Faculty

Amber Hammons PhotoAmber Hammons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jordan College of Agricultural
Sciences & Technology
Child and Family Science
ahammons@csufresno.edu
559.278.1158
www.fresnostate.edu/jcast

 

Degrees Held:
• Ph.D. Psychology, University of California, Riverside
• M.A. Psychology, University of California, Riverside
• B.S. Psychology, University of California, San Diego

Research Interests:
• Obesity
• Eating Behaviors
• Physical Activity
• Family Rituals and Routines
• Health Disparities
• Prevention and Intervention Programming

Karine Gousset PhotoKarine Gousset, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biology
kgousset@csufresno.edu
559.278.5802
www.fresnostate.edu/csm/

 

Degrees Held:
• Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
University of California, Davis
• B.S. Biochemistry, University of Maryland at College Park

Research Interests:
• Role of Tunneling Nanotubes in the Spreading of Viruses, Misfolded
Protein Aggregates Leading to Neurodegenerative Diseases and Cancer
• Host-Pathogen Interactions
• Viral Pathogenesis

Jaymin Kwon PhotoJaymin Kwon, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Services
Department of Public Health
jkwon@csufresno.edu
559.278.5169
www.fresnostate.edu/publichealth

 

Degrees Held:
• Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
• Ph.D. (joint degree) Exposure Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey
• M.S. Food and Biotechnology, Yonsei University, Korea
• M.S. Environmental Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
• B.S. Food and Biotechnology, Yonsei University, Korea

Research Interests:
• Exposure Assessment
• Air Pollution, Air Quality
• Maternal and Children's Exposure Assessment
• Mapping Time-Location Data
• Traffic Related Air Pollutants
• Drinking Water Systems and Food Safety

Jennifer Roos PhotoJennifer Roos, P.T., D.P.T., G.C.S. 

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Services
Department of Physical Therapy
jroos@csufresno.edu
559.278.4063
www.fresnostate.edu/physicaltherapy

 

Degrees Held:
• D.P.T., California State University, Fresno/U.C. San Francisco Joint Doctoral Program 
• M.P.T., Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno
• B.S., Exercise Science, California State University, Fresno 

Research Interests:
• Peer Mentoring 
• Gait Analysis in adults with lower limb amputations 
• Aquatics 
• Improving doctoral level education by focusing on student success 

Bhupinder Singh PhotoBhupinder Singh, Ph.D., P.T.

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Services
Department of Physical Therapy
bhsingh@csufresno.edu
559.278.4356
www.fresnostate.edu/physicaltherapy

 

Degrees Held:
• Ph.D. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences,
The University of Iowa
• B.A. in Physical Therapy, GNDU, India

Research Interests:
• Childhood Obesity
• Gait Analysis
• Exercise Prescription
• Biomechanics
• Orthopedics

Donna DeRoo PhotoDonna DeRoo, A.B.D., M.P.A.

Assistant Director

College of Health and Human Services
Central California Center for
Health and Human Services
dderoo@csufresno.edu
559.288.2160
www.fresnostate.edu/ccchhs 

 

Degrees Held:
• A.B.D. Educational Leadership and Change, Fielding Graduate University
• M.P.A. Public Administration, California State University, Dominguez Hills
• B.A. English, California State University, Fresno

Research Interests:
• Grant writing and development
• Project and program development
• Evaluation
• Sustainability
• Quality improvement

Cassandra Joubert PhotoCassandra Joubert, Sc.D.

Professor
Director

College of Health and Human Services
Central California Children's Institute
cjoubert@csufresno.edu
559.228.2166
www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/ccci

 

Degrees Held:
• Sc.D. Maternal and Child Health, Johns Hopkins University
• Graduate Certificate Infant-Parent Mental Health, University of
Massachusetts, Boston
• B.S. Developmental Psychology, Howard University

Research Interests:
• Effects of infant-caregiver relationships on infant mental health
• Effects of parenting styles and sensory profiles on children's mental health
• Developing community systems of care for children birth to three

Nicole Smith Photo Nicole J. Smith, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Services
Department of Kinesiology 
njsmith@csufresno.edu
559.278.2069
www.fresnostate.edu/kinesiology

 

Degrees Held:
• Ph.D., Sports Education Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
• M.S., Sports Education Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
• B.S., Physical Education, University of Nevada, Reno 

Research Interests:
• Physical activity measurement 
• Environment and policy influences on physical activity 
• Evidence-based physical education programs 
• Physical activity interventions 
• Physical education teacher effectiveness