Researchers are examining physiological and psychological
measures of stress in police officers to evaluate potential
associations of these measures with early signs of cardiovascular
and metabolic disease.
Faculty are involved in a number of studies investigating
disease prevention. Studies examining how to prevent diarrheal
disease, a major source of death of infants and children in
developing economies, could have enormous health impacts.
There are racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment, but
the root causes of these disparities are unknown. Heather Orom,
PhD, is exploring several possible explanations to help reduce
racial gaps in prostate cancer mortality and patient
Investigators will study the effects of a specific respiratory
muscle exercise training program on respiratory muscle strength and
endurance, as well as fatigue, exercise capacity, and functional
performance, on MS patients.