Research Highlights

Our faculty researchers are investigating critical health issues, including maternal and child health, substance use and abuse, aging, assistive technology and the epidemiology of chronic diseases such as cancer.


Evaluating the impact of early intervention services on children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
This project focuses on the preparation and writing of a book that will reflect a growing need for rigorous systematic presentations of classical and novel empirical likelihood (EL) approaches and their applications in biomedicine and health.

Community Health and Health Behavior

Sleep disturbances are cardinal features of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. This randomized cross-over trial will examine two treatment options for sleep apnea among veterans.
This project will examine the impact of prenatal exposure to cigarettes on a child’s development of self-regulation—the ability to modulate emotions and behave in socially appropriate ways.

Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Ongoing studies are looking at the major causes of morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women--work that has led to major shifts in the way clinical care is approached for this group.
Studies explore environmental exposures in relation to morbidity and mortality, looking at both individuals who are occupationally exposed and others in the general population.

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences


The overarching goal of this this study is to address the MedEvac foundation priority of educational techniques and technologies, and improve HEMS safety.

This project examines the effects of Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) on performance during topside operations at altitude and during diving at altitude. 

Rehabilitation Science

Dedicated to the promotion of health and independent living among older adults and their caregivers through research.
Located in the School of Public Health and Health Professions since 1999, CIRRIE facilitates the sharing of information and expertise between the U.S. and world-wide partners to improve the conditions of people with disabilities.