Dr. Celestine Wanjalla Receives Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

November 19, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Celestine Wanjalla (FOCUS Cohort 9) on receiving the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award for her project titled “Understanding the Role of Cytotoxic CD4+ T Cells in Cardiovascular Disease Progression in Persons with HIV.” Dr. Wanjalla has also been promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Elsie Ross Receives Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

November 19, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Elsie Ross (FOCUS Cohort 7) on receiving the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award for her project titled “The Application of Deep Learning for Automated Vascular Imaging Analysis.”


Call for Contributors to IJERPH

November 19, 2021

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is looking for contributors for their special issue, "Inequities in Cancer Prevention and Control Among Vulnerable Population."

IJERPH Special Issue 

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Dr. Youssef Roman Published in Future Medicine

November 19, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Youssef Roman, CVD Cohort 9, on the publication, The United States 2020 Census data: implications for precision medicine and research landscape, in Future Medicine. 


Dr. Korina Lora Published in Preventive Medicine Reports

November 11, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Karina Lora, OHD Cohort 8, on her publication, Added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium intake from snacks among U.S. adolescents by eating location, in Preventive Medicine Reports. 

Full Article 

Dr. Girardin Jean-Louis Speaks with NPR on Sleep Equity

November 11, 2021

Dr.  Girardin Jean-Louis, PI BSM, recently spoke with NPR's Here and Now, about his research on sleep equity. 

Listen to the interview. 

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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology - CSUSM

November 11, 2021

Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Kinesiology
Starting Date: Fall 2022 


Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD in Nutrition, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Evidence of a robust research agenda in nutrition and clear potential to establish a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Evidence of successful research collaborations.
  • Experience working with diverse groups to promote health and wellness.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral research experience.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Experience of successful teaching and research in nutrition as it pertains to sports, performance, public health, strength and conditioning, special populations, and wellness.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential with practical experience.
  • Additional credentials and training such as National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist and/or Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and/or Master of Public Health (MPH) will be looked on favorably.


  • The applicant is expected to be able to effectively teach the following courses:
    • KINE 202 (Introduction to Kinesiology)
    • KINE 303 (Statistics & Research Methods)
    • KINE 336 (Nutrition for Health & Exercise Performance)
    • KINE 415 (Eating Disorders & Weight Control in Sports)
    • KINE 502 (Research Methods)
    • KINE 503 (Advanced Statistical Analysis)
    • Other courses as assigned by the Department Chair
  • The applicant is expected to oversee research that contributes to the Department’s mission and pursue external funding opportunities.
  • The applicant is expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The applicant is expected to develop courses in their area of expertise.
  • The applicant is expected to perform service to the Department, College, and University.
  • Additional duties may include the development of a nutrition minor.


Full Job Posting 

Postdoctoral Fellow AI/ML for applications of AI to Population Health

November 11, 2021

A one-year postdoctoral position (with a potential for a second year) is available for an exciting collaborative project between the University of Houston (UH) College of Medicine (, the UH Computational Biomedicine Lab (CBL), and UH Population Health.

The position entails developing innovative training material and methods for using the FAIR principles ( to make research data findable, accessible, interoperative, and reusable (FAIR).  Such work can facilitate biomedical advancements by bolstering data labeling and management practices to enable artificial intelligence and machine learning innovations.

FAIR-Principles for Population Health Applications. The candidates will be part of a vibrant and pioneering team (scientists, clinicians, postdocs, graduate students). They will have the opportunity to develop training materials for making the data FAIR. Highly motivated and creative individuals with a recent Ph.D. in a computational discipline or population health-related field (with a strong quantitative emphasis) are encouraged to apply. The applicant needs to be goal-oriented, self-sufficient, and work independently and in groups in fast-paced research environment to succeed in this position. 

What we are looking for:

  • Talented and creative candidates who enjoy working in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Scholars who have published (or aspire to publish) in top peer-reviewed journal
  • Strong AI background
  • Fluent communication skills (written and oral) in English

Application process:
The salary compensation is very competitive. For more information, please email Professor Kakadiaris ( For consideration, please submit your application preferably in one single PDF document including a cover letter, a full CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names and email addresses of three references to, with the subject line "PH Application: (your name)." Application reviews will be conducted as the applications arrive. Final selections will be based on a Zoom interview with a panel of researchers.

Project Manager for the Sleep Health and Society Collaboratory at Penn State.

November 11, 2021


The Sleep, Health, and Society Collaboratory (Dept. of Biobehavioral Health; College of Health and Human Development at the Pennsylvania State University [University Park]) invites applications for a Research Project Manager position.

 In addition to the broad description of duties typical to a Research Project Manager established by Penn State (, the primary role of the Research Project Manager will be to provide project management and administrative support to the Principal Investigator (PI) and Project Leaders for multiple sleep-related human subjects research studies. Responsibilities will include coordinating activities and training within and across multiple teams, ensuring completion of logistical and administrative tasks that promote study progress (e.g. purchasing supplies, scheduling), data management, supporting grant writing, maintaining and critically evaluating grant budgets in both University systems and internally, and providing oversight for compliance with federal and state regulations and university policy. Individuals in this position may train new team members in similar tasks as those described above, and may delegate to and supervise others (e.g. undergraduate or graduate students) in the completion of tasks.

 Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: assisting in the management of sleep and physical activity data collection, supplies, and devices; assisting in the recruitment, screening, scheduling, and consent of research study participants; preparing study materials for use in research; training study participants in the use of study devices; evaluating the quality/validity of data collected; testing and evaluating the functioning of devices used for data collection; receiving, transporting, and managing the storage of biologic specimens; contributing to the creation of Standard Operating Procedures; and communicating concerns with data or devices to other team members.


Full Job Posting 

Dr. Isaretta Riley Receives K01

November 11, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Isaretta Riley, RISE Cohort 4, on receiving a K01 for her project, Coping with Asthma through Life Management (CALM), from NHLBI.