Janice C. Probst, Ph.D.




Director and Professor

Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1990

Research interests:

Rural health care delivery, health disparities, potentially preventable hospitalization.




Jan Eberth, Ph.D.




Deputy Director & Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health Houston, 2011

Research interests:

Spatial epidemiology, social determinants of health, cancer screening and treatment, access to care, health care quality.




Kevin J. Bennett, PH.D.




Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2004

Research interests:

Care delivery for vulnerable populations, rural minority access to health care, quality improvement research focusing on health information technology.




Elizabeth Crouch, Ph.D.




Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Clemson University, 2012

Research interests:

Health policy, health economics, and access to care in rural and underserved populations.




Beth Radcliff, Ph.D. MSPH




Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2014

Research interests:

Maternal and child health, vulnerable populations, health disparities, access to care




Jennifer Browder, LMSW




Research Associate/Project Coordinator

MSW, University of South Carolina, 2006

Research interests:

Maternal and Child Health, Community health, and Mental Health.




Janie Godbold




Research Administrator


BS, University of South Carolina, 1986




Fozia Ajmal , MSc, MBA, MBBS




Research Associate

MSc. in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, 2010

Research interests:

Health Disparities, Child and Adolescent Health, Chronic Diseases.




Songyuan Deng MD, MBA




Research Associate

MBA, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, 2010

Research interests:

Health disparities, health services research, health outcome measurement, quality Improvements.



Karen Herman, MSPH




Research Associate

MSPH, Emory University, 2007

Research interests:

Health services research, primary care effectiveness.




Jarrod Bullard MPA




Research Associate

MPA, University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2013

Research interests:

Health Disparities, Health Services Research Physician/Executive Alignment Public Health Leadership, Cancer Research in relation to Socioeconomic Status.



Khairul Alam Siddiqi, BS,MPS




Research Associate

MPS, University of Dhaka 2013

Research interests:

Health services research, healthcare outcomes assessment, vulnerable population, and health economics.



Matthew W. Yuen MPH




Research Associate

MPH, Texas A&M University 2014

Research interests:

Health Services Research, Healthcare Delivery, Technology in Healthcare, Quality Improvements.



Claudia Cartledge, BS,BA




Research Associate

BS, BA, Charleston Southern University 2010

Research interests:

Healthcare Delivery, Quality Improvements, Primary Care Effectiveness, Health Policy, and Vulnerable Populations.



  Invited External Investigators

Saundra Glover, Ph.D.




Associate Director Emeritus and Professor

Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1991

Research interests:

Health disparities, education and training to increase minorities in the health professions.




Nathan Hale, Ph.D.




Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2010

Research interests:

Maternal and Child Health, chronic disease, health policy.




James Hardin, Ph.D.




Associate Professor

Ph.D., Statistics, Texas A&M University

Research interests:

Diet, nutrition, cognitive psychology, HIV, sexual behavior, cancer, and health services.




Amy Martin, DrPH.




Senior Research Associate and Adjuncted Associate Professor

DrPH., University of South Carolina, 2004

Research interests:

Vulnerable populations such as children, mothers, and the Medicaid population, health policy.




Erica Sercy, MSPH




Technical Editor/Program Coordinator

MSPH, Epidemiology, Emory Rollins School of Public Health, 2009

Areas of Work:

Technical editing, scientific publishing, awareness and outreach materials, lung cancer screening, shared decision making.




Myriam E. Torres, Ph.D., MSPH




Clinical Assistant professor

Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2001
Director, Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies

Research interests:

Hispanic/Latino Health, International Health, HIV/AIDS.




Kellee White, Ph.D., MPH




Assistant professor

Ph.D., Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 2008

Research interests:

Social Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Health Equity, Health Care Quality




Lauren Workman, Ph.D., MPH




Research Assistant Professor

MSPH, Epidemiology, Emory Rollins School of Public Health, 2009

Research Interest:

Community health development, maternal and child health, access to healthcare, qualitative methods.