Facilities and Centers

Each department within the School of Public Health and Health Professions has its own discipline-specific research facilities as well as access to shared resources.

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The Brain Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (BPNL) investigates mechanism of neurodegeneration following neurotrauma and occupational hazards, in translatable experimental animal models in a dedicated biomedical research facility equipped with in-house laboratory animal facilities along with unrestricted access to core facilities.

Gait Analysis Lab

Rehabilitation Physiology Lab

Professor Nadine Fisher of Rehabilitation Science works with Graduate Students and an exam subject in her Sherman Hall lab.

The Rehabilitation Physiology Lab conducts research on a wide range of individuals including the elderly and those with different physical disabilities. Recent extramurally funded studies have included the quantitative assessment of physiological function and functional performance and the effects of specific exercise interventions on the elderly and patients with juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis and post-polio syndrome. Students from the University at Buffalo, as well as other universities, frequently participate in internships, fellowships and graduate work in the Rehabilitation Physiology Lab.

Center for Health Research

The Center for Health Research (CHR) is a full-service research facility available to all School of Public Health and Health Professions faculty conducting externally funded studies.

The CHR includes:

  • A reception room/waiting area
  • Six interview rooms, four of which are ventilated to accommodate smoking cessation research
  • Two multi-purpose rooms
  • A meeting/kitchen area
  • A phlebotomy room

Center for Assistive Technology

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) explores the functional utility of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services in support of persons with disabilities.

Our federally sponsored research and development projects study, create and apply models, methods and metrics that link scientific research, engineering development and commercial production to transform knowledge into beneficial impacts. Our client service programs deliver assessment, training, demonstration and loan services to facilitate computer and environmental access in the context of school, work and independent living goals. Activities integrate multiple disciplines and span economic sectors to improve the quality of life for persons with any level of impairment, across all ages and within any environment.

Activities within these project areas are multidisciplinary and integrate government, academic, public health and business sectors to improve quality of life for persons with disabilities.