"The joy I have found in research and evaluation stems from my passion for creating positive change."

-Kelsey Ross, '15 ~ Community Health Education

Research is an important part of the CHHS. From the discovery and exploration of new ideas to the evaluation of the effectiveness of a community-based program, research can take many forms. Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from getting involved with research by gaining experience, learning about diverse groups of people they might work with in the future (e.g., aging adults, cancer patients, at-risk youth) and preparing for graduate school.

Faculty members across the college engage in a variety of research projects using varied practices. Many faculty members conduct applied research aimed to address a particular health issue in society. Some topics of interest include obesity prevention, healthy aging, military health, coastal health and holistic health.

Students interested in research can get involved three different ways: enrolling in a directed independent study (DIS), deciding to pursue an honor's project or applying for the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CSURF) program. Details can be found here.

Call for Proposals

The Globalization, Culture, and Diversity Committee in the College of Health and Human Services invites faculty, staff, and students in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work to submit proposals for cultural activities that demonstrate the spirit of interprofessional collaboration and promote intercultural learning within the community at-large.

Cultural activities promote broad cultural change via the promotion of diversity and inclusion, community engagement, student engagement, and the arts. Topics should be innovative, challenge issues related to culture and diversity perspectives, and aimed at raising awareness, addressing contemporary challenges, and promoting inclusion.

Information and Deadline

Explore request for proposals guidelines and checklist here. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018.