Researcher Profiles

Reza Hakkak

Reza Hakkak, Ph.D. – Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Associate Dean for Research

Reza Hakkak, PhD, a professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition and associate dean for research College of Health Professions and Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine has contributed greatly to research on effects of diets on diseases prevention and obesity and breast cancer and is known nationally and internationally for his discoveries and his expertise in these areas.


Sam Atcherson

Samuel Atcherson, Ph.D. – Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

Samuel R. Atcherson, Ph.D., professor for the Doctor of Audiology program is a nationally-recognized leader, scholar, mentor, and educator in the field of audiology. As a person with lifelong hearing loss from childhood, Dr. Atcherson’s areas of interest and expertise include broad strokes across 1) audiologic rehabilitation, 2) auditory electrophysiology, and 3) health literacy. [READ MORE ABOUT DR. ATCHERSON]

Jennifer Vincenzo

Jennifer L. Vincenzo, PT, MPH, Ph.D. – Department of Physical Therapy

Dr. Jennifer Vincenzo is an Associate Professor with the department of Physical Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her research interests include developing, evaluating, and implementing clinically feasible assessments and interventions to decrease fall risk and mobility decline among older adults. [READ MORE ABOUT DR. VINCENZO]