Faculty & Staff

Faculty:

Name

Summary / Research Interest

Dejun Su, PhD
Center Director
Social Demography, Medical Sociology, Health Research and Policy
Keyonna King, DrPH
Assistant Professor

Dr. King focuses her research efforts on reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes for African Americans in the context of community-based participatory research (CBPR).  She focuses on lifestyle diseases that adversely affect the African American communities such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.  She is also interested in African American men’s health particularly men between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.

Other Academic and Technical Staff:

Name

Summary / Research Interest

Kandy Do
Research Assistant

Public Health Disparities - Healthcare Safety, Quality, Patient Satisfaction, and Efficiency - Public Health Practice - Healthcare Administration

Antonia Correa, BA, MA
Community Outreach/Tobacco Prevention Specialist
Tobacco control and prevention, Translation of research and evaluation materials, Facilitation of data collection, Racial and ethnic health disparities, Education of Hispanic community on the importance of evaluation and research, Healthy public spaces, recreation areas, and parks, Latino and LGBT health initiatives, Intercultural communication and cultural competency, Occupational safety, health, and wellness among migrant farmworkers and immigrants, and Community development, and Mental & behavioral health of the Latino/Hispanic population
Athena Ramos, MS, MBA, CPM 
Community Health Program Manager/Instructor
Tobacco control and prevention, Racial and ethnic health disparities, Healthy public spaces, recreation areas, and parks, Latino and LGBT health initiatives, Intercultural communication and cultural competency, Occupational safety, health, and wellness among migrant farmworkers and immigrants, Community development, Coalition-building, and Policy advocacy
Drissa Toure, MD, MPH
Community Clinical Research Coordinator
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health, Prevention of poor pregnancy outcomes and neonatal mortality, Identification and prevention of maternal and infant mortality in developing countries, and Epigenetics and pregnancy outcomes
Wayne Houston, MPH
North Omaha Community Liaison
Community-Based Participatory Research, and Chronic Disease Prevention among African Americans

Eric Meyer MA, MLA, CPH 
Graduate Research Assistant

Youth Violence Prevention, Sexual Offending and Victimization, Policing in U.S.

Tzeyu Michaud 
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Michaud is interested in conducting evidence-based economic evaluations of interventions at the clinical or population levels to inform practice guidelines and improve the quality of life for patients. Her approach to research is multidisciplinary and utilizes skills in health services research, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, demography, and comparative effectiveness. She also maintains a personal and genuine interest in population aging, and long-term care for patients with dementia.

Natalia Trinidad, BS 
Outreach Project Associate

Prevention of underage drinking, Tobacco control and prevention, Community engagement and outreach, Racial and ethnic health disparities, and Healthy public spaces, recreations areas, and park