Congratulations to Kendra Schmid PhD, Director of the COPH Masters Programs, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, on receiving the UNMC Distinguished Scientist Award. This award, sponsored by the Chancellor, recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists in the country during the past five years.
Welcome New Faculty!
Paul Estabrooks PhD, will serve as the Chair of the Department of Health Promotion Social and Behavioral Health. Dr. Estabrooks holds the Harold M. Maurer, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Public Health. He comes to UNMC from Virginia Tech. Dr. Estabrooks’ research interests include behavioral medicine; physical activity and public health; social psychology; group dynamics; community physical activity behavior modification; and leadership translation research to practice.
Fabio Almeida PhD, MSW joins the Department of Health Promotion Social and Behavioral Health. Dr. Almeida’s research interests include translational research; health behavior research; social network analysis and methods; obesity, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease research; interactive technologies; social ecological models of health behavior and health; health promotion and disease prevention.
Hyo Jung Tak PhD, joins the Department of Health Services Research & Administration. Dr. Tak comes to UNMC from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Tak’s research interests include health economics; health policy; health services research; econometrics; and public finance.
Jennie Hill PhD, joins the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Hill comes to UNMC from Virginia Tech. Dr. Hill’s areas of academic specialization include epidemiology health & behavioral theory; physical activity and public health; social determinants of health; research methods; and environmental assessments for food and physical activity.