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Jay Unick

Jay Unick, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Social and Psychiatric Epidemiology; Psychiatric Diagnosis; Health Consequences of Heroin Use; Organization and Financing of Mental Health Services; Mental Health Outcome Measurement

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-3735  | Room: 5E22


Fernando Wagner

Fernando Wagner, Professor

Research Interests: Development of methods, knowledge, and community-based participatory interventions promoting wellness and public mental health.



Email: | Phone: (410) 706-5696 | Room: 5E10


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Lee Westgate, Clinical Instructor

Research Interests: Trauma-informed Care, Vicarious Trauma, Healthcare Bio-Ethics, Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness, Behavioral Health, Palliative and End of Life Care, Health Disparities & Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, Healthcare Applications of Big Data, Critical Incident Management Working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities , Training and Continuing Education  


Email: | Phone: (410) 706-1390 | Room: 3W26


Darren Whitfield

Darren L Whitfield, Associate Professor

Research Interests: HIV prevention, LGBTQ Health Disparities, Intersectionality, Racial/ethnic Disparities




Email: | Phone: (410) 706-6340 | Office: 5E43


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Alexandra Wimberly, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Complementary health approaches for stress coping and substance use problems, including yoga and mindfulness meditation; Stress and substance use; Substance use and HIV interventions for people with criminal justice involvement; Continuing care for substance use



Email: | Room: 5E26

Michael Woolley

Michael Woolley, Professor

Research Interests: Social Environment Influences on Educational Outcomes of Vulnerable Student Populations, Social Work Practice with Children, Youth and Families

Email: | Phone: (410) 706-7839 | Room: 3W14