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Elena Karahanna

Elena Karahanna, the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business, studies the use of information systems in health care while helping prepare graduate students to conduct high-impact scholarship of their own.

Brian N. Williams

Brian N. Williams, an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, challenges students to think critically so that they can diagnose—and propose solutions to—underlying problems rather than surface symptoms.

Paula Lemons

Paula Lemons, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, conducts research that aims to improve science education across the nation while helping students at UGA develop independence, teamwork and problem solving skills.

Brian Schwartz and Wayne Hanna

Associate professor Brian Schwartz and professor Wayne Hanna develop turfgrass, ornamental and forage crop cultivars that benefit farmers and almost everyone who has a lawn, plays sports or enjoys a walk in the park.

Tai Guo

Tai Guo, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, studies the relationship between early exposure to endocrine disruptors and diseases such as diabetes and asthma.

Rosanna Rivero

Assistant professor Rosanna Rivero and her students in the College of Environment and Design use geospatial tools to help communities plan for the future.

Jennifer Gay

Jennifer Gay, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, conducts research that aims to help people incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives and currently is working on projects to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.…

Sheba MohanKumar

Associate professor Sheba MohanKumar studies the interaction between the immune, nervous and endocrine systems, and her research has implications for both human and animal health.

Hillary Tanner

Hillary S. Tanner, a lecturer in the College of Engineering, helps students learn visualization skills using things that are familiar to them—such as Legos and iPads with 3-D scanners.