JCHP Faculty Research

Welcome to the JCHP Faculty Research Directory. This resource facilitates the identification of faculty members in the college who are studying a broad array of topics related to the practice and teaching of diverse health professions. We intend for this to promote collaboration with scholars both within and beyond TJU, and to elicit interest among present and future students to pursue research and scholarship with our faculty.

Adam Bailis, PhD Associate Dean of Research, Jefferson College of Health Professions
Professor
215-503-5493

Transmission genetics, genome dynamics, mutagenesis, DNA repair, homologous recombination, aging, cancer genetics, molecular evolution, multidisciplinary drug discovery, primary literature-based learning, concept development through laboratory demonstration, describing experimental science as narrative, visual model development, the “flipped” classroom, collaborative learning strategies, multidisciplinary team teaching 

Rabiya Bower, MHSc, RD, LDN Coordinator, MS in Nutrition & Dietetic Practice Program
Teaching Instructor
215-955-5266

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice within the field of dietetics; nutrition education for children; precepting, mentoring and communication; body positivity, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size®; the intersection of nutrition and social justice

Rachel Brandoff, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Art Therapy Concentration
215-951-2943

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Art therapy, grief/bereavement, arts in health, DV/IPV survivors, decolonizing curriculum, arts in treatment of trauma

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and pathogenesis

Shruti Chandra, MD, MEHP Associate Professor
Director, Phase 3, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Program Director, Digital Health and Telehealth Education
215-955-6844

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Telehealth, Connected care, Digital Health, Medical education

Sara J. Corse, PhD Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Program Director
Director of Community Partnership Initiatives
215-382-6680 ext. 3117

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Clinical intervention for trauma; Counseling the dying and grieving; Therapeutic effectiveness with vulnerable and marginalized clients; Developing multicultural counseling competence

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Medical family therapy, families and health, chronic illness, Stepfamilies, Couple's conflict;  ADD and ADHD, Children with Special Needs, Chronic Illness, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

Colleen Dempsey, EdD, RT(R) Chair
Program Director, Radiography
Assistant Professor
215-503-9191

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Simulation in education, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences education, Clinical Learning Environments, Emotional Intelligence, Interprofessional education

Laura Beth Eckert, BS, RT(R)(T) Clinical Coordinator, Radiation Therapy Program 215-503-1322

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Radiation therapy

Kati Fosselius, MS, RDN, LDN Director, MS in Nutrition & Dietetic Practice Program 215-503-9824

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in health professions education, Health at Every Size and weight bias among health care practitioners and students, Eating disorders and body image concerns, Raising youth to have a healthy relationship with food, Nutrition counseling (including use of motivational interviewing techniques)

Traci Fox, EdD, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Associate Professor
Clinical Coordinator, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
215-503-1325

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Ultrasound/cancer research/vascular/obstetrics

Rimmon Greenidge, MS, RT(R)(MR) Assistant Professor
Clinical Coordinator, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Clinical Instructor, Radiography
215-503-9190

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Education, MRI Safety

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Artists and Athletes, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Faith/Spiritual interventions in Mental Health Treatment, Mental Health Education in Black Community, Addictions counseling treatment success, Suicidality, Pastoral stress. 

Shirley Johnston, MS RT(R)(T) CMD Assistant Professor
Program Director/Clinical Coordinator, Medical Dosimetry Program
215-503-1352

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Medical Dosimetry curriculum

Michele M. Marsh, PhD, MSEd Adjunct Assistant Professor
Director of Sex Therapy Track
215-575-9140 ext. 1

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Affairs and Infidelity, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

Maureen McDonald, DHSc, MBA, RDMS, RDCS, FASE Associate Professor
Clinical Coordinator, Cardiac Sonography
215-503-2507

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Echocardiography, Cardiac Sonography, Education Simulation, Clinical Learning Environment, Musculoskeletal Disorders/Ergonomics

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Vocational rehab counseling, clinical mental health counseling, telemental health counseling, and neurocounseling by training; some of my research interests include the effects of chronic stress on depression (in family caregivers), non-death grief and loss, culturally responsive research mentorship, and the wellness of counselors, etc.

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Child and family mental health, adoption, foster care, grief, trauma

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Affairs and Infidelity, Polyamorous/open relaitonships, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Technology, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

Priscilla Singleton, LCSW, LMFT Adjunct Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
215-889-0419 ext. 2

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Grief and Loss, Separation and Divorce, Families in Transition

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Addictions counseling, cultural humility, addiction and family, trauma

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Ultrasound (clinical and pre-clinical experience), Ultrasound contrast agents, elastography, photoacoustic imaging, 3D imaging, Advanced imaging/technology applications

Educational research including: Diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simulation

Katie Uhland, MS, RT (R)(CT) Instructor
Clinical Coordinator, Radiography

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Clinical education, Simulation in health professions education, Radiography education 

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Plasma Physics, Magnetic Confinement of Fusion Plasmas

Functional MRI, MRI of Trabecular Bone, MRI Education, MRI Safety, Radiologic & Imaging Sciences Profession, Public Interest Law

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Child and adolescent mental health, human-animal bond, childhood trauma, family violence 

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Residual Effects of slavery, training, racial trauma

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Public health, mental health, maternal health, stress, trauma and adversity. Intergenerational trauma. Qualitiatve and quanitaitve reserach. CBPR 

Michele Zawora, MD Assistant Professor
Chair, Physician Assistant Studies
215-503-5724

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Higher education administration, Rehabilitation, Ethical practice and education, Older adults, Evidence-based practice