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
Adolescent Health, Community-Based Participatory Research, Program Planning and Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Sexual and Gender Minority Health, Sexual Health, Social Determinants of Health, Women's Health
Maria Barnes, Des Moines University ResearchersMaria Barnes, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Cardiovascular, Female Health, Hypertension, Neuroscience, Obesity
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
Andrew Brittingham, Des Moines University ResearchersAndrew Brittingham, Ph.D.Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Cell Biology, Sexual Health
Traci Bush, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramTraci Bush, D.P.T., OTR/L, DHSChair, Program Director and Associate Professor
Ergonomics, Upper Extremity Orthopedics
Lauren Butaric, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyLauren Butaric, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Anthropology, Basic Science, Skeletal Variation
Kevin Carnevale, Des Moines University ResearchersKevin Carnevale, M.D.Academic Pathologist, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Cardiovascular, Curriculum
Daniel Christian, Des Moines University ResearchersDaniel Christian, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Sarah Clayton, Des Moines University ResearchersSarah Clayton, Ph.D.Associate 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
Ashley Dikis, Des Moines University Foot and Ankle ClinicAshley Dikis, D.P.M., FACFASAssistant Professor, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Rachel Dunn, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyRachel Dunn, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Climate, Paleontology
Vanja Duric, Des Moines University ResearchersVanja Duric, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
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
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
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
Noah MarcusNoah Marcus, Ph.D.Associate 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
Jeneane Moody, M.P.H.Department Vice-Chair of Public Health, Master of Public Health Program
Marie Nguyen, Des Moines University ResearchersMarie Nguyen, Ph.D.Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Immunology
Noreen O'Shea, Des Moines University ResearchersNoreen O’Shea, D.O., FAAFPAssistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Shannon Petersen, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramShannon Petersen, P.T., DScPT, OCS Emeritus, FAAOMPT, COMTAssociate Professor, Physical Therapy
Headaches, Low Back Pain, Manual Therapy, Neck Pain, Orthopedic Spine Care
Tracy Porter, Des Moines University Clinic Physical TherapyTracy Porter, P.T., D.P.T., EdDAssociate Director Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Women's Health
Rachel Reimer, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthRachel Reimer, Ph.D.Director of Department of Public Health
Epigenetics, Public Health Communication and Social Marketing, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tobacco Use, Vaccination Behavior
Martin Schmidt, Des Moines University ResearchersMartin Schmidt, Ph.D.Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics
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
Lisa Streyffeler, Des Moines University Behavioral MedicineLisa Streyffeler, Ph.D.Chair and Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine
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
Aging, Geriatrics, Medical Education in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mental Health, Psychiatry
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
Leslie Wimsatt, Des Moines University ResearchersLeslie Wimsatt, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic Assessment, Quality and Development
Assessment, Curriculum, Program Improvement
Eric Wauson, Des Moines University ResearchersEric Wauson, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Heart Disease, Pharmacology, Physiology
Sarah Werning, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomySarah Werning, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Bone Biology, Histology, Paleontology, Reptiles
LiLian Juan, Des Moines UniversityLiLian Yuan, Ph.D.Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Behavior and Development, Genetics, Neurologic Diseases, Neuroscience

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