Faculty and Staff

My current research interests focus on community health with emphasis on diabetes, vision disorders, and college student health. The main goal is to understand the role of environment and human factors on the development of human disease, and how these factors contribute to healthier individuals and communities. Within the community health research, some of my projects capitalized on college health at UCF. Additionally, I have studies vision health and diabetes with emphasis on understanding the connection with the prevention and health education. My main research interests can be grouped into:

  • Eye Pathology and Visual Impairment: factors affecting early diagnosis and treatment outcomes of diabetic eye disease, particularly in diabetic retinopathy.
  • Diabetes and Neurologic Diseases: diagnostic indicators in metabolic disorders including diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.
  • College Student Health: health practices and factors affecting health outcomes among college students.

Credentials
  • Ph.D., Physiology
  • M.T., Medical Technology
Research Interests
  • Health education
  • College student health
  • Eye pathology and visual disorders
  • Diabetes
  • HSC4555: Pathophysiology I
  • HSC4558: Pathophysiology II
  • Health Sciences Places High Priority on Undergraduate Research
    The Department of Health Sciences works tirelessly to ensure that its 4,000 undergraduate students are actively engaged in their education at UCF. “We are really emphasizing integrative learning in our...
  • Schellhase and Saleh Assume New Leadership Positions
    Kristen Schellhase, interim chair of the Department of Health Professions, has been appointed a Dean’s Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year, announced Dean Michael Frumkin. “Dr. Schellhase has done an...
  • Student Excellence Leads to Med School, News Profiles
    Recent graduate Aaron Pollock excelled as an honors student in the Health Sciences Pre-Clinical Program in the College of Health and Public Affairs and the Burnett Honors College. “Aaron was an...
  • Health Awareness and Prevention Society Among UCF’s Fastest Growing Student Organizations
    UCF registered nearly 100 new student organizations this academic year, and perhaps the fastest growing was the Health Awareness and Prevention Society, or H.A.P.S. H.A.P.S. began last fall with 30...