- Dr. Renée Umstattd Meyer investigates research topics such as physical activity, sedentary behavior, rural active living, health equity, built environment, and these areas’ implications for policy.
- Dr. Debra Harris’ research agenda considers architecture and interior design of healthcare facilities, and the cost and sustainable materials used in the design of healthcare facilities.
- Dr. Michael R. Richards’ research is centered around health care provider responses to public policies, and the structure and delivery of public insurance programs (i.e., Medicare and Medicaid).
- Dr. Scott Cunningham’s research interests extend across areas with topics such as mental healthcare, sex work, abortion, and drug policy.
- Dr. Craig Gundersen studies causes and consequences of food insecurity, as well as the evaluation of food assistance programs, with an emphasis on SNAP.
- Dr. Rebecca Thornton is a Development Economist interested in examining issues related to education, health, and gender.
- Dr. Matthew Andersson’s research is focused upon areas such as health inequality and socioeconomic inequalities in mental and physical well-being as they relate to childhood, adolescent, and adulthood factors.
- Dr. Jeremy Elliot Uecker researches religion, family, sexual behavior, stratification, mental health, and the transition to adulthood. He also examines prayer among US adults and the role of religion in the lives of US adolescents.
- Dr. Laura Upenieks studies religion and health, aging, and the life course at the macro level. Her interests lie in integrating life course models of health and social network analysis to better understand the relationship between religion and well-being, and on how life course inequalities shape health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.