Researchers across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus are creating solutions and advancing the health sciences from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. Here we highlight some of the researchers who are making strides in the areas of clinical and translational neuroscience, health disparities, and maternal and child health.

Brain Health

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Catherine Best-Popescu, PhD
Department of Bioengineering

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Jefferson Chan, PhD
Department of Chemistry

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Catherine Christian, PhD
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

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Hee Jung Chung, PhD
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

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Neha Gothe, PhD
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

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Fatima Husain, PhD
Department of Speech and Hearing Science

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John Polk, PhD
Department of Anthropology

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Laura Rice, PhD
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health

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Sepideh Sadaghiani, PhD
Department of Psychology

Health Disparities

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Reginald Alston, PhD
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health

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Karen Tabb Dina, PhD
School of Social Work

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Craig Gundersen, PhD
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

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Daniel Morrow, PhD
Department of Educational Psychology

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Chelsea Singleton, PhD
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health

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Shardé McNeil Smith, PhD
Department of Human Development and Family Studies

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Ryan Wade, PhD
School of Social Work

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Kate Wegmann, PhD
School of Social Work

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Carla D. Hunter, PhD
Department of Psychology

Maternal & Child Health

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Meghan Burke, PhD
Department of Special Education

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Karen Tabb Dina, PhD
School of Social Work

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Jodi Flaws, PhD
Department of Comparative Biosciences

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Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, PhD
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health

Microbial Systems

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Stephen Boppart, MD, PhD
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD
Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition

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Hannah Holscher, PhD, RD
Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition

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Seppe Kuehn, PhD
Department of Physics

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Shannon Sirk, PhD
Department of Bioengineering