News: Research

Pandemic Presents Unique Research Opportunity for Studying Unhealthy Behavior in Kids

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | November 5, 2020
In early March, Keith Brazendale began gathering initial data for his research project on the factors and behaviors that contribute to weight gain among children living in rural areas. After completing the first part of the project, which...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2020

Written By: Drexler James | June 28, 2020
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance the profession. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...

UCF Aphasia House Named Southeast Research Hub for Patient-Centered Outcomes Project

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 28, 2020
UCF Aphasia House  has been selected as one of four aphasia research incubator hubs throughout the country, representing the southeast region. The opportunity comes as a result of a collaboration...

UCF Social Work Researchers Partner with Child Welfare Groups to Improve Outcomes for Foster Children

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 28, 2020
Associate Professors Julie Steen and Chris Stewart in UCF’s School of Social Work are leading an evaluation of an effort by Embrace Families to strengthen the child welfare system and...

Social Work Professor Helps Show Efficacy of Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

Written By: Drexler James | February 21, 2020
James Whitworth, Ph.D., LCSW with his dog, Cowgirl, who is definitely not a service dog. James Whitworth, associate professor in the School of Social Work, has devoted his career to...

UCF Working to Improve Healthcare Delivery in Rural America

Written By: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala | February 5, 2020
One in five Americans live in rural areas, so even if you don’t live on a farm, keeping rural communities healthy affects you. If you’re sitting in a downtown office...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Fall 2020

Written By: Drexler James | January 30, 2020
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance the profession. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...

Behind Research Funding: How CHPS Staff Help Researchers Fulfill Their Dreams

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | January 23, 2020
A research administrator must be passionate, curious, detail-oriented and patient, says, Eduardo Ortiz of CHPS. Ortiz, along with Monique Gregory, formerly of CHPS, now working in the research office of...

Schellhase, Ingersoll Receive Honors, Recognition from National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | August 7, 2019
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association recently recognized Dean Christopher Ingersoll and Kristen Schellhase, associate lecturer and athletic training program director, during the organization’s convention in July. Schellhase received the Athletic...

AdventHealth, UCF Collaborate on Suicide-prevention Initiative

Written By: AdventHealth Staff | March 20, 2019
AdventHealth is collaborating with the University of Central Florida to address a growing suicide crisis across the nation. The effort is modeled after the Zero Suicide Initiative, a national program...

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