The following individuals serve on the Advisory Board for the College of Health and Human Services' Health Disparities Research Project:
Suzann K. Campbell
Suzann Campbell is Professor Emerita in the Department of Physical Therapy/College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Campbell's research interests include cerebral palsy (assessment of physical and motor dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy); analysis of pathologic kinesiology and motor control in children with central nervous system dysfunction; the efficacy of physical therapy in managing motor dysfunction in cerebral palsy; and high risk infants. More specifically, Dr. Campbell's research interest in high risk infants is focused on prediction of motor performance impairment in children at high risk for developmental deviance because of prenatal and perinatal medical problems. She is also interested in the efficacy of physical therapy in preventing and ameliorating motor dysfunction in high risk infants, as well as the development of a scale for assessing motor performance in premature and other high risk newborns.
Her teaching interests include pathokinesiology of cerebral palsy; motor development in infancy; assessment of motor performance in infancy; and clinical decision-making and evidence-based practice.
Dr. Campbell is founding editor of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics (1979). She is a former member of the National Advisory Board, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research with the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Campbell received the 2008 Pioneer Award for research from the Pathways Awareness Foundation.
Ross M. Mullner
Ross Mullner is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration/School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Dr. Mullner holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Public Health degree from UIC.
Dr. Mullner's research interests focus on the factors leading to hospital closures and mergers, as well as consolidation of health facilities and management issues.
His work has been published in a wide variety of journals and other publications, covering a vast array of topics, including:
- insuring America's health;
- health financing for poor people;
- disease and the modern world;
- the history of American homeopathy;
- pharmaceutical marketing;
- the morality of risk in medical research;
- a cultural history of pregnancy;
- history of infectious diseases in Illinois, and more.
With Dr. Kyusuk Chung, Chair of GSU's Department of Health Administration, Dr. Mullner has written on "Current Issues in Health Care Informatics," and "Geographic Information Systems in Public Health and Medicine."
James Wiley was appointed Professor of Sociology and Director of Public Research Institute (PRI) at San Francisco State University in 2002. He is Project Director on the new Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions Grant from NIH’s National Center for Minority Research and Health Disparities.
Dr. Wiley's current research focuses on two topics: interconnections between social science and public health and building bridges between quantitative and qualitative methods. From 1974 to 1980, Dr. Wiley conducted research on lifestyle and longevity as Research Director of the Human Population Laboratory of the California Department of Health Services. In 1980 he became Assistant Director and Research Sociologist at the Survey Research Center (SRC) of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served for 19 years as principal investigator on a variety of large-scale survey projects; he also taught graduate courses on methods of research in the Sociology Department there.
While at the SRC from 1984 until 1996, Dr. Wiley was Co-Principal Investigator with Warren Winkelstein of the NIAID-funded San Francisco Men’s Health Study of the natural history and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in homosexual and bisexual men. In 1999, Dr. Wiley assumed the position of Vice President for Research and Evaluation at the non-profit Public Health Institute (PHI) of Berkeley. PHI specializes in research, training, and action programs in public health.