Dr. Fernandez’s research program is built on over two decades of combined national and international social work and public health research, practice, teaching, and service experience with Indigenous, Latinx, and other marginalized communities in inpatient and outpatient health care settings, academic settings, non-profit organizations, and the Peace Corps.
Dr. Gicquelais is a substance use and infectious disease epidemiologist. Her research focuses on harm reduction and the prevention of overdose, HIV, and hepatitis C.
Dr. Greene’s research examines the mechanisms that cause and perpetuate disparities in sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on health providers and health systems factors.
Dr. Zuelsdorff is an epidemiologist studying social-biological mechanisms that underlie cognitive health and health disparities in older populations.
Dr. Lor’s overall research program aim to reduce health disparities by improving symptom management and quality of life for patients with communication challenges, particularly those with limited English proficiency (LEP).
Areas of Interest: public health services & systems, inter-organizational collaboration in local public health
Areas of interest: nurse fatigue; improving health, safety & performance of health professionals; human factors engineering; systems approach for organizational redesign
Areas of Interest: impact of fatigue and sleep deprivation on nurses and their patients
Areas of Interest: Care of frail, older adults; quality of life and person-centered care; patient activation; long-term care services and supports; health services research
Areas of Interest: older adults, transitions, mobility/functional status, systems-based interventions to improve nursing practice, grounded theory approach to qualitative research