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Amir AghaKouchak

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Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Amir AghaKouchak studies how climate change and variability influence extreme events (flood/drought/heatwaves) and compound hazards.


  • Climate Extremes
  • Climatology
  • Climate Change
  • Flood
  • Drought
  • Heatwave
  • Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment

Aileen Anderson

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Director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center

Dr. Anderson is an expert on stem cell research, with a focus on spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.


  • Glioblastoma
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Richard Arum

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Professor of Education and Sociology

Richard Arum's research is focused on education, social stratification and formal organizations.


  • Social Stratification
  • Legal and Institutional Environments of Schools
  • Digital Education

Bernadette Boden-Albala

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Director of Program in Public Health and Founding Dean of proposed School of Population Health

Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dr.P.H., is a renowned researcher & administrator who researches community-based stroke & heart disease prevention.


  • Stroke and heart disease prevention
  • Public Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Jessica Borelli

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Associate Professor of Psychological Science

Jessie Borelli's research focuses on the links between close relationships and mental health


  • Attachment
  • Parenting
  • Developmental
  • Mental Health
  • Health
  • Clinical
  • Parent-Child Relationships

Jack Brouwer

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Professor: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Director: National Fuel Cell Research Center, Advanced Power and Energy Program

Jack Brouwer's research focuses on high-temperature electrochemical dynamics and integrated renewable energy systems.


  • High-Temperature Electrochemical Dynamics
  • Renewable Hydrogen
  • Renewable Power Dynamics
  • Integrated Renewable Power Systems
  • Hybrid Power and Energy Storage Systems

James Bullock

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Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Professor Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy

James Bullock studies how galaxies and their constituent dark matter halos have formed and evolved over billions of years of cosmic time.


  • Dark Matter
  • Star Formation
  • Astronomy
  • Galaxy Dynamics
  • Physics

Elizabeth Cauffman

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Professor of Psychological Science, Education and Law

Elizabeth Cauffman’s research addresses the intersect between adolescent development and juvenile justice.


  • Social Ecology
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adolescent Development
  • Mental Health
  • Legal and Social Policy

Yong Chen

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Professor, History

Yong Chen is Professor of Hist. He also served as the Associate Dean of Curricular and Student Services in the School of Humanities.


  • Chinese American Experience
  • Immigration History
  • Food
  • Asian-American History
  • Cultural History

Ed Coulson

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Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Real Estate

N. Edward Coulson teaches in the area of Economics and Public Policy and serves in the school’s Center for Real Estate.


  • Urban Economics
  • Real Estate
  • Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Housing Economics