Student Research and Scholarship

Research Opportunities in the CHHS

School of Social Work


Research Topic

Semesters Email
Kris Hohn

Health disparities, marginalized & vulnerable populations, LGBTQ+ communities, Motherhood

Noell Rowan

Aging, LGBT populations, mental health and substance use disorders and addictions, spirituality and social work practice

Fall 2020; Spring 2021
Alicia Sellon

Volunteerism and community participation among older adults during the pandemic

Fall 2020 through Spring 2022

School of Health and Applied Human Sciences


Research Topic Semesters Email
Hannah Catalano

HPV vaccination, reproductive health, risk behaviors (e.g., binge drinking, unsafe sex, drug abuse)

Spring 2019; possibly Summer 2019; Fall 2019 
Lenis Chen-Edinboro Sleep, nutrition and mental health research across the lifespan, including in older adults Fall 2020 through Summer 2021 
Sabrina Cherry Health disparities, health inequity and social justice Ongoing 
Dan Johnson

Family perceptions of the benefits of participating in Ainsley's Angels 5k races (disability) 

John Lothes

Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, depression, anxiety, test anxiety, health and well-being

Spring 2019; Fall 2019 
Tina Newsham

Aging, older adults, pedagogy, career development, perceptions of aging/older adults, public art and health, social justice, environmental sustainability

Eric Richardson Human resources related topics; Nursing job satisfaction/commitment/turnover; competency based education; online learning design Fall 2020; Spring 2021 
Alana Seaman Placemaking (e.g. humansitic geography); the relationships between popular culture and tourism, sports, and/or leisure; and trends in food and beverage (e.g. sports concessions; breweries; wine club membership; food souvenirs, etc.) Ongoing

School of Nursing


Research Topic

Semesters Email

Tammy Arms

Older adults and/or mental health issues

Paula Baisden Interpersonal relationships in the university setting (incivility, collaboration, teaching/learning) and eating disorders Ongoing 
Lisa Bove

Do Fitbits® Encourage Health Tracking and Lower Blood Pressure in Barbershop Initiatives?

Fall 2020; Spring 2021
Suzy Diggle-Fox

Geriatrics, Parkinson's Disease, hospice, time management, anxiety, hurricanes R/T anxiety and preparedness

Hailey Estrem

Family management of childhood chronic conditions, pediatric feeding disorder and developmental trajectories, measure development, food allergy, and mixed-method research


Julie Hinkle

Adaptive learning, student engagement

Spring 2019 

Carolyn Kleman

Self-management in chronic illness and patient self-advocacy

Barbara Lutz

Stroke caregiving, stroke transitional care


Stephanie Smith

Community based participatory research - specific topics will vary


Stephanie Turrise

Do Fitbits® Encourage Health Tracking and Lower Blood Pressure in Barbershop Initiatives?

Fall 2020; Spring 2021