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Community and Research

The School of Health Sciences engages in research for the betterment of our local and global communities. Community-based research is a collaborative process that can remove various social, cultural, and logistical barriers. Through broad partnerships with public and private entities, research projects have been initiated to address community and societal health issues, while enhancing students' educational experience. Our work is funded from local foundations and large federal granting institutions such as the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Featured Endeavors

Home-based Older Person Upstreaming Prevention Physical Therapy (HOP-UP-PT)
Designed to provide early preventative interventions to senior citizens at risk of being homebound, the HOP-UP-PT program facilitates partnerships between community centers and local physical therapists.

Biomechanics Ergonomics and Abilities Research (BEAR) Lab
Dedicated to developing knowledge and methods to support patient-centered physical medicine, the BEAR Lab seeks to achieve advances in health monitoring and care delivery.

Community Health Engagement and Empowerment Research (CHEER) Lab
By engaging undergraduate students in faculty-led research projects, the CHEER Lab aims to improve the health of the community.

Study Abroad: Public Health in Ghana
This three-week study abroad in Ghana, Africa provides students with a hands-on, community driven experience to understand the health needs of a developing country.

Healthology Symposium 
Celebrating impactful research and collaborative approaches for addressing upstream social determinants of health in achieving better downstream care, the Healthology Symposium enables students, faculty and community partners to make meaningful connections, affecting positive change.

A biannual online publication, InHealth features engaging content about our extraordinary students, faculty, alumni, community partners, programs and facilities.

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
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