Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) faculty member and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research Douglas Granger, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor.
Granger, who joined the JHUSON in June, notes, "I am honored to be a member of this exceptionally talented faculty and look forward to continue collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to advance our understanding of the meaning and significance of individual differences in salivary analytes."
He is a leading expert engaged in work focused on the discovery, measurement, and application of analytes (hormones, antibodies, chemicals, DNA) in saliva. Granger is well known for his development of methods related to saliva collection and analysis and the theoretical and statistical integration of salivary measures into developmental research. His studies have been instrumental in the conceptualization and analysis of biosocial relationships involving child well-being, parent-child and family relationships, as well as how these biosocial links moderate and mediate the effects of early adversity and stress on children's adjustment.
Early in his career, Granger founded and served as President of Salimetrics LLC, a salivary laboratory and product development company. At JHUSON, he has created and now leads The Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research which facilitates the integration of salivary analytes into prevention science, nursing, public health, and medicine. Granger holds a joint appointment with the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.
Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, notes "Doug Granger is a nationally and internationally recognized scientist and entrepreneur and brings unique expertise and experience to the School and the University." She added, "It's exciting to think about how readily and how well he is contributing to the study of stress within the School, across the Hopkins campuses, and globally."