Faculty Investigators

Kaczynski

Andrew T. Kaczynski, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator, Prevention Research Center
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
atkaczyn@mailbox.sc.edu
(803) 777-7063

Research Interests:

  • Built environment and physical activity
  • Parks and recreation management and community health
  • Environmental and policy approaches to active transportation
  • Social marketing
  • Research methods, program planning and evaluation in public health
McKeever

Brooke W. McKeever, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator, Prevention Research Center
Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Associate Dean of Research, College of Information and Communications
brookew@sc.edu
(803) 777-2050

Research Interests:

  • Health communication, including campaigns and strategies that mobilize publics to improve health and social conditions
  • Media content, misinformation, and communication behaviors, especially related to health issues
  • Nonprofit public relations, including advocacy and fundraising for nonprofit organizations
Rudisill

Caroline Rudisill, Ph.D., MSc

Co-Investigator, Prevention Research Center
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
caroline.rudisill@sc.edu
(864) 797-7933

Research Interests:

  • Health economics of diabetes and obesity
  • Economic evaluation in health policy and coverage decisions
  • Risk perceptions and health-related decisions (ex. preventative actions, treatment choice)
Saunders

Ruth P. Saunders, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator, Prevention Research Center
Professor Emerita, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
rsaunder@mailbox.sc.edu
(803) 777-2871

Research Interests:

  • Physical activity promotion
  • Health promotion programs in organizational settings
  • Social and physical environment interventions
  • Implementation monitoring and process evaluation
Wilcox

Sara Wilcox, Ph.D.

Director, Prevention Research Center
Professor, Department of Exercise Science
swilcox@sc.edu
(803) 777-8141

Research Interests:

  • Factors associated with physical activity in women, older adults, and African Americans
  • Interventions to increase physical activity and healthy eating in women, older adults, and African Americans
  • Women's health, particularly coronary heart disease