Centers & Institutes
College of Public Health and Health Professions

The College of Public Health and Health Professions is home to multiple centers and institutes.

Second only to the College of Medicine among the UF Health Science Center colleges. Researchers in the college’s centers are conducting research in a wide range of areas, brief summaries and links to Center/Institute pages can be found below.

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Dept of physical therapy

Breathing Research & Therapeutics Center

Our Center’s purpose is to advance the understanding and treatment of neuromuscular disorders that compromise respiratory and related non-respiratory movements.

Dept of Clinical and Health Psychology

Center for Pain Research & Behavioral Health

Our Center is dedicated to the investigation and understanding of the experience of pain in humans and to educate future scientists and health professionals consistent with the most current knowledge in the area of pain.

Dept of Clinical and Health psychology

Center for Pediatric Psychology & Family Studies

Our mission is to foster the development and dissemination of new knowledge about the relationships among health, illness, behavior, and adjustment in children, youth, and families and to evaluate the application of this knowledge.

dept of biostatistics

Center for Statistics & Quantitative Infectious Diseases

Our research focuses on prevention and intervention in infectious diseases of global health importance, as well as emerging infectious diseases, such as pandemic influenza.

Dept of clinical and health psychology

Center for the Study of Emotion & Attention

Our Center is engaged in basic and applied research in human emotion, as emotion modulates attention, perception, memory, and other cognitive processes.

dept of speech, language, and Hearing sciences

Hearing Research Center

The Center’s missions are two-fold: discovery of new fundamental knowledge about hearing, hearing disorders, and the physical and biochemical processes that drive those disorders; and translation/application of those findings with corresponding public health outreach to effectively educate all populations.

dept of occupational therapy

Institute for Driving, Activity, Participation, and Technology

I-DAPT utilizes approaches from occupational therapy, rehabilitation science, rehabilitation engineering, and public health to assess and enhance the mobility, activity, and participation of people, communities, and populations for their meaningful, productive, and autonomous engagement in everyday life. To fulfill this mission, we employ collaboration, creativity, cultural responsibility, scientific rigor, and optimism.

dept of epidemiology

Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Center for Translational HIV Research

SHARC’s mission is to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV infection in Florida.