Allyson A. GIlles, PhD, MA

Allyson A. GIlles, PhD, MA

Trained as a developmental-clinical psychologist, Allyson’s overall research interest is to examine and address sleep-health disparities in Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations within a community-based participatory model. Her primary research goals are to identify bidirectional sleep-health relationships within a cultural framework, develop clinical tools that promote sleep-health risk prevention, and decrease the high prevalence of cardiometabolic disease that are often associated with sleep disturbance beginning at a young age through multi-generational treatment methods.
Kevin M. Korous

Kevin M. Korous

Dr. Kevin is a proud husband and father, as well as a post-doctoral research scholar in Dr. Charles R. Rogers’ Men’s Health Inequities Research Lab. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University, and he earned his B.S. in Psychology at The University of Utah. His primary research agenda is to understand how socioeconomic status, and its interplay with systems of power (e.g., racism), shape individual development and contribute to health disparities with the goal of identifying interventions across different levels (e.g., individual, institutional). His favorite methodology is systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Outside of academia, he enjoys spending time outside with his family and dog, running, drinking espresso, playing the ukulele, and watching NFL football.
Krista Ocier, PhD, MPH

Krista Ocier, PhD, MPH

Krista is a recent PhD graduate from the University of Utah Public Health Division. She began pursuing her MPH degree in University of Utah Asia Campus, located in Songdo, South Korea, where her interest in gerontology inspired her academic pursuits. Krista aims to continue her research in the aging population as well as aging-related diseases among cancer survivors. In addition to advocating for older adults, future ambitions hope to include research in people with disabilities.