Katelyn Romm, Ph.D. is a new faculty members at TSET Health Promotion Research Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Three faculty members have joined the TSET Health Promotion Research Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Katelyn Romm, Ph.D.; Erin Vogel, Ph.D.; and Meng Chen, Ph.D.
Romm comes to HPRC from George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Her research aims to identify factors that predict substance use initiation, escalation and cessation to inform prevention and cessation efforts among individuals at greatest risk for such use, including youth and young adults, as well as minoritized populations.
Vogel comes from University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Her research examines psychosocial influences on youth tobacco use and the use of digital tools and social media to address tobacco and other substance use among priority populations, including youth and the LGBTQ+ community. Her research program employs experimental, observational, and qualitative methods to address health disparities and emerging trends in technology and tobacco product use.
Chen joins the HPRC from University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on using computational algorithms for dynamic model fitting and the development and use of flexible dynamic models in behavioral sciences. She will work with HPRC faculty by providing biostatistics support and assisting with research study design.
According to Darla Kendzor, Ph.D., co-director of the HPRC, “These talented new additions to our team will enhance our ability to address tobacco and substance use across the state. Their research offers a focus on youth and young adults, and other at-risk populations along with advanced biostatistical expertise. Their skills offer a valuable complement to the expertise of our current faculty.”
The HPRC receives funding from the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center via an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA225520) and an Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust contract (R23-02).

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