Staff Directory

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Sarah Adkins, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Director, Diabetes Institute
Diabetes Institute
Parks Hall 128, Athens Campus
740.566.0150
Bailey, Karen

Karen Bailey, MS

Diabetes Educator
Diabetes Institute
Parks 146, Athens Campus
740.566.4877
balakrishnan

Bijinu Balakrishnan, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 273, Athens Campus
740-593-0168
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Stephen Bell, BS, BA

Research Technician
Diabetes Institute
Konneker Research Center 218, Athens Campus
740.593.9660
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Karie Cook, BSN

Director of Operations, Diabetes Institute
Diabetes Institute
Parks 140, Athens Campus
740.593.2908
Coschigano, Karen

Karen Coschigano, PhD

Assoc. Professor, Molecular/Cellular Biology; Director, Research Division, Diabetes
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute
Academic and Research Center 302D, Athens Campus
740.593.2196
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Emily Guseman, PhD

Assistant Professor
Family Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 348, Athens Campus
740.593.2263
Expertise: Pediatric obesity, Physical activity & physical fitness, Metabolic syndrome, Childhood
 
Education:
  • Kinesiology (PhD), Michigan State University, 2012
  • Exercise and Sport Science (MA), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
  • Kinesiology (BS), Pennsylvania State University, 2003
Certifications:
  • ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP), 2006
Expertise:
  • Physical activity
  • Exercise physiology
  • Pediatric exercise physiology
  • Childhood obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Physical activity assessment
  • Physical fitness
  • Child lifestyle behaviors
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics
  • Epidemiology
  • Diabetes
Summary of Work:
 
My research considers how lifestyle behaviors, including physical activity and sleep interact with stressors to influence development of obesity & metabolic syndrome during childhood. We are working to identify weight loss-independent interventions to improve health among children with obesity.
 
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Amber Healy, DO

Assistant Clinical Professor; Director, Diabetes Fellowship
Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Parks 105, Athens Campus
740.593.2180
James, Calvin

Calvin James, PhD

Interim Director, Diabetes Institute; Associate Professor
Diabetes Institute
Biomedical Science
Parks Hall 149, Athens Campus
740.593.2325
Merckle, Carol

Carole Merckle, MSN, RN, DTR, CDE

Assistant Director, Community Health Programs & Area Health Education Center
Community Health Programs & Area Health Education Center
Diabetes Institute
Grosvenor 021, Athens Campus
740.597.1212
Schwartz, Frank

Frank Schwartz, MD

Professor Emeritus of Specialty Medicine
Specialty Medicine
Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 331, Athens Campus
740.593.2180
Van Bibber, Jody

Jody Van Bibber

Administrative Specialist
Diabetes Institute
Parks 142, Athens Campus
740.593.2903
Wright, Stacy

Stacy Wright, RN, BSN

Outcomes & Resources Manager
Diabetes Institute
Parks 146, Athens Campus
740.593.2499