Research

Research in healthy behaviors and health promotion seeks to understand the choices and behaviors of individuals and communities with regard to health. We also evaluate existing and pilot health programs. Much of our scholarly work is done in collaboration across the university and with other institutions, as well as with community partners.

Our faculty are involved in active research programs that include:

  • Health program evaluation
  • Global health
  • Smoking cessation in specific populations
  • Intervention to increase colon cancer screening rates
  • Health disparities
  • The use of the HPV vaccine in Appalachian Ohio
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of lung cancer
  • Early childhood eating and exercise 

Research Highlights:

Project Title: CCTS Community OSU-UK Joint Pilot Award
Sponsor: National Center for Research Resources
Principal Investigator: Katz, Mira

Project Title: Patient activation to increase colon cancer screening
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Katz, Mira

Project Title: The black bonnet project
Sponsor: Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Columbus
Principal Investigator: Katz, Mira

Project Title: TeAmerican activation to increase HPV vaccination rates
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Katz, Mira

Project Title: Campus based vending research
Sponsor: Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Kaye, Gail

Project Title: Reaching a wider audience: Modifying NetWellness content and outreach
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Pirie, Phyllis

Project Title: Foundations for Healthy Living - Prevention research center
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Principal Investigator: Pirie, Phyllis

Project Title: Smoke-free policies in subsidized housing
Sponsor: Department of Housing & Urban Development
Principal Investigator: Pirie, Phyllis

Project Title: Behavioral cooperative oncology group
Sponsor: Walther Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Wewers, Mary Ellen

Project Title: Smokeless tobacco marketing approaches to Ohio Appalachian populations
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Wewers, Mary Ellen

Project Title: Tobacco cessation interventions with Ohio Appalachian smokers
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Wewers, Mary Ellen

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