Decker College Administrative Team

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Sharon A. Bryant, PhD

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Director, CSTEP/Co-Director, STEP and UBMS programs/Associate Professor, MPH Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Health promotion and disease prevention behaviors of underrepresented populations
  • Intimate partner violence among college students
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Michael Buck, PT, PhD, ATC, Cert MDT, CSCS

Founding Director and Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Use of technology in teaching
  • Stress, anxiety and success in physical therapy education
  • Team based learning in physical therapy education
  • Curriculum development and assessment in education
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Yvonne Johnston, DrPH, MS, FNP

Associate Professor/Founding Director, MPH Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Nursing
  • Population health
  • Program evaluation
  • Chronic disease risk reduction
  • Health promotion
  • Fall prevention among older adults
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Data analytics
  • Social determinants of health
  • Translational research
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Nicole A. Rouhana, PhD, FACNM, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor/Director of Graduate Programs

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • HPV vaccinations
  • Interprofessional education
  • Supporting international graduate nursing students
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Gale A. Spencer, PhD, RN

Distinguished Teaching Professor/Decker Chair Community Health Nursing/Associate Dean/Coordinator, Community Health Nursing

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Dating violence in college students
  • LGBTQ healthcare needs
  • Use of the Health Belief Model to investigate health providers' practice behaviors between geography and health
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Melissa A. Sutherland, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

Director, PhD Program/Director, Kresge Center for Nursing Research/Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal violence
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Health behaviors
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Margaret M. White, MEd, MS, RN

Director of Undergraduate Programs/Clinical Assistant Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Affects of multiple clinical settings on student clinical learning
  • Evaluation of student learning
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Sara Wozniak

Senior Assistant Dean of Enrollment and Academic Success

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Decker Division of Advising and Academic Excellence