Faculty Experts

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Kristin Christodulu

Kristin Christodulu
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, challenging behavior, positive behavior support, sleep disturbances
Campus phone: (518) 442-5132
Campus email: kvchristodulu@albany.edu



        Nancy Claiborne

Nancy Claiborne
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Human service organizations; design and delivery of service; child welfare; health systems
Campus phone: (518) 442-5349
Campus email: nclaiborne@albany.edu


Heather Larkin

Heather Larkin
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor


Expert in the following: adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and ACE consequences, including substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; Restorative Integral Support (RIS), including Healthy Environments and Relationships That Support (HEARTS), meditation interventions, and emerging practices; Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR); Post-Trauma Wellness; intergenerational and lifespan perspectives; aging
Campus phone: (518) 591-8779
Campus email: hlarkin@albany.edu



        Catherine Lawrence

Catherine Lawrence
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Social welfare policy; history and services; poverty; child welfare; cultural competence
Campus phone: (518) 437-3692
Campus email: CLawrence@albany.edu



        Hal Lawson

Hal Lawson
School of Social Welfare
Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: School-family-community partnerships; child welfare; interprofessional collaboration
Campus phone: (518) 442-5355
Campus email: hlawson@albany.edu


Jennifer Manganello

Jennifer Manganello
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Health communication; health disparities; mass media; social media; media campaigns; health information seeking; health literacy.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0333
Campus email: jmanganello@albany.edu



        Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Dean
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Child welfare; children and families; political social work
Campus phone: (518) 442-5338
Campus email: mmccarthy@albany.edu


David Miller

David Miller
School of Education
Associate Professor
Department: Educational and Counseling Psychology


Expert in the following: School psychology; developmental psychopathology; behavioral interventions; consultation and prevention, and cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adolescents
Campus phone: (518) 442-5038
Campus email: dmiller@albany.edu


Lawrence Schell

Lawrence Schell
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Anthropology
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director
Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities


Expert in the following: Anthropology; minority health disparities; epidemiology; biostatistics; childhood development; environmental health; risk factors
Campus phone: (518) 442-4714
Campus email: lmschell@albany.edu


Bruce Svare

Bruce Svare
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Steroid abuse among athletes (Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school, youth); early specialization and professionalization of young athletes; overemphasis on winning; material rewards (e.g., athletics scholarships and professional contracts); academic corruption in high schools and colleges; increasing of performance enhancing drugs; declining sportsmanship; violence exhibited by athletes, coaches, parents, and fans; media coverage of young athletes; sports gambling; Title IX; increasing abandonment of intramural, recreational, and fitness-based needs of kids; rising obesity; increasing incidents of sports injury, burnout, and overtraining of young athletes
Campus phone: (518) 442-4848
Campus email: bsvare@albany.edu