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Taylor L. Neher, MPH
Texas A&M University
Taylor Neher, MPH is a graduate research assistant at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock School of Public Health working on her doctorate of public health. She recently completed her masters in public health at Texas A&M University. Her research focus is on aging and chronic diseases in young adults.
Samuel D. Towne Jr., PhD, MPH, CPH is a faculty member in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences and a faculty associate with the Center for Population Health and Aging and the Southwest Rural Health Research Center within the Texas A&M School of Public Health in College Station, Texas. His major research focus is health disparities among vulnerable populations (e.g., rural, low-income, racial or ethnic minority, older adults) and geographic distributions of health-related measures (e.g., the intersection of health and place). His work spans studies focused on community-level influences on individual outcomes, national studies in the US and global health settings (e.g., China) related to health disparities. He is a central member of several cross-disciplinary teams involving urban planning, architecture, computer sciences, medicine, geography, and public health seeking to tackle problems from multiple social ecological levels.
Sarah E Toevs, PhD, is on the faculty in the Department of Community and Environmental Health at Boise State University in Boise Idaho. She also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Aging. Dr Toevs has an extensive network of community partners. A focus of her work has been to actively engage students and community-partners in projects as a means of maximizing outcomes and extending limited resources. She has successfully administered projects funded through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, National Center on Elder Abuse, Idaho Commission on Aging, COMPASS (a regional planning agency), and the American Public Health Association. The results of these efforts include technical and evaluation reports used to guide the policy and program management decisions.
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