N.C. A&T Faculty Affiliates

Affiliate members – as of April 16, 2024

Anna Lee – Professor of Psychology

Elimelda Ongeri – Professor

  • Expertise: Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the progression of acute and chronic kidney disease.

Faculty Profile: https://www.ncat.edu/employee-bio.php?directoryID=1439120239

Robert Newman – Distinguished Professor

Ashley Sanderlin – Assistant Professor

  • Expertise: Neuroscience – impact of diet and sleep on the aging brain, cognitive impairment, and the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Faculty Profile:

Ray Samuel – Professor


Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi – Associate Professor 

Geleana Alston - Associate Professor – Leadership Studies and Adult Education

Shyam Aravamudhan - Associate Professor – Nanoengineering

Christopher Doss - Associate Professor - Director, Mobile Health Interoperability Lab

Janiya Williams - Program Director/Instructor, Human Lactation

Sung-Jin Lee – Professor of Housing Research

Cassandra Germain – Assistant Professor

LaBarron Hill – Assistant Professor

  • Expertise: Psycho-physiological interactions between autonomic nervous system stress, coping and health in health disparities in cardiovascular disease risk. 

Zahra Fazli Khalaf – Assistant Professor

Kalynda C. Smith – Assistant Professor

Marc Cook – Associate Professor Exercise Immunology

  • Expertise: Molecular Exercise Physiology and Immunology with expertise in clinical exercise interventions that assess the role of gut microbial biomarkers in cardiometabolic health and disease (Hypertension and Diabetes).
  • Faculty Profile: https://www.ncat.edu/employee-bio.php?directoryID=1615788980

Troy Purdom - Assistant Professor, Exercise Science 

 Shaymaa Abousaad - Research Associate 

  • Expertise: Oxidative stress, mitochondria biogenesis, and gut microbiome research on modulating the expression of mediators of pathophysiological conditions such as cancer, diabetes, renal diseases, and neurodegenerative disease.

Stephanie Teixeira-Poit – Associate Professor of Sociology

Carmen Monico – Associate Professor of Social Work

Grace Gowdy – Assistant Professor of Social Work

Sharon Parker – Associate Professor of Social Work

Michelle Vance – Assistant Professor of Social Work

  • Expertise: community- engaged mental health disparities researcher whose work centers Black youth, adults, and communities to eliminate mental health service use barriers and increase access to culturally responsive programs and interventions.
  • Faculty Profile: https://www.ncat.edu/employee-bio.php?directoryID=1337174512

Keith Coleman - Senior Lecturer and Associate Chair

Celeste Butts-Jackson – Assistant Professor

  • Expertise: exploring disparities related to the impact of environmental pollutants on reproductive health, chronic diseases, birth outcomes, and early life cardiometabolic health.

Faculty Profile: TBA

Dakysha Moore-Onsumu – Associate Professor

  • Expertise: health disparities in the African American community with a focus on Sickle Cell Disease, HIV/AIDS, and women’s health issues within the context of mass and interpersonal communication messages. Dr. Moore also examines how faith-based institutions in the African American community can play a role in disseminating health information to their congregations.

Faculty Profile: https://www.ncat.edu/employee-bio.php?directoryID=1838386775 

Jason N. Mose – Associate Professor – Coordinator HSM

  • Expertise: examining how factors such as community disadvantage or vulnerability, health system structures and environment, health policies, and the diversity of the healthcare workforce impact access and the quality of health services.

Faculty Profile: https://www.ncat.edu/employee-bio.php?directoryID=1796941681

Department of Nursing

Meng Zhao – Associate Dean of Nursing

  • Expertise: healthy aging and enhancing the physical and mental well-being of community elders. community assessment research include the evaluation of the mental health of frontline nurse practitioners during the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty Profile: https://www.ncat.edu/employee-bio.php?directoryID=255346056 

Yvonne Ford – Assistant Professor

  • Expertise: Cardiovascular health of African American women who are breast cancer survivors and lifestyle interventions in this population. Genomic predictors of heart failure and epigenetics are also an area of interest.

Faculty Profile: https://www.ncat.edu/employee-bio.php?directoryID=87228866 

Dana Carthron – Associate Professor

  • Expertise: board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Her program of research focuses on chronic illness self-management among African Americans. Her expertise includes implementation science, health equity, public health, and community-based participatory research (CBPR).

Faculty Profile: TBA