Team: Leadership Team

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  • Caity Placek

    Dr. Placek is an associate professor of anthropology in the College of Sciences and Humanities, and her research has focused on a variety of pregnancy-related issues such as tobacco use, HIV and HIV stigma, cultural food taboos, and the use of a free medical mobile clinic for prenatal care in India.

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  • Jonel Thaller

    Dr. Jonel Thaller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work who began teaching at Ball State University in 2013. Her body of research includes the evaluation of safety assessment and interventions for intimate partner violence, including focus on perpetrator intervention. In her research, she has also examined the role of gender and […]

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  • Jean Marie Place

    Dr. Jean Marie Place is a maternal and child health researcher and an Associate Professor of Health Education and Promotion.  She began teaching at Ball State University in 2014 and studies adverse experiences in a woman’s reproductive life, particularly issues in the perinatal period such as infertility, postpartum depression, sexual violence, and infant mortality. She […]

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