CHASP Faculty Fellows


The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs connects scholars and researchers from multiple disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin with the common desire to address the policy impacts of their work. CHASP Faculty Fellows are experts in their field and a collective resource to each other, The University of Texas at Austin, the community, and beyond.

If you are a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin and share in the mission of the Center to reduce social and health disparities and seek to be a part of an interdisciplinary group, please contact us to learn more about becoming a CHASP Faculty Fellow.

Director

Cynthia Osborne

Cynthia Osborne, Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Cynthia Osborne, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Strategies, and the Director of the Center for Health and Social...

Faculty Fellows

AbramsSteven

Steven Abrams, M.D.

Dell Medical School-Pediatrics

Steven Abrams, M.D. is the inaugural Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and a professor of Pediatrics, at the Dell Medical School at The...

AikenAbigail

Abigail Aiken, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Abigail R.A. Aiken, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a faculty associate at...

Jacqui Angel

Jacqueline L. Angel, Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs | College of Liberal Arts-Sociology

Jacqueline L. Angel, Ph.D. is a Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Sociology at the College of Liberal Arts, and...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Germine Awad

Germine Awad, Ph.D.

College of Education-Educational Psychology

Germine Awad, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Education Department of Educational Psychology and a Louise Spence Griffeth Fellow...

BassettMargaret

Margaret Bassett, LPC-S

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Margaret Bassett, LPC-S, is the Director of the Expert Witness Programs at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA), a...

BearmanSarahKate

Sarah Kate Bearman, Ph.D.

College of Education-Educational Psychology | Dell Medical School-Psychiatry

Sarah Kate Bearman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Psychology at the College of Education and Assistant...

BennerAprile

Aprile Benner, Ph.D.

College of Natural Sciences-Human Development and Family Sciences

Aprile Benner, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Elisa Borah

Elisa Borah, Ph.D.

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Elisa V. Borah, MSW, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor at The University of Texas School of Social Work at Austin. She is also the director...

BrayneSarah

Sarah Brayne, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts-Sociology

Sarah Brayne is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. In her research, Brayne uses qualitative and...

BrownChristopher

Christopher P. Brown, Ph.D.

College of Education-Curriculum and Instruction

Christopher P. Brown, Ph.D. is a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education in the College of Education at The...

Busch-ArmendarizNoel

Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA is a Professor and Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the Steve Hicks...

CalzadaEsther

Esther Calzada, Ph.D.

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Esther Calzada, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist and an Associate Professor of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. She also...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Shannon Cavanagh

Shannon Cavanagh, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts-Sociology

Shannon Cavanagh, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts. She received her Ph.D...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Deborah Cohen

Deborah Cohen, Ph.D.

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Deborah Cohen, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and has more than ten years of experience working...

CoopwoodBen

Ben Coopwood, M.D.

Dell Medical School-Surgery and Perioperative Care

Ben Coopwood, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in Surgery and Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School. He is also heads up a new burn program...

CrosnoeRob

Rob Crosnoe, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts-Sociology

Robert Crosnoe, Ph.D. is the C.B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair #4 at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is Chair of the Department of...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Michele Deitch

Michele Deitch

LBJ School of Public Affairs | UT School of Law

Michele Deitch holds a joint appointment as a Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the School of Law at The University of Texas...

EatonDavid

David Eaton, Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs

David J. Eaton, Ph.D. is the Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor in Natural Resource Policy Studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He...

FaulknerMonica

Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Monica Faulkner, Ph.D. is the Director of the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing Research and an Associate Professor at the Steve...

FingermanKaren

Karen Fingerman, Ph.D.

College of Natural Sciences-Human Development and Family Sciences

Karen Fingerman, Ph.D. is a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and Co-Director of the Aging and Longevity Center at The University...

FleischmannKenneth

Kenneth Fleischmann, Ph.D.

School of Information

Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Helen Gaebler

Helen Gaebler, J.D.

School of Law

Helen Gaebler, J.D. is a Lecturer and Senior Research Attorney at the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at The University of...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Lauren Gambill

Lauren Gambill, M.D., M.P.A.

Dell Medical School-Pediatrics

Lauren Gambill. M.D., M.P.A. is a pediatrician who practices hospital medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health...

GerlachBeth

Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LSCW

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LSCW is the associate director at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing an Research Associate and Adjunct...

GershoffLiz

Liz Gershoff, Ph.D.

College of Natural Sciences-Human Development and Family Sciences

Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D. is a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and the Development Core Director and Postdoctoral Training...

GlassJennifer

Jennifer Glass, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts-Sociology

Jennifer Glass, Ph.D. is the Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and the Population Research Center at The...

GreenbergSherri

Sherri Greenberg

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Sherri Greenberg is a clinical professor and Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs....

GreendykTara

Tara Greendyk, M.D.

Dell Medical School-Pediatrics

Tara Greendyk, M.D. is an outpatient pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the UT Austin Dell Medical School Pediatric Residency...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Tracie Harrison

Tracie Harrison, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

School of Nursing

Tracie Harrison, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA is a Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, where she studies aging with...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Alex Haynes

Alex Haynes, M.D., M.P.H.

Dell Medical School-Surgery and Perioperative Care

Alex Haynes, MD, MPH is the Associate Chair for Investigation and Discovery for the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical...

HecklerDavid

David Heckler, Ph.D.

Dell Medical School-Psychiatry | College of Education-Educational Psychology

David Heckler, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and serves as the Director of the Internalizing Clinic at the Texas Child Study Center. In...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Carole Holahan

Carole Holahan, Ph.D.

College of Education-Kinesiology and Health Education

Carole Holahan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Michael Hole

Michael Hole, M.D., M.B.A.

Dell Medical School-Pediatrics & Population Health | LBJ School of Public Affairs

Michael Hole, M.D., M.B.A. is a physician, professor, and social entrepreneur developing products, services, and policies for America’s most...

HolmeJennifer

Jennifer Holme, Ph.D.

College of Education-Educational Leadership and Policy

Jennifer Jellison Holme, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy...

JacobvitzDeborah

Deborah Jacobvitz, Ph.D.

College of Natural Sciences-Human Development and Family Sciences

Deborah Jacobvitz, Ph.D. is the Phyllis L. Richards Endowed Professor in Child Development and Director, School of Human Ecology at The University...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson, Ph.D., R.N., FSAHM

College of Nursing

Karen Johnson, PhD, RN, FSAHM is an Assistant Professor, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Alumna (2014 cohort), and a Fellow...

KellyWilliamR

William R. Kelly, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts-Sociology

William R. Kelly, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. He has taught and conducted research in criminology and...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Susan R. Klein

Susan R. Klein, J.D.

School of Law

Susan Riva Klein, J.D. is the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Upon graduation from Boalt Hall...

KothareMeeta

Meeta Kothare, Ph.D.

McCombs School of Business | LBJ School of Public Affairs

Meeta Kothare, Ph.D. holds appointments at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and at the McCombs School of Business, where she is the Managing...

Lentz

Erin Lentz, Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Erin Lentz, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and food policy scholar at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She received a Ph.D. in sociology and an...

MackertMichael

Michael Mackert, Ph.D.

Moody College of Communication-Advertising and Public Relations | Dell Medical School

Michael Mackert, Ph.D. is the Director of The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication, and he holds faculty appointments in...

ManserStaceyStevens

Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D. is associate director of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health and a research scientist at The...

MaslowskyJulie

Julie Maslowsky, Ph.D.

College of Education-Kinesiology and Health Education | Dell Medical School-Population Health

Julie Maslowsky, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the College of Education and the Dell Medical...

Elizabeth Matsui

Elizabeth Matsui, M.D., M.H.S.

Dell Medical School-Population Health and Pediatrics

Elizabeth Matsui, M.D., M.H.S, is a Professor of Population Health and Pediatrics and Director of Clinical and Translational Research at Dell...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Liesl Nydegger

Liesl Nydegger, Ph.D.

College of Education-Kinesiology and Health Education

Liesl Nydegger, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The Unversity of Texas at Austin College...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Todd Olmstead

Todd Olmstead, Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Todd Olmstead, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior...

Ruben Parra-Cardona

Rubén Parra-Cardona, Ph.D.

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Rubén Parra-Cardona, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. Parra-Cardona...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Keryn Pasch

Keryn Pasch, Ph.D., M.P.H.

College of Education-Kinesiology and Health Education

Keryn E. Pasch, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor and director of the Prevention...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Miguel Pinedo

Miguel Pinedo, Ph.D.

College of Education-Kinesiology and Health Education

Miguel Pinedo is an Assistant Professor in Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin College of...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Kathrynn Pounders

Kathrynn Pounders, Ph.D.

Moody College of Communication

Kathrynn Pounders, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Moody College of Communication Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public...

KellyRaley

Kelly Raley, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts-Sociology

R. Kelly Raley, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Her...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Paul Rathouz

Paul Rathouz, Ph.D.

Dell Medical School-Population Health

Paul Rathouz, Ph.D. is Professor of Population Health and the founding Director of the Biomedical Data Science (BDS) Hub at the Dell Medical...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Lynn Rew

Lynn Rew, Ed.D., R.N.

School of Nursing

Lynn Rew, Ed.D., R.N. is the Denton & Louise Cooley and Family Centennial Professor in Parent-Child Nursing for the School of Nursing. Her...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Valerie Rosen

Valerie Rosen, M.D.

Dell Medical School-Psychiatry

Valerie Rosen, M.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Dell Medical School. She received her undergraduate degrees in Business...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Michele Rountree

Michele Rountree, Ph.D.

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Associate Director of the Institute for...

RussellStephen

Stephen Russell, Ph.D.

College of Natural Sciences-Human Development and Family Sciences

Stephen Russell, Ph.D. is Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor in Child Development and the Department Chair, Human Development and Family...

SteinhardtMary

Mary Steinhardt, Ed.D., L.P.C.

College of Education-Kinesiology and Health Education

Mary Steinhardt, Ed.D., L.P.C. is Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. She also serves as the...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Keri Stephens

Keri Stephens, Ph.D.

Moody College of Communication-Communication Studies

Keri K. Stephens, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Organizational and Communication Technology Group in Communication Studies and the...

Stolp

Chandler Stolp, Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Chandler Stolp, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs where he teaches courses in applied...

TanakaHirofumi

Hirofumi Tanaka, Ph.D.

College of Education-Kinesiology and Health Education

Hirofumi Tanaka, Ph.D. is a Professor and the Director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. He...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Jeffrey B. Titus

Jeffrey Titus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology, Dell Medical School | Clinical Assistant Professor, UT Liberal Arts-Psychology

Jeffrey Titus, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Dell Medical School and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of...

UmbersonDebra

Debra Umberson, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts-Sociology

Debra Umberson, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology, Director of the Population Research Center, and Co-Director of the Aging and Longevity Center at...

Vetter

Thomas R. Vetter, M.D., M.P.H.

Dell Medical School-Surgery and Perioperative Care | Population Health

Thomas Vetter, M.D., M.P.H. is the Director of Perioperative Care, and Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School at...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Shetal Vohra-Gupta

Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D., MSW

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D., MSW is an Assistant Professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned...

Paul von Hippel

Paul von Hippel, Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Paul von Hippel, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He studies evidence-based policy,...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Heather Way

Heather Way, J.D.

School of Law

Heather Way, J.D. is a Clinical Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and directs the Entrepreneurship and Community...

CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Pat Wong

Pat Wong, Ph.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Pat Wong, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from the...

XieBo

Bo Xie, Ph.D.

School of Nursing | School of Information

Bo Xie, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at School of Nursing and the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her...

Staff

GonzalesWendy

Wendy Gonzales

Programs and Communications Director

Wendy Gonzales oversees growth strategy, comprehensive communications campaigns, and special events for CHASP. She is also the Programs and...