Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity – Faculty Spotlight
K. Bryant Smalley
K. Bryant Smalley, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a 2013 Award of Excellence in Scholarship winner. His research interests focus on rural health disparities, mental health, and community-based participatory research. Specifically, his work has focused on diabetes self-management, childhood obesity, faith-based initiatives, and health disparities research training. Since coming to GS in the Fall of 2008, Dr. Smalley has demonstrated excellence in research by receiving five federal grants from three separate agencies totaling $6.5 million, including funding from NIH, HRSA, and CNCS. In that time he has also published three books (Rural Mental Health, Rural Public Health, and Always the Fat Kid), over 20 articles and book chapters, and delivered more than 30 presentations at professional conferences. Dr. Smalley, a founding co-executive director of the University’s Rural Health Research Institute, serves as joint PI and Director of an NIH Center of Excellence focused on the elimination of rural health disparities.
John “Juan” Luque
John Luque, Ph.D., MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Behavior and Education housed in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Since coming to GS in the fall of 2009, Luque has demonstrated excellence in research evidenced by leading four research projects sponsored by the National Institutes of Health as Principal Investigator, serving as a Co-Editor on a special journal issue of the Annals of Anthropological Practice on the topic of community coalitions, and presenting his research at numerous national and international conferences. Since 2010, Dr. Luque has published 25 peer-reviewed articles in top-tier scholarly journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, and the Journal of Cancer Education.
The Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity seeks to recognize faculty who excel in their research efforts in addition to fulfilling regular full-time teaching responsibilities. ~ Faculty Handbook, § 215