Office of the Provost

Interdisciplinary Faculty Initiative

Proposals Approved for Funding

May 2011

Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse
Medical School
School of Public Health
School of Social Work
Four faculty positions
Faculty Lead: John Traynor

Children in Poverty
School of Education
School of Public Policy
School of Social Work
Three faculty positions
Faculty Leads: Sandra Danziger, Susan Dynarski and Sheldon Danziger

Distributed Health Technologies
College of Engineering
School of Dentistry
Medical School
Three faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Sunitha Nagrath

Diversity and Complexity of Biological Networks
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Medical School
School of Public Health
Five faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Mercedes Pascual

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Impacts: Integrated Assessment and Modeling
College of Engineering
School of Natural Resources and Environment
Two faculty positions
Faculty Leads: Joyce Penner

Sustainable Food Systems
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Ross School of Business
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
School of Natural Resources and Environment
School of Public Health
Five faculty positions
Faculty Leads: John Vandermeer

Sustainability and Behavior
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
School of Natural Resources and Environment
School of Public Policy
Three faculty positions
Faculty Leads: Arun Agrawal, Jonathan Levine and Carl Simon

Urban Studies: Social Inequality and the Prospects of Equity and Sustainability in Southeastern Michigan
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
School of Social Work
Four faculty positions
Faculty Leads: Angela Dillard


May 2010

Computational Media for Interactive Systems
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
College of Engineering
School of Art and Design
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Five faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Satinder Singh Baveja

Genes, Environment and Behavior (GEB)
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Medical School
Five faculty positions
Faculty Leads: Dr. Henry L. Paulson and Martin Sarter

The Mediterranean Perspective on Global History and Culture
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Four faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Michele Hannoosh

Rehabilitation Robotics
College of Engineering
Medical School
School of Kinesiology
Four faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Daniel Ferris

Reproductive Sciences
College of Engineering
Medical School
Five faculty positions
Faculty Leads: Dr. Timothy Johnson, Dr. Bishr Omary, and Dr. Gary D. Smith

May 2009

Digital Environments
School of Information
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Four faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Gregory Dowd

Environment, Information, and Sustainable Development: The Asia-Africa Nexus
School of Information
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
School of Natural Resources and Environment
Four faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Paul N. Edwards

Financial Markets
Ross School of Business
Law School
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Ford School of Public Policy
Four faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Susan Collins

Multiscale Cell Mechanics
College of Engineering
Medical School
Five faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Krishna Garikipati

Petascale Computing
College of Engineering
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Four faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Sharon Glotzer

Sustainable Built Environment
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
College of Engineering
School of Natural Resources and Environment
Three faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Nancy G. Love

April 2008

Data Mining, Learning, and Discovery with Massive Datasets
College of Engineering
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Five faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Douglas Richstone

Energy Storage
College of Engineering
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
School of Natural Resources and Environment
Five faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Gary Was

Global Change: Cryosphere and Sea-Level Impacts
College of Engineering
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Three faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Christopher Poulsen

Global HIV/AIDS
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Medical School
School of Nursing
Five faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Valerie Traub

Microbial Ecology: Relationships to Human and Environmental Health
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Medical School
School of Public Health
Four faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Deborah Goldberg

Social Science and Energy
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Three faculty positions
Faculty Lead: Carl Simon