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E. Alison Holman

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Professor of Nursing

E. Alison Holman studies the early post-event predictors of co-morbid trauma-related mental and physical health problems.


  • Physical health
  • Acute Stress
  • Acute Stress & Cardiovascular Disease
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Media Exposure

Dr. Susan Huang

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Professor and Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, Department of Medicine, Division of Infection Diseases

Dr. Huang’s is one of the nation's leading experts on clinical epidemiology of highly antibiotic-resistant organisms.


  • MRSA
  • Pandemics
  • Epidemiology and Infection Prevention
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Resistance

Mimi Ito

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Professor in Residence Informatics

Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, focusing on children and youth's changing relationships to media.


  • Media and Communications
  • Anthropology
  • Children/Video Games
  • Technology

Peter Krapp

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Professor, Film & Media Studies

Expertise in: Secret communications & cryptologic history; cultural memory and media history; history of computing & simulations


  • Media History
  • Cultural Memory
  • Aesthetic Communication
  • Cryptologic History
  • Secret Communications
  • Games and Simulations
  • Philosophy of Media
  • History of Computing

Charis Kubrin

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Charis E. Kubrin is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and (by courtesy) Sociology.


  • Race, Ethnicity, and Crime
  • Crime Trends
  • Crime
  • Immigration and Crime
  • Rap Music and Media
  • Criminal Justice Reform

Frank M. LaFerla

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Chancellor’s Professor and Dean

Frank M. LaFerla,Ph.D.,is the dean of the UCI School of Biological Sciences.His research focuses on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease.


  • Learning and Memory
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurodegenerative disorders

Joleah Lamb

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Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Joleah Lamb's research focuses on natural buffers for mitigating infectious diseases that threaten coral reefs in coastal regions.


  • Coral Reefs Ecosystems
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ocean Health
  • Ocean Pollution
  • Disease Ecology
  • Marine Protected Areas

Dr. Shaista Malik

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Professor of Medicine-Cardiology and Director of Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Dr. Malik is a leader in preventative cardiology and the practice of integrative healthcare.


  • Internal Medicine
  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • Integrative Healthcare
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Preventive Cardiology

Gloria Mark

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Chancellor's Professor Informatics

Gloria Mark's research area is human-computer interaction (HCI) studying how technology has impacted individuals, groups, and society.


  • Information Technology
  • Email Interruptions
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Multi-Tasking

Bill Maurer

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Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professor, Anthropology and Law

Bill Maurer is an anthropologist and expert on money’s artifacts and technologies, from cowries to credit cards and cryptocurrencies.


  • Payments Industry
  • Law
  • Anthropology
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Money and Finance
  • Consumer Finance