Faculty Research Affiliates

The SIRC Faculty Research Affiliate (FRA) program supports ASU faculty engaged in research, teaching or service focused on minority health and health disparities research, training, and community engagement. Through a rigorous application process, appointed FRAs can receive methodological and statistical support, access to an extensive measures library and data sets, grant development and implementation support, and access to a network of health disparities researchers and national/international community partners.

For more information about our FRA program, please contact: Stephanie Ayers, PhD, Director of Research, stephanie.l.ayers@asu.edu

  

Faculty Research Affiliates

Mary Ellen Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Olga Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Barrett, The Honors College, Downtown Phoenix Campus

Frank Dillon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Integrative Science and Arts

Kristin Ferguson, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Social Work

Justin Jager, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics

Tina Jiwatram-Negrón, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Alexis Koskan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Judy Krysik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Director, Center for Child Wellbeing, School of Social Work

Kristina Lopez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Vera Lopez, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Social Transformation

Natasha Mendoza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Felicia Mitchell, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Hyungsung Oh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Chinedum Ojinnaka, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Health Solutions

Stephanie Peña, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Roseanne Schuster, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist, School of Human Evolution & Social Change and Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Practice and Innovation, Global Impact Collaboratory

Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, College of Nursing & Health Innovation
U54  Project PI, Follow-up of a Culturally-Grounded Diabetes Prevention Program for Obese Latino Adolescents

Monica Tsethlikai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics

Edward D. Vargas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Transborder Studies

Sonia Vega-Lopez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
U54 Project PI, Multi-level Effects of a Parenting Intervention for Enhancing Latino Youth Health Behaviors 

Karin Wachter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Lela Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Shiyou Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Qi Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Aggie Yellow Horse, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Transformation

Clinical Research Affiliates

Dean Coonrod, M.D.
Chair and Director of Research for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Valleywise Health