Affiliated Faculty

 

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH 

Department: Prevention Research Center , Morehouse School of Medicine

Research Interests: Program Evaluation, CBPAR

 

Marshalyn Yeargin-Alsopp, M.D.  

Department: Chief, Developmental Disabilities Branch, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Research Interests: Surveillance of Developmental Disabilities and Autism, Pediatrics

 

Gracie Beavers, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Department: Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of Education, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Behavioral interventions for individuals with IDD

 

Gwendolyn Benson, PhD **

Department: Associate Dean, College of Education, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Low Incidence Disabilities, Professional Learning Communities

 

Gary Bingham, Ph.D.

Department:  Early Childhood Education, College of Education

Research Interests:  cultural and family influences on development

 

Lisa Radtke Bliss, JD

Department: Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Experiential Education, Co-Director of HeLP Legal Services Clinic

 

Yu-Ping Chen, ScD, PT**

Department: Physical Therapy, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professionals

Research Interests: Gaming and Intervention in Physical Therapy

 

Leah Daigle, Ph.D.

Department: Department of Criminal Justice, College of Health and Human Sciences

Research Interests: victimization, sexual victimization, life course criminology

 

Cirleen DeBlaere, Ph.D.

Department: Assistant Professor, Counseling and Psychological Services, College of Education, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Mental health stigma, marginalized identities

 

Peggy Gallagher, Ph.D.

Department: Professor, College of Education; Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education; Director, Project SCEIs, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Inclusion, siblings and grandparents of young children with disabilities, personnel preparation in special education

 

Dennis Gilbride, Ph.D., CRC

Department: Professor, College of Education; Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Employment of people with disabilities

 

Amy Glass, Ph.D.

Department: School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Sciences

Research Interests: mental health, child welfare, and community collaboration

 

Harry Heiman, M.D., MPH**

Department: Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine

Research Interests: Health Policy, Health Policy Research, Patient Centered Medical Home

 

Wendy Hensel, JD

Department: Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, College of Law, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Disability law, disability discrimination in the US and its intersection with education and employment, tort law

 

Teri Holbrook, Ph.D.

Department: Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, College of Education, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Disabilities studies

 

Stacie Kershner, JD

Department: Associate Director, Center for Law, Health & Society, College of Law, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Public health law

 

Betty Lai, Ph.D.

Department: Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Impact of stress and depression on health behaviors and outcomes

 

Glenn M. Landers, M.B.A., M.H.A.

Department: Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Research Interests: Long-term Care and Access for the Uninsured

 

Christopher Lee, Ph.D.

Department: Director and Department Head, AMAC-Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Accessible technology

 

Paul Lombardo, Ph.D.

Department: Bobby Lee Cook Professor, Center for Law, Health and Society, College of Law, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Bioethics, legal history of the American eugenics movement

 

Debra McKeown, Ph.D.

Department: Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of Education, Georgia State University

Research Interests:  Self-regulated strategy development

 

Mary McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW

Department: Director of Administrative Assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Child welfare, community and workforce development

 

Anita Nucci, Ph.D., MPH, RD, LD

Department: Nutrition: Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professionals

Research Interests: Pediatric Nutrition, Type 1 Diabetes

 

Coleen O’Rourke, Ph.D., CCC/A

Department: Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Education, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Audiology, supervision of speech-language pathology services

 

Georgina Peacock, M.D., MPH**

Department: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Interests: Early Screening. Diagnosis and Intervention related to Autism, Disaster Preparedness

 

Catherine Rice, Ph.D.

Department: Behavioral Scientist, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Interests: Autism monitoring and surveillance at local, state and national levels

 

Diana L. Robins, Ph.D.

Department: Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: autism spectrum disorders

 

Mary Ann Romski, Ph.D.

Department: Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: intervention for children with severe communication disorders

 

Roy Q. Sanders, M.D.

Department: Decatur Family Psychiatry

Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Autism

 

Celine Saulnier, Ph.D.

Department: Marcus Autism Center, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Research Interests: Multi-disciplinary Evaluation of Autism

 

Charity Scott, JD, M.S.C.M.

Department: Director, Center for Law, Health and Society; Catherine C. Henson Professor, College of Law, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Health care law, bioethics

 

Rose Sevcik, Ph.D.

Department: Developmental Psychology Program, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: intervention research, children and adults with developmental disabilities

 

Deborah Shapiro, Ph.D.

Department: Department of Kinesiology and Health, College of Education

Research Interests: adapted/inclusive physical education and support for persons with disabilities

 

Regena Spratling, Ph.D., RN, CPNP**

Department: Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professionals

Research Interests: Pediatric Nursing, Medically Fragile Children

 

Emily Suski, JD, LL.M.

Department: Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Law, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Health care law, health advocacy

 

Brent Teasdale, Ph.D.

Department: Department of Criminal Justice, College of Health and Human Sciences

Research Interests: violence, mental illness, and the prevention of substance abuse

 

Stephen D. Truscott, Psy.D.**

Department: Counseling and Psychological Services, College of Education

Research Interests: Teacher Consultation, Workforce Diversity

 

Niklas Vollmer, MFA

Department: Associate Professor, Communications College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Digital ethnography, community-based participatory media-making