Agatha S. Critchfield, MD

Assistant Professor
Director of Pathways
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Department of Medicine

Mairead Moloney, PhD

Assistant Professor 
Department of Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences

Christal Badour, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Science

Emily S. Brouwer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science

Niraj Chavan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of OBGYN
College of Medicine 

Kate Eddens, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor 
Department of Health Behavior
College of Public Health

Amanda Fallin-Bennett, PhD, RN

Assistant Research Professor 
Tobacco Policy Research Program 
College of Nursing

Karen Lawrence, PhD, MSW, CSW

Assistant Professor 
College of Social Work

Michelle M. Martel, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology

Rachel Miller, MD

Assistant Professor 
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology 

Daniela Moga, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science
College of Pharmacy

Jessica Santollo, PhD

Assistant Professor 
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences

Robin Shoemaker, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Claire Snell-Rood, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Behavioral Science
College of Medicine

Robin Vanderpool, DRPH, CHES

Assistant Professor 
Department of Health Behavior

Graduated Scholars (continued)

Scholar: Subbu Apparsundaram, PhD
Department: Anatomy and Neurobiology
Project: Estrogen Modulation of Central Cholinergic and 
Dopaminergic Function Regulation of Presynaptic Choline and Dopamine 
Mentor: Lothar Jennes, PhD


Scholar: Kristin Ashford, PhD
Department: Nursing
Project: Smoking and Pre-term Birth
Mentor: James E. Ferguson, MD and Jeffrey Ebersole, MD


Scholar: Phillip Bridges, PhD
Department: Clinical and Reproductive Sciences
Project: Regulation of Oviductal Function and Fertility 
Mentor: Jay Ko, PhD, and Tom Curry, PhD


Scholar: Jody L. Clasey, PhD
Department: Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Project: Relationship Between Insulin Sensitivity and Measures of Body Composition in Obese Prepubescents and Adolescents
Mentor: Dennis Karounos, MD


Scholar: Paul Dassow, MD
Department: Family Practice
Project: Increasing Colorectal Screening Among 
Women with the use of Mailed Educational Prompts 
Mentor: Joyce Beaulieu, PhD, MPH, and Mark Dignan, PhD, MPH


Scholar: Anita Fernander, PhD
Department: Behavorial Science
Project: The Influence of Stress and Coping on Smoking Status and Smoking Behaviors Among Disadvantaged African-American Women
Mentor: Linda Dwoskin, PhD, and Linda Brown Wright, PhD


Scholar: Joan Griffith, MD
Department: Pediatrics
Project: Adolescent Female Obesity, Depression and High-risk Behavior
Mentor: James Anderson, MD


Scholar: Joseph Holtman, MD, PhD
Department: Anesthesiology
Project: Gender, Sex Hormones and Pain Responsivity
Mentor: Tom Kelly, PhD


Scholar: Jane Joseph, PhD
Department: Anatomy and Neurobiology
Project: Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Functional Brain Organization for Spatial and Memory Performance
Mentor: Tom Kelly, PhD


Scholar: Michael W. Kilgore, PhD
Department: Pharmacology
Project: Transcriptional Control of Breast Cancer 
Through Peroxisome-activated Receptor Gamma
Mentor: Tom Curry, PhD


Scholar: Ken Kirsh , PhD
Department: Pharmacy Practice and Science
Mentor: Donald Perrier, PhD


Scholar: Michelle Lofwall, PhD
Department: Psychiatry
Project: The Role of Gender and Pain on the Abuse Liability, Stress Response, and Pharmacokinetics of Intranasal OxyContin Among Opioid Users
Mentor: Sharon Walsh, PhD, and Catherine Martin, MD


Scholar: Karen Lommel, MD
Department: Psychiatry
Project: Childhood Cancer Survivors: Psychosocial 
Risks for Female Rural Adolescent and Young Adults
Mentor: Cathy Martin, MD


Scholar: Susan Modesitt, MD
Department: Ob/GYN
Project: In vitro and in vivo Histone Deacetlyase Inhibitor 
Therapy in Ovarian Cancer
Mentor: Tom Curry, PhD, and Steve Zimmer, PhD


Scholar: Igho Ofotokun, MD
Department: Internal Medicine
Project: Gender Differences in Response and 
Adverse Reactions to the Antiretroviral Drugs 
Mentor: Claire Pomeroy, MD

Scholar: Caitlin Pope, PhD
Department: Department of Health, Policy and Behavior
Project: Gender Differences on Health Status and Driving Self-Regulation Behaviors in a Sample of Older Drivers: A 10-year Investigation of the ACTIVE Study
Mentor: Dr. Daniela Moga, Dr. John Watkins, Dr. Greg Jicha, and Dr. Karlene Ball (external mentor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Scholar: Alice Thorton, MD
Department: Internal Medicine
Project: Epidemiology and Host Responses to Trichomoniasis
Mentor: Beth Garvy, MD, and Dennis Fortenberry, MD

Scholar: James Temprano, MD
Department: Internal Medicine
Project: Differences in Exhaled Nitric Oxide Levels and Correlation with Markers of Asthma Severity in Pregnant Asthmatics and Controls
Mentor: David Mannino, MD, and Beth Garvy, PhD


Scholar: Anand Vaishnav, MD
Department: Neurology
Project: Effects on Gender on Healthy and Stroke Subtype Patients on P-selectin Expression in Platelets based on Flow Cytometry
Mentor: Suellen Ferraris, PhD


Scholar: Corinne Williams, ScD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Project: The Effect of Violence on Reproductive Health
Mentor: Ann Coker, PhD, and James E. Ferguson, MD


Scholar: Melinda Wilson, PhD
Department: Physiology
Project: Mechanisms of Estrogen Neuroprotection in HIV-associated Dementia 
Mentor: Eric Smart, PhD


Scholar: Faika Zanjani, PhD
Department: Gerontology
Project: Health Disparities Among Women
Mentor: Nancy E. Schoenberg, PhD, and Catherine A. Martin, MD