I am very pleased to welcome you to the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) Office of Research. PHHP has a long history of forging new pathways in the health sciences ranging from global impact to the individual patient. Research in PHHP exists at the crossroads of public health and health professions, bringing a unique perspective that allows us to address questions that scale from the individual patient to global impact. Our college is organized around 8 departments with unique and overlapping research portfolios: Biostatistics; Clinical and Health Psychology; Environmental and Global Health; Epidemiology; Health Services Research, Management and Policy; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. PHHP is home to faculty investigating the impact of HIV, alcohol, obesity and aging on human health, global and local impact of toxins and viral agents impacting human health and the environment, sustainable resource development, novel driver rehabilitation methods, biomarkers for human diseases, trustworthy artificial intelligence, preventative medicine and many more topics with broad impact on the human condition. As a College of Public Health and Health Professions, our research is centrally focused on improving the lives of people here in the State of Florida and across the globe. Whether it be a single patient undergoing novel therapy for spinal cord injury or novel virus discovery to protect the global population: our work is breaking new ground at the intersection of public health and health professions and across the continuum of prevention.

PHHP is currently ranked as the #10 NIH-funded school of public health at a public university. Research from our faculty in 2023 resulted in over $54 million dollars in new grant awards, a 23% increase from 2022! Our college is home to 8 NIH training grants focused on training tomorrow’s public health and health science professionals in state-of-the-art research methods and practice. While these accolades demonstrate the caliber of faculty housed within the college, they also serve as a clear demonstration of our college’s potential for continued growth. As one of the largest colleges in the UF Health Science Center, a top 10 NIH-funded college, home to almost 200 faculty, and an ever-expanding extramural funding footprint, PHHP provides a unique and exciting research environment for revolutionizing the health sciences and public health.    

We hope that you will browse our website and learn more about the many research programs within our college.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or thoughts.

Adam J. Woods, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory, McKnight Brain Institute
Professor, PHHP, Clinical and Health Psychology

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