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Bethany L. Johnson


Bethany Johnson, M.A., is interested in historical and contemporary understandings of science, medicine and health, mediated through the lenses of race, class and gender. Focusing on the intersection of gender and health, Johnson examines processes and constructions of the medical gaze and the various inequalities this gaze perpetuates in American society across time.

Daniel Andrew Janies

Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics and Co-director of the Center for Computational Intelligence to Predict Public Health Risks (CIPHER)

In 2012, Daniel Janies joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as The Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics.  Janies serves as the co-Director of Computational Intelligence to Predict Health and Environmental Risks (CIPHER). He has also served as director of the Ribarsky Center for Visual Analytics. 

Dave Sperry

Director, Venture Outdoor Leadership

Dave Sperry has been the director of UNC Charlotte's Venture Outdoor Leadership program for more than six years. He has worked with internationally recognized outdoor leadership organizations, such as Outward Bound. He has also served as a faculty member in outdoor education degree programs for more than 20 years.

David E. Verrill

Director of Exercise Physiology Laboratory

David Verrill, a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology, has been at UNC Charlotte for seven years and is the past-president of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association and the North Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association.

Didier Dreau

Associate Professor

Didier Dréau earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Cell Biology from Rennes I University (Rennes, France), a Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology from Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France), and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology with emphasis on immunology from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique (ENSA) de Rennes (France).

Jan Warren-Findlow

Associate Professor and MPH Program Director

Jan Warren-Findlow is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She is a public health gerontologist with expertise in chronic disease self-management and social, psychological and behavioral factors that influence chronic disease outcomes.

Larissa R. Huber

Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the PhD Programs in Health Services Research and Public Health Sciences

Larissa Huber, Ph.D., studied anthropology and mathematics as an undergraduate. Her interests in both of these fields led her to pursue graduate degrees in Epidemiology. She completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Doctorate n Epidemiology at Emory University. Huber's research interests focus on reproductive epidemiology.

Lori Thomas

Director of Research & Faculty Engagement, Director of the Institute for Social Capital - UNC Charlotte Urban Institute; Associate Professor of Social Work

M. Lori Thomas is the director of research and faculty engagement at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, where she also serves as director for the Institute for Social Capital. Dr. Thomas is an associate professor of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services.