College of Health and Human Sciences Research Advisory Council

The College of Health and Human Sciences Research Advisory Council was established to help promote and enhance HHS research efforts. The Council seeks to identify and discuss potential barriers to research taking place in the college and to provide guidance in the following areas:

  • Implementation of the research portion of the HHS strategic plan; set specific goals and action plans
  • Identify and help develop mechanisms to promote increased funding
  • Promote faculty by encouraging and reviewing awards
  • Increase visibility of the college, including identifying cores of strength
  • Identify and help develop mechanisms to promote increased collaboration
  • Identify and pursue funding for shared equipment needs
  • Review HHS and University services available to faculty for research
  • Identify potential cluster hires with a core in the college

The Council represents perspectives from across the college and is comprised of outstanding HHS researchers. Council members were selected by their respective academic unit head.

  • Jason Clark, associate professor of consumer science
  • Karen Foli, associate professor of nursing
  • Jason Harris, associate professor of health sciences
  • Qing Jiang, professor of nutrition science
  • Valerie Knopik, Ben & Maxine professor of human development & family studies 
  • Xinran Lehto, professor of hospitality & tourism management
  • Laurence Leonard, Rachel E. Stark distinguished professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences
  • Donald Lynam, distinguished professor of psychological sciences and director of clinical training
  • Shirley Rietdyk, professor of health and kinesiology
  • Dorothy Teegarden, HHS associate dean for research and professor of nutrition science

For more information about the College of Health and Human Sciences Research Advisory Council, please contact Dorothy Teegarden, PhD.

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