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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
Maria Barnes, Des Moines University Researchers Maria Barnes, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Cardiovascular, Female Health, Hypertension, Neuroscience, Obesity
Andrew Brittingham, Des Moines University Researchers Andrew Brittingham, Ph.D.Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Cell Biology, Sexual Health
Traci Bush, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Traci 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 Anatomy 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
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
Francesca Di Sole, Des Moines University Researchers Francesca Di Sole, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Pharmacology, Physiology
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
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
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
Darren Liu, Des Moines University Department of Public Health Darren Liu, DrPH, FGSAAssistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Chronic Disease Management, Consumer Health Information Seeking, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Health Literacy, Healthcare Disparities, Long-Term Care Administration, Nursing Home Quality
Noah Marcus Noah 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 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
Marie Nguyen, Des Moines University Researchers Marie Nguyen, Ph.D.Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Immunology
Noreen O'Shea, Des Moines University Researchers Noreen O’Shea, D.O., FAAFPAssistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Martin Schmidt, Des Moines University Researchers Martin Schmidt, Ph.D.Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition
Basic Science, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics
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 Stevermer, P.T., Ph.D., GCSAssistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinical, Exercise, Geriatrics, Movement Science
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
Vassilios Vardaxis, Des Moines University Researchers Vassilios Vardaxis, Ph.D.Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Biological Signals - Balance, Measurement, Evaluation, Biomechanics, Gait Analysis
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
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
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
LiLian Juan, Des Moines University LiLian Yuan, Ph.D.Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Behavior and Development, Genetics, Neurologic Diseases, Neuroscience
Tracy Porter, Des Moines University Clinic Physical Therapy Tracy Porter, P.T., D.P.T., EdDAssociate Director Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Women's Health
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
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
Michael Carruthers, Des Moines University Researchers Michael Carruthers, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Science, Immunology

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