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Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty

   
Chen thumbnail Liwei Chen, MD, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 511
Tel. (864) 656-6694
liweic@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Nutritional Epidemiology; Diet and nutrition in relation to chronic diseases; Electronic medical records; and Biostatistics

     
Crandall thumbnail Lee Crandall, Ph.D.

Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 513
Tel. (864) 656-3082
lac@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Health policy and bioethics; Epidemiology and prevention of substance abuse; Access to and quality of health and disability services.

     
Dye thumbnail Cheryl Dye, Ph.D.

Director, Institute of Engaged Aging
Professor, Dept of Public Health Sciences

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 535A
Tel. (864) 656-4442
tcheryl@clemson.edu

Research Interests: Aging Health; Chronic disease management; Community Activism; Health-coaching to promote self-management of chronic disease; Income and elder nutrition; Mitigating mental changes that occur with aging

     
Falta thumbnail Deborah Falta, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 535
Tel. (864) 656-1627
faltad@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Air and drinking water quality risk assessment; Children's environmental health research; Community preparedness for outbreaks of disease; Environmental contaminants and autoimmune disease; Environmental health; Epidemiology; Risk regulation perception and health policy

     
Gimbel thumbnail Ronald Gimbel, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 501
Tel. (864) 656-1969
rgimbel@clemson.edu 

Research Interests:  Clinical decision making, clinical documentation, mobile health, chronic disease management, medical informatics, and public health informatics

     
Griffin thumbnail Sarah Griffin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 507
Tel. (864) 656-1622
sgriffi@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: School based health; Obesity prevention; Increasing physical activity; Coordinating community health initiatives; Community activism/development; Child exercise; and Adolescent pregnancy prevention

     
Kemper thumbnail Karen Kemper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 533
Tel. (864) 656-5490
kkaren@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Physical activity and autoimmune disease/schleroderma; Physical activity; Obesity prevention; Nutrition; Girls on the run; Community initiatives; Body-image

     
Kingree thumbnail Kip Kingree, Ph.D.

Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 517
Tel. (864) 656-4290
kkingree@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Addictive behavior/addiction; Indicators of teen dating violence; Participation in intervention and sustained abstinence from drugs; School predictors or violent criminality in adulthood; Substance abuse prevention in minority populations

     
Mayo thumbnail Rachel Mayo, Ph.D.

Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 519
Tel. (864) 656-7435
rmayo@clemson.edu 

Research Interests:  Women and maternal health; Rural health; Perceptions of latino patients in cancer care settings; Minority health; International health/epidemiology; HPV vaccine; Epidemiology; Cultural competence in healthcare; Cancer prevention and control; Breast and cervical cancer survivor witness stories

     
Meyer thumbnail Kathleen Meyer, M.S.

Internship Coordinator and Senior Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 531
Tel. (864) 656-1898
kathm@clemson.edu 

Research Interests:  Professional development and public health workers; Internship program

     
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Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Health Research at Clemson University & Chief Science Officer at Greenville Hospital System (GHS) 

Professor
Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 521
Tel. (864) 656-0263
wsherri@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Business and health; Healthcare Economics; Healthcare finance and management; Hospital administration; Medicaid/Medicare; Obamacare

     
Lu Shi thumbnail Lu Shi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 525
Tel. (864) 656-0405
lus@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Behavioral and cognitive economics; Health economics; Health simulation and modeling; Population health; Research methods

     
Spitler thumbnail Hugh Spitler, Ph.D.

Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 509
Tel. (864) 656-7434
hspitle@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Adolescent health; Alcohol use/abuse on college campuses; Evaluation and outcomes assessment in public health; Men's health; Social and behavioral epidemiology

     
Truong thumbnail Khoa Truong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 529
Tel. (864) 656-4704
ktruong@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: 
Health economics and quantitative methods; Environmental determinants of health behaviors and outcomes; and Substance abuse

     
Eric Walker thumbnail Eric Walker, MHA, RVT, RDCS

Coordinator & Lecturer, Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership undergraduate degree concentration

Dept of Public Health Sciences
GHS-Patewood campus, 200-C Patewood Dr., Suite 300
Tel. (864) 454-2840
ewalker2@ghs.org 

Research Interests:  Cardiovascular Imaging Sonography

     
Welsh thumbnail Ralph S. Welsh, M.S.
 
Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 527
Tel. (864) 656-7158
ralphw@clemson.edu 

Research Interests:  Athletic training and performance; Exercise science; Nutrition

     
Williams thumbnail Joel Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 523
Tel. (864) 656-1017
joel2@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Certified athletic trainers and high school sports; Childhood obesity; Community health; Nutrition and physical activity/exercise science; Obesity and chronic disease prevention and control; Program evaluation and health research; School based health

     
Zhang thumbnail Lingling Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 515
Tel. (864) 656-1218
lingliz@clemson.edu

Research Interests: Health policy research; Community based care and interventions in promoting healthy lifestyles and constraining risk factors

     

Research & Post-doctoral Faculty

   
Brad Dalton-thumbnail Brad Dalton, M.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Greenville Health System & Dept of Public Health Sciences
Office: Greenville Health System
Tel. (864) 546-8280
bdalton3@ghs.org 

Research Interests:Evaluation & management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

     
Heberlein thumbnail Emily Heberlein, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Greenville Health System & Dept of Public Health Sciences
Office: Greenville Health System
Tel. (864) 656-0779
heberleine@gmail.com 

Research Interests:  Comparative Effectiveness of Group Prenatal Care on Women's Psychosocial Health; Mental Health Issues

     
Holder thumbnail Sharon Holder, Ph.D.

Embedded Research Scientist at GHS and Research Assistant Professor
 
Greenville Health System & Dept of Public Health Sciences
Office:  Greenville Health System
Tel. (561) 318-2553
sholder2@ghs.org 

Research Interests:  Gerontology; Racial and ethnic health disparities; End-of-Life issues among older people; Cultural barriers to health care; Intergenerational relationships; and Global aging and the role of public policy in aging research

     
Xi Pan thumbnail Xi Pan, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Greenville Health System & Dept of Public Health Sciences
Office: Greenville Health System
Tel. (864) 656-4442
xip@clemson.edu

Research Interests:  Population health; Health disparities; Quantitative research; Medical sociology; Self-management of chronic disease; Quality of life; Comparative international studies; Epidemiology and demography of aging

     

Adjunct & Visiting Faculty

   
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Annah Amani, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
550 Edwards
Tel. (864) 349-8915
aamani@g.clemson.edu

Research Interests: 
Global Women's health; Maternal child health issues; and Community development and public health work in rural populations

     
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Debra Mitchell Charles, M.A.

Visiting Lecturer

Clemson University, CCIT
2007 Barre Hall
Tel. (864) 656-8144
debm@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Health Communication; Health Information Systems

     
DesJardins thumbnail John David DesJardins, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering
Clemson University
301 Rhodes
Tel. (864) 656-4178
jdesjar@clemson.edu

Research Interests: Bioengineering

 
Dr. Brent Egan thumbnail  Brent M. Egan, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

MUSC, College of Medicine
135 Rutledge Ave., Rm: 1230B
Tel. (843) 792-1715
eganbm@musc.edu

Research Interests:  Hypertension; Obesity; metabolic syndrome; Treatment resistent hypertension

     
Fred Fraizer thumbnail Fred Fraizer, M.A.

Visiting Lecturer

Dept of Public Health Sciences
550 Edwards Hall
Tel. (864) 656-5502
ffraize@clemson.edu

Research Interests: 
Strategic/financial planning; Organizational development; Operational and financial management; Associate and medical relations; and Community development

     
Vincent Gallicchio thumbnail

Vincent S. Gallicchio, Ph.D., M.L.S, C.M.

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Biological Sciences
Clemson University
122 Long
Tel. (864) 650-6702
vsgall@clemson.edu

Research Interests: 
Mobile technology devices in healthcare

     
Ronda Keller, M.Ed, RT, RDMS, RVT

Visiting Lecturer

Greenville Technical College
Tel. (864) 420-7777
ronda.keller@gvltec.edu 

Research Interests: Ultrasound physics in vacular sonography

     
J. Thornton Kirby thumbnail J. Thornton Kirby, J.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

President & CEO, S.C. Hospital Association
1000 Center Point Rd.
Columbia, SC  29210-5802
Tel. (803) 796-3080
www.scha.org

Research Interests:  Health Administration

     
Jim McCubbin index Jim McCubbin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Dept. of Psychology,
Clemson University
312-E Brackett
Tel. (864) 656-3929
jmccubb@clemson.edu

Research Interests: Stress and Health

     
Morrison thumbnail Deidra J. Morrison, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Tel. (864) 656-5502
deidram@clemson.edu 

Research Interests: Understanding digital behaviors and investigating factors contributing to negative behaviors enacted with digital technology; Development of social technologies that support online interaction

     

Clinical Faculty

   
Bruce Lessey thumbnail

Bruce Lessey, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Professor

Director, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility,
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Greenville Health System,
890 W. Faris Rd.; Suite 470
Greenville, S.C.  29605

Tel. (864) 455-1600
www.ghs.org/womenshealth

Research Interests:  Women's Health and Reproduction

     

Emeritus Faculty

   
Costello thumbnail Gerald Costello, Ed.D.

Emeritus Associate Professor

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Tel. (864) 656-5502
gcostel@clemson.edu 
 
     

Administrative Staff

   
Rebecca Coffey thumb pic Rebecca Coffey

Assistant to the Dept Chair

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 503
Tel. (864) 656-5502
coffey2@clemson.edu 
 
     
Angie Wolff thumb pic Angie Wolff

Business Manager

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 505
Tel. (864) 656-5865
hangela@clemson.edu 
 
     
Janet Evatt thumb pic Janet Evatt

Research Program Coordinator I

Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 406
Tel. (864) 656-0779
jevatt@clemson.edu