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Role/UNC Affilation Research Interests
Chair

Eric T. Everett, PhD

Professor, Division of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences and Division of Pediatric and Public Health, Adams School of Dentistry;
Director of Research Integrity, Ethics and Education, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research;
Institutional Research Integrity Officer.
Acquired and congenital disorders or oral/dental/craniofacial development; genetics.
Co-Chair

Kimberly Brownley, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry;
Chair, UNC Institutional Review Board (IRB);
Director, NC TraCS Institute Regulatory Services.
Human psychology, physiology and behavior focused on appetite hormones and regulation; role of hormones in disordered eating behavior and weight gain/loss; hormone and immunologic changes associated with anorexia nervosa treatment; and treatment effects on weight and appetite in overweight patients with schizophrenia.
Member

Jipcy Carolina Amador Sulbarán, PhD Candidate

Smith Anderson Fellow and Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health. Development and application of statistical methods for design and analysis of biomedical studies; statistical modeling; causal inference methods; statistical collaboration and consultation.
Member

G. Stephen DeCherney, MD, MPH

Professor, Division of Endocrinology. Inpatient management of endocrine and metabolic disorders; diabetes care; and adrenal disorders. Interests in: healthcare costs and reform; nutrition and dietary supplements; complementary medicine.
Member

Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases;
Director, HIV and Aging Special Interest Group, UNC Center for AIDS Research;
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program.
Aging and age-related comorbidities in people living with HIV. Pathophysiology and management of metabolic and cardiovascular complications of HIV. HIV treatment and HIV cure research within the UNC AIDS Clinical Trial Unit and HIV Cure Center.
Member

Feng-Chang Lin, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics. Development of novel statistical methods for modeling recurrent events that frequently appear in biomedical studies. These methodologies aim to assist physicians and healthcare providers in better understanding the natural history of a disease and its risk factors.
Member

Marianne Muhlebach, MD

Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology;
Faculty, UNC Children’s Research Institute/Marsico Lung Institute/Cystic Fibrosis Center.
Diagnosis and treatment of children’s lung diseases including cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma and airway abnormalities. Research into the lung microbiome in different ages and stages of CF; management of MRSA infection; reducing antimicrobial resistance.
Member

Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA

Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology;
Director, Diabetes and Obesity Core, Center for Women’s Health Research;
Director, Program on Women’s Endocrine and Reproductive Health;
Vice Chair, UNC Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Women’s health research with a focus on healthcare equality and peri- and post-partum obesity and diabetes. In addition to clinical interest in obstetrics, gestational diabetes, pregnancy complications and post-partum health, research interests include screening and prevention for breast cancer, cervical cancer, gestational diabetes, cardiovascular disease and preeclampsia.
Member

Claudia M. Testa, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Division Chief – Precision Medicine and Neurogenetics. Clinical and translational research in movement disorders with a special interest in genetically based therapeutics; advancing interdisciplinary care in movement disorders, particularly Huntington disease, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Parkinson disease and parkinsonisms; interaction of phenotypes and genetic risks in neurodegenerative disorders; impact of essential tremor phenotyping on progress in clinical care and genetic risk factor discovery; building holistic transdisciplinary care resources integrated across the full lifespan for patients and families affected by neurogenetic disorders; making UNC research teams and North Carolina patient communities active drivers of the latest genetic therapeutic clinical trials.
Member

Michael Wagner, PhD

Research Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics;
Faculty, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy.
Genetic variations and their role in differential response to treatments; interdisciplinary research into the discovery and delivery of individualized medical care.