Leslie Hulvershorn, MD

Leslie Hulvershorn is a graduated from college at Indiana University, Bloomington, with honors in Neuroscience.  She was then awarded a research fellowship to complete a Master’s of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, where she explored the relationship between early ear infections and abnormal brain development affecting language.  She returned to her home state of Indiana to complete her M.D. at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  She then completed an Academic Track residency in General Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and a two year Research Track Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at New York University.  Dr. Hulvershorn is an active researcher and clinician and has authored numerous publications on various topics in child psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.  She has received multiple grants to study the neurobiological basis of emotion regulation and addiction risk in children with externalizing disorders.  She is board certified in Addiction Medicine and directs the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Program at the Riley Hospital for Children.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine and also serves as the Medical Director for the Division of Mental Health and Addiction for the State of Indiana.

Teresia Mbogori, Ph.D.

Dr. Teresia Mbogori is an Assistant professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Ball State University College of Health. Her research and teaching interests are in maternal and infant nutrition especially among low income audiences. Before joining Ball State university, Dr. Mbogori worked in collaboration with other scholars in assessment of maternal and child nutrition and food insecurity projects in west Texas, USA and Turkana Kenya.  Dr. Mbogori is also actively involved in the community. She is currently serving as a board member in the Muncie Food Hub Partnership Board, an organization that is working to improve the food security of the community especially those in food desserts.

She earned her B.Sc. Degree in Food Nutrition and Dietetics from Egerton University in Kenya in 2006. In 2009, she moved to Israel to pursue an M.Sc. Degree in Nutritional Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  She returned to Kenya in 2011 and worked as an adjunct instructor at Egerton University and also as a policy researcher with the Kenyan government. She then moved to Texas Tech University in 2013 to pursue a PhD in Nutritional Sciences where she graduated in August 2016.