The College of Health and Human Services: An Evolution
Through Building Capacity in Health Disparities Research (HDR), the College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University continues an evolution. Once focused primarily on teaching new health professionals, the College has undertaken a strong commitment to expand its mission toward the elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities through research.
The College realizes that success is predicated on the development of research skills and methods among its faculty. The College has a strong partner as it continues this first step toward creating a viable and self-sustaining research infrastructure – the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Renowned for its research expertise, as well as its mission of working to improve the welfare of residents of Illinois and beyond, the University of Illinois at Chicago provides direct mentorship to College of Health and Human Services faculty as part of Health Disparities Research (HDR). UIC research mentors offer College faculty guidance and support as they undertake health disparities research.
The College is proud to announce its UIC Health Disparities Research (HDR) Mentors:
Richard B. Warnecke, Ph.D.
Dr. Warneke is the former Director of the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities at the University of Illinois, at Chicago, and the former Director of the UIC Survey Research Laboratory. He serves as Principal Mentor under HDR and coordinates mentoring support from UIC’s research team. He provides expertise in research and questionnaire design, evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. He is a member of the HDR Project Advisory Board.
Suzann Campbell, P.T., Ph.D.
Dr. Campbell is Professor Emerita of the Department of Physical Therapy at UIC. She serves as a member of the Project Advisory Board under HDR and provides expertise in projects involving children with disabilities, as well as in measurement and study design.
Thomas G.H. Diekwisch, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Diekwisch is Head of the Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, at UIC. He is the Allan G. Brodie Endowed Chair for Orthodontic Research and Director of the Brodie Laboratory for Craniofacial Genetics. Dr. Diekwisch works with College of Health and Human Services' Dr. Robert Druzinsky, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, on the study of mammalian jaw muscles.
Sally Freels, Ph.D.
Dr. Sally Freels is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics for the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UIC. She will provide biostatistical consultation and guidance for HDR research.
Sharon Telleen, Ph.D.
Dr. Telleen is a Research Associate Professor at the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and is affiliated with the School of Public Health. Dr. Telleen works with College of Health and Human Services' Dr. Nancy MacMullen, chair of the Department of Nursing, on “Knowledge, Attitude, and Self-efficacy in Pregnant Women with Asthma.”
Anthony T. Losasso
Dr. Losasso is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and an Associate Professor and Senior Research Scientist in Health Policy and Administration in the School of Public Health. Dr. Losasso works with Dr. Tanny Kim on examining disparities in access to quality health care in hospitals that provide high-technology services.