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Health Studies Faculty

Dr. Jessica Dolecheck Dr. Jessica Dolecheck

Research interests: Qualitative research in healthcare, mother-child social interactions,

Evidence-Based Practice and health sciences program development. 

Other interests: My husband and I enjoy quality time with our three children which usually involves participating in many of their extracurricular activities such as golf, cheer, and hunting. Besides being a mother of three and a wife, I enjoy spending time doing simple yard work, reading a good novel and watching/attending ULM athletic events & LSU/NFL football games.


Dr. Paula Griswold Dr. Paula Griswold
Dr. Stacy Starks Dr. Stacy Starks

Stacy Starks received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Exercise Science at the University of Memphis in 2000 and 2002. She began her PhD in 2008 in Educational Research at the University of Memphis and will graduate in December of this year.  Her doctoral studies ignited her interest in various factors that affect student achievement. She is currently completing her dissertation on, “The Effects of Grade Span Configuration on Student Achievement in Middle School-Aged Children. “

During her time at the University of Memphis, she was instrumental in developing the Employee Wellness program which was designed to help employees improve overall aspects of health. Stacy has research experience in Type II Diabetes and racial disparities, and the effects of supplements on lean mass accretion, indices of health, and human performance variables. Her current research interests include examining the effects of a soy-derived phosphatidylserine on neuroendocrine responses to exercise induced stress as well as its effects on lean mass accretion. She is passionate about teaching and creating life-long learners.

Stacy and her husband moved here from Germantown, Tennessee and have two children. They are all looking forward to life in Louisiana and at ULM.

Mrs. Kim Theodos  Mrs. Kim Theodos