Dr. Baird’s research interests include health information systems, health and information systems policy and consumer information systems.
Dr. Courtemanche’s primary field is health economics, though his research also spans topics in public, urban, and labor economics and industrial organization. Dr. Courtemanche’s specific research interests include obesity, public policies to expand insurance coverage, ambulatory surgery centers, big box retailers, and housing market interventions during the Great Depression.
Dr. Forger’s research is focused around the development of sex differences in the nervous system. Two current projects in the lab examine 1) the role of cell death in the development of neural sex differences and 2) epigenetic contributions to sex differences in the brain. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Hopkins’ main research interest is in the evolution of hemispheric specialization in primates. The research in his laboratory has three main areas of focus: the documentation of functional asymmetries in non-human primates, notably chimpanzees and other great apes including bonobos, gorillas and orangutans; the gestural communication in chimpanzees, particularly with reference to the intentional and referential use of these signaling systems; assess neuroanatomical asymmetries in non-human primates including monkeys and apes.
Dr. Latif’s research interests include new media technology and the mediation of experience; human rights, humanitarian assistance, and forced displacement; gender and the lived experience of violence; revolutionary struggles in the modern Middle East; the history of anthropological theory; postcolonial thought; and Marxist literary criticism.
Dr. Oh received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle. Before joining the Department of Computer Information Systems at the Robinson College of Business, she was a post-doctoral research associate at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.Dr. Oh’s current research focuses on healthcare analytics. Specifically, her work involves developing risk propensity models for predicting patient readmissions related to congestive heart failure. Her other research topics include online social networks analysis, information cascade, and content diffusion in social media.
Dr. Shi’s professional interests include molecular and cellular mechanisms of obesity and diabetes, and the regulation of macrophage inflammation in obesity and diabetes.
Dr. Xue’s research interests include Brown adipocyte thermogenesis and induction of brown adipocytes in white fat depots; epigenetic regulation of energy homeostasis and food intake through hypothalamic neuronal network; and epigenetic regulation of macrophage polarization and function in obesity and diabetes.