NamePositionAreas of Expertise
Elitsa Ananieva-Stoyanova, Des Moines University Researchers Elitsa Ananieva-Stoyanova, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Biochemistry, Cancer, Immunology
Elizabeth Baker, Des Moines University Department of Public Health Elizabeth 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 Researchers Maria Barnes, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Female Health, Hypertension, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Obesity
Thomas Benzoni, Des Moines University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program Thomas 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 Researchers Andrew Brittingham, Ph.D.Interim Chair and Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Cell Biology, Sexual Health
Traci Bush, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Traci Bush, P.T., D.P.T., OTR/L, DHSChair, Program Director and Associate Professor
Ergonomics, Upper Extremity Orthopedics
Lauren Butaric Lauren Butaric, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Anthropology, Basic Science, Skeletal Variation
Kevin Carnevale, Des Moines University Researchers Kevin Carnevale, M.D.Academic Pathologist, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Cardiovascular, Curriculum
Michael Carruthers, Des Moines University Researchers Michael Carruthers, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Immunology
Daniel Christian, Des Moines University Researchers Daniel Christian, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Sarah Clayton, Des Moines University Researchers Sarah Clayton, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Integrative Physiology, Neural control of cardiovascular function
Jun Dai, Des Moines University Department of Public Health Jun Dai, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.Professor, Department of Public Health
Cardiometabolic Disease, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Diabetes, Epigenetics (methylation, hydroxymethylation, miRNA), Molecular Epidemiology, Nutrition, Nutrition Epidemiology, Obesity, Pathophysiological Mechanisms, Twin Study
Francesca Di Sole, Des Moines University Researchers Francesca Di Sole, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Pharmacology, Physiology
Ashley Dikis, Des Moines University Foot and Ankle Clinic Ashley Dikis, D.P.M., FACFAS, DABPMAssistant Professor, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Rachel Dunn, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Rachel Dunn, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Climate, Paleontology
Vanja Duric, Des Moines University Researchers Vanja Duric, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
YuJiang Fang, Des Moines University Researchers Yujiang Fang, M.D., Ph.D.Academic Pathologist and Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Cancer, Immunology, Pathology, Radiation, Urology
Heather Garvin-Elling, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Heather Garvin-Elling, Ph.D.Professor, Anatomy
Anatomy, Anthropology, Basic Science, Forensics, Skeletal Variation
Simon Geletta, Des Moines University Department of Public Health Simon 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 Clinic Sean Grambart, D.P.M., FACFASAssistant Professor, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Mathew Johnstone, Des Moines University Clinic Foot and Ankle Mathew Johnstone, D.P.M., FACFAS, DABPMAssistant Professor
Allison Larson, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Allison Larson, P.T., D.P.T.Assistant Professor
Amputation Recovery, Generalized Weakness, Major Multiple Trauma, Medical Surgical Conditions, Neurorehabilitation, Orthopedics
Dooyoung Lim, Des Moines University Department of Public Health Dooyoung Lim, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Health Disparities, Health Economics, Health Finance, Health Insurance, Health Policy Analysis, Mental Health
Noah Marcus Noah Marcus, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Autonomic Regulation, Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Chemoreflexes, Integrative Physiology, Sleep Apnea, Vascular Physiology
Shane McClinton, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Shane 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 Anatomy Julie 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 Researchers Marie Nguyen, Ph.D.Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Immunology, Virology
Noreen O'Shea, Des Moines University Researchers Noreen O’Shea, D.O., FAAFPAssistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Shannon Petersen, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Shannon 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 Therapy Tracy Porter, P.T., D.P.T., EdDAssociate Director Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedics, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, Wellness
Rachel Reimer, Des Moines University Department of Public Health Rachel 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 Researchers Martin Schmidt, Ph.D.Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Medical Education
Muhammad Spocter, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Muhammad Spocter, Ph.D.Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Neuroscience
Katie Stevermer, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Catherine (Katie) Stevermer, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinical, Exercise, Geriatrics, Movement Science
Lisa Streyffeler, Des Moines University Behavioral Medicine Lisa Streyffeler, Ph.D.Chair and Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine
Tami Swenson, Des Moines University Department of Public Health Tami Swenson, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Community Asset Indexing, Community Health Improvement Planning, Health Demography, Health Policy, Hospital Community Benefit, Medicaid, Medicare, Population Health, Radon Policy, Safety Net Programs, Systems Thinking
Kim Tran, Des Moines University Researchers Kim 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 Medicine Julia 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 Researchers Vassilios Vardaxis, Ph.D.Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Biological Signals - Balance, Measurement, Evaluation, Biomechanics, Gait Analysis
Wayne Wilson, Des Moines University Researchers Wayne Wilson, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Sexual Health
Leslie Wimsatt, Des Moines University Researchers Leslie Wimsatt, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic Assessment, Quality and Development
Assessment, Curriculum, Program Improvement
Eric Wauson, Des Moines University Researchers Eric Wauson, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Heart Disease, Pharmacology, Physiology
Sarah Werning, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Sarah Werning, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Anatomy
Basic Science, Bone Biology, Histology, Paleontology, Reptiles
LiLian Juan, Des Moines University LiLian Yuan, Ph.D.Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Behavior and Development, Genetics, Neurologic Diseases, Neuroscience
Chunfa Jie, Des Moines University Office of Research Chunfa Jie, Ph.D.Professor and Biostatistician, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Bioinformatics, Statistical applications in health and biomedical research

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