MHDI Faculty and Staff

MHDI Leadership Team

Rick Bevins Profile Photo

Rick Bevins

Chair of the MHDI Advisory Board
Chancellor's Professor & Chair of Psychology
(402) 472-7813 238 Burnett Hall
Devan Crawford Profile Photo

Devan Crawford

Director of Research (402) 472-2243 209 Benton Hall
Kirk Dombrowski Profile Photo

Kirk Dombrowski

Director of MHDI
John Bruhn Professor of Sociology, Associate Dean of Research & Partnerships, College of Arts & Sciences
(402) 472-3205 206 Benton Hall
Kim Gocchi Carrasco Profile Photo

Kim Gocchi Carrasco

MHDI Coordinator (402) 472-5976 210 Benton Hall
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Giselle Nevarez

MHDI Assistant (402) 472-9575 201 Benton Hall

At the core of the Minority Health Disparities Initiative are our University of Nebraska faculty and staff. Representing numerous departments and NU campuses, they advance scientific research to better understand and improve health outcomes of underserved populations. Their research, teaching, scholarship, and service contribute to meaningful change in our state and in communities around the world.

MHDI Core Faculty

Arthur “Trey” Andrews Profile Photo

Arthur “Trey” Andrews

Assistant Professor, Psychology 402-472-7008 317 Burnett Hall
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Virginia Chaidez

Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Health Sciences 402-472-7647 104A Leverton Hall
Rochelle Dalla Profile Photo

Rochelle Dalla

Professor Child, Youth & Family Studies 402-472-6546 251.1 Louise Pound Hall
David DiLillo Profile Photo

David DiLillo

Professor, Psychology 402-472-3297 216 Burnett Hall
Marc Garcia Profile Photo

Marc Garcia

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Ethnic Studies 402-472-3631 711 Oldfather Hall
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Christopher Gustafson

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics 402-318-5712 314A Filley Hall
Deb Hope Profile Photo

Deb Hope

Professor, Psychology 402-472-3196 318 Burnett Hall
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Dan Hoyt

Director, SBSRC & Professor, Sociology 402-472-2108 704 Oldfather Hall
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Alian Kasabian

Research Assistant Professor, SBSRC 402-472-6145 370D Whittier School
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Bilal Khan

Happold Professor of Sociology 402-472-3631 728 Oldfather Hall
Kim Tyler Profile Photo

Kim Tyler

Professor, Sociology 402-472-6073 717 Oldfather Hall
Julia McQuillan Profile Photo

Julia McQuillan

Professor, Sociology 402-472-3631 709 Oldfather Hall
Tim Nelson Profile Photo

Tim Nelson

Associate Professor, Psychology 402-472-7707 319 Burnett Hall
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Angela Palmer-Wackerly

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies 402-472-2070 351 Louise Pound Hall
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Patricia Wonch Hill

Research Assistant Professor, SBSRC 402-472-7646 Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School 370F
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Lisa Pytlik-Zillig

Research Associate Professor, Public Policy Center 402-472-5678 215 Centennial Mall South
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Jordan Soliz

Associate Professor, Communication Studies 402-472-2070 359 Louise Pound Hall
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Elliot Tebbe

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology 402-472-1667 222 Teachers College Hall
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Julie Tippens

Assistant Professor, Child, Youth & Family Studies 402-472-6560 239.1 Louise Pound Hall
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Lorey Wheeler

Research Assistant Professor, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools 402-472-6944 160D Whittier School
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Deadric Williams

Assistant Professor, Sociology 402-472-3631 216 Benton Hall