Dr. Nickolas Zaller is an associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. He joined the UAMS faculty in 2014. His research focus has been on the overlap between behavioral health disorders, including addiction and mental illness, infectious diseases and incarceration both in the United States and internationally.
“Dr. Zaller has the enthusiasm and experience to ensure our Office of Global Health continues as resource for those seeking to improve health in Arkansas and around the world,” said Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., UAMS provost and chief academic officer. “His experience as a Fulbright Scholar in China and his research in areas related to international health and infectious disease epidemiology make him an ideal choice for the position.”
Dr. Zaller earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology and East Asian Studies from Kansas University in 1999. After graduation, he lived in China for a year as a Fulbright Scholar before completing a doctorate in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004.