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Substance Misuse & Mental Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Penn State hosts the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the newly-formed Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) to help find research-based solutions to adress substance misuse and mental health.

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Health & Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Penn State experts are at the forefront of research on virus evolution, transmissibility and pathogenicity, as well as outbreak prediction and rapid identification of viral strains, all with a goal of informing the development of the best possible treatment and preventive measures.

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Steven Schiff

Health & Medicine

StevenSchiff

Director of the Penn State Center for Neural Engineering Harvey F. Brush Chair in the College of Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics and Physics Professor of Neurosurgery at Penn State College of Medicine

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Neural Engineering
  • Infectious Disease
Daniel Mallinson

Politics & Policy

DanielMallinson

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Pennsylvania Politics
  • Politics
  • Drug Policy
Ben Locke

Health & Medicine

BenLocke

Senior Director for Counseling & Psychological Services Director for the Center for Collegiate Mental Health

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Collegiate Mental Health
Susan McHale

Social Sciences

SusanMcHale

Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Director for the Social Science Research Institute Associate Director for the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Family Gender Dynamics
  • Sibling Relationships
  • Social Sciences
  • Family Dynamics
Jeffrey Catchmark

Politics & Policy

JeffreyCatchmark

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Affiliated Faculty of the The Rock Ethics Institute

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Biomedical Materials Engineering
  • Packaging Materials Engineering
  • Food Materials Engineering
  • Nanomaterials Engineering
  • Biological Materials Engineering
  • Politics & Policy
  • Ethical Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Ethics Education
Christina Grozinger

Agriculture

ChristinaGrozinger

Distinguished Professor of Entomology Director, Center for Pollinator Research

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Pollinators
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
  • Genomics
  • Pollinator Physiology
  • Pollinator Behavior
Peter Hudson

Sustainability & Environment

PeterHudson

Willaman Professor of Biology

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Ecology
Jennifer Van Hook

Politics & Policy

JenniferVan Hook

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Population Research
  • Politics & Policy
Amit Sharma

Business

AmitSharma

Director of the Food Decisions Research Laboratory

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
  • Food Safety & Quality
  • Business
  • Consumer Behavior
Robert Roberts

Agriculture

RobertRoberts

Professor of Food Science

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
  • Food Safety & Quality
K. Sandeep Prabhu

Health & Medicine

K. SandeepPrabhu

Department Head of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis Program, co-lead, Penn State Cancer Institute

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Immunology
Andrew Read

Health & Medicine

AndrewRead

Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pathobiology
  • Genetics
  • Drug Resistance
Jason Rasgon

Earth Science

JasonRasgon

Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Hurricanes
  • Climate Change
  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pathobiology
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
  • Vector-borne Diseases
  • Mosquitoes
  • CRISPR
Alexis  Santos

Earth Science

Alexis Santos

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Polar Melting
  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Population Research
  • Economics
Jennie Noll

Social Sciences

JennieNoll

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Human Development
  • Research to Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Family Dynamics
  • Population Research
Simon  Haeder

Politics & Policy

Simon Haeder

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Research to Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Law and Policy
  • Politics & Policy
Suresh Kuchipudi

Agriculture

SureshKuchipudi

Associate Director, Animal Diagnostic Lab Clinical Professor and Head of Microbiology Section

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Health Policy
  • Global Health
  • Agriculture
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
Elizabeth McGraw

Agriculture

ElizabethMcGraw

Director, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) Professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pathobiology
  • Immunology
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
  • Vector-borne Diseases
  • Mosquitoes
  • Genomics
Matthew Ferrari

Agriculture

MatthewFerrari

Associate Professor of Biology

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Health Policy
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
  • Vector-borne Diseases
Maciej Boni

Agriculture

MaciejBoni

Associate Professor of Biology

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Global Health
  • Drug Resistance
  • Agriculture
  • Vector-borne Diseases
  • Genomics
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