Mary Hannan, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Dr. Hannan’s overall research interests focus on kidney disease and physical activity.  She has over ten years of experience as a nurse practitioner, primarily working in nephrology.  Dr. Hannan plans to investigate in the influence of sedentary time, physical activity, and frailty on adults with chronic kidney disease.  Through this work, she plans to develop behavior change interventions, specifically physical activity interventions, to improve the health and outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Hannan is also funded as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow.


Emily Kringle, PhD, OTR/L
Emily Kringle, PhD, OTR/L joined AIM as a PREMIER T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She completed her research training in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 and spent her first year at UIC as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Her research focus is intervention development to reduce sedentary behavior among stroke survivors. She is also interested in social and contextual influences on engagement in meaningful daily activities among underserved populations who have neurological disorders.



Wesley Lefferts, PhD
Dr. Lefferts was the first to complete the T32 Precision Lifestyle Medicine and Translation Research (PREMIER) Postdoctoral Training Program. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University.


INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it's exactly "additionalAnchor").
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a "#" in front of it. (Example, we have a "chief" section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to "#chief")
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor's HYPERLINK WITHOUT the "#", i.e. "chief".
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there's a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.