Department: Health Science

Department: Health Science

Hagere Yilma, MPH, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Health communication Health disparities in underserved and marginalized populations Study design, survey research design and methodology Quantitative data analysis Behavior change theory, particularly related to social norms Risk behavior among adolescents and young adults Courses Taught Selected Publications Yilma, H., Rimal, R. N., & Parida, M. (2022). Multilevel Theorizing in […]

Shannon Peters, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests  Impacts of systemic oppression, discrimination, and trauma on mental health of marginalized individuals (e.g., race, LGBTQAI+, immigration status, etc.)  Transgender healthcare and mental health  Gender-based violence response and prevention  Institutional corruption and financial conflicts of interest in psychiatry and psychology  Medical neoliberalism and depathologizing normative distress in global mental health  […]

Dustin Allen, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practical Interests Dr. Allen’s interests are broadly focused on integrated autonomic responses to various forms of stress.  Throughout his career, he has investigated the control of blood pressure during heat stress, thermoregulatory control during exercise, peripheral responsiveness to intradermal thermoregulatory agonists, and overall autonomic dysfunction caused by Multiple Sclerosis. His continued interests […]

Lindsey Locks, MPH, ScD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Professor Locks has experience working with non-governmental organizations, UN Agencies, and academic institutions working in global health research, programs, and policy. She has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Her fields of expertise include: Global Health Nutrition Epidemiology Quantitative and qualitative research methods Maternal, child and adolescent […]

Bria Dunham, PhD, MPH, CPH

Health Matters Virtual Conference Panel Presentation: “Child Development” – Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters,” which took place on September 17, 2015. Selected Publications Dunham, B. (2016). Homebirth midwifery in the United States: Evolutionary origins and modern […]