Center Staff

Our disciplinary backgrounds include applied behavioral science, community psychology, anthropology, education, law, child development, urban planning, and public health. Team members have experience addressing a variety of issues facing communities including health promotion, social determinants of health, substance abuse, education, child and youth development, rural health, child well-being, systems change, and neighborhood development in urban communities.

Our multi-generational team includes Ph.D-level researchers, professional staff, graduate students, and undergraduate interns. We learn through relationships with collaborative partners locally, nationally, and globally.

Leadership Team

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  • Senior Advisor, Center for Community Health and Development
  • Co-Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
  • Kansas Health Foundation Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas

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Audrey Foster
Administrative Associate Sr
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Rachel N.S. Foster M.A., BCBA, RYT
Graduate Teaching Assistant
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Josh Harsin
Graduate Research Assistant
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Jeanne Hayes Ph.D.
Associate Senior Researcher
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Steven James
Violence Prevention Community Health Worker
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Micaela Lucchesi Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
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June Mo M.S.F.
Grant Coordinator
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Paul Schneider
Research Informatics Analyst
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Valerie Thompson M.H.S.
Graduate Research Assistant
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Shelby Wiesner M.A.
Assistant Researcher
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Dola Williams
Senior Research Assistant