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Department of Public Health Sciences

DPHS Faculty

 
The Department of Public Health Sciences faculty collaborates extensively with other Departments, Colleges, Programs, Units, Projects and individuals across the MUSC Campus, South Carolina, the United States and abroad. Our investigators work side by side with scientists and medical professionals to design studies, manage data, conduct data analysis and maximize data usage for informed conclusions. We also provide extensive educational support and opportunities to our PhD and MS students as well as scholars in many different disciplines, including medical students, basic science doctoral candidates, nursing and health administration students, and many others.

John E. Vena, PhD
Professor and Founding Chair

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Faculty

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Professors

Valerie Durkalski, PhD
Professor
Rebecca Knapp, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Andrew Lawson, PhD
Distinguished University Professor
Vice Chair for Research
Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, PhD
Professor
Division Leader
 

Paul Nietert, PhD
Professor

Yuko Y. Palesch, PhD
Professor
Viswanathan Ramakrishnan, PhD
Professor
 

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Associate Professors

Jordan Elm, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Mulugeta Gebregziabher, PhD
Associate Professor
Elizabeth Hill, PhD
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Academic Programs
Hong Li, PhD
Associate Professor
Renee' Martin, PhD
Associate Professor
Brian Neelon, PhD
Associate Professor
Sharon Yeatts, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Wenle Zhao, PhD
Research Associate Professor

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Assistant Professors

 
Dongjun Chung, PhD
Assistant Professor
Caitlyn Ellerbe, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Beth Wolf, PhD
Assistant Professor
 

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Associates and Research Instructors

Kent Armeson, MS
Research Instructor
Nathan Baker, MS
Research Instructor
Allan DeToma, M.A.S.
Research Associate
Lydia Foster, MS
Research Instructor
Michelle Gottfried, MS
Research Associate
J. Madison Hyer, MS
Research Associate
Jaemyung Kim, MBA
Research Instructor
Abby Lauer, MS
Research Associate
Kristen Morella, MPH
Research Associate
Qi (Angela) Pauls, MS
Research Instructor
Abeba Teklehaimanot, MSCR
Research Associate
Holly Tillman, MS
Research Instructor
   
Amy Wahlquist, MS
Research Instructor
   

Epidemiology Faculty

Epidemiology Professors

   
Anthony Alberg, PhD
Professor
 
  

Epidemiology Assistant and Associate Professors

Kelly Hunt, PhD
Associate Professor
Division Leader
Linda Kelemen, Sc.D.
Associate Professor

Anbesaw Selassie, DrPH
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Innovation

Kristin Wallace, PhD
Assistant Professor
   
Edith Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor
   

Epidemiology Research Associates

 
Danira Karzic, MPH
Research Associate
Angela Malek, PhD
Research Associate
Dulaney Wilson, PhD
Research Associate
 

Environmental Health Faculty

Erik Svendsen, PhD
Professor
Division Leader
Jeff Korte, PhD
Associate Professor
John Pearce, PhD
Assistant Professor
Adwoa Commodore, PhD
Research Associate

Health Behavior and Health Promotion Faculty

Marvella Ford, PhD
Professor
John Luque, PhD
Associate Professor
Cathy Melvin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Division Leader
Katherine Sterba, PhD
Associate Professor
 
Benjamin Toll, PhD
Associate Professor
Tiarney Ritchwood, PhD
Assistant Professor
Alana Rojewski, PhD
Research Associate
 

Biomedical Informatics, Health Systems and Policy Faculty

Alexander Alekseyenko, PhD
Associate Professor
Lewis Frey, PhD
Associate Professor
Jihad Obeid, MD
Associate Professor
Division Leader
Brandon Welch, PhD
Assistant Professor

 
Vivienne Zhu, MD
Assistant Professor
Ali Bakhtiari, PhD
Research Associate
Elizabeth Marshall, MD
Research Associate
 

Emeritus Faculty

   
David Hoel, PhD
Distinguished University Professor
Joyce Nicholas, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Elizabeth Pickelsimer, D.A.
Professor Emeritus
Robert Woolson, PhD
Professor Emeritus
   
Jane Zapka ScD
Professor Emeritus
   

Dual Faculty

   

Andrea Boan, PhD
Matthew Carpenter, PhD
Nancy Carson, PhD
Elizabeth Crabtree, MPH
Michael Cummings, PhD, MPH
Leonard Egede, MD, MSCR
John Feussner, MD, MPH
David Garr, MD
Mathew Gregoski, PhD
Gary Hardiman, PhD
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD
Daniel Lackland, DrPH
Les Lenert, MD
Ayaba Logan, MLIS, MPH
Kathryn Magruder, PhD
Patrick Mauldin, PhD
Prema Menezes, PhD
Lawrence Mohr, MD
William Moran, MD, MS
Martina Mueller, PhD
Gavin Naylor, PhD
Lynne Nemeth, PhD
Bruce Ovbiagele, MD
Paula Ramos, PhD
Susan Reed, DDS, DrPH
Lauren Richey, MD, MPH
Cassandra Salgado, MD, MS
Gerard Silvestri, MD
Kit Simpson, DrPH
Jenifer Voeks, PhD
Robert Warren, MD, PhD
Brandi White, PhD, MPH

 

   

Adjunct Faculty

   

Robert T. Ball, Jr, MD, MPH, FACP
Jeffery Deal, MD
Andrea DeMaria, PhD, MS
Patricia Fair, PhD, MS
Saundra Glover, PhD, MBA
Ray Greenburg, MD, PhD

William Hrushesky, MD, FACP
Raymond Lala, DDS
Sara Neelon, PhD, MPH
Olivia Thompson, PhD, MPH

Philip Smeltzer, PhD
Beth Sundstrom, PhD, MPH
 

   
 
 
 

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