Health Science Research

With over 50 faculty members across the university engaged in health sciences research, opportunities abound for students and professionals to connect with faculty for research that will impact our global understanding of human health and medicine.


University Research Office

           

United State Health Science Research Centers

 


Global Health Science Research Centers

 

Faculty Research Programs

Faculty members from across the university are actively engaged in health sciences research, ranging from laboratory-based studies in the Department of Chemistry to field based studies in the Department of Sociology.  Links to faculty members conducting research are provided below.

  • Dr. Ilona Petrikovics, Department of Chemistry, (ixp004@shsu.edu) 
    Research interests: Chemical Defense, Nanotechnology, and Enzymes in Drug Antagonism
  • Dr. Anne Gaillard, Department of Biological Science, (argaillard@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: studies of how motility is regulated in eukaryotic cilia and flagella with potential applications to better understanding human diseases.
  • Dr. Furjen Deng, Department of Sociology, (SOC_fjd@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: healthcare disparities research, quality of life among Asian cancer survivors, and cultural aspects of health-seeking behaviors.
  • Dr. Jin Young Choi, Department of Sociology, (jyc002@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: health and health care issues of underserved and unprivileged populations, such as children, women, the elderly, the poor, ethnic minorities and immigrants, and those who live in developing countries.
  • Dr. Lilibeth Al-Kofahy, Department of Nursing, (lxa019@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: The lived experience of post-traumatic stress disorder of motor vehicle accident victims.
  • Dr. Anne Stiles, Department of Nursing, (axs072@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: Infant attachment and maternal sensitivity in adolescent mother-infant dyads and personal space and boundaries.
  • Dr. Mary Anne Vincent, Department of Nursing, (mav027@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: The role of circadian rhythms in mechanically ventilated ICU patients and quality of care of families of ICU patients.
  • Dr. Kelly Zinn, Department of Nursing, (kkz001@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: Self-care in older adolescents with Type I Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Dr. Jose Santiago, Department of Health and Kinesiology, (jas083@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: physical education teacher content knowledge.
  • Dr. Emily Roper, Department of Health and Kinesiology, (ear007@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: gender and identity in sport and physical activity.
  • Dr. Page Glave, Department of Health and Kinesiology, (apg012@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: the biomechanics of obesity, resistance training mechanics, and concerns associated with aging.
  • Dr. Jennifer Didier, Department of Health and Kinesiology, (jjj017@shsu.edu)
    Research interests: the integration of motor learning concepts in physical education, ACL injury prevention strategies for female athletes, and the psychology of exercise and learning.            


Research Resources


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