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Sarah Adkins, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Clinical Professor
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Parks Hall, Athens Campus
Jessica Arquette
Jessica Arquette, MS, RDN, LD
Assistant Professor of Instruction, College of Health Sciences and Professions; Diabetes Certificate Coordinator
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Grover Center E175

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Karen Bailey 2022
Karen Bailey, MS
Diabetes Educator
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Fabian Benencia
Fabian Benencia, PhD
Associate Professor, Immunology
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic & Research Center 202C, Athens Campus
Associate Dean, Research and Innovation; Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Expertise: Obesity, Nutrition, Growth hormone, Adipose tissue, Diabetes, Endocrinology
Professor
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Expertise: Behavioral diabetes, Psychosocial issues, Qualitative research methods, Medical education
Associate Professor, Chair
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Heritage Hall 367I, Athens Campus
Expertise: Trauma, adversity, and health, Trauma-informed care, Behavioral Health in Primary Care

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Director, Education and Research; Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Heritage Hall, Athens Campus
Expertise: Education, Educational research, Health literacy, Asset-based community development, Place-based learning, Qualitative r
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Amy E. Chadwick, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Communication Studies
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Schoonover Center 411
Expertise: Persuasion, message design, health communication and environmental communication.
Xiaozhuo Chen
Xiaozhuo Chen, PhD
Associate Professor, Transgenic Systems
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Konneker Research Center 109, Athens Campus
Professor, Associate Director of Nursing Research and Scholarship, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Grover Center E365, Athens Campus
Expertise: Maternal-infant health, lactation, women's health, culture and health
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Ilana Chertok, PhD, MSN
Professor, Associate Director of Nursing Research and Scholarship, Nursing
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Grover Center
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Robert A. Colvin, PhD
Professor & Chair, Biology, Molecular Cellular Biology
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Irvine 112
Expertise: Neuronal mechanisms of zinc homeostasis.
Associate Professor, Microanatomy; Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, D.O.; Endowed Faculty Fellow in Enhanced Metabolic Aging
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic and Research Center 302E, Athens Campus
Expertise: Metabolism, Aging Systems, Muscle Physiology
Karie Cook
Karie Cook, BSN
Director of Operations, Diabetes Institute
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Karen Coschigano
Karen Coschigano, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular/Cellular Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic and Research Center 302D, Athens Campus

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Associate Professor, Lifestyle Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Parks 151, Athens Campus
Expertise: Lifestyle medicine

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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Porter 225
Expertise: Risk and maintenance factors for eating disorders across psychological, social and physiological domains.
Associate Professor: Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, DO, Endowed Faculty Fellow in Population Health Science; Associate Director, Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE)
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Irvine 210, Athens Campus
Expertise: Medical Sociology, Health Disparities, Racism and Health, Addiction, Opioid Use Disorder, Religion and Health

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Hollie Goodell
Hollie Goodell, RN
Diabetes Nurse Navigator
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Alexander Govorov
Alexander O. Govorov, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Ohio University, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Fellow of the American Physical Society
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Clippinger Research Labs 251
Expertise: Theoretical condensed-matter physics.
Assistant Professor
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Irvine Hall 211, Athens Campus
Expertise: Pediatric obesity, Physical activity & physical fitness, Metabolic syndrome, Childhood

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Amber Healy
Amber Healy, DO
Associate Clinical Professor; Department of Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Heritage Hall 348C, Athens Campus
Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Grover Center E158, Athens Campus
Expertise: Sports nutrition and nutraceuticals,
Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Grover Center E154, Athens Campus
Expertise: Child activity and energy expenditure; prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity
Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Irvine Hall 128E, Athens Campus
Expertise: Diabetes, Behavioral Medicine, Disability, Qualitative Methodology, Statistics

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Sharon Inman
Sharon Inman, PhD
Associate Professor, Renal Physiology
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Heritage Hall 373G, Athens Campus

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Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar; Professor, Molecular Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Konneker Research Center 206, Athens Campus
Sivarajan Kumarasamy 2022
Sivarajan Kumarasamy, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic Research Center 302H, Athens Campus

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Lammert, Lori 2021
Lori Lammert, MA
Outreach Initiatives Manager
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic & Research Center 202H, Athens Campus
Expertise: Molecular biology, Adipose tissue, Obesity, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Physiology
Yang Li
Yang Li, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Irvine 346, Athens Campus
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Edward List, PhD
Associate Investigator, Edison Biotechnology Institute
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Konneker Research Center 218B
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Jundong Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Boimedical Engineering
Diabetes Institute
Stocker 321A
Expertise: Medical image analysis, machine learning, computer vision, human motion detection and classification and shape modeling.
Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, Obesity and Diabetes
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic & Research Center 302A, Athens Campus
Expertise: Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Behavioral neuroscience, Energy/lipid/glucose homeostasis
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Carrie Love, MA, MFA
Research Program Manager
Diabetes Institute
Athens
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Matt Love, MFA
Research Program Manager
Diabetes Institute
Athens

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Ramiro Malgor
Ramiro Malgor, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology; Director, Histology Core Facility
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic and Research Center 202B, Athens Campus
Assistant Clinical Professor, Endocrinology
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Parks 148, Athens Campus
Expertise: Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, Cardiovascular complications, Thyroid diseases
Professor
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Academic and Research Center 302B, Athens Campus
Expertise: Role of chronic inflammation in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and novel therapeutic development
Carole Merckle
Carole Merckle, MSN, RN, DTR, CDCES
Director of Clinical Operations
Community Health Programs
Athens
Grosvenor West 033, Athens Campus
Nicholas Mezitis
Nicholas Mezitis, MD
Clinical Professor
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Parks Hall 147, Athens Campus
Professor, Biology
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Life Science Bldg 243
Expertise: Sexual selection, variation in female mate preferences and the evolution of alternative reproductive strategies.

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Professor, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., Endowed Eminent Research Chair
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic & Research Center 331, Athens Campus
Expertise: Insulin signaling, insulin clearance/metabolism, insulin resistance, lipid metabolism, obesity, Type 2 diabetes
Tobie Newberry
Tobie Newberry, DNP, APRN, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Community Health Programs
Athens
Grosvenor West 031, Athens Campus
Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic & Research Center 302C, Athens Campus
Expertise: Expertise: Diabetes, Islets, Low-grade inflammation, Beta-cell failure, Metabolism, Drug discovery

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Nick Okada
Nick Okada, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Konneker Research Center 206C, Athens Campus
Sherri Oliver
Sherri Oliver, MPA
Executive Director, Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center
Community Health Programs
Athens
Grosvenor West 035, Athens Campus

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Lynn Petrik
Lynn Petrik, BSN, RN
Senior Research Nurse
Clinical and Translational Research Unit
Athens
Irvine 246, Athens Campus
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, D.O. Endowed Professor in Diabetes; Co-Director, Diabetes Institute
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic & Research Center 202D, Athens Campus

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Frank Schwartz
Frank Schwartz, MD
Professor Emeritus of Specialty Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic & Research Center 331, Athens Campus
Vishva Sharma
Vishva Sharma, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Academic & Research Center 267, Athens Campus
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Schaumleffel
Assistant Professor; Licensed School Nurse College of Health Sciences and Professions
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Grover Center E336
Yuriy Slyvka
Yuriy Slyvka, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Heritage Hall 373R, Athens Campus

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Stacy Wright
Stacy Wright, MSN, RN
Outcomes & Resources Manager
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Frances Wymbs
Frances Wymbs, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Primary Care
Diabetes Institute
Athens
Irvine Hall, Athens Campus

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Assistant Professor; Investigator of the Ohio Musculoskeletal & Neurological Institute
Biomedical Sciences
Athens
Life Science Building 135, Athens Campus
Expertise: Cartilage biology, Aging and Metabolism, Osteoarthritis