Discovery Themes

Discovery Themes

Find DSC faculty with knowledge in the following discovery themes.


Energy And Environment

The Discovery Theme for Energy and Environment will create an interdisciplinary collaboration that addresses issues related to energy and environment. Ohio State faculty and experts are developing scientific and policy responses to the global need for energy and the associated effects on the environment. Find BDM faculty below with expertise or interest in energy and environment topics:

Jeremy Brooks  - Environment and Natural Resources
Michael DeKay - Psychology
Ken Fujita - Psychology
Tim Haab - Environmental and Development Economics
Curt Haugtvedt - Business
Paul J. Healy - Economics
Kate Ivanova - Political Science
Ian Krajbich - Psychology and Economics
Edward Malecki - Geography
Darla Munroe - Geography
Rebecca Naylor - Business
Morton O’Kelly - Geography
Ellen Peters - Psychology
Brent Sohngen - Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
Zheng Joyce Wang - Communication
Duane Wegener - Psychology
Robyn Wilson - Environment and Natural Resources
David Woods - Engineering
Ningchuan Xiao - Geography


Food imageFood Production And Security

The Food Production and Security Discovery Theme will allow for interdisciplinary collaboration that addresses issues related to food production and security. The experts will focus on enhancing the quality of food and animal feed and work towards ensuring an affordable, safe, and adequate food supply for a global population. Find BDM faculty below with expertise or interest in food production and security topics:

Xiaoyan Deng - Business
Sanja Ilic - Human Sciences
Lydia Medieros - Human Sciences
Jennifer Mitzen - Political Science
Darla Munroe - Geography
Efthimios Parasidis - Public Health & Moritz College of Law
Ellen Peters - Psychology
Brian Roe - Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
Robert Scharff - Human Sciences
Christopher Simons - Food Science & Technology
Brent Sohngen - Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics


Exercise imageHealth And Wellness

The Health and Wellness Discovery Theme will allow for interdisciplinary collaboration on health and wellness. Some examples of issues that will be addressed include community health, health systems, and disease prevention. Find BDM faculty below with expertise or interest in health and wellness topics:

Dawn Allain - Medicine
Sharon Alvarez - Business
S.M. Amadae - Political Science
Hal Arkes - Psychology
Yaron Azrieli - Economics
Katie Baldiga Coffman - Economics
Larry Baum - Political Science
Paul Beck - Political Science
Itzhak Ben-David - Business
Micah Berman - Public Health & Moritz College of Law
Greg Caldeira - Political Science
Lucas Coffman - Economics
Sarah Cole - Moritz College of Law
Ellen Deason - Moritz College of Law
Michael DeKay - Psychology
Anand Desai - Glenn School of Public Affairs
Ken Fujita - Psychology
Larry Garvin - Moritz College of Law
Sherman Hanna - Human Sciences
MasaNori Hashimoto - Economics
Paul J. Healy - Economics
Rick Herrmann - Political Science
Rich Jagacinski - Psychology
John Kagel - Economics
Ian Krajbich - Psychology and Economics
Blair Kidwell - Business
Marcus Kurtz - Political Science
Dan Levin - Economics
Cäzilia Loibl - Human Sciences
Robert B. Lount - Business
Anil Makhija - Business
William Minozzi - Political Science
Catherine Montalto - Human Sciences
Stephanie Moulton - Glenn School of Public Affairs
Waleed Muhanna - Business
Rebecca Naylor - Business
Michael Neblo - Political Science
Tom Nelson - Political Science
Irfan Nooruddin - Political Science
Tom Nygren - Psychology
James O’Brien - Medicine
Efthimios Parasidis - Public Health & Moritz College of Law
Ellen Peters - Psychology
Richard Petty - Psychology
Robert Pilarski - Medicine
Emily Porensky - Medicine
Philipp Rehm - Political Science
Guy Rub - Moritz College of Law
Nancy A. Rudd - Human Sciences
Robert Scharff - Human Sciences
Sharon Seiling - Human Sciences
Jason Seligman - Glenn School of Public Affairs
Peter Shane - Moritz College of Law
Kate Shane - Medicine
Christopher Simons - Food Science & Technology
Michael Slater - School of Communication
Phil Smith - Engineering
Amy Sturm - Medicine
Rao Unnava - Business
Trish Van Zandt - Psychology
Zheng Joyce Wang - Communication
David Wallin - Business
Duane Wegener - Psychology
Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio - Medicine
Patricia West - Business
Celia Wills - Nursing
David Woods - Engineering
Jack Wright - Political Science
Lixin Ye - Economics
Tansel Yilmazer - Human Sciences
Rick Young - Business

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