Primary Faculty Within the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program Area
All ranks of professors and scientists can serve as an MSPH adviser. All ranks of professors can serve as doctoral student advisers, and all ranks of scientists and professors can serve as doctoral student co-advisers.
Professors, Assistant Professors and Associate Professors
Caitlin Kennedy PhD ’09, MPH ’04, is a social and behavioral scientist with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention, and resource-limited settings.
Haneefa Tasleem Saleem, PhD ’14, MPH, ’09, studies how to improve the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV and to mitigate the risks of injection drug use.
Julie Denison, PhD '06, MHS '99, develops interventions for youth living with HIV, with a focus on the role of family and environmental and structural determinants of health.
Melissa Walls, PhD, MA, is an Indigenous researcher who works with American Indian and First Nations communities to promote health equity through culturally centered projects.
Peter J. Winch, MD, MPH ’88, develops and evaluates interventions to promote health behaviors for water, sanitation, infectious diseases, and environmental sustainability.
Victoria M. O’Keefe, PhD, MS, works to achieve strengths-based and culturally informed suicide prevention, mental health promotion, and wellness among Indigenous communities.
Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientists
Senior Research Associates and Research Associates
Allison Ingalls, MPH, coordinates Native American behavioral/mental health research initiatives in partnership with urban and rural tribal communities across the U.S.