus

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Associate Professor
740.593.2327
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 202H, Athens Campus
Expertise: Molecular biology, Adipose tissue, Obesity, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Physiology
Yang Li Profile Picture
Yang Li, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience
740.593.2384
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Irvine 346, Athens Campus
Assistant Professor
740.593.2328
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 302A, Athens Campus
Expertise: Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Behavioral neuroscience, Energy/lipid/glucose homeostasis

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Ramiro Malgor, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology; Director, Histology Core Facility
740.593.2324
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic and Research Center 202B, Athens Campus
Yuanjie Mao Profile Picture
Yuanjie Mao, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Endocrinology
740.593.2396
Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Parks 148, Athens Campus
Professor
740.593.0926
Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Academic and Research Center 302B, Athens Campus
Expertise: Role of chronic inflammation in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and novel therapeutic development
Carole Merckle Profile Picture
Carole Merckle, MSN, RN, DTR, CDE
Assistant Director, Community Health Programs & Area Health Education Center
740.597.1212
Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 021, Athens Campus
Nicholas Mezitis Profile Picture
Nicholas Mezitis, MD
Clinical Professor
740.593.0791
Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Parks 108, Athens Campus

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Sonia Michael Najjar, MS, PhD
Professor, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., Endowed Eminent Research Chair
740.593.2376
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 331, Athens Campus
Tobie Newberry Profile Picture
Tobie Newberry, CNP, RN
Certified Nurse Practitioner
740.593.9802
Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor West 004B, Athens Campus
Associate Professor
740.593.2387
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 302C, Athens Campus
Expertise: Expertise: Diabetes, Islets, Low-grade inflammation, Beta-cell failure, Metabolism, Drug discovery

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Sherri Oliver, MPA
Executive Director, Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center
740.593.9364
Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 057, Athens Campus

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Lynn Petrik, BSN, RN
Research Nurse
740.593.2242
Research and Grants
Clinical and Translational Research Unit
Diabetes Institute
Irvine 236, Athens Campus
Vishwajeet Puri Profile Picture
Vishwajeet Puri, PhD, MS
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, D.O. Research Heritage Endowed Professor
740.593.2326
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 202D, Athens Campus

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Frank Schwartz, MD
Professor Emeritus of Specialty Medicine
740.593.2180
Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 331, Athens Campus
Vishva Sharma Profile Picture
Vishva Sharma, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
740.593.2227
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 267, Athens Campus
Yuriy Slyvka Profile Picture
Yuriy Slyvka, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction
740.593.2226
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Irvine 424, Athens Campus
Cammie Starner Profile Picture
Cammie Starner, RN
Research Nurse
740.593.2242
Research and Grants
Clinical and Translational Research Unit
Diabetes Institute
Irvine 236, Athens Campus

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Jody Van Bibber
Administrative Specialist
740.593.2903
Diabetes Institute
Parks 142, Athens Campus

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Stacy Wright, MSN, RN
Outcomes & Resources Manager
740.593.2026
Diabetes Institute
Parks 136, Athens Campus
Frances Wymbs Profile Picture
Frances Wymbs, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care
740.593.2289
Primary Care
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 347, Athens Campus