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.

Biostatistics

9/16/16
Evaluating the impact of early intervention services on children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
9/16/16
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

12/2/15
Operation: SAFETY (Soldiers And Families Excelling Through the Years) is a longitudinal research study which will examine the health and well-being of U.S. Army Reserve soldiers and their partners.
6/19/14
African Americans have the highest colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality of any ethnic/racial group. This study aims to increase our understanding of factors which influence African Americans’ decisions about health care seeking and CRC screening behavior.

Epidemiology and Environmental Health

5/15/15
Projects focus on better understanding the factors related to the causation of cancer. For example, a study of African American families with a history of breast cancer will add to our understanding of the genetics of this disease and potentially lead to preventive measures.
3/16/17
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.

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2/2/16

These studies will help us understand the pathophysiology that underpins abnormal responses to heat stress in heart failure patients.

6/19/14
Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world and its use is increasing among children. Although considered safe, the majority of empirical data on the effects of caffeine have been collected in adults.

Rehabilitation Science

2/24/17
Dedicated to the promotion of health and independent living among older adults and their caregivers through research.
8/29/14
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.