Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Carina Katigbak’s research interests are in cardiovascular health disparities and chronic illness management, with a focus on hypertension management among Asian-American immigrants using community health worker interventions. Katigbak earned a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University and a master’s degree and doctorate from New York University, where she was a research scientist; she also was a fellow with the CDC-Prevention Research Center at NYU’s Langone Medical Center. She has held teaching positions at NYU’s College of Nursing and Dominican College in New York, and worked as a nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. Katigbak has been published in the Journal of Professional Nursing and Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, among others, and teaches Nursing Health Assessment Across the Lifespan.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics Tracy L. Regan studies labor economics, health and pharmaceutical economics and industrial organization. Prior to joining the Boston College faculty, Regan was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Miami for nine years. Regan earned her PhD from the University of Arizona, where she returned as a visiting scholar for the past two years. Her research has been published in journals that include the Journal of Human Resources, Economic Inquiry and the Journal of Population Economics.
Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jeremy D. Shakun is a geologist who studies the earth, its oceans and the atmosphere for patterns and causes of climate change across millions of years. Shakun’s research has been published in journals including Science, Nature and Geophysical Research Letters. He is developing new data from geochemical evidence contained in sources including marine sediments, glacial deposits and speleothems, the mineral formations found in caves. Shakun earned his doctorate at Oregon State University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Boston University and Columbia University.
Laura White is a full-time clinical assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing, after working part-time as a clinical faculty member in the school’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. White’s clinical and research interests include integrative health care, adolescent mental health in primary care, stress reduction in children and adolescents and school health. She earned a bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Boston College and a master’s degree from Columbia University. A certified pediatric nurse practitioner, White works at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham and as a school nurse.