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Faculty Research Expertise and Interests

Full and Part-Time Faculty
Duck_Angela.jpgAngela Duck, PhD, RN
Research interests: physical activity, obesity and community wellness.
Laree HiserLaree Hiser, PhD
Research interests: Demyelinating disorders; multiple sclerosis; chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy; and clinical diagnostic assays.
Dr. Carolann RisleyCarolann Risley, PhD, RN, WHNP
Postdoctoral fellow, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Clinical Genetics Branch
National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics
Research interests: epidemiologic analyses evaluating HPV natural history and cervical cancer risk in this racially-diverse and underserved population.
Jennifer RobinsonJennifer C. Robinson, PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA - Professor Emeritus
Research interests: Physical activity; health behavior; cardiovascular health disparities; neighborhood context; the built environment; social epidemiology; social and environmental determinants of health and health behaviors.
Stewart, Mary.jpgMary W. Stewart, PhD, RN - Director of PhD Program
Research interests: Women in transition; control and self-esteem; perianesthesia care; and doctoral education.
Torres_Elisa.jpgElisa Torres, PhD, RN
Research interests: physical activity and depressive symptoms.
Karen WintersKaren Winters, PhD, RN
Research interests: Health care access and utilization; racial disparities in health and health care; health insurance status; cardiovascular care and analyzing data from large data sets.
Dr. Lei ZhangLei Zhang, PhD, MBA - Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Director, Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
Research interests: data and research support to maternal and child health, oral health, chronic disease and tobacco control programs.