About

Associates

As Sustainable Health evolves and builds momentum, we will continue to draw on an international spectrum of collaborator talent.

  1. Matthew BUMAN
    Assistant Professor, Exercise and Wellness, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University
    Matthew BUMAN
    Matthew Buman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University.  Matt is a member of the Project HoneyBee advisory team at the Center for Sustainable Health.  His research at ASU focuses on measuring and intervening upon the dynamic interplay of sleep, sedentary, and physical activity behaviors and how collectively these behaviors can be harnessed to prevent chronic disease. matthew.buman@asu.edu
  2. Eric HEKLER
    Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University
    Eric HEKLER
    Eric Hekler, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at ASU, where he also directs the Designing Health Lab.  Eric is a member of the Project HoneyBee advisory team at the Center for Sustainable Health.  His research  at ASU focuses on how to design and evaluate health behavior change technologies (e.g., just in time adaptive mHealth interventions, online support groups, and do-it-yourself intervention creation support tools). Prior to ASU, Hekler completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford University and received his PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from Rutgers University. ehekler@asu.edu
  3. Narayanan KRISHNAMURTHI
    Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University
    Narayanan KRISHNAMURTHI
    Narayanan Krishnamurthi is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Narayanan is numbered among select ASU faculty members affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Health and is engaged in developing an interdisciplinary, novel course as part of Project HoneyBee, entitled Opportunities in Healthcare; course will launch in January of 2015.  His main research interests at ASU include developing therapeutic interventions to improve and restore function in persons with neurological disorders. His interventions are mainly aimed towards taking advantage of neural plasticity in paradigms that can be effectively utilized in the clinic and/or home environment to facilitate functional recovery. narayanan.krishnamurthi@asu.edu
  4. Jeffrey T. LA BELLE
    Assistant Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Barrett Honors College, Harrington Biomedical Engineering Program and Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Jeffrey T. LA BELLE
    Jeffrey La Belle has a PhD and Masters in Bioengineering from ASU and a MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.  La Belle is numbered among select ASU faculty members affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Health and is engaged in developing an interdisciplinary, novel course as part of Project HoneyBee, entitled Opportunities in Healthcare; course will launch in January of 2015.  His ASU lab includes over 90 students from biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science engineering, as well as biology and chemistry programs at ASU. His research focuses on label-free, noninvasive sensing/on body and point-of-care technologies.  jeffrey.labelle@asu.edu
  5. Joshua LaBAER
    Director, Virginia G. Piper Center for Personal Diagnostics, Biodesign Institute, and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
    Joshua LaBAER
    Joshua LaBaer, M.D., Ph.D., formerly the Director of the Harvard Institute of Proteomics (HIP), is the Piper Chair in Personalized Medicine and Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics. His efforts involve leveraging the Center’s formidable resources for the discovery and validation of biomarkers—unique molecular fingerprints of disease—which can provide early warning for those at risk of major illnesses, including cancer and diabetes. He completed medical and graduate school at the University of California, San Francisco, where he studied steroid regulation of DNA transcription and protein-DNA interactions. He completed his internship and residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a clinical fellowship in Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. LaBaer is a member of the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors. Recently he was elected Chair of the EDRN Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee. Dr. LaBaer serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Proteome Research, and a member of the editorial boards of Analytical Chemistry, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Cancer Biomarker, Molecular Biosystems, and Clinical Proteomics. He is a Research Affiliate with the Mayo Clinic, treasurer and president-elect of the US Human Proteome Organization (USHUPO), a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Promega, Provista, the NRC Genomics and Health Initiative, and Protein Forest.
  6. Alex LEE
    Adjunct Faculty, Center for Sustainable Health; Physician, National Health Service, England and Wales
    Alex LEE
    Alex Lee joined the Center for Sustainable Health as a visiting scholar for the academic year 2011-2012. Dr. Lee is a junior doctor from the United Kingdom who graduated in 2011 with both a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences Research (MRes) and Medicine (MBChB) from The University of Manchester. During his one-year MRes, Alex worked at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research (PICR) with Professors Goran Landberg and Nigel Bundred, focusing his research on the role of inflammation on the carcinogenesis, metastasis and molecular pathology of breast cancer and other solid tumors. He was commended in the Pfizer Oncology Awards 2011 at the National Cancer Research Institute Conference in Liverpool, UK for his work at the PICR.
  7. Steve LESTER
    Consultant Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
    Steve LESTER
    Steve Lester, MD, is Consultant Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is also Associate Chair of Medicine for Innovation. Prior to this he was Director of both the Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging Laboratory and the Post-Doctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging. Lester’s interests are in the uses of technology to transform the experience and delivery of healthcare. lester.steven@mayo.edu
  8. James LEVINE
    Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Arizona; Director of Obesity Solutions, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University
    James LEVINE
    James Levine, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Bioengineering at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is also Director of Obesity Solutions for the Mayo Clinic and ASU. Levine is a Scholar at the University of Cambridge and holds the Mayo Clinic Richard Emslander Chairs in Nutrition and Metabolism. He is a Senior Scientific Advisor to numerous national governments and a designated “Expert” to the United Nations, NIH, and NSF. He has completed five documentaries and has received over 50 national and international awards in science. In addition, he is the creator of the Treadmill desk. jim@asu.edu
  9. Scott RAMSEY
    Full Member, Cancer Prevention Research Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Research Collaborator, Center for Sustainable Health
    Scott RAMSEY
    Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD, is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where he directs the Research and Economic Assessment in Cancer and Healthcare (REACH) group, a multidisciplinary team devoted to clinical and economic evaluations of new and existing cancer prevention, screening and treatment technologies. He is also a Professor in the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and Institute for Public Health Genetics at University of Washington. He also directs the cancer Prevention and Survivorship Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Trained in Medicine and economics, his primary research interest is in studying the economic aspects of new medical technologies. Dr. Ramsey is a leader in the field of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), and current President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).
  10. Heather ROSS
    Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University
    Heather ROSS
    Heather Ross is Clinical Instructor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at ASU and a faculty member in the Master’s in Science and Technology Policy program. Heather is a key member of the Project HoneyBee advisory team at the Center for Sustainable Health.  As a nurse practitioner, she also maintains a clinical practice in cardiac electrophysiology, where she treats patients with a variety of wearable and implanted diagnostic and therapeutic devices. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary healthcare teams and the social construction of biomedical technologies. heather.m.ross@asu.edu
  11. Eugene SCHNELLER
    Professor, Supply Chain Management and Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars, Department of Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
    Eugene SCHNELLER
    Eugene Schneller is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars within the Department of Supply Chain Management at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. He is also Co-Director of the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium. Schneller is numbered among select ASU faculty members affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Health and is engaged in developing an interdisciplinary, novel course as part of Project HoneyBee, entitled Opportunities in Healthcare; course will launch in January of 2015.  His business research provides an assessment of the complex trust relationships, levels of integration and fragmentation across the value chain. Schneller is the recipient of an honorary degree as a physician assistant (PA) from Duke University. gene.schneller@asu.edu
  12. Mark SPANO
    Research Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University
    Mark SPANO
    Mark Spano is a Research Professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Mark is a member of the Project HoneyBee advisory team at the Center for Sustainable Health.  Before joining ASU, Spano served as a Distinguished Research Physicist for the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 2010. An expert on the nonlinear dynamical control of biological systems, his research focuses on controlling abnormal rhythms in the heart and the brain. A separate focus is incorporating novel biological sensors into portable medical devices. He is a founding organizer of the Experimental Chaos Conferences and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, having served as Chair of its Division of Biological Physics. mark.spano@asu.edu
  13. Nongjian TAO
    Director, Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University; Research Collaborator, Center for Sustainable Health; Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State
    Nongjian TAO
    NJ Tao joined the ASU faculty as a professor of electrical engineering and an affiliated professor of chemistry and biochemistry in August 2001. Before coming to ASU, he worked as an assistant and associate professor at Florida International University. He holds US patents, has published refereed journal articles and book chapters and has given invited talks and seminars worldwide. His current research interest includes mobile health devices, chem-and bio-sensors, molecular and nano-electronics. To visit Dr. Tao’s lab: http://www.public.asu.edu/~ntao1/
  14. Dan WARREN
    Adjunct Faculty, Center for Sustainable Health; Physician, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center
    Dan WARREN
    Daniel Warren, ND, joined the Center for Sustainable Health as an academic scholar from 2012-2013. Dr. Warren is a naturopathic doctor who graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He previously worked as a fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, focusing his research on the link between casein-free diets and the bone health of children with autism spectrum disorders. In his collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Health, Dr. Warren helps create platforms for various policies, programs, and technologies to effectively address global aging issues.