Health & Wellness Experts

Marsha Spence

Associate Professor of Practice, Director Public Health Nutrition Graduate Program

Marsha Spence is a child obesity prevention researcher focused on improving childrens’ environments through parent engagement and outreach, positive youth development, and community-based participatory action research.

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Patrick R. Grzanka

Assistant Professor

Patrick R. Grzanka is an assistant professor of psychology and affiliate faculty of the interdisciplinary programs in American studies and women, gender, and sexuality.

Subimal Datta

Professor of Psychology and Anesthesiology

Subimal Datta is a world-renowned expert in the neurobiology of sleep and cognitive neuroscience.

Lee Murphy

Lee Murphy

Registered Dietitian, Instructor of Nutrition

Lee Murphy is a nutrition instructor with expertise in wellness, public health nutrition, and weight loss.

Songning Zhang

Director of Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Laboratory, Asscoiate Professor of Biomechanics

Songning Zhang is the director of UT’s Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Laboratory. He is also a fellow of ACSM and has also served on the several committees of American College of Sports Medicine.

Lisa Reyes Mason

Lisa Reyes Mason

Assistant Professor

Lisa Reyes Mason has expertise in problems at the nexus of society and the environment, such as social vulnerability to environmental change, adaptation to climate change, water security and urban sustainability.

David Dupper

Professor of Social Work

David Dupper is a nationally renowned bullying expert and is interested in enhancing the educational success of students who are at-risk of school failure by focusing on factors that contribute to school exclusion.

Xueping Li

Associate Professor, Co-Director of Health Information Technology and Simulation (HITS) Lab

Xueping Li is an expert in computer simulation and modeling, particularly as it pertains to healthcare.

Shandra Forrest-Bank

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Shandra Forrest-Bank has expertise in the transition to adulthood, risk and resilience, positive youth development, and racial microaggression. Her main focus is understanding how poverty and racism are factors impacting young adult trajectories.

Lane Morris

Skinner Professor of Management, Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs

Lane Morris specializes in human resources and can talk about performance management, leadership, and occupational stress as it relates to health and wellness creating a balance between work and home life.