NamePositionAreas of Expertise
Elitsa Ananieva-Stoyanova, Des Moines University ResearchersElitsa Ananieva-Stoyanova, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Biochemistry, Cancer, Immunology
Elizabeth Baker, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthElizabeth Baker, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.P.H.Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Maria Barnes, Des Moines University ResearchersMaria Barnes, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Cardiovascular, Female Health, Hypertension, Neuroscience, Obesity
Lauren Butaric, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyLauren Butaric, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Anthropology, Basic Science, Skeletal Variation
Michael Carruthers, Des Moines University ResearchersMichael Carruthers, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Immunology
Daniel Christian, Des Moines University ResearchersDaniel Christian, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Sarah Clayton, Des Moines University ResearchersSarah Clayton, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Integrative physiology, Neural control of cardiovascular function
Jun Dai, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthJun Dai, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Public Health
Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Diabetes, Epigenetics (methylation, hydroxymethylation, miRNA), Molecular Epidemiology, Nutrition, Nutrition Epidemiology, Twin Study
Francesca Di Sole, Des Moines University ResearchersFrancesca Di Sole, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Pharmacology, Physiology
Pamela Duffy, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthPamela A. Duffy, PT, PhD, FAPTAAssociate Professor, Master of Public Health
Affordable Care Act, Global Health, Health Care Delivery, Public Health
Rachel Dunn, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyRachel Dunn, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Climate, Paleontology
YuJiang Fang, Des Moines University ResearchersYujiang Fang, M.D., Ph.D.Academic Pathologist and Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Cancer, Immunology
Heather Garvin-Elling, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyHeather Garvin-Elling, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Anatomy, Anthropology, Basic Science, Forensics, Skeletal Variation
Simon Geletta, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthSimon Geletta, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Public Health
Health Geography, Population Health, Public Health, Well-Being and Quality of Life Measures
Sean Grambart, Des Moines University Foot and Ankle ClinicSean Grambart, D.P.M., FACFASAssistant Professor, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Chunfa Jie, Des Moines University Office of ResearchChunfa Jie, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Biostatistician, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Bioinformatics, Statistical applications in health and biomedical research
Dooyoung Lim, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthDooyoung Lim, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Health Disparities, Health Economics, Health Finance, Health Insurance, Health Policy Analysis, Mental Health
Kristin Lowry, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramKristin Lowry, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Clinical, Gait Analysis, Geriatrics, Home Health, Motor Control and Learning, Neurorehabilitation, Outpatient, Skilled Nursing
Noah MarcusNoah Marcus, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Autonomic Regulation, Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Shane McClinton, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramShane McClinton, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCSPhysical Therapist, Physical Therapy Clinic
Biomechanics, Chronic Pain, Clinical, Cycling, Exercise, Heel Pain, Injury Prevention, Movement Science, Physical Therapy, Plantar Fasciitis, Running
Julie Meachen, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyJulie Meachen, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Climate, Paleontology
Marie Nguyen, Des Moines University ResearchersMarie Nguyen, Ph.D.Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Immunology
Shannon Petersen, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramShannon Petersen, P.T., DScPT, OCS, FAAOMPT,COMTAssociate Professor, Physical Therapy
Headaches, Low Back Pain, Manual Therapy, Neck Pain, Orthopedic Spine Care
Tracy Porter, Des Moines University ResearchersTracy Porter, P.T., D.P.T., EdDAssistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Women's Health
Muhammad Spocter, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyMuhammad Spocter, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Neuroscience
Katie Stevermer, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramCatherine Stevermer, P.T., Ph.D., GCSAssistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinical, Exercise, Geriatrics, Movement Science
Tami Swenson, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthTami Swenson, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Kim Tran, Des Moines University ResearchersKim Tran, M.D., Ph.D.Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Cardiovascular Disease, G Protein-Coupled Receptors, Pharmacology, Physiology, Signal Transduction
Julia Van Liew, Des Moines University Behavioral MedicineJulia Van Liew, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Vassilios Vardaxis, Des Moines University ResearchersVassilios Vardaxis, Ph.D.Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Biological Signals - Balance, Measurement, Evaluation, Biomechanics, Gait Analysis
Wayne Wilson, Des Moines University ResearchersWayne Wilson, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Sexual Health
Robert Yoho, Dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Science at Des Moines UniversityRobert Yoho, D.P.M., M.S., FACFASDean, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Podiatric Medicine, Sports Injuries
LiLian Juan, Des Moines UniversityLiLian Yuan, Ph.D.Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Behavior and Development, Genetics, Neurologic Diseases, Neuroscience
Leslie Wimsatt, Des Moines University ResearchersLeslie Wimsatt, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic Assessment, Quality and Development
Curriculum, Pedagogy
Juanita Robel, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramJuanita Robel, P.T., M.S., CLT-LANAAssociate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Darren Liu, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthDarren Liu, DrPHAssistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Aging, Chronic Disease Management, Consumer Health Information Seeking on the Web, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Health Literacy, Healthcare Disparities, Long-Term Care, Nursing Home Quality
Laura Covill, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramLaura Covill, D.P.T., OCS, COMTAssociate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Exercise, Holistic Health, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Yoga
Thomas Benzoni, Des Moines University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine ProgramThomas Benzoni, D.O., EM, AOBEM, FACEPAssistant Professor, Family Medicine
Disaster Medicine, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Medicine, Rural Medicine, Search and Rescue
Eric Wauson, Des Moines University ResearchersEric Wauson, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Heart Disease, Pharmacology, Physiology
Vanja Duric, Des Moines University ResearchersVanja Duric, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Sarah Werning, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomySarah Werning, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Climate, Paleontology

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