Vision and Mission

Our vision is to be a leader in allied health sciences research and scholarship, working to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities in North Carolina and beyond.

Our mission is to build a strong interdisciplinary research culture, generating knowledge in allied health sciences and translating that knowledge to address the needs of our local, national, and global communities. We support a research environment that encourages myriad approaches to ethical scientific inquiry that are unified through effective collaborations, transformative scholarship, and exemplary mentoring of the next generation of scientists.

-finalized and approved by the DAHS Research Advisory Committee on June 27, 2012

Faculty and Staff

Grace Baranek, Ph.D., OTR/L

Grace BaranekAssociate Chair for Research
Professor, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Suite 2050 Bondurant Hall
Office phone: (919) 843-4467


John Bulluck

John Bulluck

Research Systems Analyst
Department of Allied Health Sciences
1109 Bondurant Hall


Richard Faldowski, PhD

Research Methodologist
Associate Professor 
3004 Bondurant Hall

Office phone:  (919) 962-5054

Request methodologist support here

Tin Lay Nwe

nwephotoBusiness Services Coordinator
3109 Bondurant Hall
Office phone: (919) 962-4914


Katherine Pearl

News Services Coordinator
3036 Bondurant Hall
Office phone: (919) 966-5975



Susan Schulz, MPH, P.A.

Susan Schulz, MPH

Research Coordinator/Grant Editor
3008 Bondurant Hall
Office phone: (919) 445-0507

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Skip Ryan

Research Web Manager
1105 Bondurant Hall
Office phone: (919) 966-8566



Jennifer Daniel

Photograph of AHS Contracts and Grants Administrator, Jennifer DanielContracts and Grants Administration
3114 Bondurant Hall
Office phone: (919) 966-9471


Wanqing Zhang, MD, PhD

Research Methodologist
Assistant Professor
2064 Bondurant Hall

Office phone:  (919) 962-4069

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Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Members:

Grace Baranek
Katie Belardi
Brian Boyd

Karen Erickson
Richard Faldowski
Mark Klinger
Lori Leibold
Mike Lewek
Karen McCulloch
Susan Schulz
Linda Watson
Sharon Williams
Jennifer Daniel
Wanqing Zhang