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Amer Abukhalaf

Research Assistant

Amer Abukhalafa researches disasters and emergency management with a focus on resilience at US institutions of higher education.
Multilingual Communications Hurricane Warnings American Education Natural Disasters Higher Education

Abimola Adewumi

Associate Professor

Abimola "Abi" Adewumi researches law and ethics in dentistry as member of the pediatric dental faculty.
Patients with Special Needs Hospital Dentistry Craniofacial Development and Abnormalities

Farid AitSahlia

Assistant Professor

Farid AitSahlia is an expert in financial technology, with specific interest in topics including computational methods and risk management.
Market Microstructure Financial Engineering Fintech Risk Management Asset Pricing

Elif Akçali

Associate Professor

Elif Akçali's research interests are inventory and supply chain systems, lean production systems, sustainability and creativity.
Creativity Lean Production Systems Supply Chain Inventory Systems Sustainability

Meryl Alappattu

Research Assistant Professor

Meryl Alappattu's research interests include chronic pain, pelvic pain, rehabilitation and women's health.
Chronic Pain Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Pelvic Pain Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

Afsar Ali

Research Associate Professor

Afsar Ali researches disease spillover from environment to humans and how to mitigate cholera and diarrheal diseases.
Diarrheal Disease Cholera Algal Blooms Flesh Eating Bacteria Environmental Disasters

Anita Anantharam

Associate Professor

Anita Anantharam’s research interests include nationalism and feminism in South Asia, women's movements, food and cultural studies.
Women and Business Inclusion Diversity Developing World Emerging Markets

Benjamin Anderson

Assistant Professor

Benjamin Anderson's expertise includes pathogen discovery and the use of novel virus surveillance techniques.
Pathogen Discovery Virology Respiratory Viruses Public Health One Health

Jeanette Andrade

Assistant Professor

Jeanette Andrade has a long-term goal to create nutrition education tools to improve renal outcomes and delay the initiation of dialysis.
Evaluation Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic Disease Nutrition Education

Juan Andrade Laborde

Associate Professor

Juan Andrade Laborde develops sustainable strategies and technologies that can be used to deliver nutrition to vulnerable populations.
Food Aid Micronutrients Internatinal Development Human Nutrition Food Science and Technology

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