Faculty Research

Across the Department of Human Science, faculty members focus on a variety of research and scholarly interests.  Topics cover a range of areas, including cancer, cell biology, environmental and occupational health, genetics, health promotion, physiology, microbiology, behavioral and social science, and virology.  Faculty members publish their findings in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, present at national conferences, and mentor undergraduates in the research process.

Click on the broad topic areas below to learn more about our faculty's areas of interest.

Cell Biology

Alex Theos
Associate Professor
Keywords: Cell Biology; Lysosome-Related Organelle Biogenesis

Ronit Yarden
Assistant Professor
Keywords: Breast Cancer, Genetics, DNA Damage Response, Cell Cycle

Clinical Trials

Daniel Merenstein
Associate Professor
(Director of the Research Division, Department of Family Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital)
Keywords: Clinical Trials, Probiotics, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Primary Care Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Daniel Merenstein
Associate Professor
(Director of the Research Division, Department of Family Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital)
Keywords: Clinical Trials, Probiotics, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Primary Care Medicine

Environmental and Occupational Health

Laura Anderko
Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Chair in Values Based Health Care
Keywords: Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Justice, Children's Environmental Health, Public Health

David Goldsmith
Adjunct Associate Professor
Keywords: Environmental Health, Occupational Health

Phil Hagan
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Keywords: Health Impacts of the Environment

Rosemary K. Sokas
Professor and Chair
Keywords: Occupational Health and Safety

Wei-Han Liu
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Keywords: Environmental Pollution and Impact, Environmental Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Modeling

Leslie Nickels
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(Team Lead-Office of Health Communication, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Keywords: Work and Workplaces as Social Determinants of Health

Epidemiology and Health Disparities

Debbie Barrington
Assistant Professor
Keywords: Epidemiology, Health Disparities, Perinatal Outcomes, Cardiovascular Disease

Genetics

Jan LaRocque
Assistant Professor
Keywords: Genome Instability, DNA Damage Response

Ronit Yarden
Assistant Professor
Keywords: Breast Cancer, Genetics, DNA Damage Response, Cell Cycle

Health Promotion

Carol RT Day
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(Director, Health Education Services)
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence and College Health, Community-Based Learning, Assessment

Todd Olson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(Vice President of Student Affairs, Georgetown University)
Keywords: Health Promotion, College Student Development, Team Dynamics, Group Dynamics, College Health, Community Development

Joan Riley
Associate Professor
Keywords: Health Promotion, Well Being, College Student Development, Curriculum Infusion

Microbiology

Pablo Irusta
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Keywords: Cell Signaling, Respiratory Viruses, Cell Cycle, Aging

Neuroscience

Ira Shoulson
Professor
Keywords: Regulatory Science and Medicine, Public Policy (Health, Education), Experimental Therapeutics and Neuropharmacology, Neurodegenerative Disorders (Parkinson's and Huntington diseases)

Public Policy

Ira Shoulson
Professor
Keywords: Regulatory Science and Medicine, Public Policy (Health, Education), Experimental Therapeutics and Neuropharmacology, Neurodegenerative Disorders (Parkinson's and Huntington diseases)