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Affiliated Scholars

The Consortium is comprised of outstanding interdisciplinary scholars in meaningful research and transformational activities in the field of nutrition. Through an application and review process, an Affiliated Scholar status is granted to individuals. The Consortium provides a wide range of supportive services to Affiliated Scholars, including networking opportunities through the seminar series and annual symposium.

Become an Affiliate

Students interested in becoming an affiliate should submit the student application for consideration.

Faculty and Staff interested in becoming an affiliate should submit the faculty and staff application.

 

Current Affiliated Scholars

Abshire, Demetrius, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

Adams, Elizabeth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health

Adams, Swann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Nursing & Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health

Arent, Shawn, Ph.D., CSCS*D, FISSN, FACSM
Professor and Chair, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health

Beets, Michael, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health

Blake, Christine, Ph.D., RD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, Director, Nutrition Consortium

Bowes, Devin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health

Campbell, Jeffrey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Retailing, The College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management

Chinyanga, Eckton, Ed.D., MBA

Instructor, Department of Retailing, The College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management

Constantinides, Shilpa, Ph.D.

Academic Affiliate, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Davis, Mark, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, Director of Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory

Davis, Rachel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Draper, Carrie, MSW
Research Associate, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Dubois, Kelli, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Fram, Maryah, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Social Work

Frongillo, Edward, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, Director, Global Health Initiatives

Geidel, Gwendelyn, Ph.D., JD
Distinguished Research Professor Emerita, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences Director, Environment and Sustainability Program

Ghattas, Hala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Graham, Katie, RD, MS, CDCES

Healthy Campus Initiatives, Student Health and Wellbeing

Hebert, James, ScD
Health Sciences Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Director, Statewide Cancer Prevention & Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center

Hirsch, Katie, PhD, EP-C, CISSN

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health 

Huhns, Michael, Ph.D.
NCR Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

Jackson, Tiara, Ph.D., MPH, CHES

Academic Affiliate, Director of Research Operations, Decision Information Resources, Inc.

Kaczynski, Andrew T., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Co-investigator of Prevention Research Center, Director of BEACH Lab, Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Langan, Laura, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health

Larson, Leila, Ph.D., MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Liese, Angela, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics , Arnold School of Public Health

Liu, Jihong, ScD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health

McCombs, Kelly, MS, RD, LD, CDCES
Senior Instructor and Advisor, USC Beaufort School of the Professions

Merchant, Anwar, ScD
Professor, Director of Curriculum Development Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health

Montgomery, Kara, DrPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Undergrad Student Services , Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Moran, Robert, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Graduate Director of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics , Arnold School of Public Health

O'Neill, Jennifer, Ph.D., MPH
Graduate Director, MPH and MS Programs, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health

Ozturk, Orgul, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Darla Moore School of Business

Pate, Russ, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, Director of Children's Physical Activity Research Group

Perumal, Nandita, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health

Rampalli, Krystal, Ph.D., MPH

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Rahemtullah, Omme-Salma, MA

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health; Director of Advocacy and Policy, FoodShare

Reyes, Ligia, Ph.D.
Academic Affiliate, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Saunders, Ruth, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Steck, Susan, Ph.D., RD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health

Thrasher, Jim, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Torres, Myriam Elsa, Ph.D. 
Clinical Associate Professor,  Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, Director of Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies

Torres-McGehee, Toni, Ph.D., SCAT, ATC
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Arnold School of Public Health, Associate Professor/Director of Athletic Training Programs, Post-Professional Athletic Training Program Director, Department of Exercise Science

Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle, Ph.D., MS, RD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, Deputy Director of SmartState Tech Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Warren, Andrea, Ph.D.
Academic Affiliate, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Weaver, Glenn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science,  Arnold School of Public Health

West, Delia, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Exercise Science, SmartState Endowed Chair and Director, Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth), Faculty Affiliate, Prevention Research Center 

Wilcox, Sara, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, Director, Prevention Research Center

Wilson, Beverly Y., BA
Program Coordinator I, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Executive Director, FoodShare

Wilson-King, Dawn, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Wirth, Michael, MSPH, Ph.D., FACE
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health

Wippold, Guillermo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Younginer, Nicholas, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Zarrett, Nicole, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

 

 

Student Affiliates

Adebiyi, Victoria, MPH

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Leila Larson

Akter, Fahmida, MS

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Leila Larson

Armendariz, Gabriela, MD, MPH

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Edward Frongillo

Bastyr, Meghan, MS

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Elizabeth Adams

Boncyk, Morgan, MPH

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Christine Blake

Chandler, Alexa, MS

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Arent

Dawson, Jared, MPH

School of Medicine Greenville, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Myiram Torres

Farrell, Emily, BS

Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Michael Wirth

Gutierrez, Indira

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Spencer Moore

Isanovic, Sejla, MPH

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Edward Frongillo

Keya-Korotki, Kaji, MS, MPS

Health Services Policy & Management, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Nick Younginer

Keseko, Enid, MS, RD

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy

Masudur, Mohammad

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Christine Blake

Samin, Sharraf, MPH

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,  Affiliate Sponsor:  Dr. Christine Blake

Smith, Allison, MS, SCAT, ATC

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor:  Dr. Toni Torres-McGhee

Uriegas, Nancy, MS, SCAT, ATC

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor:  Dr. Toni Torres-McGehee

Winters, Marian

Public Health, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Christine Blake

 

 

Alumni Affiliates

Bercaw, Hope, MS

Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Angela Liese

Bhandari, Shiva, ,PhD, MSC

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Christine Blake
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Cintineo, Harry, MS

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Arent
Assistant Professor at Lindenwood University

Grooms, Zoe

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Ruth Sanders

Horton-Dias, Cindy, PhD, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Nursing, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Swann Adams
Staff RN at Prisma Health

Kicsak, Krista, MPH_PAPH

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Christine Blake

King, Nicole, MPH

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Christine Blake
Community Engagement Coordinator in the Department of Diabetes and Heart Disease Management, DHEC

Mandelbaum, Jennifer, MPH, PhD

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor:  Dr. Rachel Davis

McKeen, Stephanie, MS, SCAT, ATC

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Toni Torres-McGehee
Outreach Head Athletic Trainer at South Carolina United Football Club (SCUFC) through Prisma Health

Okpara, Nkechi, MS

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy

Omebeyinje, Mayomi, PhD, MSC

Environmental Health Sciences, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Jim Burch
Staff Scientist at Environmental Health and Engineering INC

Parker, McKenzie

Public Health, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Teresa Moore 

Reid, Lauren, PhD, MPH-PA

Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Angela Liese
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Stowe, Ellen, MPH, PhD

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,  Affiliate Sponsor:  Dr. Andrew Kaczynski

Tavares, Alexa, MPH-PAPH

Exercise Science, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Christine Blake

Wende, Marilyn, MSPH

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Kaczynsk
Postdoctoral Research Association Position in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University

Zhao, Longgang, MS

Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Affiliate Sponsor: Dr. Susan Steck

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Harvard Medical School

 

 

Steering Committee

Adams, Elizabeth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health

Blake, Christine, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, Director, Nutrition Consortium 

Frongillo, Edward, Ph.D.  

Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, Director, Global Health Initiatives

Ghattas, Hala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Larson, Leila, Ph.D., MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Liese, Angela, Ph.D. 

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Steck, Susan, Ph.D. 

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health

Turner-McGrievy, Brie, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health

Weaver, Glenn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science,  Arnold School of Public Health

Younginer, Nicholas, Ph.D. 

Research Associate, Department of Health Promotion Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health,


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