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Title
Endowed Chair - Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Professor
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and DIO
Phone
(313) 577-1421
Biography
Tsveti Markova, MD, FAAFP, became chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences in April, 2014. She has been a member of the School of Medicine faculty since 1997. After her residency training, she completed two fellowships, the first with the National Institute for Program Directors Development with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the second with the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. In 2013, she was a scholar in the Program for Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education at the Harvard Macy Institute. Dr. Markova also serves the School of Medicine as its associate dean for Graduate Medical Education/Designated Institutional Official for Wayne State University sole-sponsored residency programs.
Title
Professor, Full-time
Associate Chair for Research
Phone
(313) 577-8199
Biography
Dr. Misra is the Associate Chair for Research and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. As an epidemiologist with expertise in perinatal and social epidemiology, much of her work focuses on racial and socioeconomic disparities in perinatal health with an emphasis on preterm birth. In 2008, she co-chaired the Psychosocial Factors Workgroup for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General Conference on Preterm Birth. She is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Her research focuses on social and biomedical factors which may influence perinatal outcomes and which may explain the increased risks of infants born to poor and minority women. This includes examining the intersection between women's health prior to pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy. 
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Medical Student Education
Phone
(313) 577-5987
Biography
As the Director of Medical Student Programs, Dr. Binienda oversees the department's medical student educational programming including scholarships and awards, curriculum development, educational research, the active teaching of interpersonal violence assessment, anxiety and depression in the primary care setting and end-of-life care. She is one of the faculty advisors to the Robert R. Frank Student-Run Free Clinic. She is also the faculty advisor for the Rural Medicine Interest Group for medical students. 
Title
Assistant Professor, Part-time
Phone
(313) 224-9154
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Director of Assessment and Education Research
Office Address

Undergraduate Medical Education
Wayne State University School of Medicine
320 East Canfield, Suite 313
Detroit, MI 48201

Phone
(313) 577-3889
Biography
Dr. Booza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Academic and Student Programs. He holds adjunct positions in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences as well as the Department of Urban Studies & Planning. He teaches courses on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with over 12 years experience in the application of geospatial methods to a variety of topics including racial segregation, income inequality, immigration, health disparities and environmental health. 
Title
Director, MPH Program
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-9454
Biography
Dr. Campbell-Voytal is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences and also serves as the Director of the MPH Program. As a medical anthropologist and an advanced practice nurse, her research emphasis is in the area of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Her research focuses on diabetes prevention and obesity risk reduction in ethnically diverse communities. She is also engaged in primary care practice-based research and clinical research improvement in settings serving diverse populations. Dr. Voytal teaches a required core course in the MPH curriculum, FPH 7320 Social Basis of Health.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Office Address

6135 Woodward
Integrated Biosciences Building (iBio)

Phone
313-577-1057
Biography
Dr. Carcone is an assistant professor in the Behavioral Sciences Division of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. Dr. Carcone is a social worker by training with over 14 years of experience in behavioral health research. Her research has two foci, understanding the mechanisms by which behavioral interventions work with a specific emphasis on the mechanisms of effect in Motivational Interviewing and the development and testing of behavioral interventions to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities among at-risk children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic illnesses including type 1 diabetes, asthma, and HIV.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Medical Student Education
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Career Development
Phone
(313) 577-8867
Biography
Dr. Chadwell is the Director of the Year III Family Medicine Clerkship. She coordinates the development and implementation of this core rotation to ensure a superior learning experience for all Wayne State University Family Medicine medical. She serves as the faculty advisor for the Family Medicine Interest Group and provides medical student advising and mentorship throughout all years of training. Beyond the clerkship, her teaching responsibilities include small group instruction in the Clinical Medicine I and II course and overseeing the year IV Family Medicine Sub-Internships and electives. Dr. Chadwell also serves as the faculty advisor and medical director of the Robert R. Frank Student-Run Free Clinic. Her research and scholarly focus is on undergraduate medical education. She is committed to providing students with a solid understanding of Family Medicine, fostering discernment in specialty selection, and promoting their professional development.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Phone
(313) 577-6860
Biography
Dr. Dailey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences and currently serves as Co-Director of Scholarly Activity for the Family Medicine and Transitional Year Residency Programs housed at Crittenton Hospital. Dr. Dailey has an extensive background in research and project management and utilizes her experience and knowledge to teach research methods and provide guidance to the medical residents and clinical faculty on Quality Improvement (QI) projects, case reports, and research projects. Her research interests include reducing patient disparities related to health literacy and health education and improving patient outcomes by increasing the efficiency of primary care practices.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Clinical Educator, Full-time Affiliate
Office Address

Henry Ford Health System, Department of Dermatology

 

Title
Professor, Full-time
Office Address

6135 Woodward
iBio Building

Phone
313-577-1055
Biography
Deborah A. Ellis, Ph.D. is Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences in the Wayne State University School of Medicine. A pediatric psychologist by training, her research focuses upon developing behavioral interventions to improve health outcomes among minority adolescents with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma and HIV. A particular interest is in the area of treatment fidelity and improving processes related to the training of interventionists, including community health workers. Her research has been published in top-tier journals such as Diabetes Care, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology and she has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 15 years. She has mentored numerous junior faculty, including recipients of NIH diversity supplements and K awardees. The quality of her teaching and mentoring has been acknowledged by two teaching awards from the WSU School of Medicine.
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
Office Address

6135 Woodward Ave, Rm 1128
Detroit, MI 48202 USA

Phone
(313) 577-0732
Biography
Dr. Ghosh is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. He is also a faculty member at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics. Dr. Ghosh's methodological research focuses on survival analysis, generalized linear model, multilevel model, model selection in high dimensional data, machine learning and Bayesian paradigm. He is also interested in design and analysis of clinical trials. His current research focus are issues related to missing data, sample size, and bias in longitudinal clinical trials.  On the application side, his major focus is on health services, outcomes research and mental health.  Dr. Ghosh teaches FPH 7020 Biostatistics 2.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-9143
Biography
Dr. Gleason-Comstock is a public health researcher and educator with joint appointments in the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Center for Urban Studies. Dr. Gleason is a Master Certified Public Health Education Specialist (MCHES), teaches Community Health Education in the WSU Masters of Public Health program, and advises and mentors graduate and medical students. She has served on WSU doctoral dissertation committees in the School of Nursing/Nurse Advanced Practice, College of Education/Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations, and the Department of Communications. Her focus is translational research and community health engagement. She is currently Principal Investigator for Achieving Blood Pressure Control Through Enhanced Discharge (AchieveBP), a behavioral patient education randomized control trial (RCT) and Reducing Heart Disease in Detroit (Detroit HeartBeat), a community-based outreach and risk reduction intervention and evaluation.  Dr. Gleason-Comstock teaches FPH 7760 Community Health Education.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
Office Address

6135 Woodward, IBio Rm. 2127
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone
(313) 577-6578
Biography
Dr. Jamesdaniel has a joint appointment with the Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS). Dr. Jamesdaniel's research focusses on redox sensitive molecular mechanisms underlying the adverse health impacts of noise, a pervasive environmental stressor. Noise induces oxidative stress to affect physiological as well as psychological well-being. Since proteins determine the functional state of a cell, he employs a proteomic approach to elucidate signaling mechanisms/pathways that regulate noise-induced hearing impairment as well as stress response. He uses a similar approach to investigating drug-induced and age-related oxidative stress and functional impairment of the central as well as peripheral auditory system.  He teaches FPH 7420 Principles of Environmental Health.  
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-9812
Biography
As a researcher, Dr. Janisse serves as a biostatistician on many NIH funded grants. His research focuses on the development and application of new statistical tools for modeling dose-response relationships, non-linear developmental changes and the estimation of critical points in these relationships. He is also interested in studying the impact of alcohol, cocaine and other teratological substances on the fetus.  He teaches FPH 7015 Biostatistics 1.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Clinical Educator, Full Time Affiliate
Biography
Dr. Rachel Klamo is a physician at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, MI.
Title
Associate Professor, Full time
Office Address

3939 Woodward Ave, Room 323

Phone
313-577-6861
Biography
Dr. Liu joins Wayne State University from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Liu is a well-funded researcher. He has received numerous research awards and has been PI or Co-PI on 15 completed grants and is currently PI on one grant. He is PI on a pending R01 grant submitted on February 6, 2017 for over $2 million dollars in funding. Dr. Liu is also in the preparation stages of an R21 resubmission and two R01 first submissions, all three totaling over $4 million dollars. Dr. Liu has a very strong publication record with 9 manuscripts under preparation; 39 peer-reviewed original research and review articles; 5 book chapters; 2 books as a Committee Members Work; 5 peer-reviewed articles published in conference proceedings; 14 abstracts published in
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-2124
Biography
As a social and health psychologist, Dr. Lucas conducts research on the psychological and social determinants of stress and health. Some of his past and ongoing research has explored relationships between perceived fairness and health, and this has especially included examining whether fairness uniquely affects well-being in African Americans. He also collaborates with other members of the department on applied research topics that have ranged from the treatment and integration of immigrants to identifying and reducing occupational stress in police officers. Finally, Dr. Lucas plays an active role in the educational mission of the department both through formal instruction of medical and MPH students, and also through participation in various student research collaborations.  He teaches FPH 7210 Research Methods for Public Health.
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Office Address

iBio Integrative Biosciences Center
6135 Woodward
Behavioral Health H206
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone
(313) 577-6996
Biography
Karen Kolmodin MacDonell, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Behavioral Science with a background in developmental psychology. She has worked on multiple NIH-funded projects focused on identifying and reducing health disparities. Her recent work has included mHealth approaches for both assessment and intervention, including the Detroit Young Adult Asthma Project, a technology-based intervention to improve adherence to medication in African American young adults with asthma. She also works with Dr. Naar to train providers to utilize Motivational Interviewing in adolescent HIV clinics to promote improved HIV self-management in youth. Dr. MacDonell is a current member of the Office of Minority Health Resource Persons Network, the Wayne State “B3” Institutional Review Board, and the Academic Senate.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Clinical Educator, Full-time Affiliate
Title
Professor, Full-time
Director, Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-7680
Biography
Dr. Neale is a professor at the WSU Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences (DFMPHS) and the Vice Chair of Public Health Sciences. She serves as the Deputy Editor of the “Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM)”, which has its editorial office in the DFMPHS. She is also the editor of “Family Practice, The International Journal for Research in Primary Care”. Dr. Neale has an active program developing resources specific to the context of practice-based research. She is the PI on an AHRQ-funded P30 Center grant, the “PRIME Net Center in Practice-based Research and Learning”, which has an objective to build the pipeline of investigators prepared to conduct primary care research in the ambulatory clinic setting.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Family Medicine Residency
Biography
Dr. Otremba is a family physician certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He sees patients in the hospitalized as well as ambulatory care settings. In this role, he provides broad-spectrum family care including care of newborns, pediatrics, adolescents, women's wellness, men's wellness, and both acute and chronic disease management for adults. His experience as a licensed and practicing pharmacist assists him in medical therapy for his patients.
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Office Address

60 W. Hancock

Phone
(313) 577-0791
Biography
Dr. Angulique Y. Outlaw is an Associate Professor (Research) in the department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Division of Behavioral Health. She is a pediatric psychologist with significant expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions for high-risk youth utilizing community-based participatory research (CBPR) practices. Dr. Outlaw has extensive CBPR expertise and experience with at-risk and youth living with HIV, authoring a book chapter about community-based intervention research with minority young men who have sex with men (YMSM). She also has experience with multi-site evaluation studies via NIH-funded clinical trials (PI, Co-I), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; Consortium PI), and HRSA Special Projects of National Significance (PI). Dr. Outlaw is the co-lead of the Management Core for the WSU NIH U19 site grant to the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN). She has several locally funded service projects (via state and foundation funding) focusing
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-1179
Biography
Dr. Podolsky is a geneticist and biostatistician who very much enjoys collaborative research. He especially values being part of a research team that attempts to develop more personalized approaches to health care, including preventive medicine. His current research focuses on two aspects of attempts to develop more personalized approaches to health care: the analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation data and the analysis of multivariate longitudinal data. The research focused on methylation data is developing methods to identify genomic regions that show differences in methylation. DNA methylation is potentially important for understanding how changes in the genome may lead to changes in disease risk and progression since methylation of DNA can be altered in response to changes in the environment. His research centers on the analysis of multivariate longitudinal data and has the goal of modeling disease development and/or progression.
Title
Professor, Full-time
Academic Director, Office of Learning and Teaching
Office Address

Mazurek Medical Education Commons
320 E. Canfield, Suite 204
Detroit, MI 48201

Phone
313-577-1599
Biography
Dr. Richlin is responsible for the development and implementation of new curriculum, instruction and assessment methods for all medical education programs in addition to many other activities and programs which will propel the School of Medicine’s medical education practices into the 21st century.
Title
Professor, Full-time
Phone
(313) 577-0880
Biography
Dr. Schwartz participates in the Medical Education Department as a course director for the New Patient Population Physician course.An accomplished epidemiologist, cancer researcher, medical educator and family physician, she previously served as director of the Introduction to the Patient Course (now Clinical Medicine 1 and 2) and the Family Medicine Clerkship. She has been a full professor with the School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Population Studies and Disparities Research Program since 2005. During her career she has served as advisor and mentor to medical students, public health students and junior faculty. She received the WSU College Teaching Award in 1997, 2000 and 2003.Dr. Schwartz also served as interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences from 2010 to 2011.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Office Address

6135 Woodward
IBio Building
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone
Phone: 313-577-6584
Fax: 313-972-8025
Biography
Dr. Tiura is a Social Health Psychologist primarily trained in basic behavioral research and recently beginning to conduct health behavior change intervention research. Her primary research interests lie in the nexus of sexual violence, sexual risk taking, and addictive behaviors (e.g., alcohol use and overeating). Dr Tiura is part of the WSU DOTS group directing a pilot project examining the effects of physical activity on metabolism, executive function, and food choice in African American adolescents with obesity. Also part of the RoBUST initiative, she is co-leader of a seminar for DOTS Scholars (graduate students) and RoBUST Fellows (postdocs) focusing on team science training. Dr Tiura is also involved in the WSU AAUP-AFT and the COSW.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Office Address

6135 Woodward
iBio Building

Phone
313-577-1080
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Co-Director of the Michigan AHEC
Director of Patient Safety
Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-5733
Biography
Dr. Tsilimingras is an Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Michigan AHEC (Area Health Education Center), and Director of Patient Safety in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. He is a health services researcher with expertise in patient safety and quality of care. His work focuses on post-discharge adverse events, the identification of adverse events after discharge from the hospital, in children and adults. He is currently funded by the NIH and has also received funding from AHRQ. He has several publications on post-discharge adverse events including editorials. He also serves on the editorial boards for several prestigious medical journals and as ad hoc grant reviewer for AHRQ.
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-0244
Biography
Dr. Xu is a board-certified family physician with an MS degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis. She is a member of the Division of Population Health Sciences, and faculty in the MPH graduate program. She is also a member of the Population Studies and Prevention Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Family Practice.Her clinical practice serves a diverse patient population including White, African-Americans and Asians, in particular Chinese. Dr. Xu's research interests include primary care, cancer control and prevention, and helping patients make more informed decisions. She recently completed a 5-year study on racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment decision-making funded by the American Cancer Society. She enjoys teaching both medical students and residents in clinical medicine in the ambulatory setting.
Title
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Office Address

iBio Building Behavioral Health, 2119
6135 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202

Phone
(313) 577-1128
Biography
Dr. Samuele Zilioli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Sciences from Simon Fraser University and was the recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal for achieving the highest academic standing upon graduation. Before becoming Faculty at WSU, Dr. Zilioli completed a postdoc in Health Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Richard Slatcher.