The Research Affiliate Program is a networking and outreach program designed to foster research collaborations among faculty, staff and students interested in gambling issues. Affiliates meet monthly and have initiated studies examining the etiology of gambling addiction, assessing the social impact of gambling on individuals and communities, among others. To date, more than 60 faculty, staff and students have applied for affiliate status.

Faculty and staff from all schools of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and other University System of Maryland campuses are eligible to be affiliates of the Center. Other interested parties are invited to apply for affiliation.

Status as a research affiliate confers access to a network in which junior and senior affiliated faculty members share, mentor and collaborate on research studies of myriad aspects of gambling. Affiliates have access to the Research Program on Gambling’s Free State Data Warehouse to perform secondary data analysis projects or to provide pilot data for grant applications.

To apply for affiliation, please send your request and CV to Christina Scheele, Clinical Research Specialist, at cscheele@som.umaryland.edu.

Current Research Affiliates

Name Title Department Institution
Jennifer Albrecht Assistant Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Tameka Alestock Clinical Research Specialist Department of Medicine UMB
Ahmad Al-Hadidi Clinical Research Assistant Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Siamak Aram Postdoctoral Fellow Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Amelia Arria Associate Professor Dept. of Behavioral and Community Health University of Maryland College Park
Ivonne Berges Assistant Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Kathryn Carr Director of Operations Center on Young Adult Health and Development University of Maryland College Park
Laura Castellon Clinical Research Assistant Department of Neurology UMB
Yuching Cheng Assistant Professor Department of Medicine UMB
Fatima Chowdhry Staff Scientist Section on Analytical and Functional Biophotonics NI CHD
John Cole Associate Professor Department of Neurology UMB
Eugenia Conolly Director, Statewide Projects Office Division of Population Based Behavioral Health Maryland Behavioral Health Administration
Ann Cotton Director Schaefer Center for Public Policy University of Baltimore
Athena Cymrot Law Fellow School of Law UMB
Patricia Dischinger Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Nancy Ellish Associate Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Sunghee Flores Program Administrator Department of Medicine UMB
Amir Gandibakhche Senior Investigator Section on Analytical and Functional Biophotonics NI CHD
Polymnia Georgiou Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Psychiatry UMB
Todd Gould Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry UMB
Lynn M. Grattan Associate Professor Department of Neurology UMB
Don Haynes Associate Professor School of Public and International Affairs University of Baltimore
Seth Himelhoch Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry UMB
Shiu Ho Database Engineer National Study Center UMB
Kathleen Hoke Professor School of Law UMB
Ardenia Holland Health Educator Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Sailor Holobaugh Clinical Research Assistant Department of Neurology UMB
Samir Jafri Assistant Professor Department of Neurology UMB
Lily Jarman-Reisch Development Officer Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Hyun-Jin Jun Graduate Student School of Social Work UMB
Nancy Knight Associate Professor Department of Radiation Oncology UMB
Wendy Lane Associate Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Lauren Levy Research Associate Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Elisabeth Lipsky Clinical Research Assistant Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Sweta Maheshwari Law Fellow School of Law UMB
Istvan Merchentaler Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Braxton Mitchell Professor Department of Medicine UMB
Andrea Monaghan Clinical Research Assistant Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Eleanor Neijstrom Clinical Research Assistant Department of Neurology UMB
Denise Orwig Faculty Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Tamar Pair Accounting Manager Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Kathleen Palmer Nurse Coordinator Department of Medicine UMB
Jigar Patel Clinical Assistant Professor Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine UMB
Loreen Rugle Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry UMB
Paul Sacco Associate Professor School of Social Work UMB
Christina Scheele Clinical Research Assistant Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
William Seymour Clinical Research Assistant Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Gordon Smith Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Diane Marie St. George Assistant Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
Robert Wachbroit Associate Professor Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB
William Wells Research Associate Schaefer Center for Public Policy University of Baltimore
Christopher Welsh Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry UMB
Owen White Professor Institute for Genome Sciences UMB
Rob White Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry UMB
Teresa Yates Director of Business Operations, CTRIC Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health UMB

Contact the Research Department

Research Program on Gambling
University of Maryland School of Medicine
10 S. Pine Street, Suite 257
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-4447
research@som.umaryland.edu